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Version: 0.3 | Updated: 03/20/2004

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Copywrite of Emily Parker 2003.

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0. Table of Contents                       [0.C]
1. Legal Stuff                             [1.L]
2. Version History                         [2.V]
3. Me                                      [3.M]
4. Controls                                [4.C]
5. Starting off                            [5.S]
6. In the beginning                        [6.I]
  a. Talking to the mayor                  [6.a]
  b. In the town                           [6.b]
  c. Gone home                             [6.c]
7. Mountains                               [7.M]
  a. Forest Food                           [7.a]
  b. Hot tub                               [7.b]
  c. Insects ***                           [7.c]
8. Animals                                 [8.A]
  a. Cows                                  [8.a]
  b. Chickens                              [8.b]
  c. Sheep                                 [8.c]
  d. Cats and Dogs                         [8.d]
  e. Horses and Fish                       [8.e]
9. Events                                  [9.E]
  a. Scheduled Events                      [9.a]
  b. Un-scheduled events ***               [9.b]
10. Harvesting ***                         [10.H]
11. Fishing ***                            [11.F]
12. FAQ's                                  [12.F]
13. Credits                                [13.C]

Note: *** means that that section isn't completed yet.
 1. Legal Stuff   [1.L]
This FAQ is copywrite of Emily Parker 2003. If this is copied, pasted 
(other than for personal use) or in any way violated then you are in 
BIG trouble. If you would like permission to use it on another or 
your own site you must e-mail me at vanillagigglez@aol.com Now that 
the boring stuff is over then we can get on with the FAQ.

 2. Version History   [2.V]
20th March 2004  (v-0.4)Great! today, vanilla finished the mountains 
                        accept for the insects and i've started the 
                        fishing section. I also finished the scheduled 
14th March 2004  (v-0.3)Sorry, vanilla forgot to submit the faq. I've 
                        added the bits about the mountains, horses and 
                        fish and some bits on harvesting.
23th January 2004(v-0.1)vanilla offically starts this lovely help 
                        guide and faq. Most sections are started.

 3. Me   [3.M]

Hi. My nick is vanilla so we'll leave it at that. This is my first 
ever FAQ and I think it's ok. If you know anything that isn't on here
and would like tocontribute, please e-mail me at 
vanillagigglez@aol.com. You can e-mail me cheats, gameshark codes, 
hints and generally stuff which you know that isn't on here. I shall 
give you full credit for contributing and I will not give out your 
e-mail address if you request. If you want to email me, put the topic,
'Harvest Moon 2 GBC' as the Subject otherwise I shall delete it. Also,
if you have a question about Harvest moon: Back to Nature then feel 
free to e-mail me but i'm afraid that HM BtN and HM2 GBC are the only 
Harvest Moon games i've got so please don't e-mail me about other games. 

 4. Controls   [4.C]

| ______________  |     This is a gameboy colour. To do stuff in the
| |             | |     game, you must press these. This is for in
| |  NINTENDO   | |     game use only.
| |   GAMEBOY   | |     
| |     COLOUR  | |     
| |_____________| |     A= This is the up button (to move up)
|                 |     B= This is the left button (to move left)
|   _             |     C= This is the right button (to move right)
| _|A|_           |     D= This is the down button (to move down)
||B   C|   _   _  |     E= This is the B button (cancels stuff)
|  |D|    |E| |F| |     F= This is the A button (the action button)
|                 |     G= This is the select button (to access the 
|   ___   ___     |        system notepad
|  |_G_| |_H_|    |     H= This is the start button (to change active item)
|                 |

 5. Starting off   [5.S]

When you turn on your GBC you will get a little motion picture of a 
boy and a girl walking along followed by a cow, sheep, chicken and at 
the rear, a baby chick. (Skip this by pressing any button.) You will 
come onto the main menu screen. Your options are

Erase and copy are obvious really. Continue has a special screen. It 
tells you your name, date, season and year. Start is to start new. 
First you get asked if you want to be a male or female (either are 
about the same apart from a boy starts with 500g (gold) and a girl 
starts with 1000g. Then it will ask what your name is. Don't choose a
stupid name because this is the name that you will have throughout 
the game. Also, you can only have a name with 4 or less letters. They 
also include numbers, some punctuation and some symbols. Then it will 
ask when your birthday is. You choose a season (spring, summer, fall 
and winter) and you choose a date of the month. Finally, you will get 
a screen with your decisions and you can choose to go on or edit what 
you've already done.

 6. In the beginning   [6.I]

 a.   [6.a]
One day the mayor and some other man (let's call him bob) are talking.
The mayor is saying that the village will wither on the vines is 
something isn't done about it. Bob gives the mayor an idea that they 
could build a theme park on that old farm to give the village a boost 
in money. The mayor say's that he doesn't want to but he has no 
choice. Then suddenly (you must have been ear-wigging outside) you 
burst in and say that you will take over the farm. The mayor is 
reluctant but say's that he will give you 3 years to get the farm 
into shape and if you don't in that time then it will be turned into
a theme park. You walk outside and you are never allowed in the 
mayor's house again. Also, that is the last time you see Bob 
(boo hoo). (By the way, it is a tried and tested method that even if 
you don't do anything and just wake up go to sleep etcetera then you 
will still be allowed to continue on the farm so don't worry if 
you're not doing good.) So, you will offically start the game outside 
of the mayor's house. This is in the town. Thank goodness for us that 
the layout is pretty simple.
 b.     [6.b]
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     ||_________| |__________|     |  | |_______||
     |   ||___________||___________|  |____||____|
     |   |____   __________________    __________|
     | ____   |  |  __________     |  | _______  |
     ||    |  |  |  |         |    |  ||       | | 
     ||  D |  |  |  |    E    |    |  ||   F   | |
     ||____|  |  |  |_________|    |  ||_______| |  
     |  ||____|  |_____||__________|  |_____||   |
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     | _____  |  |   ____________  |  |  _______ | 
     ||     | |  |  |            | |  | |       ||
     ||  G  | |  |  |     H      | |  | |   I   ||
     ||_____| |  |  |____________| |  | |_______||
     |  ||____|  |______||_________|  |_____||   |
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A= This is the mayor's house. You should start here.
B= This is the church. Nobody's home. 
C= This is the seed shop. Daisy is in here and she will give
   you a bag of asparagus seeds and a watering can.
D= This is the carpenters. Ken is in here and he will give you
   a hammer and an axe.
E= This is the clinic. The doctor is here and he says that if you
   feel ill then come have a check-up.
F= This is the tool shop. Bill (Will???) is in here and he will
   give you a sickle and a hoe. He will say it is from "us" twins.
   (One has Pink hair and one has green, could someone please e-mail
   which is which because I forgot).
G= This is the library. Mary is in here and she gives you the system
   notepad. The system notepad is very important in the game. To
   access it, you press select. At the top it tells you about the
   time, date, year etcetera and below it tells you all your active
   items and which is the equipped item. If you press select again
   you get another minature list. The first three are cows, chickens
   and sheep. These tell you how many animals you have, what they're
   called, how happy they are and what status they are in. You see
   how happy they are with special love levels. They can have up to
   10 love levels and the higher the love levels, the more money you
   will get for the product produced by the animal. (Chickens don't
   have love levels, love levels are for cows and sheep only.) The
   next thing on the list is seeds which just shows you what seeds
   you have and how many of them. After that it says schedule. The
   schedule tells you what is happening in the season that you are on.
   It gives you events such as day of completion and your birthday and
   other special festivals. After that is memo. The memo is something
   which you have the choice of. The memo tells you how much money you
   have, what the time is and other important stuff. You can choose
   whether you want to display it at the bottom of your screen or not.
   This is your own choice because it plays no specific part in the 
   game although I choose not to have it on. The last thing on the 
   list is the Q and A's. I suggest to look at these as soon as you 
   get the system notepad because they will tell you a lot of 
   important stuff.
H= This is the restaurant. This is run alturnatly by Chocola and Rosie
   although it is Rosie you see when you go in first. She will give 
   you some free food and drink although that will not last forever so
   you have to by food frequently.
I= This is the animal shop. This is run by Chet and Chet say's that 
   when you are ready you may buy animals whenever you like. I know 
   BORING! Not much of a thing to give you but then I suppose you do 
   need animals alot!
J= This isn't a shop, this is the path up to the market square. Up 
   here is a notice board on which people regually put up notices for 
   you to read. Chocola is up here. She will ask you if you like 
   animals. Say yes and she will ask you which you prefer, a cat or a 
   dog. Say no and she'll ask you what's the point of running a farm 
   if you don't like animals. Pick either and she'll say there will 
   be a suprise for you tomorrow morning. Any way, to the left of 
   Daisy's seed shop there will be an old man. If you have spoke to 
   everyone in the town then he will take you to your farm but if not 
   then he will tell you that you haven't talked to everyone. 
 c.     [6.c]
You arrive straight in your house without even a peek of your farm 
and you are automatically walked up to the bed. You will look in the 
diary and asked if you want to save. Choose yes if you want to save 
and no if you don't. Then, you will be jumped into the bed and you 
will go onto the next day. When you wake up you will recieve a 
letter. This letter is from a person called the buyer who you never 
actually see. He/she arrives at 5.00pm to pick up the crops from the 
bins. Anything put in the bins after 5.00pm will be wasted. Suddenly, 
you will hear a noise and you will run outside. It is a dog/cat 
(depending on which you chose when you talked to Chocola yesterday.) 
You walk up to it and you can choose it's name which, again, can only 
be up to 4 letters long. Then (if your birthday was not the 2nd of 
Spring) you can carry on with the game.

7. Mountains    [7.M]
 a.     [8.a]
The mountains are inbetween your farm and the town. In spring, summer 
and fall, you can harvest items to get money. Unfortunatly, nothing 
grows there in winter.


There are 3 every day in the mountains, 2 on the middle level and 1 on 
the top level. There are also 6 tree trunks which mysteriously appear 
every day. Chop one down to get six equal pieces of logs so you can 
get about 36 logs a day. You need logs to get the carpenter to build 
extensions in your farm. 

 b.     [8.b]
Use the hot tub to recover strength. I'd stay in roughly 1 hour to 
recover my strength but I have all 10 power berries as well. The hot 
tub is located at the furthest end of the 3rd and top layer. Also, 
there is a secret passage next to the hot tub. Go directly behind it 
and there are some bushes. You can walk through one of them to get 
back to the farm from an area near the house. Unfortunatly, you can't 
get back through this part. It's a tried and tested method!

 c.     [8.c]
Anybody who knows any, please email me them for this section.

 8. Animals   [8.A]
You have lots of animals in this game so I decided to write a bit 
about them. Animals are very important because for most people, these 
are the main source of income.

 a.    [8.a]
Cows are probably the most important animals in the game as they give 
lots of money for their produce even though chickens are the cheapest.
These cost 5000g to buy from Chet's animal store at the bottom of 
town. He will only let you buy a cow if you have about 7 bags of 
grass planted in the cow pasture and about 30 pieces of fodder in the 
silo. Also, there are some other things you need to take into 
consideration when you are buying a cow. You have to buy the milker 
for 1800g from Bill and Will's tool shop. Also, you should have some 
cow medicine incase one of your cows get ill and you should get a 
C.M Potion (cow miracle potion). If you give an adult cow a cow 
miracle potion they will get pregnant and have a baby calf in about 
30 days. You can't give a cow a cow miracle potion if you already 
have 4 cows. You can milk a cow once every day and either put that in 
or turn it into butter or cheese. If you put cows out on the pasture 
while it is raining they will fall ill and die. If you talk to and 
brush your cow every day that will make the love level go up and you 
will get more money for your produce. Well, i think that's it!!!

 b.     [8.b]

Chickens will most probably be the first animal you buy because they 
are the cheapest. Buy them from Chet's Animal shop for just 1000g and 
they will give you one egg every day which you can harvest for 50g. 
You don't need any fancy equipment for this etcept some chicken feed 
in case you run out of fodder in the silo. Also, the chickens don't 
have love levels and they can't give birth. You put an egg in the 
incubator and it will hatch in 7 days. They can't die in the rain but 
they get unhappy and will not lay eggs for 3 or 4 days.

 c.    [8.c]

Sheep are similar to cows except..... they're sheep!!! They have 
S.M Potions (sheep miracle potions) and their sheep take the same 
amount of time to have their lambs. They have a clipper to clip their 
wool so that you can harvest it and they have a wool maker and a 
knitter. You put in the wool and out comes wool or a jumper. Sheep 
have love levels as well. You can get up their love levels by talking 
to them and shampooing them. You need about 12 bags of grass seed 
planted in the pasture so that Chet will let you buy them and you are 
only allowed to have 4. There, that was a quick brief!!!

 d.     [8.d]

Cats and Dogs. A cat occasionally drags home items such as seeds and 
sometimes, gold. A dog will keep the wild animals away from the 
animals that are in the pasture. You don't need to feed them and 
the dog/cat house does no good because they can barely get in.
But, if you a wonderful animal lover (like me) you will most probably 
bring them into your house over night even though it does them no 
harm to be out in the rain. They can even stay out through a blizzard.

 e.    [8.e]

Well, there wasn't that much on horses or fish to give them their own
sections so they will have to share one. You get a horse off Chet 
sometime in Summer, year 1 and he gives you it for free. You don't 
have to feed it, but when it's old enough and big enough to run in 
the Cherry Cup Race and the Daisy Stakes then you can buy a horse 
saddle from the tool shop and you can ride around on your farm. The 
horse saddle has another hidden talent. Put it in the field when you 
have to harvest all your crops because it acts as a personal shipment 
bag. Put your crops in the bag and they will be automatically sent to 
the shipping bin. Now for the fish. For 2000g, you can buy a fishing 
rod from the tool shop. You can fish in the river running along the 
bottom of your farm and the mini river near your pond. Catch fish put 
them in the shipping bin or keep them in your pond. There are 3 types
of fish. Big, medium and small and you get 3 different prices.

Small Fish- 40g
Medium Fish- 80g
Big Fish- 100g

 9. Scheduled Events ***   [9.S]
There are lots of different events and they are all plotted here.
 a.   [9.a]
Spring-1st- New Year's Festival*     
      15th- Cherry Cup*              
      25th- Flower Viewing Festival 

Summer-7th- Star Festival           
      11th- Storm Warning           
      21st- Storm Warning           

Fall-10th- Moon Viewing Festival   
     15th- Daisy Stakes*            
     25th- Harvest Festival        

Winter-1st- Heavy Snow Warning      
      14th- Thanks Giving           
      20th- Heavy Snow Warning      
      25th- Holy Night              

*= Doesn't occur on the first year.

New Years Festival- This is a special festival which you go to at the 
                    town square. This does not occur in the first 
year as you are getting ready but it does all the other years. If you 
talk to the mayor, who is stood on his doorstep, he will tell you 
something. Talk to him for a second time and he will give you 1000g 
to get yourself going in the new year.

Cherry Cup- If you win this you get 10,000g and a picture for your 
            photo album. I've only ever completed this event once 
so i don't know if you get a different prize for the other times, 
someone please tell me. Anyway, i could not complete this on my own 
so i give credit to my friend, Nicole, who helped me complete this. We 
each put one finger each on the A or B buttons and pressed REALLY 
fast. Pretty difficult, i say!

Flower Viewing Festival- This festival takes place at the town square 
                         and you get a photo for your album. You go 
to the town square any time before 12 o'clock. Talk to people to get 
in the spirit and sometimes ***HINT*** you even get a free stamina 

Star Festival- Visit the town square between 6-PM and 12-AM to get 
               this event. Talk to everyone there. Then talk to rosie 
again and she will tell you about the origin of the star festival.

Storm Warning- This will not necessarily be on the day said on the 
               television, it could be any day around that. As the 
years go on, they will be more or less on the specific date.

Moon Viewing Festival- This one is also at night so it doesn't 
                       interfere with your daily harvesting. Go up to 
the highest big of the forest and Mary will be up there. Some stuff 
will happen but you'll get a picture in your photo book.

Daisy Stakes- Amazing!!! Another horse racing event in the same year, 
              so, this is a little different. Your racing the same 
people (Chet and Daisy) but the only difference i found was the prize 
which was 10 bags of asparagus seeds. Never mind. But i only completed 
that once aswell so tell me if you know of any other prizes.

Harvest Festival- This is in the middle of the day and nobody will be 
                  in the shop apart from Rosie in the Restaurant. You 
need to give her an ingrediant like milk, butter or cheese and go in 
and give it to her. Go out and talk to the mayor and there will be an
event in the square. You will also get a picture for mary's book.

Heavy Snow Warning- This will not necessarily be on the day said on 
                    the television, it could be any day around that. 
As the years go on, they will be more or less on the specific date.

Thanks giving- In the morning when you want to wake up, if you are a 
               girl, Bill will come and if you are a boy, Rosie will 
come. They will say that their younger brother/sister wanted to give 
them a gift but was too shy so they gave you a cake!

Holy Night- Go to the church and pick one of the options which are: 
            Happiness, Sunshine, Friendship, Wealth and Health. Wish 
for something non selfish!

 b.   [9.b]
***Currently under construction***

 10. Harvesting ***    [10.H]
To harvest items, pick them up and put them into the harvesting bin. 
The harvesting bin is located in the chicken hut, the cow hut, the sheep 
hut and the main field.

11. Fishing ***   [11.F]

12. FAQ        [12.F]
Before you email me asking any questions, just read this whole FAQ 
thoughrly so I don't repeat myself.

Q. I left my chicken outside and it dissapeared overnight. I can't 
   find it. Where is it?
A. The chances are that a fox got it. If you have a dog, it will keep 
   wild animals away from your animals.

Q. I can't find anybody to date. Why not?
A. Unfortunatly, this game does not have anybody to date, you'll 
   just have to cope on your own.

 13. Credits    [13.C]
1. Nintendo- For making gameboy
2. Natsume- For making a wonderful game
3. You- For reading this FAQ
4. All the other people who wrote FAQ's for this game- They gave me 

Copywrite of Emily Parker 2003.

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