Brutal Stardew Valley mod destroys your farm if you open the Wiki


Last week, a satirical video game website appeared Hard drive posted an article detailing the fictitious uproar caused by the introduction of a mandatory (and fraudulent) Stardew Valley update that cruelly deleted players by saving data when the game’s Wiki was opened.

Now one enthusiastic modder has taken the joke to the next level and designed a very unofficial add-on for the game that does just that, although thankfully the real version of “hardcore mode” is completely optional. The mod has been sent to GitHub by self-proclaimed software engineer and system administrator “lostkagamine” and apparently follows Hard Drive’s joke to the letter.

As reported GamesRadar, the mod works by scanning every window on the player’s computer while the game is open, and immediately deletes the current save file if “Stardew Valley Wiki” is detected in the title of the open browser page. “I have since updated it so that instead of simply deleting the saved save, it also closes the browser window where it finds the wiki, just to add insult to injury,” the mod’s creator wrote in write to X.

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The commitment to this work is to be admired, and the mod will undoubtedly be of interest to players sharing a common space in a very specific pattern that includes “Elden Ring players” and “Stardew Valley enthusiasts”. However, those looking for a less ruthless change of pace from the regular game would do well to check out IGN’s list of the best Stardew Valley mods released so far.

Stardew Valley’s long-awaited 1.6 update was released on PC on March 19, bringing a wave of up-to-date content to the cozy RPG, including fresh late-game content, a up-to-date farm type, items, 100 lines of original dialogue, and much more. The game’s creator, Eric “Concerned Ape” Barone, has not yet revealed when the content will be made available to those playing on consoles, but assured fans that he is doing everything he can to get the ports ready “as soon as possible.”

In the meantime, check out IGN’s updated 2024 review of the beloved farming RPG, or read what we know about Eric Barone’s next title, The Haunted Chocolatier.

Anthony is a freelance contributor covering science and video game news for IGN. He has over eight years of experience discussing breakthroughs in many scientific fields and has absolutely no time for your gibberish. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer

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