Stardew Valley

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About this mod

What is this mod?

Glad you asked! This mod adds Steve Harrington from Stranger Things into your game!

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Steve is a new custom NPC that:
  • Is a marriable NPC
  • Comes with new heart events
  • Custom Spouse Room
  • Custom Schedule
  • Custom Dialogue
  • New Portrait and Sprite
  • Animations!

Now with a clean version (No blood or bat!)

I used frisslimbim's Better Alex Portrait and Sprite mod for Steve's portraits and sprites, then I made my own adaptions.

Heart Events- Where are they and when:

  • 2 Heart event = Archeology House/8:00AM - 10:00am
  • 4 Heart Event = Town/8:00am - 1:30pm
  • 6 Heart Event = Alex's House/12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • 7 Heart event  = Town - Outside Alex's House/9:00pm - 12:00pm - M U S T   B E    R A I N I N G
  • 8 Heart event = Mines/4:00pm - 12:00am 
  • 10 Heart Event = Town/6:00pm - 10:00pm


Steve's parents no longer wanted the boy to stay in Hawkins. Despite his complaints, he was forced to move away and live a calmer life away from Hawkins to try and live a calmer life somewhere else. Suffering from very mild PTSD, Steve moves into to Stardew Valley where there are no monsters (according to his parents), and no life-threatening situations. Steve becomes good friends with Clint and Alex, and lives in Alex's house. However, as you get to know him you realized Steve is quite homesick and misses his old friends. His motherly instincts kick in from time to time - Jas and Vincent, looking at you.

Gift tastes:
-Loves: Diamond, Prismatic Shard, Beer, Pizza
-Likes: Emerald, Aquamarine, Topaz (Steve secretly has an appreciation for shiny things)
-Dislikes: Quartz, Clay
-Hates: Stone, Bug meat


1. Make sure you have the required mods installed.
2. Unzip the files.
3. Move the files into your Stardew Valley mods folder.
4. Run the game.
5. Finished!

Future Updates:

  • 14 heart event (in progress)
  • Tweaking a few of his heart events - noticed one of them had broken a little (soon)
  • Tweaks!


  • It's not really a bug, as such, but at festivals Steve will show up, but will disappear for the main event. Unsure of how to fix this.

Enjoy having Steve in Stardew Valley!

  • Steve is currently compatible with SVE but in some festivals he may be standing in incorrect places - currently going to change this.
  • NPC Adventures by purrplingcat
  • Unique Courtship Responses 3 by MissCoriel

To uninstall Steve, I recommend deleting all save files with him in and removing him from your mods folder (this is the most simple way). However, I know a lot of players won't be able to do this. So, what you need to do:

1. Make sure you have a back-up of your save file + "SaveGameInfo" file first before anything! Okay, so you need to delete the Steve mod from your mods folder.
2. Open up your save file. Do this by pressing the windows key+R and next type %appdata% and then find your Stardew Valley folder.
3.Go to the folder called "saves". Now, in this folder there should be your save files which are the names of your farmers - for example Joelle_196960545.
4. So, there's two files we need to edit -but first you'll be editing the file that has the same name as the folder you just entered. Next, right click and click edit with Notepad or Notepad++.
5. When you've opened it up press CTRL+F to begin searching, and when in the search field, you'll need to enter "Steve".
6. Good job! You're doing well! Okay, next, every time you see the word "Steve" or any instance with him in, you're gonna need to get rid of it. For example. one of the results should look like <NPC><name>Steve</name>. Make sure to start from the <NPC> and highlight all the way to </NPC>!
7. Also, don't forget to remove <string>Steve_Introduction</string>. And also, if you're married to him, delete <spouse>Steve</spouse>.
8. After you've done that, save and exit. Time to move onto your next file. This file is called "SaveGameInfo". All you do is exactly what you've done before, search up "Steve" and delete all instances with him in.
9. Now, time for a little word-search. Find <item><key><string>Steve</string>. Make sure to highlight from <item> all the way to </item>.
10.  Nearly there! Once more, delete <string>Steve_Introduction</string>. And also, if you're married to him, delete <spouse>Steve</spouse> again.
11. Make sure to save before you exit! Congrats! You just uninstalled Steve :D

ALSO  Thank you GameSharkx for showing my mod Steve in your vids!

Hi there! This is my first Custom NPC mod. Feel free to download my second here if you're interested in my custom NPCs. If you're interested in custom NPC modding I recommend Stardew Valley Wiki:Modding. You can also find many useful guides in forum threads! Good luck and thank you!