Stardew Valley

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Streamlines the gift-giving process by adding a context-sensitive icon next to the cursor to indicate an NPC's likes, dislikes, and other important information.

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I threw this together because I got really tired of forgetting what gifts certain Villagers liked and disliked, particularly the ones who don't like generic stuff like beer or coffee (*cough*JAS*cough*).

When holding a giftable item while hovering over a Villager, if it's a gift you've given them before, an icon will show next to the cursor to indicate if they've liked it in the past. This will save you the time of going into your relationships menu to manually check their likes and dislikes.

Additionally, an icon will show if the item given will fulfil a quest, if it's the Villager's birthday, if you've maxed out your gifts for that Villager, and a few special items.

Here's a detailed list.

  • "Emoji" icons will indicate the Villager's attitude toward that item - IF you've already given it to them in the past. Indicates LOVE, LIKE, NEUTRAL, DISLIKE, and HATE.
  • If you've already given the Villager a gift that day, or two that week, an X icon will show to save you the hassle of clicking through the message. An exception is with your spouse, who ignores the two-gift-per-week limit; or, if it's the Villager's birthday.
  • If you've accepted a quest, and you're giving the wanted item to the Villager who posted the quest, an EXCLAMATION icon will show.
  • When giving a bouquet or wilted bouquet, a HEART or BROKEN HEART icon will show.
  • If it's the Villager's birthday, and additional CANDLE icon will show.
  • Special icons will show when giving certain specific gifts: the MOVIE TICKET, MERMAID'S PENDANT, VOID GHOST PENDANT, and WEDDING RING.

Additionally, a config file can be edited to enable a "cheat mode" which will show Villagers' gift tastes regardless of whether you've gifted the item beforehand; as well as enabling the quest icon for hidden quests in the game.

I hope you'll all find this as convenient as I will. And if anyone has suggestions or finds any issues, please let me know.