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    Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
    Buildidng/Furniture Guide
    
    Written by: Kimby
    Contact:    kimby_k@hotmail.com
    
    Version:    2.00
    Updated:    May 1, 2004
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    0.0  Table of Contents
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    1.0  Introduction
    2.0  Versions
    3.0  Getting Started
    4.0  Buildings
     .1    House Upgrades
     .2    Livestock Upgrades
     .3    Other Upgrades
     .4    Things to be Built
    5.0  Furnishing
     .1    TV Shopping Network
     .2    Furniture
    6.0  Other
    7.0  FAQ
    8.0  Credits
    9.0  Copyright Info
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    1.0  Introduction
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    When you begin Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town you start off with a
    small house, chicken coop, barn and field. As you progress through the game it
    becomes more of a pain to have something so small. It's hardly acceptable for
    a wealthy farmer to live in a shack! This guide is exclusively about expanding
    your buildings and furnishing your house.
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    2.0  Versions
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    V2.00 - Added a question that I got at least 3 times a day! I also changed some
            info on the vase and fireplace.
    
    V1.90 - Final info on the fireplace. Added another FAQ (Up to 8 e-mails a
            day! -_-) Removed some false info on the Vacation House.
    
    V1.80 - Fixed info on the fireplace and added how to make fences. Fixed up
            little errors here and there.
    
    V1.50 - I added info on the Vacation House and the Seaside Cottage and Moutain
            Cottage. Also fixed up a few things here and there.
    
    V1.30 - I finally completed this guide by adding the price for the largest
            house upgrade and remodeling for the Vacation House. I also added a
            section for Other and FAQ (already?!).
    
    V0.90 - I finished the Furniture list! Whoo! It took awhile but it's still not
            quite version 1. I still need a little bit more information...
    
    V0.70 - I have most of the basics but I'm still missing section 5.2 which is the
            list of furniture, their cost and purpose. I still need to find out a
            few little things so if there are any questionss please be patient.
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    3.0  Getting Started
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    To begin upgrading your buildings and furnishing them you are going to need an
    Axe, which is found in your tool box inside your house. It's only at Lv. 1 so
    it can only chop the branches you find on your field at the beginning of the
    game and the ones found in the forest. These only give you one piece of time
    so it's not worth your time until you acqiure a better axe to chop large
    stumps. You can get your axe upgraded later in the game at the Blacksmiths in
    town. The upgrades are:
    
    Lv.1 Axe - found in tool box at the start of the game
    Lv.2 Copper Axe - upgrade at the blacksmith with copper ore* (fl. 1)
    Lv.3 Silver Axe - upgrade at the blacksmith with silver ore* (fl. 1)
    Lv.4 Gold Axe - upgrade at the blacksmith with gold ore* (fl. 3+)
    Lv.5 Mystrile Axe - upgrade at the blacksmith with mystrile ore* (fl. 5+)
    Lv.6 Cursed Axe - found in lake mine after all tools are mystrile level (fl 49)
    Lv.6 Blessed Axe - result after using it 255 times
    Lv.7 Mythic Axe - found in spring mine (fl. 60) after all tools are blessed
    
    * = found in Spring Mine
    
    Once your axe has become a copper axe you will be able to break large stumps
    in 6 hits. This supplies you with 6 pieces of wood instead of just one. As
    you upgrade your axe breaking stumps becomes easier. The wood you chop is
    kept in your lumber box on the north side of your farm beside your horse's
    stable. The sign beside it will tell you the number of pieces you have but you
    can also check by going to the Earnings Screen. You can remove pieces of
    lumber here to make fences.
    
    Another way to get lumber is by buying it for 50G from Gotz the
    woodcutter/carpenter. He lives in the forest directly beneath your farm.
    He is also the one that allows you to upgrade your buildings. His shop
    is open from 11AM to 4PM and closed Saturdays on holidays. He is away most
    of time looking for good lumber trees so sometimes it's hard to catch him.
    
    The easiest to get wood is upgrading your Axe to Cursed/Blessed or Mythic
    Level. When you chop one stump all the rest of the stumps on the screen are
    broken as well in a flash of light.
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    4.0  Buildings
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    To Upgrade your buildings you'll need to talk to Gotz. He'll finish the upgrade
    in 3 days but he takes a break for holidays. To upgrade you'll need not only
    wood but gold so make sure you have enough. Upgrades are usually pricy but
    definitely well worth it if you want to be successful. Some upgrades later in
    the game are just for looks so you can decide whether you want them or not.
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    4.1  House Upgrades
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    Your house is a wee but cramped when you start off so it's a good idea to
    upgrade it. Upgrading allows you more space for furniture (such as a kitchen)
    and it's mandatory for you house to be upgraded twice for you to marry a girl.
    Upgrading your house cost quite a bit so don't worry about upgrading it too
    quickly.
    
    Smallest House
      Cost:   N/A
      Lumber: N/A
      The House you start off with is a small shack beside your mailbox (to be
      honest ^_^). There's barely any furniture and the only things you have are
      the bare necessities.
    
    Bigger House
      Cost:   3,000G
      Lumber: 200 pieces
      This next upgrade gives you space for a kitchen and makes your table bigger.
      You can now also purchase a Refrigerator and Cabinet for keeping extra items.
      Your house takes up twice as much room and has a neat curve to the roof and
      you now have 3 windows.
    
    Biggest House
      Cost:   10,000G
      Lumber: 700 pieces
      You can now acquire every item from the TV Shopping Network. It comes free
      with a fireplace which increases your stamina on a snowy day, any other day
      and it decreases your stamina. This last house is very spacious and is
      required to marry a girl. The attachment looks like your first house only
      with a skylight and chimney. You now have 4 windows with shutters. You can
      now upgrade get all of the Other Upgrades in section 4.3.
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    4.2  Livestock Upgrades
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    To upgrade the barn or coop will cost a little more than your house. When you
    upgrade them there's room for more animals increasing your profit.
    
    Small Chicken Coop
      Cost:   N/A
      Lumber: N/A
      Chickens Capacity: 4
      The first chicken coop is a small building to the bottom left of your farm.
      It has room for 4 chickens and 1 incubator for eggs. You have access to a
      feed bin inside as well as Chicken Fodder (bought from Rick's Farm). The
      building to the left of is the Water Mill. You can put corn in it to get
      30 bushels of Chicken Feed.
    
    Small Livestock Barn
      Cost:   N/A
      Lumber: N/A
      Livestock Capacity: 8 (any combination of cows & sheep)
      The Barn on the right side of the north entrance to your farm. There's one
      space for pregnant livestock in the north west corner and two rows of four
      spaces for fodder. On the north side you have access to the fodder (bought
      from Yodel Farm or cut from Grass Seeds) and a feed bin on the south side
      near the entrance.
    
    Large Chicken Coop
      Cost:   5,000G
      Lumber: 500 pieces
      Chicken Capacity: 8
      An almost identical building is added to the right side giving you more
      room in your coop. You now have two incubators and 8 feed boxes allowing
      you to have more chickens.
    
    Large Livestock Barn
      Cost:   6,800G
      Lumber: 500 pieces
      Livestock Capacity: 16 (any combination of cows & sheep)
      A barn attachment identical to your old one is placed on the left side. Now
      you have two spaces for pregnant livestock, two places with access to fodder
      and two feed boxes. You now also have four rows of four feed boxes allowing
      you to hold up to 16 (!) cows and/or sheep. This is pricy but well worth the
      profit you make with double the amount of livestock.
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    4.3  Other Upgrades
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    Other Upgrades are not necessary to be successful but a stylish adjustment to
    your house. In my belief they're are very expensive for what they're worth but
    it's really just an add on. These become available after everything else
    previously mentioned is upgraded.
    
    Remodel Window
      Cost:   25,000G
      Lumber: 300 pieces
      Types: Square Window With Screen
             Square Window Without Screen
             Round Window
      Allows you to remodel the four windows on your house. You can have them with
      or without a screen or have them round for something a bit different. You
      begin with square windows with a screen.
    
    Remodel Doghouse
      Cost:   20,000G
      Lumber: 500 pieces
      Types: Red Doghouse
             Blue Doghouse
             Strange Doghouse
      The doghouse you begin with is red but you can change it so the roof is
    striped
      blue with a slant instead. The strange doghouse looks like a cat opening it's
      mouth wide for the entrance. It's actually very cute but bizarre for a
    doghouse.
    
    Remodel Mailbox
      Cost:   10,000G
      Lumber: 200 pieces
      Types: Red Mailbox
             Blue Mailbox
             Strange Mailbox
      Your mailbox begins as red but you can make it a blue miniature house or
      'strange'. The Strange mailbox looks like a little blue man with a big mouth
      for inserting letters. Comes complete with arms, legs and angry little eyes.
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    4.4  Things to be Built
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    Gotz can also build things for you. These are not upgrades from previous
    objects or buildings they are completely new. These serve useful purposes but
    are both VERY expensive so it's a good idea to purchase them a lot later in the
    game when you can afford them without going bankrupt.
    
    Bathtub
      Cost:   30,000G
      Lumber: 580 pieces
      This is used just like the hot springs are to regain energy. It appears as
      a door beside your fireplace. You do not actually see the bath you just
      enter the door and come out half an hour later squeaky clean and
      re-energized.
    
    Vacation House
      Cost:   100,000,000G(!)
      Lumber: 999 pieces
      This house is built next to Sabaira's blacksmith in south Mineral Town. There
      is a table with four chairs, a bed, two shelves (one with your diary), a TV,
      clock, mirror and fireplace. Your wife will never come inside. You can spend
      the night in this house.
    
    Moutain Cottage
      Cost:   N/A
      Lumber: N/A
      Your cottage is on mothers hill near the lake. On your 50th anniversary your
      wife will give this to you. It has a bed, clock, calendar, journal and table
      but no TV. You can spend the night in this cottage.
    
    Seaside Cottage
      Cost:   N/A
      Lumber: N/A
      This can only be obtained if you connect Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral
      Town with Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for Game Cube. If you do this small
      white cottage will be built at southwest Mineral beach. It's furnished with:
      a bed, clock, calendar, journal and table but no TV. You can spend the night
      in this cottage. *You need a 42 star link exchange to get this from the HG*
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    5.0  Furnishings
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    These section is for furniture you can add to your house and their uses. Half
    of these objects are extremely useful while the other half are just to show
    off. You can obtain one from Won but the rest must be bought from the TV
    Shopping Network. To collect them all is mildly expensive. Most of these things
    are crucial to marry a girl.
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    5.1  TV Shopping Network
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    The TV Shopping Network is aired every Saturday on your TV. Just go up to your
    TV and press left and you will be told what is on sale, the price and a bit
    about it's purpose. To buy the piece of furniture you have to call in from the
    Doug's Inn in town. On the counter there is a phone that cost 10G to use and
    on the same day you see the item you want to buy call in and request it. Zack
    will come and deliver it to you within two to three days. It usually takes
    three days if there is a festival on the second day.
    
    Notice:
    I once order a whisk from the shopping network when on the second and third day
    there was back to back festivals and I never received my order even though I
    paid. Make sure this doesn't happen to you and plan ahead by looking at your
    calendar before hand.
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    5.2  Furniture
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    This section is a list of the furniture you can buy from the TV Shopping
    Network or elsewhere. It contains quite a bit of information so I'll brief you
    on how it is organized:
    
    Name of Object
      Cost: Amount of Gold need to purchase the object
      Upgrade: What house upgrade you at least need
      Item Required: What other item needed to buy the object
      A brief description
    
    Now, the list is in alphabetical order so you can buy in order of the upgrade
    and item requirement needed. If you have anymore information or see anything
    wrong please contact me!
    
    Big Bed
      Cost: 10,000G
      Upgrade: Second Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen & Utensils
      A Big Bed placed to the right side of your smaller one. This is a required
      item to marry a girl but I've heard the girl can sleep on the floor in a
      sleeping bag. However, I think she'd be much more comfy in a bed ^_^
    
    Carpet
      Cost: 5,000G
      Upgrade: Second Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen & Utensils
      A large beige carpet that goes under your table. Just a decoration.
    
    Clock
      Cost: 2,000G
      Upgrade: None
      Item Required: None
      Tells you the year, season, day and time up to the minute.
    
    Frying Pan
      Cost: 1,200G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes.
    
    Kitchen
      Cost: 4,000G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item: None
      Used to cook, store utensils and view your already completed recipes. You
      cannot use it until you have at least one utensil. Utensils are: Frying
      Pan, Knife, Mixer, Oven, Pot, Rolling Pin, Seasoning Set and Whisk.
    
    Knife
      Cost: 1,500G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes.
    
    Mixer
      Cost: 1,200G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes.
    
    Mirror
      Cost: 1,000G
      Upgrade: None
      Item Required: None
      Mirror placed between Clock and Bookcase that tells you the time of day
      and little tidbits of information. At 0:00AM look at your mirror you
      might get a little spooked.
    
    Oven
      Cost: 2,500G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes.
    
    Pot
      Cost: 1,500G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes.
    
    Refrigerator
      Cost: 2,500G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: None
      Use to store etible items used commonly used to make recipes. There are 64
      spaces to store items and items of the same type can be store together in
      one space.
    
    Rolling Pin
      Cost: 750G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes.
    
    Seasoning Set
      Cost: 2,500G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes. Includes sugar, salt,
      vinegar, soy sauce and miso.
    
    Shelves (or Cabinet)
      Cost: 2,500G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: None
      Used to store items you find and can hold other than food. There are 64
      spaces to store items and items of the same type can be stored together in
      one space.
    
    Vase*
      Cost: 5,000G
      Upgrade: None
      Item Required: None
      Won will come to your house on the 5th day of every season and offer to sell
      you the Vase until buy it. It is placed on the small table beside your
      calendar and can put seasonal flowers in it. Flowers whither and die
      eventually but you can replace them beforehand. Flowers put in the vase that
      are unseasonal will die at the end of the day. Flowers that you put in the
      vase increase either your stamina or fatigue depending on the flower.
    
    Whisk
      Cost: 500G
      Upgrade: First Upgrade
      Item Required: Kitchen
      Used in cooking to create certain types of dishes.
    
    * This is the sole item bought from Won.
    
    Note: You can also buy a Powerberry for 10,000G but did not include it for
          obvious reasons.
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    Golden Lumber:
      Can be obtained from Gotz for 100,000G when you have 999 pieces of wood. You
      can also get it from the Mayor on Winter 2nd by getting him the item he asks
      for. Golden Lumber is very useful for building fences because it never rots.
      However, the people in town will be annoyed that you're showing off your
      wealth. It's best to keep it inside as a show item.
    
    Fences:
      To make fences go up to your wood bin (in between the barn and horse stable)
      and press the 'A Button' to get a piece of wood in your hands. Then place it
      on your field to make fences. They rot over time so you cannot pick them up
      and move them but they never disappear completely. Useful for fencing in
      animals and crops.
    
    Gotz's Creative Urge:
      Sometime during the game Gotz will become depressed and say he hasn't found
      his creative urge. He will refuse to build you anything until you shower
      him with his favourite gifts (apples, honey and eggs) for a year or two.
      When he will accept buildings again you'll see a little cutscene in which
      he thanks you.
    
    If there are any mistakes, questions, concerns or feedback e-mail:
    kimby_k@hotmail.com.
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    7.0  Frequently Asked Questions
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    Q. Is there any other way of getting the Vacation House?
    A. Nope sorry, you're going to have to work for it.
    
    Q. What is up with the fireplace?
    A. People ask me this ALL the time. At first I put down incorrect information
       but now I have the correct info up. Thanks for all your help!
    
    Q. How to you get 1,000,000G/Vacation House?
    A. I've never gotten the Vacation House but I suggest planting 20+ of each
       major money making crop (Cabbage, Pineapple, Sweet Potatos) and getting
       the H.S.s to water/harvest them. Also, bring a basket to the Horse Races
       and exchange all your medals for broaches. Empty your basket the next day
       and you should make about 60-70,000.
    
    Q. Why won't Gotz make me anything?
    A. People asked me this so many times I put it in '6.0 Other'.
    
    Q. How can I use my Cursed Axe 255 times without collapsing?
    A. Use your axe during a festival where there is no time or stamina. It might
       take a little while but it'll be worth it.
    
    Q. How come I can't un-equip my cursed axe?
    A. To un-equip your axe go to the church between 1pm-4pm during confession
       and ask Carter to remove it. If you use it enough times it will become
       blessed and you can remove it like an ordinary tool.
    
    If you have any questions e-mail kimby_k@hotmail.com. If the question is
    already posted on my guide I'll just delete it.
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    8.0  Credits
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    I'd like to thank:
    - Nintendo and Natsume for creating this game
    - my father for buying this game
    - my brother for being slightly proud of me
    - Game FAQs, IGN & Neoseeker for posting my guide
    - you for using my guide
    - Bobby Grunt for info on the Vacation houses
    - Ushi No Tane 4 for info on the Vacation houses
    - the many people pointing out fireplace info
    - everyone that fixed my errors
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    9.0  Copyrights
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    Copyright 2004 Kimberly all rights reserved
    
    'Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town' is Copyright Nintendo and Natsume
    
    This guide was written completetly by my own experiences and is therefore all my
    work. This guide belongs exclusively to Game FAQs (www.gamefaqs.com), IGN
    (http://faqs.ign.com) and Neoseeker (www.neoseeker.com) cannot be used or
    distributed elsewhere without my permission. This guide is only for reference
    and personal use.