Stardew Valley

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This mod fleshes out Marlon and Gunther, giving them schedules that they follow, dialogue, birthdays, heart events, and more. You can befriend them and give them gifts.

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UPDATE: I'm no longer actively updating this mod - real life has been far too time consuming lately, unfortunately. However, Pathoschild made some major updates to it (source), so it still works with the latest version of Stardew Valley (1.4).

Have you ever wondered who Marlon and Gunther really are? Or what their stories are? They're both named characters who seem important to the town, but you can't friend either of them, give them gifts, or even talk to them. They never move except during the few events they're in. Befriend Marlon and Gunther fleshes out these two interesting characters, giving them backstories that you can slowly learn about as you become better friends with them, heart events that give you a deeper look into their stories, daily dialogue, gift tastes, and more.

This mod makes a number of changes to the game. It's primarily run through SMAPI, so it requires the newest edition of SMAPI. As of the newest version, it's compatible with 1.4 and no longer requires any XNB changes! Pathoschild did all the work on the update, so the credit goes entirely to them for this.

Marlon's birthday is Fall 8 and Gunther's is Spring 22.


-Just drag BefriendMarlonAndGunther into your Mods folder, found inside your app package (on Macs) or inside the StardewValley folder (on Windows).
-That's all! Enjoy befriending Marlon and Gunther!


-I'd love to make them both marriageable, and maybe add them to Looking for Love (if anyone else wants to take on the task of doing this, let me know).

-More heart events.


Thanks to everyone in the Discord for helping me out with all my countless questions and problems. A huge thanks to EternalWraith - I couldn't have done any of this without you.