Stardew Valley

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Bouhm and Pathoschild

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

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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.

Translations are bundled with the mod (translations 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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