Stardew Valley Switch patch adds support for video capturing, fixes crashing and other issues

By Stephany Nunneley
29 November 2017 20:25 GMT

Stardew Valley has received a rather large update on Switch

Chucklefish has released patch 1.2.36 for Stardew Valley which solves crashing issues and adds support for video capturing on Switch.

The patch also improves save times, and rather importantly, fixes the crash which could sometimes occur while sleeping before saving.

Players who bemoaned the lack of vibration in handheld mode (giggle) will find this issue has also been remedied.

Fans of the game have new content to look forward to in the future, as developer ConcernedApe is working on something for single players at the moment. This is in addition to the multiplayer mode is still, hopefully, on track to release before the end of the year.

When the additional content will be released is not exactly known, but it will likely release for the PC version of Stardew Valley first. After which, it will make its way to PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

You can look over the full Switch patch notes for Stardew Valley update 1.2.36 below.


  • 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

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