Stardew Valley Switch Update Brings Improved Save Times

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Stardew Valley on Switch has updated, fixing many irritating bugs
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Stardew Valley for the Nintendo Switch has updated, bringing important fixes fans have been asking for. The highlights include a “significant improvement” on save times, a fix for the speakers that was causing a crinkling sound to play and the inclusion of video recording to save game clips.

The full patch notes for the 1.2.36 update are as follows:

  • Players should see a significant improvement on save times! Also, the saving screen is now animated.

  • The new video recording feature is now supported!

  • When a controller connects or disconnects, the Controller Support Applet now appears to ask which controller you want to use to play the game, instead of silently switching to the new controller.

  • The game now detects Simplified / Traditional Chinese environments on first start up and defaults to the Simplified Chinese localisation instead of English.

  • Fixed issue that created the unintended ability to skip saving at night with a well-timed button press.

  • Fixed an issue causing the player character (and sometimes important NPCs) to appear off-screen during certain cutscenes.

  • Fixed a temporary soft lock that occurred when the player pressed A and B together while eating or drinking an item.

  • Fixed a way for players to temporarily lose access to essential tools via the chest interface’s organize button.

  • Fixed the Wizard’s slay monster quest sometimes asking you to kill 0 monsters.

  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while sleeping (before saving) if any essential tools were not in your inventory at the time.

  • Fixed the wrong tooltips sometimes appearing on the bundle interface in the Community Center area.

  • Fixed the inability of players to drop items without deleting them when using the cursor mode that snaps to UI elements.

  • Morning music is no longer looped endlessly, and now fades out during the day as it should.

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when opening the journal with no quests.

  • Fixed occasional inability to select certain items in the crafting menu.

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when pressing the ‘-‘ button when playing a minigame at the Saloon.

  • Fixed button controls for the Prairie King minigame shooting in the wrong direction.

  • Fixed occasional left channel audio crackling

  • Fixed lack of vibration in handheld mode

So what do you think? Are you happy to see any fixes addressed in this list? What issues have you encountered that haven’t been fixed yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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