Doki Doki Dialogue (aka Stardew Valley Romance Project): Sam Edition
I love Stardew Valley, but I always thought the romances were pretty lackluster. As a writer, a game design student, and simply an avid fan of games with cute romances, I've taken up the mantle of fluffing up Stardew Valley in its romance department. This project has been over a year in the making. Sam was the first character I started with, but due to issues with bugs, I wasn't able to publish him until now. I'm confident most bugs are taken care of, so I'm very happy to say I can finally share Sam's dialogue with you all.
What this mod contains:
- Seven (7) lines are general, and will appear in any season.
- Fifteen (15) new lines of romantic dialogue for Sam, written by yours truly with much effort put forth into ensuring they're all in-character.
- Eight (8) lines are season-specific; two for each season.
- In total, there is one 4-heart line, four 6-heart lines, and then five 8- and 10-heart lines each.
- All of these lines are available in any season at any heart level.
- Three (3) new in-law lines for Jodi.
- Three (3) new in-law lines for Kent.
- Kent has one line that is a question. Affection points will be added/removed based on the player's answer.
Things to note:
- replace any vanilla dialogue.
- This mod does NOT:
- contain any post-marriage dialogue for Sam himself.
- alter/add any heart events.
- Stemming from this, the mod assumes you have given/will give Sam the bouquet as soon as he reaches eight hearts. There are no direct references, but the lines become more explicitly romantic, assuming you reciprocate his feelings, at that point.
- This mod overwrites Sam, Jodi, and Kent's dialogue XNB files. If you have any dialogue mods already installed that modify those files, you will have to replace them with mine. Though if you want to manually merge my dialogue with any other mods, be my guest, just don't publish it.
- I heavily based the general feeling of my dialogue on the way romances are paced in Harvest Moon: Animal Parade. With my mod installed, Sam will show signs of falling for you at six hearts, and the lines will become progressively romantic as his heart level increases.
- This mod is completely safe for work! It's all sappy, fluffy goodness. Nothing gross. Please don't ask me to write anything NSFW; I will not do it.
1. After downloading, extract the file from the zip. There should be three, named "Sam_dialogue.xnb", "Jodi_dialogue.xnb", and "Kent_dialogue.xnb".
2. Go to your Stardew Valley\Content\Characters\Dialogue folder. (If you have the game through Steam, this will be found under Steam\steamapps\common.)
3. Back up Sam.xnb, Jodi.xnb, and Kent.xnb (the original dialogue files).
4. Remove the "_dialogue" portion from the name of my files.
5. Click and drag the new XNBs into the Dialogue folder.
Nothing other than the base game is required for this mod to work.
Want to follow my progress on the project? Interested in playtesting for me before publishing? Or just have a question? Check out the project blog!
Do you like this mod and the work I do? If so, please consider buying me a coffee!
Other version of this mod (German translation and ContentPatcher-compatible) can be found on NexusMods.
Stardew Valley and all of Sam, Jodi, and Kent's dialogue before my addition belong to ConcernedApe.
The photos used above are from my own playthrough. "Winnie" is the name of my farmer.
Mods that can be seen in the photos:
Kamirose's Character Portrait Overhauls
Eemiestardew's Just a New Map Recolour
CJB Cheats Menu
I highly recommend all of them!
Thank you so much to my playtesters who provided valuable feedback:
Other Doki Doki Dialogue files:
- Mod Pack Permissions:
- You must get the author's consent before including this mod in a compilation.
- Mod Assets Permissions:
- Do not alter or redistribute the assets included in this mod.
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Doki Doki Dialogue - Sam 3.0
Expanded romance dialogue for Sam!
- MAJOR UPDATE - Heart Level Re-haul Apr 25, 2018