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Looks like the ACNL Guide app is adding more features!

  • Flowers (and how to grow hybrids)
  • Gyroids
  • K.K. Songs
  • Measures taken to remove server load
  • Several bug fixes & minor changes

I don’t have the update available yet, although the app description has new patch notes and yesterday’s date as the most recent patch time. (Seems that’s been happening with a few apps recently…App Store bug?) Keep an eye out!

Just wanted to give you all a heads-up that the ACNL Guide app I posted about a few days ago got a big content update this morning! Here are the highlights:

ACNL Guide update notes for 7/15

I’m sad to report that the “Ads Removed!” popup bug is still hanging around, but it’s still just a minor annoyance. [UPDATE: I misspoke! If you paid to remove the ads, you will have to hit “Cancel” on the iTunes password prompt one more time and dismiss the “Ads Removed!” popup. Seems like once you’ve done that, the popups are gone for good! Yay!!] I do, however, LOVE the “Right Now” function…I was daydreaming about just this sort of thing the other day!

Here’s a quick screenie of the new bottom menu and the newly expanded “More” page:

ACNL Guide: 7/15 update

ACNL GuideI’ve been trying to keep an eye out for any Animal Crossing apps that will enhance my New Leaf experience, and I think I’ve found a real gem.

This app is called ACNL Guide, and it’s a FREE iPhone/Android app (no iPad version yet, although it scales up reasonably well). You can pay $0.99 in-app to remove the small banner ad at the bottom — and this app is TOTALLY worth $0.99.

The app gives you sortable lists to track your bugs, fish, fossils, and public works projects, and it also has an event calendar so you can keep an eye out for upcoming celebrations and contests.

The bug and fish lists have both a master list as well as a monthly breakdown. You can mark a critter as “caught” by tapping the bug or fish icon to the right of its name. You can tap the name to see the in-game encyclopedia’s image, when and where you can find it, and how much it sells for. (The sell price and rarity is also noted below the name in the master/month list, so you can just skim the list instead of having to tap everything to see what’s worth more.)

Here’s a gallery of screenshots with some more detailed info about each section:

There are only two tiny problems I have with this app. 1) If you pay to remove the banner ad, you’re prompted for your iTunes password every subsequent time you open the app — I’m sure this is just a bug, since you can hit “Cancel” to make it go away, and you’ll again see the “Ads Removed! Thank you for your support! Ads have been removed” message.  2) Some of the event descriptions are chopped off at the bottom (see this gallery image).

I’m sure these will be fixed in subsequent updates, but in the meantime, they’re a small distraction from what is a brilliant little app overall. Hope you guys find it useful too!

isiston-angela01So I realized after fiddling with AC:WW for a day or two that I had totally deluded myself about the ability to visit myself cross-platform. The truth: By using the DS’s “Download Play” feature, I can pack a “DS Suitcase” and take my Wii character on the move. I just have to remember to come back when I’m finished; otherwise, I’ll lose everything I’ve earned on the Wii. Tabula rasa FTL.

No matter how hard I try, I can’t do anything along the lines of DS to Wii play…only Wii to DS, and that’s only temporary. I have to say, though, it is kinda cool that the Wii and DS can find each other in “the cloud” so easily. No flaming hoops required, just click and go.

I won the big fishing tournament in WW yesterday with a 45.5″ sea bass. I got a nice trophy from the mayor in the mail this morning as well as an announcement on the town bulletin board. The AC fishing tourney is this Saturday, but it’s for a specific fish, so that’ll be interesting.

As promised, I’m including a little pic of my AC character! On the Wii, I’m Angela from Isiston, and my friend code is 2621-8145-4501; on the DS, I’m Mona from Mimiburg, and my friend code is 0474-3487-3779.

Today I’m expecting Animal Crossing: Wild World [Flash alert] for the DS to arrive, and I’m pretty excited about it. Not only will I have a portable town to occupy me at all hours, but I’ll be able to visit myself cross-platform. How much fun is that?!

I also ordered the Wii microphone, I guess so I can talk to myself. :p Nah, I’m actually hoping my mom (who will be 61 this year!) will get into it and we can visit each other…I think she’ll have fun with it too. Another goodie arriving today is a memory card so I can save (and transfer) screenshots. No more nekkid AC posts!

Can you tell I finally got paid?