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Harvest Moon 64

Harvest Moon 64 INSTRUCTION BOOKLET MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN In Harvest Moon 64, you'll work hard to make a life for yourself on the run-down 6............Controller Function farm that you've inherited 7...........Entering Information from your dearly departed 8..................Game Overview grandfather. It will take care- 9..............Home on the Range ful planning and a lot of help 11............Tools of the Trade from your neighbors to ride 15..............Working the Land out the seasons and succeed 18...........Talk to the Animals as a gentleman farmer. 20.............The World Outside 21.................Moon Mountain 22................Man About Town 24............Ranch and Vineyard 25..............The Country Life 26...............Seasonal Events ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTROLLER FUNCTION Start: Pauses the game and brings up Ruckpack screen L and R Buttons: Either button rotates the view of your farm Control Stick: Moves you around the map and menu screens Z Button: Identifies a selected item C Up Button: Place the item you hold into your Rucksack C Right Button: Whistle to call your dog C Left Button: Whistle to call your horse C Down Button: Eat the item you are currently holding A Button: Selects menu options, talk, open doors, give or throw an item you are holding B Button: Use the tool you are currently holding 6 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ENTERING INFORMATION After Grandfather's wake, you can get to work by pressing Start. If this is a new game, you will need to enter some information, and you may want to check out the game's brief tutorial. 1. 2. Choose a new or saved game Use the Control Stick and file. You can save four games the A Button to select a to your Harvest Moon 64 name. The B Button will Game Pak. backspace if you need to make a change. 3. 4. Choose a season for your Follow the same method birthday. It will always fall you used to enter your name on the 25th. Perhaps your to pick a name for your ranch neighbors will celebrate and your faithful dog. with you. 7 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Game Overview Working the farm requires a load of hard work and thoughtful planning. But there's more to life than just picking fruits and veg- gies! Below are the five basic things you'll need to master. 1: Clearing Land Grandpa did his best, but there was just too much work. Now its up to you to clear away the rocks and weeds that choke the land. 2: Raising Crops Once the earth is ready, you'll choose from many seasonal veg- etables, flowers, and grass to harvest at the season's end. 3: Meeting the Townsfolk With little exception, the people of the nearby village are friendly and helpful. You're part of their commu- nity now, so get to know them. 4: Caring for Livestock Once you've got the money and resources, you can take on the additional challenge of raising cows, chickens, and/or sheep. 5: Making a Life With the farm on its feet, you can concentrate on the finer things in life. Maybe you'll find the right girl and settle down to start a family. 8 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME ON THE RANGE On you first day, you'll move right into Grandpa's old shack. It isn't much, but it's home, and it does have some charm. Once you've got the money, you can always hire someone to fix it up. Check Your Calendar The calendar by your bed will be handy for keeping track of your days on the farm. You can place icons on the calendar to remind you of important dates, planting schedules, and special events. What's on TV? C Right: Special Events Check Channel 2 for news on festivals and other special events in the area. Well, at least Grandpa had a TV, but what!? No cable?! Still, it is a C Down: Educational good source of information. Once you can brush up on some agri- turned on with the A Button, use cultural techniques by tuning the C Buttons to change channels. in to Channel 3. C Up: Weather C Left: Entertainment It's a good idea to get advance ??? warning of severe weather by checking Channel 1 on occasion. 9 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Farmer's Almanacs There's nothing like a good book. Your library has a few important books, and is a good place to turn when you're uncertain. There, your progress can be recorded and evaluated. Also, Grandpa left many helpful notes behind. Writing in the Diary Tool Tips Get in the habit of writing in These are the notes that your diary every night Grandpa left behind. There is before bed. That's when information on using most your game is saved to the of the game's tools among appropriate file. You also these tips. have the option of going to sleep without saving. Farm Estimate Photo Album Here you can check your Some of your big accom- progress by getting a full plishments will be recorded inventory of your farm. Your for posterity in your photo money, provisions, and ani- album. Pressing the A mals are listed. Button brings up details on the snapshot. The Toolbox The time will come when you can't carry all of your possessions on your back. Store extra tools and mommentos in your toolbox. Press the A Button while facing it to bring up a swap screen. 10 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOOLS OF THE TRADE A really long time ago, people figured out that some jobs, like smashing rocks, were pretty hard to accomplish with bare hands. You can capitalize on their learning by mastering all the available farm implements. Inside Your Rucksack (Top) Date and Time Active Tool Current Money (Up Left Box) Tools (Down Left Box) Belongings (Right Box) Possessions (can't be used, but still important) 11 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Surplus Storage You can only carry eight of each type of item (tools, possessions and belongings) in your Rucksack. You can buy additional storage solutions, and even an icebox for perishables. Nature’s Bounty Keep an eye out when exploring. There are many items in the wild that can be gathered, taken to your ship- ping bin, and sold. Use the A Button to pick items up. Item Actions C Up Button C Left Button When you are holding an item, This button will call your dog. You'll this button will put the item hear him bark, and then come running. into your rucksack. C Right Button This button will call your horse once he's been given to you by the Green Ranch. C Down Button When you are holding an edible belonging, such as a berry or herb, press C Down to eat it. This is a good way to regain energy on the go when you're getting tired. However, it's no substitute for rest. A Button You can give a belonging to any character that you are adjacent to and facing. This is a good way to make friends with the villagers. Be careful not to accidentally throw the item away. 12 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Getting Tired There's a lot of work to do, so pace yourself! If you work to long, you will gradually become exhausted. Food is a good quick fix, but push yourself too hard and you'll get sick. Power Tools The more that you use a tool, the more skilled you become in its use. Hold the B Button and then release it for a power swing. Upgraded tools can be up to three times faster. Farm Mercantile Axe Sickle Hoe Hammer Use to break Use to clear Used to till soil Smash up stumps into weeds from that has been rocks, boulders usable building farmland, or to cleared. Also and broken materials. cut and gather used for digging fences that grass. at the mine. need clearing Watering Can Vegetable Seeds Flower Seeds Empty Bottle Fill the can at There is a vari- Flowers can't Use to hold liq- your well and ety of vegeta- be sold, but uids like water water crops bles each sea- they will make or medicine. everyday. son. Choose your farm a lot carefully. prettier. 13 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brush Milker Shears Bell Brush your cows, You will need Use on your Use the bell to sheep and horse this machine to sheep to gather call your live- everyday to keep get milk from wool for sale. stock to the them happy. your cows. barn. Cattle Feed Cow Potion Cow Medicine Chicken Feed Feed cattle Use to impreg- Use to treat Chickens out- with your own nate a cow. She cattle sick from side find their grass, but you will give birth to spending too own food, but can buy feed for a calf after 21 much time in those in the emergencies. days. the rain. coop need feed. Cake Flowers Mushrooms Fruit The bakery in Though they These can be Some seasonal the village has can't be sold, eaten or sold. fruit grows in many tempting flowers are Be careful the wild. It's snacks. Treat abundant and because some good to eat, sell, yourself! make a good gift. are poisonous. or give away. Edible Herbs Medicinal Herbs Fishing Pole Fish These grow These possess Take a break Fish are very above and healing proper- and try your nutritious. They below ground. ties. They can luck at the are easiest to They can be be sold or water's edge. catch early in sold or eaten. eaten. the morning. 14 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- WORKING THE LAND Work on a farm means getting your hands dirty. Your crops are your primary source of income, so be prepared to spend a lot of time out in the fields. At least your dog will keep you company. 1: Clearing Land The farm is in pretty sorry shape when you arrive, so your first job will be clean-up. Weeds, rocks and stumps will soon make way for a bountiful harvest. Use the Hammer to break up Rocks, or throw them in the well. It takes six blows from the basic Hammer to break a Boulder. It takes six blows from the basic Axe to turn a stump to lumber. Wood can be used for building. Use the Sickle to clear weeds, or pick them by hand. 15 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2: Tilling the Soil Once you've cleared debris from the ground, use your Hoe to pre- pare it for sowing. It is advanta- geous to till 3x3 patches of earth, as most seeds yield nine squares of vegetation. 3: Spreading your Seed Bags of vegetable and grass seed can be purchased at the Village's Flower Shop. Each bag is sown once, covering a 3x3 grid. Each seed must land on tilled soil to take root. 4: Watering your Crops Living things need water to grow. Fill your can at the well, and water each seeded square. Maturing crops can inavoidably prevent you from reaching center buds. Grass needn't be watered. 5: Harvest Use the A Button to pick mature vegetables. Take them to the shipping bin and hit the A Button again to deposit them for sale. Be sure you are close enough to the bin, or you can drop a veggie, ruin- ing it. 16 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Farming Tips and Tricks 1. Plant your crops near the shipping bin and they will be easier, and faster to harvest. 2. You don't need to water your plants on rainy days. If you work too hard in the rain, you'll get sick. 3. Vegetables grow at different rates, and are worth varying amounts, so plan carefully. 4. Crops that have not been harvested by the end of the season will die, so keep track of deadlines. 5. Saddlebags for your horse can hold veggies, making it easier to harvest your entire spread. 6. Watch the clock. Working too late into the night increases the likelihood of getting sick. 7. Check your mailbox regularly for reminders of spe- cial events going on outside your farm. 8. Your dog will be a lot happier if you keep him inside your house during inclement weather. 9. Be careful handling your tools. You can accidentally ruing crops that you've already planted. 17 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- TALK TO THE ANIMALS Caring for livestock on your farm can be a proverbial cash-cow, but it does take a lot of work. Live stock must be fed daily, and cows and sheep should be brushed as often as possible. The Chicken The Barn Coop 1. Chicken Stalls 1. Fodder Spout Feed each of your chickens by Fodder you've bought and gathered placing fodder in these stalls is withdrawn from this chute. 2. Incubator 2. Feed Stalls Place eggs that you want to hatch Feed each of your cows or sheep here to develop. by placing fodder in these stalls. 3. Egg Shipping Bin 3. Nursery Deposit eggs here, and they will be Let pregnant cows rest here sold with the rest of your shipment. before giving birth. 4. Shipping Bin Deposit milk and wool here, and it will be sold with the rest of your shipment. Chickens You can raise up to six chickens at a time, and sell their eggs. They are purchased at the Green Ranch, or you can try raise chick's from a hatched egg's. The ranch won't sell you a chicken until you have enough feed. 18 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cattle If kept happy with a daily brushing, your cows can be milked with the milking machine. Also, the Cow Potion can impregnate a cow, and the calf will be yours to raise. Pregnant cows can't be milked. Sheep Sheep live alongside cattle in the barn. Once they have matured from lambs, and you've bought the shears, they can be shorn of their wool, and it can be sold. The wool takes seven days to grow back. Livestock Tips and Tricks 1. Get in the habit of brushing all of your cows, sheep and horse everyday. They'll appreciate it. 2. To insure a happy and healthy bunch of animals, never leave them out in the rain and snow. 3. A particularly healthy and happy cow could win you a prize at one the village's festivals. 4. Animals can graze outside on grass you've planted, but they should be fenced in for protection. 5. You can purchase medicine for a sick cow from the ranch owner. 19 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE WORLD OUTSIDE There is an entire world to explore outside of your quaint little farm. Get out every once and a while and enjoy the great outdoors! You never know what you can find if you take the time. 20 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MOON MOUNTAIN Keeping a vigilant watch over the countryside is the majestic peak of Moon Mountain. A few rugged souls have made lives for themselves surviving off of the mountain's natural bounty. The Carpenter The Carpenter is one of the hardest working guys around. For the right price, he'll build additions to your home. Sometimes he'll hire on an extra worker for dif- ficult projects. Fishing Foraging A lovely fisherman lives in a hum- Many natural foods, such as ble tent by the water's edge. Take herbs and berries are abundant at the time to meet him and he'll the base of the mountain. These teach you to fish. Hold down the can be a good source of income B Button to cast a line, and when your farm is getting on its release the Button when the fish feet, or when times are lean. tugs. 21 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MAN ABOUT TOWN The Mayor of nearby Flower Bud Village will come out to your farm on the first day to officially greet you. Be sure to take him up on his offer to show you around and introduce you to everyone. Shops and Village Services Bakery The village bakery has a reputation for quality and freshness. The cookies, pies and cakes there will help you regain some energy. They're all delicious and from recipes handed down over the years. Bar The bar is open in the evenings, and is a good place to unwind after a long day of work. Many of the townsfolk can be found there unwinding. Karen, from the vineyard, serves drinks. Church Most of the village goes to church on Sunday mornings, but it also serves as a schoolhouse for the village’s children. The village's kindly Parson is a good source of encouragement. Florist Florist Lillia sells all the seeds that you'll need. Their selection changes every season. The florist will also provide a lot of helpful information on raising different plants. 22 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Library The Flower Bud Village Library has a large volume of books on a wide array of topics, from art histo- ry, to animal behavior, to technology and science. Maria, the receptionist is the Mayor's daughter. Mayor's House Once of the nicest houses in all of the village is the Mayor's ivy covered manor. It's nestled in the southwest corner of town. The Mayor and his wife are extremely pleasant and helpful people. Midwife The village's midwife has been friends with your family for years, and is like a grandmother to you. She will share recipes with you, and when the time comes, welcome your child into the world. Potion Ship The old man who runs the apothecary is very wise, and is very popular with the villagers. He is always on the look-out for someone to help gath- er medicinal herbs for his compounds. Tool Shop Rick, the shop's proprietor is quite a clever inven- tor. Most of the tools and sundry goods you'll need are found at his shop. There is also a Craft Shop selling ceramics in the adjacent storefront. Town Square The walled cobblestone courtyard of the square hosts most of the town's festivals. The entrance to the Racetrack is on the square's west wall. 23 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE RANCH South of your farm is the Green Ranch. Its owner, his daughter, and her surly brother can sell you livestock and answer most of your questions about animals. A Horse with No Name Be sure to visit the Ranch before the end of the Spring. They are looking for someone to care for a pony. Once the pony has gotten big enough, you can ride him and pack his saddlebags with produce. Buying Cattle Cows, sheep and chickens can all be bought at the Ranch. They will not be sold to you until you have enough fodder to feed them. All the animals are deliv- ered to your farm after you've purchased them. THE VINEYARD Another thriving business in the area is the Vineyard, which supplies all of the town's fine wines. The Wine Maker is rather brusque, and he and his daugh- ter, Karen, are often seen quarreling. Still, his heart is in the right place. 24 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE COUNTRY LIFE All work and no play is no way to live. Take time to enjoy some fun and games and exploration. There are a number of eligible ladies in town, and who knows where flirting could lead. The Love of Your Life Elli Popuri Ann Elli is the daughter of Popuri is as bright and Ann is the daughter the baker, and is quite chipper as the flow- of the Ranch owner, a cook in her own ers sold at her par- and is very outgoing. right, though she is ent's florist shop. She She is very fond of too humble to say so. loves to garden. animals. Maria Karen The Mayor's daugh- Though a bit tempera- ter, Maria, works in mental, Karen is actual- the library. She is a bit ly quite nice. She works shy, but appreciates at the bar, and her fami- being kept company. ly owns the vineyard. A Day at the Races Both your dog, and your horse are eligible to com- pete in races sponsored by the village. These races are quite an occasion, and if you're lucky, you can win prizes on wagers. The Supernatural There are stories of fantastic creatures inhabiting the countryside, especially the caves at the base of Moon Mountain. Investigating these rumors could reveal wondrous surprises. 25 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Life in the country revolves around the season, and each season has a number of special occasions marked by the villagers. These events mean a lot to everyone, and are not to be missed. Spring 1.....First Day on Farm 8.....Planting Festival 17.........Horse Racing 18-22....Vote for Queen 23......Flower Festival Summer 1.............Fireworks 9....Vegetable Festival 17.....Firefly Festival 24.........Sea Festival Fall 4..........Cow Festival 12.....Harvest Festival 20.........Egg Festival 28...........Horse Race Winter 10.........Thanksgiving 19...........Dog Racing 24.........Starry Night 27......Spirit Festival 30.......New Year's Eve 26 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------


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