The Good Life (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.8.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for The Good Life on Nintendo Switch (originally released on October 15th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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The Good Life – Ver. 1.8.0

  • Release date: November ??? 2021 (North America) / November ??? 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Game Difficulty Adjustments
  • Players can now exchange Ded Bulls for Aluminum Cans at the traders near Rainy Woods.
  • Player’s health will now recover after staying at the hotel.
Bug Fixes (Quest)
  • Fixed issue where the quest titled “Secrets of the Happiest Town in the World” continues to be displayed even after the ending.
    *(This issue reoccurred in Version 1.7)
Bug Fixes (Minor)
  • Fixed issue where Awakening does not recover after staying at hotel.
  • Fixed issue where sheep kept in the pastures overlap each other.
  • Fixed issue where some marking points cannot be marked.
  • Fixed some background display issues.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Playism (Steam)

The Good Life – Ver. 1.7.0

  • Release date: November ??? 2021 (North America) / November ??? 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Game Difficulty Adjustments
  • Fixed issue where Naomi ends up in an encharmed state upon completing mail quests.
  • Adjusted the location of the badger in front of John Peel’s Pot.
  • Adjusted Health reduction and stress increase amounts after using fast travel.
    • Health reduction per hour reduced from 5 to 3
    • Stress increase per hour reduced from 10 to 4
Bug Fixes (Quests) 
  • Fixed issue where text indicating that the player has completed a quest and the text indicating that the player has started a new quest appears at the same time and overlaps.
  • Fixed issue in the “Garden 2.0” side quest, allowing players to progress the side quest when they approach Douglas (while having the side quest selected) even if they have already changed their garden layout before starting the side quest.
  • At the same time, the option to change your garden’s layout when you speak to Douglas will no longer appear before you begin the “Garden 2.0” side quest.
Bug Fixes (Major)
  • Fixed issue where there is a low possibility of obtaining more than one of an item with the scent of an NPC, which can be obtained from the bins.
  • At the same time, players who already own more than one of the above items will have the item quantity reduced to one.
  • Fixed issue where the game crashes during the Legendary Bear battle.
  • Fixed issue where the cursor freezes if the player discards the only item of a category while his/her inventory is full and filters his/her inventory to show items of that category.
  • When using animal vision in cat form to jump towards scratch marks, if the player gets stuck in a running motion after coming in contact with an obstacle, the motion will cancel when the player runs out of stamina.
  • Fixed issue where the game freezes if the player presses a button repeatedly while cooking.
Bug Fixes (Minor)
  • Removed the vegetarian symbols (V) that were displayed incorrectly on some food items.
  • Fixed a mistake in the shrine mission tutorial.
  • Fixed issue where some suburban residents had the incorrect names displayed.
  • Fixed issue where the correct conversation was not displayed when interacting with certain suburban residents.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Playism (Steam)

The Good Life – Ver. 1.6.0

  • Release date: November 3rd 2021 (North America) / November 4th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Game Difficulty Adjustments
  • Added “Tutorial Book” located in Naomi’s home to allow players to revisit past tutorials.
  • Adjusted rewards for Douglas’ sheep race side quest as follows:
    Trial 1 Clear Rank 3 £50→£60
    Trial 2 Clear Rank 1 £450→£250
    Trial 2 Clear Rank 2 £300→£180
    Trial 2 Clear Rank 3 £150→£80
    Trial 3 Clear Rank 1 £750→£350
    Trial 3 Clear Rank 2 £500→£200
    Trial 3 Clear Rank 3 £250→£100
  • Adjusted the number of Emokes received for certain objects.
  • Increased the number of rats around the area during “Running, Leaping, Hopping Shoes” quest in Prologue 2.
  • Removed previous fix that allowed players to own increased quantities of “Badass Jacket”, “Badass Shoes”, and “Badass Trousers”.
Bug Fixes (Quests)
  • Fixed issue where Henry’s side quest 2 fails to progress.
  • Fixed issue where the quest titled “Secrets of the Happiest Town in the World” remains in quest tab after the ending.
Other Bug Fixes (Major)
  • Fixed issue that prevents objects placed in player’s garden from being stored in storage after upgrading garden.
  • Reduced the increased of storage space after unlocking the outdoor campground from 50 to 14.
  • Fixed issue where opening the storage menu when the storage capacity exceeds 150 causes the game to freeze.
  • Fixed issue where message allowing players choose fails to be displayed after picking up item when inventory is full (all 100 slots filled) and the item picked up is automatically lost.
  • Fixed issue where the player, in cat form, jumps through buildings and walls when exiting cardboard box.
Other Bug Fixes (Minor)
  • Fixed translation mistakes.
  • Fixed issue where Clay’s name is displayed as “Naomi” during normal conversations.
  • Fixed issue where photo tag is not displayed for the fireplace in the Witch’s room.
  • Fixed issue that prevented players from deleting the default photo after uploading it onto Flamingo.
  • Fixed issue where the suburb inn keeper’s name is displayed as “Morris” during conversations.
  • Fixed issue where an error is displayed if the suburb inn keeper is not specified.
  • Fixed issue where some items on the traders’ shop pages show an excessively large inventory number.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Playism (Steam)

The Good Life – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: October 28th 2021 (North America) / October 29th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Game difficulty adjustments:
  • Route A: Adjusted stage display during the third trial of the “A Knight’s Trials” main quest.
  • Adjusted difficulty level of the drinking battles.
  • Adjusted the number of Emokes received for certain photographs and photographs that feature Hotwords.
  • Adjusted rewards for side quests and shrine missions.
Bug Fixes (Quests)
  • Fixed locator when looking for “Small Animal Hide” during the “Running, Leaping, Hopping Shoes” quest in Prologue 2.
  • Fixed issue where the “Running, Leaping, Hopping Shoes” quest fails to progress if the player has already purchased the “Special Running Shoes (Size S)” before starting the quest.
  • Made adjustments to Emma’s side quest so that the photo spot locator stays displayed until the players passes the photo to Emma.
Bug Fixes (Other)
  • Fixed issue where the camera rotation settings are not reflected during first person mode.
  • Fixed issue where the scent of Martha and Elizabeth from the main quest remains after the quest is finished.
  • Fixed issue where the photography tag for the “Naomi Doll” (side quest reward) was not set up properly.
  • Fixed issue where the game freezes when trying to exchange items with NPC traders.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Playism (Steam)

How to download updates for The Good Life for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for The Good Life, 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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