Calico (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 2.01)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Calico on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 15th 2020 in Europe and North America, and June 3rd 2021 in Japan)!

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Calico – Ver. 2.01

  • Release date: January 25th 2023 (North America, Europe) / January 26th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed designs not being unlocked in clothing designer
  • Fixed animals regaining hats after removing hat and reloading the game
  • Fixed not being able to select some design sliders with controller
  • Fixed bug with Owl Club quest that caused player to become stuck
  • Fixed update popup not closing when button is pressed
  • Fixed owl and chicken making crow sounds
  • Fixed one of the clothing tops being unobtainable, now available in clothing store
  • Fixed spoon catapults not working in some recipes
  • Fixed bagel stretching taking much longer than intended when fps is high
  • Fixed scritches minigame being uncontrollable when you have an animal on your head
  • Fixed boba balloon being able to get stuck in cups
  • Fixed a bug causing all areas to be unlocked prematurely
  • Resolved a critical issue that prevented you from completing a quest to clear the Mountain Path

Miscellaneous

  • Made cat scritches indicator easier to see on low graphics settings

Calico – Ver. 2.0 (Pawsome Edition Update)

  • Release date: December 22nd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Feature Updates
  • Added over 25 new cooking minigames!
  • Added sales bonuses based on minigame speed and score
  • Added new animals! (Owl, Cow, Goat, Opossum, Chicken, Alpaca, Sheep)
  • Added ability to customize wallpaper and floor of café
  • Added new “Outline Potion” rewarded by Prism Break Quest (if you previously finished this quest it will appear in your inventory)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed player getting stuck in swimming animation
  • Fixed falling through the ground while dismounting birds
  • Fixed inventory preview of some garden furniture
  • Fixed some animals appearing to sink into the ground
  • Fixed some cases where animal physics and petting were configured wrong
  • Fixed issues with teleporting or entering furniture mode while player was in a chair or bed
Miscellaneous
  • Improved graphics and new outlines
  • Added setting for automatic camera rotation
  • New improved UI for character creator
  • Improved furniture mover selection, and the ability to place furniture on top of other furniture
  • Improved player movement and jumping
  • New, improved sound effects, and rebalanced sound effect volume
  • Character creator now closes faster if you don’t change skin or face texture
  • Renaming animals no longer reloads entire animal journal
  • New redesigned café kitchen
  • Added new grass
  • Animals now run faster
  • Improved textures for some animals
  • Made all menus compatible with mouse clicking
  • Improved button prompt images when playing with an Xbox controller
  • Improved performance

Calico – Ver. 1.0.8

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

Feature Updates

  • Added Korean and Latin America Spanish localization.
  • Added unique icons for every animal in the animal journal.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed grass texture problem on switch and low graphics settings.
  • Fixed NPCs getting stuck in some situations and made NPC movement smoother.
  • Fixed stores selling clothes, potions, toys, and recipes that the player already owns.
  • Fixed animals getting stuck falling on furniture.
  • Fixed Freya running to the wrong place when owl club quest starts.
  • Fixed credit sequence getting stuck sometimes, and improved credit sequence route.
  • Fixed autosave saving while player is in food minigame.
  • Fixed duplicate dialogue response options.
  • Fixed birds being unable to land if they were too close to the ground, and made it so player can dismount birds while flying.
  • Fixed bug that caused NPCs not to follow their schedules sometimes.
  • Fixed UI not updating the day of the week name.
  • Fixed bug that made it so player couldn’t enter furniture mode sometimes.
  • Fixed money display getting stuck at 1,000 sometimes.
  • Fixed Broomstick getting stuck when following player, and fixed broomstick getting stuck at an angle when respawning.
  • Fixed “Succulent Chair” not actually being a chair.
  • Fixed small animals stored on big animals floating away.
  • Fixed position of small animals put on capybara heads.
  • Fixed animals pushing you back when you remove them from your head.
  • Fixed cafe music vocals being cut off when they weren’t supposed to, and increased frequency of when vocals play.
  • Fixed item previews of pangolin and witch toys.
  • Fixed large animals not being mountable after removing float potion effect.

Miscellaneous

  • Plants now bloom into existence instead of abruptly popping in for switch and lower graphics settings.
  • Added billboards for bushes and objects that needed them, changed billboards to fade in.
  • Made “Hide UI” also include button prompts and quest log.
  • Made credit sequence repeatable after saving and reloading game.
  • Made furniture bounce to indicate when it’s selected.
  • Made it so that multiple carpets overlapping won’t cause graphical glitching.
  • Made it easier to reach animals with the unfloat potion.
  • Made remote control toy change speed depending on size of animal chasing it.
  • Removed turning animation delay from player movement for better control.
  • Added sitting direction indicator to chairs that needed it.
  • Made Tiny tinier.
  • Gave names to unnamed animals, only applies to new save files.
    • Crow:Inkwell, Raven:Poe, Rabbit:Harvey, Snow Dog:Marshmallow, Snowy Deer:Tap Dancer, Arctic Fox:Sugar, Raccoon:Trash King, Pigeon:Flappy, Piggles 2:Wiggles, Piggles 3:Jiggles, Boar:Country Oinks, Deer:Dear, Fox:Focsimile, Black Cat:Unfamiliar

Calico – Ver. 1.0.7

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

Feature Updates

  • Added autosaving every 5 minutes or when you enter furniture mode. It alternates between 2 autosave slots that you can select from the load menu.
  • Added color presets to character customization to save your favorite colors.
  • Added design option to clothing. Allows you to select a design and control the pattern. Designs are unlocked from meeting the townsfolk, finding animals, and buying recipes and items.
  • Added color gradient option to clothing. Allows you to select two colors, and set gradient size, direction, and position Added furniture color customization. All copies of furniture share colors (All “Cute Chair” will share colors). Currently only works with untextured furniture (not things like the plants and trees).
  • Added the ability to choose from several running animations.
  • Greatly reduced the time it takes to launch the game to the main menu.
  • Added German and Brazilian Portuguese language support.
  • Made it easier to talk to a specific NPC when 2 are standing next to each other.
  • Made jeans texture grey instead of blue for better color customization.
  • Made item previews in-store, inventory, and character creator stay fully lit even at night.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed dialogue sounds that were broken by the previous update.
  • Fixed the outline of the player showing on top of the outline of their clothes.
  • Finally fixed the item names of the Crown and Sailor Hat.
  • Fixed a freeze that was sometimes caused by opening the clothing store.
  • Made Owl Club members teleport into their position when player arrives to avoid waiting and possible bugs.
  • Fixed animals sometimes continuing to walk while you are trying to pet them.

Miscellaneous

  • Added saving animal hats and the hat’s customization.
  • Made it possible to hide controls and UI on consoles. Click the left stick once to hide controls, twice to hide UI, a third time to bring them back

Calico – Ver. 1.0.6

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

Feature Updates

  • Made it possible to place furniture in the yard of the cafe.
  • Added outdoor furniture. Unlocked in Poppy/Lily’s store with each area you discover.
  • Added plants to furniture. Unlocked in Poppy/Lily’s store with each area you discover.
  • Added more degrees of furniture rotation.
  • Made furniture menu remember which set you last selected.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed clock graphic flickering and stretching.
  • Fixed furniture item stacks getting capped at 4.
  • Fixed big animals getting stuck standing in one spot in the cafe yard.
  • Fixed player getting stuck from construction cat conversation bug.
  • Fixed hair color being reset to white by hair potions.

Miscellaneous

  • Made the number of items available in stores increase with main quest progress.
  • Made teleport potion reset player swimming state.

Calico – Ver. 1.0.5

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

Miscellaneous Updates

  • Added glasses, beards, and mustaches.
  • Added Japanese language support.
  • Fixed Golden Grove getting re-locked if you didn’t talk to Kai to finish the quest.
  • Fixed Daisy not visiting the café after doing her quests.

Calico – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

Feature Updates

  • Added a few more masculine faces in the character creator.
  • Split animal journal list into areas making it easier to find them all.
  • Improved the color palette.
  • Added Page-up and Page-down controls to animal journal to make selection faster.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed hat position on raccoons and ferrets.
  • Fixed color selection cursor precision.
  • Fixed skybox clouds display issue.
  • Fixed clock flickering issue.
  • Fixed navigating menus with d-pad being unintuitive/broken.
  • Fixed player being able to pick up the animal they are riding in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed base eye color and eye design color being swapped.
  • Fixed another cause of NPCs getting stuck at the cafe gate.
  • Possible fix for NPCs floating around stuck in sitting animation.
  • Fixed Gabby not accepting Snow Dog.
  • Fixed Murphy’s model to match real life Murphy.
  • Fixed animal command menu not highlighting when used repeatedly.
  • Fixed credits-cat spawning off-center.
  • Fixed Daisy’s house having no collisions.
  • One possible fix to a rare clothes-disappearing bug implemented.
  • Fixed stores resetting their stock if you buy all items.

Miscellaneous

  • Major performance update.
  • Adjusted Forest Spirit Cat and Bootes to look more distinct from one another.
  • Changed broom sound and removed bunny sounds.
  • Reduced stutter and lag from spinning camera and when loading into new areas.
  • Changed face customization list to be more intuitive.

Calico – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

Feature Updates

  • Added player direction indicator to map, and made it easier to see where the player is
  • Added cafe notifications that shows when food is purchased and the NPC that bought it

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed player entering mount animation with no mount and getting stuck
  • Fixed another cause of NPCs getting stuck at the cafe gate, there were a lot of different causes of this one bug
  • Fixed NPCs getting stuck in animations while traveling between locations
  • Fixed Golden Grove getting re-locked after reloading game in some circumstances
  • Fixed setting colors on face bandage accessories
  • Fixed glitches caused by putting small animals on big animals and then removing them while unmounted
  • Fixed animals trying to run around while playing with the string toys
  • Fixed sleeping not advancing quests if you go to sleep after midnight
  • Added double check to all quests achievement in case it didn’t fire the first time
  • Fixed crash happening on some AMD processors
  • Fixed bug with saving while the cat potion is active
  • Fixed talk prompt getting stuck on screen or being activated from a distance

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed NPCs being able to go upstairs in the cafe
  • Made it easier to get out of bed
  • Made player look at animal they are petting
  • Improved dog petting hand position
  • Added more controls hints to furniture mode
  • Added more information about journal, map, and how food is sold to tutorial
  • Adjusted size of furniture mover to be able to reach all wall decorations

Calico – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

Feature Updates

  • A and B buttons swapped so controls are more familiar to Nintendo Switch players.
  • Added potion to teleport player back to café in case they become stuck.
  • Enabled screenshot and video capture on Nintendo Switch.
  • Added arrow key support for UI/Movement.
  • Adjusted credit roll UI on certain resolutions.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed dialogue ending abruptly, which may have caused problems with the “Big City Dreams” quest.
  • Corrected various geometry stick issues throughout the world.
  • Fixed collisions on all carpets.
  • Fixed scone recipe inappropriately not being given by Hocus Focus.
  • Corrected various collision issues.
  • Fixed possible crash when loading save files from earlier versions.
  • Fixed NPCs walking at times when they should be running.
  • Fixed cat potion player model problems.
  • Fixed problem where NPCs and animals would sometimes remain invisible indefinitely.
  • Fixed not being able to buy things if you have the exact amount of money that the item costs.
  • Fixed player getting stuck on top of log or inside of the ground next to Estelle’s General Store.
  • Fixed construction cat and owl club conversations getting interrupted which resulted in player getting stuck.
  • Fixed disappearing furniture issue affecting certain items.
  • Fixed an issue mounting animals immediately after performing certain actions.
  • Fixed an issue where clothing colors would be reset inappropriately.
  • Fixed a model problem with Ranger.
  • Fixed an issue where radio would be picked up separately from the table it was on, causing players to get stuck in Furniture mode.
  • Fixed Safeena leaving her spot before the end of the Clover Coast quest.
  • Fixed an issue where polar bear cubs would inappropriately follow the player.
  • Fixed conversations being interrupted by passing NPCs.
  • Fixed hats not fitting on Pudgems and his heckin’ chonker head.
  • Corrected an issue where recipes would not correctly load from a saved game.
  • Fixed animals disappearing from collection quests (pigeons, bunnies).
  • Fixed NPCs getting stuck at the door of the café.
  • Corrected an issue where cinnamon roll recipe would not populate.
  • Corrected an issue with Venture Catpital quest.
  • Corrected an issue where the credit sequence would occasionally yeet the player into the ocean.
  • Corrected an issue changing save files.
  • Corrected an issue where a blue hat pigeon lived in a wall for some reason.
  • Fixed problem where food wasn’t being bought when multiple NPCs visited at the same time.
  • Fixed saving food that has been made but not put in the display case.

Miscellaneous

  • Lowered volume of rain and splashes.
  • Adjusted angle of ears / sundae hat on certain animals.
  • Smoothed out navigation of sloped terrain.
  • Made player movement speed gradually increase over time.
  • Raised top run speed.
  • Increased speed of horses relative to other animals.
  • Corrected some issues with bunny ears.
  • Adjusted coast and city barriers to be clearer to players.

How to download updates for Calico for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Calico, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.

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