= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Animal Crossing Action Replay FAQ Version 1.1 12/08/2003 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Contents 0) Updates 1) Introduction 2) The Action Replay Codes 3) How to properly use the Action Replay Codes a) Paying off your house the safe way b) What can happen with time warping c) Gullivers Glitches 4) Miscellaneous 5) Acknowledgements 6) Disclaimer / Contact Info ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 0) Updates 12/02/03: First version of the FAQ which was submitted to Gamefaqs only to be rejected because someone at Gamefaq's didn't actually bother reading the entire FAQ to understand that this FAQ deals with problems that can crop up using Action Replay codes in Animal Crossing, to the point that your town will be unplayable or forever messed up until it's erased. 12/08/03: Updated the Introduction section a bit as to why I have some Action Replay codes in this FAQ. It's still helpful to have a subset of the codes here that ACTUALLY work properly for Animal Crossing and will not mess up your town. 1) Introduction This FAQ is for helping out owners of the Action Replay device to avoid various problems that would corrupt your town to the point that your town may crash at random when visiting certain squares, grabbing or dropping certain items or having garbage characters on your town bulletin/message board. All too often I see many people having problems with the Action Replay and Animal Crossing and not getting the help they need to AVOID corrupting town(s) in the first place. 2) The Action Replay Codes Here are the Action Replay codes that are recommended to avoid problems in your town. Section 3 will explain how to better use these codes to avoid town corruption or game freezing/locking, and resets. *** IMPORTANT *** These are the newest versions of the Animal Crossing codes from Codejunkies.com DO NOT use these new codes with the old codes (old meaning the codes that came on your Action Replay Disc) or you WILL definetly have odd behaviour and town corruption. USE only these new codes and do NOT activate *ANY* of the old codes, PERIOD. These codes are also ones that were posted on Codejunkies.com website and on other Action Replay sites. I have NOT listed all the codes here, simply because the codes below when used together insure that your town's wishing well will NOT be messed up to the point that no matter how many tree's or weed's you remove the wishing well will still not say your town is fine. (M) 5GRJ-4WPJ-P2B7F 0Y21-R1ZM-JAY4Z *NOTE* For this new "(M)" code - what you need to do is edit the default (M) code, enter in the new 2 lines of code, then save it. Start up your game with no Animal Crossing Codes active, then save your town and quit. This will make a new (M) in green appear at the bottom of your list after using the Action Replay once or twice to play Animal Crossing. Never Get Resetti 6V2F-BURM-6RGKP 27X9-2EX8-WMDU0 Due to the way Animal Crossing works this code is essential to avoid having Resetti popping up and reaming your ears out. :) After using this code for the first or second time, Resetti may pop up the next time you load up your town without the Action Replay, if he does just do what he says and or listen to him, then save your town. From that point on he should not pop up again. Infinite Bells PHK7-31EG-Y3VFJ HET6-CW9M-EPUP7 3FBX-EU6H-0QBYV Fills up your wallet with 999,999 bells. This code may at times cause a constant bell ringing sound when purchasing items or just walking into Nook's store or the post office. It's just a harmless side effect of this code. Full Bank Account - Post Office 6A2X-NWVU-CFRVH RNZ8-EU7K-GUVQ2 Fills up your bank account at the post office with 999,999,999 bells which is only 1 bell short from 1 billion bells. :) This code will also cause the post office to send you some letters with various gifts because of all the money. One thing to note though - you can not withdraw or deposit money from the bank account until you have fully upgraded your house and paid it all off. More on this in section 3. 100% Full Catalog D889-VH06-XTEN5 NZHM-X2B2-U1VX1 6A4H-CDT6-2DKYJ Your entire catalog is full at Nook's store. While not everything is purchasable you can at least see what everything look's like. All Wallpaper Costs 1 Bell 3ZW6-6NVV-CN48M 25CZ-HT8M-7RJEJ Q40M-6268-0DRC3 HP1P-MWBZ-VCBZC ZQPT-MRXQ-A1BDC T1A8-2235-5F11G GYW2-4PG9-935W1 4URN-RQEG-EVCB7 Unlocks *ALL* wallpapers (even the rare wallpapers) with a cost of 1 bell each. All Carpets Costs 1 Bell 3AC7-A4T2-KKQ7K HJ1B-2NUJ-3Z7X1 Q86G-4H0J-B59B7 FNR7-YAHJ-AB7G2 HTVY-6FJD-N1EZQ 16A3-1Z1B-3605T XRB4-QWY8-Z1YQJ 5VG1-6HPD-3VJGK Unlocks *ALL* Carpets (even the rare Carpets) with a cost of 1 bell each. All Clothes Costs 1 Bell H12U-PBJP-VV13U XFWG-NEVJ-HENPG 5UNJ-KERX-VVR5J 6B4J-GJRJ-PPF0N QV2M-U171-JHA7Y DAQD-J3PV-0KXJC RUM3-KBCY-T3WQT 0ZZ3-QEY3-D1GYF Unlocks *ALL* Clothing (even the rare clothes) with a cost of 1 bell each. All Items Costs 1 Bell RV0R-T3A3-GA7H8 ZWWH-2HVA-RFUP6 Unlocks *ALL* items (even rare items) with a cost of 1 bell each. Tons of Furniture Purchasable Z8W5-1QPU-VC1VU U818-DG0M-0G94C Z1XY-WA5T-B21H8 AAZ5-MG4R-GHH03 VW5J-5MRN-TA0X8 M337-V9ZG-W3606 ZRK8-ETN8-T52V2 8JF8-G392-4CHEV E93P-W58P-QJ400 QGEC-96R3-WD8HT 3U59-8666-ZQND8 CN27-6YA3-AACC1 R15X-MBAD-ZETMQ FQKN-PEUC-QKHYF RE80-Z83J-99840 A5RQ-JH8P-E3XUQ UZ04-PAEB-Z20RR 41QJ-GPZW-QK9DF This code is fairly long to input but it's worth it due to the fact that you can basically purchase entire furniture sets from the catalog at any time of the year in the game, including seasonal sets such as Harvest, Spooky, Jingle, etcetera. 3) How to properly use the Action Replay Codes Here is how to properly use the Action Replay codes in Section 2 to avoid problems in your town with everything from random garbage/glitch items to random town squares resetting your game etcetera. .a) Paying off your house the safe way For paying off your house mortages and fully expanding it the best way to do it is to enable the Infinite Bells code and the Full Bank Account Code. Then, drop or bury a *LOT* of 30,000 money bags outside in front of the 4 houses, inside your house, etcetera. If your money bags happen to disappear due to grubby town citizens :) then your bags will be in the Lost and Found for a few days. Then save, turn off your GC, take out the Action Replay device from memory card slot B and reload your town without the Action Replay being active. You can now pay off Nook for the money he wants to upgrade your house. If you want, you can talk to Nook, specify that yes you want the next house upgrade and what color roof you want, save, adjust the time to one day ahead and repeat. It's a quicker way unless you absolutely don't like time warping. Eventually you will come to the last upgrade which is close to 800,000 bells. If you need more money at this point to pay it off, save your town, reload the Action Replay with the Infinite Money code, then save again, take out the Action Replay device, reload your town, pay off that final amount, then save and go ahead to the next day to see your statue in front of the train station. At this point you can stay on the same day or if you so desire, set it to the real date and time. You will still have your nice 2 story house with basement and the statue, but you will have to tour your town to do some weed pulling. .b) What can happen with time warping Now at this point you are probably asking yourself "Why do I have to go through all this to upgrade my house when I could just time warp with the codes active?". Well, the reason you have to do this is because again of how Animal Crossing works. There is a nasty glitch that happens when you have the Action Replay active and start time warping with Animal Crossing codes active. The glitch most often shows itself on the bulletin/message board in the form of what your town characters bury in random town squares. As a example we all get used to seeing our characters bury things like various items, furniture, you name it. It will say "So and so item or what not was buried in one of the blah blah acres or in this square (IE C5 or A1 as a example). When you start time warping with Animal Crossing codes active, the game chracters starts burying garbage/glitch items that will permanetly corrupt or glitch your town. You could see a message like "So and so has buried (garbage characters) in acre C5. What will happen is when you go to C5, Animal Crossing might reset on you the second you walk into C5 and show you the Nintendo title screen, therby losing everything you did beforehand. When this glitch happens you are permanetly locked out of that square. This is because the game found a garbage item it wasn't expecting to be buried in the first place and therby resets itself. You may be able to find the hole in the ground and dig up the item in C5 if the above glitch doesn't happen, only to have the game reset or you will end up with a weird looking fish item that once dropped outside can be walked over, but not dug up or picked up. It would stay there as a permanent outside ornament in your town. So in a nutshell, do not time warp with Action Replay codes active - stick only to the SAME day when using the codes, otherwise you will have a permanetly messed up town in various square(s). .c) Gullivers Glitches Yet another glitch happens with Gulliver when any Action Replay codes are active. If you happen to run across Gulliver laying down on the shore of your beach, DO NOT TALK TO HIM with the Action Replay active. You can of course save and take out the Action Replay hardware from slot b, then go back and see if he is still there, then wake him up. The reason you do not talk to him with the Action Replay code(s) active is because Gulliver, once you wake him up will hand you a glitch/garbage item that has the potential to reset your game, mess up your inventory, or appear as a item with no name that once dropped, will just disappear or perhaps even cause a reset glitch in the square you found him as well. 4) Miscellaneous This is more of a question and answer section to the most common questions people might have when using Action Replay codes. Q: Help! I loaded up my game and now I see weird looking black dots on the grass squares when I leave my house! A: This is just a very minor visual glitch that happens sometimes when you load up your town with the Action Replay. It is only a visual glitch and will not affect your towns saved data in any way. If it really bugs you, then save and reload your game again with the Action Replay. Sometimes this glitch may even happen WITHOUT the Action Replay loaded. Q: Help! I am suddenly seeing garbage characters on some bulletin board messages A: Read Section 3.b for a detailed explanation of why this happens and how to avoid it. 5) Acknowledgements * Codejunkies (also known as Datel) for creating the Action Replay in the first place. To this day it STILL is the ONLY device allowing for hacking/cheating because Interact (now Madcatz) will never, ever, get a Gameshark out anyway. :D * Nintendo for developing Animal Crossing in the first place. 6) Disclaimer / Contact Info Disclamer --------- This FAQ is copyright 12/03 by xTheSiskox. You are allowed to use this FAQ on your site but I would appreciate it if you contact me beforehand so I know where my FAQ is ending up besides Gamefaqs. Animal Crossing is a trademark of Nintendo. Copyright 2001-2003 Nintendo. This guide is not written nor endorsed by Nintendo. Contact Info ------------ Feel free to contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this FAQ or the Action Replay in regards to Animal Crossing.