Stardew Valley

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Bouhm and Pathoschild

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About this mod

Shows NPCs and players on-screen, with compass needles that show direction and distance.

Permissions and credits
NPC Location Compass shows NPCs and players on-screen, with compass needles that show the direction and distance from the player's current position in the map.

For non-English players, translations are included in the base mod. Contributions are welcome!

  1. Install the latest version of SMAPI.
  2. Unzip the mod folder into Stardew Valley/Mods.
  3. Run the game using SMAPI.

How to use
Hold the ALT button (configurable) to show the compass needles:

To scroll through multiple characters indoors, right-click the compass needle.

  • Compatible with...
    • Stardew Valley 1.5.5 or later;
    • Linux, macOS, and Windows;
    • single-player and multiplayer (must be installed by the host player).
  • No known mod conflicts.

  • In multiplayer, it must be installed by the host player too.
  • It only shows characters in the player's location by default.

You can open the mod's config.json file in a text editor to change these options:

  "HoldToToggle": true,If true, hold key to show. If false, toggled to show.
  "ToggleKeyCode": "LeftAlt",  Key used to show/hide locators
  "SameLocationOnly": true,If false, also shows characters in neighboring locations, in gray.
  "SameLocationToggleKey": "H",Hotkey for toggling location setting
  "ShowQuestsAndBirthdaysOnly": false,If true, only shows characters with quests/birthdays
  "QuestsOnlyToggleKey": "J",  Hotkey for toggling quests/birthdays setting
  "ShowFarmersOnly": false,If true, only shows farmers (players)
  "FarmersOnlyToggleKey": "K", Hotkey for farmer setting
  "ShowHorses": false, If true, shows horses in addition to other settings 
  "HorsesToggleKey": "L",  Hotkey for toggling horses
  "NPCBlacklist": []   Add characters to list you want to hide

To change hotkeys, see key bindings on the wiki.

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