How To Get May’s Potato Pancake Recipe (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough)

How To Get May’s Potato Pancake Recipe: 

It’s a surprise to me that young May even knows how to cook. Then again we can’t test out this recipe (or any of the others), so maybe she really can’t… Anyyyyywayyyyyy let’s figure out the requirements to get this recipe below:

  1. You’ll need to have a grown a potato, potatoes grow in the Spring (unless you have a green house) and take 6 days to grow.
  2. This must be the first gift/item you give to May during that day.
  3. You must have spoken to May at least once since starting your game.

After you’ve grown a potato, go hand that bad boy over to May! You can find her in the church every Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm for school, on Saturdays you’ll find her outside Gaea’s (the midwife) house from 9am-3pm and on Sundays you’ll find her outside the carpenters house or in the town square from 9am-3pm.

When you give May the potato she’ll give you her potato pancake recipe!

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How To Get Harris’s Garlic Potato Beef Recipe (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough

How To Get The Harris’s Garlic Potato Beef Recipe:   Harris Harvest Moon 64Potato

Harris’s Recipe is a simple one to get, but tracking him down is what might be the most difficult aspect of obtaining this delicious recipe. Let’s go over the requirements and his schedule below:

  1. You’ll need a potato, potatoes can be grown in the Spring, unless you have a green house, and they 6 days to grow
  2. This must be the first gift/item you give to Harris during that day.
  3. You must have spoken to Harris at least once since starting your game.

Once you have a potato we need to track down Harris! So let’s check out his schedule below (This schedule is only accurate when Harris is not married, if he becomes married his schedule changes)!

Harris Schedule Harvest Moon 64

After you track down Harris, hook him up with that potato and he’ll give you his garlic potato beef recipe!!

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How To Get The Harvest Sprites Mushroom Salsa Recipe (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough)

How To Get The Harvest Sprites Mushroom Salsa Recipe:   Harvest Sprite Harvest Moon 64    Mushroom Harvest Moon 64

The Harvest Sprites are peculiar little guys with a peculiar little recipe. This recipe is slightly more difficult to get than normal, but not anything you can’t handle I’m sure. The requirements for it are listed below:

  1. You’ll need to have an affection rating of 31 or higher with the Sprites.
  2. You’ll need to have a brown mushroom. These can be found in the fall throughout moon mountain.
  3. This must be the first gift/item you give to the sprites during that day.
  4. You must have spoken to the sprites at least once since starting your game.

Once you have befriended the sprites and you have got yourself a brown mushroom go find the sprites! You can find them from 8am-8pm inside Moon Mountain’s cave or inside the Sprites Cave every single day, with the exception of holidays.

Once you give them the mushroom, they’ll hook you up with their mushroom salsa recipe! Wooooottttttt!!!!!!!

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How To Get The Mayor’s (Thomas’s) Fried Potatoes And Bacon Recipe (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough)

How to get Mayor Thomas’s Fried Potatoes And Bacon Recipe:  Mayor Thomas Harvest Moon 64   Potato

The Mayor’s recipe is a simple one to get, but let’s go over the requirements:

  1. You’ll need a fully grown potato plant (Takes 6 days to grow and is grown during Spring unless you have a green house)
  2. This must be the first gift/item you give to Thomas during that day.
  3. You must have spoken to Thomas at least once since starting your game (the initial cutscene to open the game does not count!).

Once you have a potato go find Thomas! You can find him on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday either by the church or by the library in Flowerbud Village between the hours of 8am and 5pm. On Sunday’s you will find him inside the church from 9am-3pm and on Saturdays you will either find him near the Library or Rick’s Tool Shop between 8am and 5pm. On rainy days you will find him in his home from 8am-5pm aside form rainy Sundays and Fridays when he is nowhere to be found in the game.

If you want an even more detailed breakdown of Thomas’s schedule or more detail about Thomas in general then make sure to check out my Harvest Moon 64 Player’s Guide that I wrote here: Harvest Moon 64 Player’s Guide

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How To Get Ann’s Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough)

How to get Ann’s Mashed Potatoes Recipe:  Ann   Potato

This is a pretty simple recipe to get, but let’s go over the requirements:

  1. You’ll need a fully grown potato plant (Takes 6 days to grown and is grown during Spring unless you have a green house)
  2. This must be the first gift/item you give to Ann during that day.
  3. You must have spoken to Ann at least once since starting your game.

Once you have a potato head on over to Ann and hand it over to her to get her Mashed Potatoes Recipe. You can find Ann in the Green Ranch fields from 8am-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and sometimes Sundays (she can also be by the goddess pond on Sundays). On Thursdays she is either by the fisherman’s tent, carpenters house, on the vineyard or at Rick’s Tool Shop. During rainy days you’ll find her inside Green Ranch’s Barn aside from on Rainy Thursdays when she is unavailable.

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How The Hidden Happiness Mechanic Works In Harvest Moon 64

How The Hidden Happiness Mechanic Works In Harvest Moon 64:

For over a decade post release, this mechanic was not known to exist, but it happens to be one of the most important mechanics in the game. Jack’s (your player’s default name) happiness is partially responsible for whether or not you get the Party Picture at the end of the game. You must have a happiness value of 250 or higher by the end Summer 1st Year 3 to potentially qualify for the picture. At the beginning of the game you start with zero happiness and your happiness maxes out at 255.

How It Works:

There are a multitude of things that can affect the happiness meter. Below are the most common things that effect it.

  1. Using the restroom increases happiness once a day by 2 points.
  2. Scaring the birds in front of your house or by your pond increases your happiness by 1 point per day.
  3. Catching a fish increases your happiness by 1 point per fish caught.
  4. Dropping anything edible will result in a decrease in 1 happiness point.
  5. Scenes with villagers and your decisions made in those scenes result in happiness gains or decreases.
  6. Animal deaths result in massive happiness decreases.
  7. Winning some festivals increases happiness.

If you want a more detailed breakdown on everything that effects your happiness meter then make sure to check out my 336 page Harvest Moon 64 Player’s Guide that I wrote here: Harvest Moon 64 Player’s Guide

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How To Restore The Vineyard (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough)

How To Restore The Vineyard:    Grape Spirit   Kiefu Fairy

Restoring the vineyard in Harvest Moon 64 is easily the most complicated/difficult thing to do in the game. The requirements to do it are very vague and the characters involved in the actual restoration are ones that may not seem exceedingly important during a first run through the game. So it’s a good thing you’re reading this post! Below you’ll find the requirements for the Vineyard’s revival.

Step 1 – Befriending Duke (The Bartender) To Get The Heavenly Wine:   Duke The Bartender

Duke is the bartender in Harvest Moon 64. You can find him every night (aside from Sundays) from 6pm-12am behind the bar. You will need to get an affection of 40 with Duke to acquire some Heavenly Wine that your grandfather left for you. This wine was originally created by Karen’s grandmother and is your first step in the long path to restoring the vineyard. This must be completed within the first year or the event where Duke gives you the wine will never trigger!!!!

Step2 – Befriending The Harvest Sprites:  Harvest Sprite

After receiving the wine from Duke you’ll need to befriend the Harvest Sprites. You will need to have an affection of 50 or higher with Sprites. When you do, they will notice that you have the heavenly wine and suggest you go speak to the Harvest Goddess about the wine (you must speak to them twice on the same day they mention the heavenly wine to trigger the Harvest Goddess suggestion).

Step 3 – Speaking With The Harvest Goddess   Harvest Goddess

NOTE: Doing this step will end your day. Make sure to get all necessary tasks done for the day prior to doing it.

Once the Harvest Sprites have suggested you speak with the Harvest Goddess you will need to get an offering (an offering can be an egg or any crop you’ve grown on your farm) and head over to the Harvest Goddess pond on Moon Mountain to speak with her. Throw your offering into the Harvest Goddess pond and out will come the Goddess like normal. However, this time the only thing you can wish for is “Grape Spirit”.  Wishing for the “Grape Spirit” will take you into a cut scene at the Vineyard where you and the Goddess will speak to the tree in the back right corner of the vineyard and ask it to awaken from its sleep.

Step 4 – Befriending Karen (Optional)   Karen

NOTE: You cannot be married or you can’t trigger this steps event (either way the vineyard will be restored though)

This is an optional step, but one you REALLY REALLY DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON!!! This step is necessary to get Karen’s Picture (Dance Of The Kiefu Fairies). You will need to get Karen’s affection to 200 or higher prior to Fall 7th. If you can do that, she will come see you on your farm the evening of Fall 7th between the hours of 6pm-12am and ask you to come with her to see the Vineyard because it has been restored. Make sure to choose the response, “What?” and not the repsonse “I’m busy”. If you choose I’m busy you will not go to the vineyard with her and you will lose your ability to ever receive her photo. The following day you will receive Karen’s photo in the mail.

Step 5 – The Goddess’s Visit

On Fall 6th the Goddess will come to you in a dream and tell you that the Kiefu Fairies have returned to the Vineyard and that delicious grapes will be able to be harvested once again from the Vineyard!! Yea!!! You did it!!!

Step 6 – The Sweet Wine   Wine

On the morning of Winter 7th, either Karen or Kai (whoever has the highest affection) will come by your farm to give the new and improved sweet wine harvested from the vineyard. This scene will give your player a +10 happiness boost if Karen shows up and +3 happiness boost if Kai shows up.

Things That Unlock Post Vineyard Restoration:   Gourmet Judge        Tarou and Hanako (Red Head Couple)

After you restore the Vineyard two things unlock. The Gourmet Judge becomes a villager and can now be found occasionally at the cross roads and a scene with Tarou and Hanako the red head lovers will no be viewable next Fall. And that’s it!

If you want a more detailed breakdown on the Vineyard’s restoration and all the Happiness and Affection boosts gained throughout it then make sure to check out my 336 page Harvest Moon 64 Player’s Guide that I wrote here: Harvest Moon 64 Player’s Guide

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How To Get Rick’s Handmade Butter Recipe (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough)

How to get Rick’s Handmade Butter Recipe:      Small Milk

This is a pretty simple recipe to get, but let’s go over the requirements:

  1. You’ll need a full grown/milk producing cow
  2. You’ll need to have purchased the milker from Rick’s Tool Shop
  3. This must be the first gift/item you give to Rick during that day.
  4. You must have spoken to Rick at least once since starting your game.

Once you have those two things you’ll just need to milk your cow and hand off that milk to Rick (it can be a small, medium or large milk).  You can find Rick in his shop in Flowerbud Village from 10am-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, unless it’s a rainy day, in which case his shop is closed and he’s unavailable.

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How To Get Cliff’s Spice Tea Recipe (Harvest Moon 64 Perfect Walkthrough)

Cliff’s Spice Tea Recipe Requirements:    Cliff  Egg  Small Milk

To get the Spice Tea recipe from Cliff you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Have a milk or an egg. I would suggest an egg as it’s less money lost to acquire the recipe.
  2. It will need to be winter! Cliff will only give you this recipe in winter.
  3. Cliff needs to of course still be a villager in your town!! Make sure to get the recipe before he (potentially) leaves!
  4. This must be the first item you give to Cliff on that day.
  5. You must have spoken to Cliff at least once since you have started the game

After spring 18th, when Cliff arrives for the first time in Flowerbud village, you should be able to find him on moon mountain between the hours of 9am-5pm most days. He’s typically around the carpenters house or fisherman’s tent.

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How The Hidden Villager Affection Mechanic Works In Harvest Moon 64

Understanding Villager Affection:

In Harvest Moon 64 there is an extremely important underlying affection system for your villagers, pet and farm animals (aside from chickens), however for the most part it is hidden. The only real indication of the villager affection system at work is the different color hearts you see with each bachelorette. The higher her affection the different color the heart.

The exact same thing happens with every other villager, your dog, your horse and your cows and/or sheep. The more you interact with them the higher their affection rating toward you. The max affection for everything in the game is 255 and the starting affection is always 0.

Increasing Villager Affection ::

To increase a villager’s affection toward you, you can do the following:

  1. Give them gifts. Any edible item or flower gifted to a villager will increase their affection toward you (there are few exceptions to this rule. My player’s guide goes extremely in depth on this subject for each villager).
  2. Talk to them. Each time you talk to them their affection will increase. The very first time you talk to them you will get a bonus affection boost.
  3. Interact with them in scene’s. In certain scene’s you will have the ability to gain affection with a villager.

Increasing Your Dog’s Affection:

  1. Feed him every day! If you don’t feed him you will lose 1 affection point each day until his affection reaches 0.
  2. Pick him up every day. This increases his affection by one point.
  3. Whistle to him every day to gain another one point affection increase.

Increasing Your Horse’s Affection:

  1. Brush it. Each day you brush your horse you gain 2 affection
  2. Talk to it (Young) or ride it (Grown) and you will gain another affection point
  3. Whistling to it once per day increases its affection one point.

Increasing Your Barn Animal’s Affection:

Due to massively broken mechanics this is actually extremely complicated. Just know that brushing, talking to your barn animals and milking or shearing them all push their affection totals up. If you want more in depth info, check out the guide I wrote.

Other Stuffffff:

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