Stardew Valley

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About this mod

Gives your children a little more personality by adding in dialogue, likes, a default schedule, as well as the choice of seven babysitters (Alex, Sebastian, Maru, Abigail, Shane, Emily, and Linus) to look after one child each.

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This content pack uses ChildToNPC to give your children a little more personality.

This includes dialogue, likes, and 4 different choices of schedules. Each schedule has several lines of dialogue relating to the schedule's activities.

If you are having difficulties getting the mod to work please type 'patch summary' in the black SMAPI window AFTER you load your save file, then upload your log to and leave the link in the bugs section. I won't be able to help without a log.

In the default 'None' schedule the child attends school, plays with Jas and Vincent on Saturday, does different things on their holidays depending on the season, and spends most of their time in the Community Center on rainy days. Two children can be on this schedule at the same time.

Or if you pick Sebastian, Maru, Abigail, Alex, Shane, Emily, or Linus as babysitters then the child will attend school and play with Jas and Vincent on Saturdays, and the rest of the time follow the babysitter on their usual schedule. The babysitters are designed to only look after one child at a time. You can put two children on the same schedule but they will stand in the same place.

This mod uses the default toddler sprites, and blank images for the portraits. But you can replace these by using sprites or portraits from elsewhere. Simply delete the existing images in the assets/images folder, and place your own images in the folder with the correct file names (toddler1.png and portraits1.png are for the first-born child, toddler2.png and portraits2.png are for the second child).

1. Make sure you have up to date versions of SMAPI (3.2.0), Content Patcher (1.12.0), Child To NPC (1.2.2) and NPC Custom Fixes (1.2.1).
2. Unzip the file in Stardew Valley/Mods.

1. Run the game with the mod installed to generate the config file.
2. Then edit the text file and change the "None" to your choice of babysitter. The choices are "Sebastian", "Maru""Alex""Abigail", "Shane""Emily", "Linus" or "None"
3. Be careful to use quotation marks "" and leave the first comma as it is.

By default Babysitter starts working 1 month after the baby turned into a toddler. You can change this to be earlier in the Child to NPC config file, as well as other settings like curfew time. 

Future Work
I would really welcome help if anyone would like to contribute to the mod. No coding skills are necessary. Some of the things that you could do are:
- Creating sprites and portraits
- Writing dialogue and events
- Identifying locations where a child can stand when following a new babysitter's schedule
- Testing schedules to make sure that the child is at the same place as the babysitter

Portuguese version now available - Many thanks to mategibi!
Chinese version now available - Many thanks to weeazn!