Problems When Playing Harvest Moon: Light of Hope and How to Fix them

How to fix some problems in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, e.g stuck in the lighthouse, no sound, and so on.

Happy new year 2018 to you all! A few days ago, I decided to take a break for a moment from writing on this blog and trying to develop my other blog. So I am rarely active in here.

Now I am back, and this time, I will discuss some problems in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, which people often asked to me through Facebook.

This post also became my fourth post at the beginning of the year 2018 on this blog. Okay, back to the topic...

How to Fix Some Problems When Playing Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Basically, some of these problems occur because there are bugs or glitches in the game. So we need some special tricks to fix them.

However, some issues below may have already been fixed by the developer in the latest version of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope.

How to Fix Some Problems When Playing Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

1. Oliver didn't show up even though you already have the requested item

In a conversation with one of the sprites, you must bring a Yellow Perch, Yellow Dahlia, and Great Wool to the Goddess Spring to make Oliver (the purple sprite) showed up.

But because there is a bug in the game, even though you bring the items I mentioned above, nothing happens.

After I search, it turns out we don't need a Yellow Dahlia, but we have to bring a Pink Dahlia. Then you will trigger an event about meeting Oliver.

For additional information, you can't use a better quality product for a request for the main story and marriage, but you can use it to complete a request from the villagers.

An example of this case, you can't also use an Ultimate Wool to substitute a Great Wool.

2. Stuck in the lighthouse after meeting Oliver

This problem is often asked of me. Basically, after Oliver appears, you are only required to go to the lighthouse to complete the main quest.

However, when this problem occurs, you will be stuck in the lighthouse. Nova, who is supposed to start a conversation, simply moves to the right a little and then silent.

So, how do we fix it?

I met this problem at the end of the summer or maybe early fall of year 1. I forgot. I didn't go immediately to the lighthouse. However, I spent 2 days doing other things.

After that, I tried to come back to the lighthouse, and the event was initially stuck, working back normally.

This way not been definitely could work for you, so please do activities as usual but use different day periods. Because I think this bug is happening because we finish the main storyline too fast.

3. Can't buy items from Sam/Carol/Bastian or can't refine ore at Gus's Smithy

This happens because your bag can't hold more items anymore.

How to deal with it, you just need to sell or at least put the items you don't need on the storage and refrigerator in your house.

4. You cannot hold any more item types in your bag

You will receive this notification all the time if your bag is full. You can only carry 99 different items, and there can't be more than 99 identical items in your bag.

But no need to worry, the items you get will be automatically moved to the storage in your house.

Like problem number 3, you need to sell or put some items in storage if you don't want to receive this notification again.

Note: You can't upgrade your bag/rucksack.

5. Poitou Donkey won't grow up

When I calculate the Poitou Donkey's growing time, it takes 30 days to grow up and eventually produce the fur. If more than that, then more likely you are experiencing this problem.

I can give the solution, try to sell the Poitou Donkey that won't grow up, and buy a new one at Sofia's Livestock.

6. No sound in the game

A lot of things that cause this. It could be your download file is not perfect, or when extracting the game files, certain files are errors, etc.

If you have no sound or audio problems, here are some tips that you can do according to Ceecee [Natsume] on Steam:

  1. Make sure to exit from Steam completely (don't just close it into the background), then restart your computer/laptop.
  2. Make sure to set the sound device you want to use for the game and set it to the primary sound device.
  3. Run the game as administrator.

7. Unable to complete the request from a villager

This occurs if you have not read the request sent by villagers every day to the mailbox in front of your house.

So, solving this problem is very easy. You just need to read the message that was sent to remove the red exclamation (!). It shows that the request from villagers can begin you complete.

8. Why is it so hard to get basic quality products like wool, cotton candy wool, silky fur, great wool, great cotton candy wool, great silky fur, etc.?

If you don't want to get the higher qualities, stop feeding your animals with great animal feed or delicious animal feed. Just give the normal one.

Upgrade your animal barn to raise more animals is also an excellent suggestion for you. But if you still don't get what you want, you can use the Save and Load Trick to change the qualities of your animal product.

That's how to fix some problems in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. If you have another problem, you can tell us via the comments below. Thank you.

You may interest: How to Get Married in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope.

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  1. Unknown
    I have a problem with a villager request for Wool, in my bag I have 1 Wool, 2 Ultimate Wool, 2 Great Wool, But in the request tab only shown 1/4 of Wool. any solution??
    • Nate
      Hi Edward, thanks for reaching us. Whose request you want to complete? If it relates to main story and marriage, you can't substitute the requested item. It should be 5/4 if the requested item are Wools.
  2. Unknown
    PS4-I build Doc's house but he doesn't show up the next day. I get the fishing rod and restaurant first. Did I glitch myself?
    • Nate
      Hi Mayra, Have you placed the broken stone tablet by the Lighthouse? If you've done it, you just need to come to Doc's house and you'll get a scene.
  3. Unknown
    I am getting the "you can't hold anymore of this item in your bag" and i don't have any of that item. I have also taken all my items down to 20 items a piece and it is still saying i can't get certain things. HELP!!
  4. Nate
    Try to store different types of items to the storage cabinet/refrigerator at home until the amount is 0 in your bag. As mentioned on this article, your bag can't hold more than 99 different types of items and 99 identical items (one type of item stack to 99).
  5. Brelly
    I have the first problem D:
    How many hours I should spend in the game? Is spring 15 and I can't complete the game, help please!
  6. Ach. Mu'afi
    Hmmm, I don't know exactly how many hours, maybe 50+ hours. Also, I don't want to spoil the story, but this article should give you an overview of what to do next. https://www.droidharvest.com/2018/04/how-to-get-all-stone-tablets-in-harvest-moon-light-of-hope.html
  7. Brelly
    Hi there!
    Thank you very much!
    Maybe that explain why i can't finish the story... I've only play 25 hours after put the last tablet.
    Thank you, again.
    • Ach. Mu'afi
      Ok, you're welcome. Just relax and enjoy the game :)
  8. chloere93
    Hello, what is the "save and load trick" with regards to getting basic quality products? I'm having an issue with Melanie's request for 4 wool. I've tried not petting my sheep and just feeding it basic animal feed but I only get 1 normal wool out of it and then start getting ultimate wool, which won't let me complete her request! Please help ._. lol
    • Nate
      Hi, thanks for asking. So you just need to save via the menu before shaving your sheep and reload it if it isn't the quality you want to get. Is that a normal request? Have you tried to press the green box beside the requested item to change it to other qualities?
  9. Unknown
    I'm having a problem with giving Gus the three orichalcum ore for Melanie'sewing kit. I've had it on me several times and it never triggers for him to take it. He just keeps asking for it whenever I go in there.
    • Ach. Mu'afi
      Is that for marriage purpose? If yes, give it to Melanie with the 2 Great Cotton Candy Wool and 2 Great Silky Fur.
  10. chloere93
    Someone please help, I'm experiencing some sort of bug or glitch where I can't change clothes from my dresser? I click the dresser and only the items inside of it come up, it doesn't give me the option to change clothes. I've got the DLC. I've tried turning my console on and off but nothing! I'm not sure what's happened. I can see the clothes in my backpack but I can't do anything from there. Very frustrating.
  11. Unknown
    So I’m ready to get married and I have better quality wools than what’s required for Melanie to make my clothes, but even with that I’m still not able to give the items to Gus or Melanie and can’t move on
    • Ach. Mu'afi
      Bring and give them all to Melanie not Gus when she is at home.
  12. Unknown
    I can't make delicious animal feed in harvest moon light of hope for switch..I have everything but it wont let me hit select to make it...its driving me crazy please help!!!
  13. Arash
    Hi Guys,
    Please help me, After I met Oliver I go to lightouse to talk to Nova, but my screen is stuck and not moving, can someone help me????????
  14. Unknown
    please help me, my screen is stuck when the day after i recorvery building sofia, when i meet she and her family.. can someone help me??
  15. Unknown
    I can't use my stove to cook recipes. I have to make the strawberry jam and I got the recipe, I have the ingredients, but it won't let me actually cook it. :(
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