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Modders Add Multiplayer To Stardew Valley Before The Game's Developers

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Steam farming sensation Stardew Valley finally has multiplayer! Well... unofficially, anyway.

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Stardew Valley players have been waiting for multiplayer since shortly after the game came out in February, but that particular update is still a seed, rather than a blossoming pumpkin patch or a field overrun by sprightly Pokemon. It might be in the game “early next year,” according to creator Eric Barone, but we’ll see.

For those who absolutely cannot wait any longer, spacechase0 has released the Makeshift Multiplayer mod. It lets you and your friends play together, albeit in some oddly conjoined ways. You share a wallet and relationship progress—so it’s basically an episode of Sister Wives—but inventories, skills, and even house interiors are your own.

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According to PC Gamer, it can be kinda buggy. Case in point: this magnificent run animation they came across:

There are also apparently issues with holidays, and only the host can pause time. So it’s basically an episode of Sister Wives.

Still, it’s playable Stardew Valley multiplayer, and that’s something!

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DISCUSSION

Have to say I don’t really get why so many people want this to be multiplayer. It would be kind of fun to play with my fiance I guess, but not much more than just playing on my own. Anyone able to explain why they want MP for this?