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Animal Crossing Community (or just ACC) is your one-stop fan site for information about all releases of the Animal Crossing games. Here you can set up and show off your catalog to others, create and vote on Patterns, trade in-game items, create Town Tunes or just chat with other members on our many Forums. You can also find comprehensive information in our game guides, safely swap Friend Codes using our friend code tool and for fun, participate in an online Treasure Hunt by collecting bells around the site.

This is just the tip of the ACC iceberg as there's a ton to explore and to do here. We're always adding new features and with each new release from the Animal Crossing franchise, there will be even more exciting changes on ACC. If you are a new user, click here to get started. Or, you can browse the site on your own and find other new members in the Getting Started board. Whenever you need any help with anything related to the site, you can use the (help icon) on the top right of the page, ask one of our friendly Scouts or, post your query on the Site Support board.

Once again, welcome to our Community. We hope you enjoy everything we have to offer and that you make some great friends here!

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - for Nintendo 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the latest release in the series. Designed for the Nintendo 3DS console, the game features numerous changes and additions to the Animal Crossing format, as well as utilizing the best aspects of its predecessors.
Animal Crossing: City Folk - for Nintendo Wii
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Let's Go to the City) is the third game in the Animal Crossing series. It holds many new features, and also brings in other aspects found in its predecessors. Visit the city to shop, get a makeover, have your fortune told and acquire emotions. Back at town, different things happen everyday.
Animal Crossing: Wild World - for Nintendo DS
AC: Wild World is the second game in the franchise. Brand new features were introduced including many new items and collectibles.
Animal Crossing - for Nintendo Gamecube
AC:Gamecube is the first in the Animal Crossing series. Fishing, Bug Hunting, Fossil collecting, and even simply exploring, there's always something to do and find every day. Even when you're not playing, the game lives on day by day, just like real life. Check out the Trading boards to find other users to trade items with using ACC's own Trading Post.
Donate to ACC
Do you love ACC? Want to say "thanks" for having such a cool place to hang out and and explore? Check out our donation page to find out how you can give a little bit back to ACC. As a thanks for your support, we have several fun perks we are sure you will enjoy.

Join the ACC Development Team
Do you have elite coding or graphical skills? ACC has a development team dedicated to improving this awesome community, and now is your chance to join that team and become a direct contributor to the code base. Joining the ACC development team and working with our smart team of developers is also a great way to improve your own skills as well! Click here to read more about the role and access the application form.

Site Announcements
1/8/2015 3:18:11 PM
AC on GamesDoneQuick
GamesDoneQuick is about to do a speed run on the original Animal Crossing (GameCube) at 4:47PM (ACC time). GamesDoneQuick is a video game marathon hosted on Twitch that raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

While AC can't be "completed" per se, this speed run will consist of the player paying off all debts as quickly as possible.

Check them out now on Twitch, or find their full schedule on their main site.

11/21/2014 1:49:15 PM
Newspaper and Magazine Threads
Many of you are already aware that newspaper and magazines threads are disallowed on the public forum boards according to rule 1.14 - Topics Not Allowed.  These types of threads are allowed to operate within PTs, however.  Traditionally the way to advertise such threads have been to post something in your profile and/or signature.  

Many magazine and newspapers now operate like a Service Company, employing many other members of the community as features editors, writers, etc.  So some newspaper/magazines created recruitment threads and subscription threads on the Recruitment and Shops and Services boards respectively.  Some of those threads ended up being locked by the Modmin team as being in violation of rule 1.14 a while back.  

Upon further review and discussion, the Modmin team has decided that owners of PT based magazine or newspaper thread may now use the Shops and Services board to post a subscription thread for their magazine.  If newspaper/magazine owners need help or have open positions within their company, a recruitment thread may be posted on the Recruitment board. The actual publication of the newspaper or magazine must still remain in a PT.  DO NOT post the actual magazine or newspaper on the public boards.  The Modmins will continue to monitor this situation and discuss if necessary any further changes regarding these threads.

If you have any specific questions regarding this, you may use the Voice Your Opinion thread on the Site Support board.  Any specific questions regarding markup or bumping of a service thread should still be posted on the Markup & Bumping thread on Site Support.

Thank you,

Site Manager
11/16/2014 3:38:41 PM
Name the "Bell Shop"!
Wanted to bring special attention to this week's poll. We are tossing around some various ideas for the name of the new Bell Shop (working codename). One reason that we are considering something other than Bell Shop is since we will open with two currencies: Bells, earned through special ads, and Bucks, purchased with money (replacing donations). But we also understand that many are used to the current name that we've been using for years, so it's an option as well.

If you have any other ideas, let us know on this Site Suggestions thread.
10/22/2014 3:48:00 PM
......And why the Bell Shop really is coming.
Until now, ideas for the Bell Shop have been suggested either by Staff and members of the Community, but in all cases the major discussion has taken part on Staff Boards. Since the Bell Shop is for everyone I felt it extremely important to have members of the Community more heavily involved in helping to discuss, structure, and finalise existing ideas, as well as propose new ones. For this reason a Special Projects Board was added in the previous major update in the Summer.

On that board various Staff groups and specially invited members of the Community will take part in bringing everyone a Bell Shop. While this opens it up to others in the community that are non-staff, I did want to continue keeping the discussions focused, which is why this board was created, and why we have recruited a small set of community members that were awesome enough to spend time talking to us about their thoughts on the Bell Shop.

I'm pleased to announce that the members who've agreed to join the Special Projects Team for the Bell Shop project are:


In addition, the following people will be joining us in other roles.

Developers - cloudsofsand, Dring and magiicat

Mods - ACWWFreakazoid, Amrasje and Da ninja piggy

Researchers - GavinGoneGlobal and Thelockman

Scouts - PuzzlerBird and supersonic55

Please congratulate and welcome them all in this thread.

EDIT: Two new additional members have joined the Special Projects Team:

10/22/2014 2:16:51 PM
An update on future releases.....
Having spent the last few months making multiple updates I've now created a system where Devs can deploy a smaller number of changes quickly and individually so that we no longer work off a long list, nor do we need to wait for multiple Devs to be available together for a mass update. The Bell Shop will be the first large project that benefits from this system. Over the next few weeks, updates will be deployed for the Bell Shop that will set up the basic structure. Ensuring that the basics are live before creating a usable Bell Shop for the members will ensure that there will be fewer, if any, user issues once it is operational.

One of the first background updates that will go live will be the set up for buying Bucks. The Bell Shop (which isn't its final name) will contain items that can be acquired either through Bells and also contain items that can be acquired exclusively with Bucks. Bells are obtained by clicking on the Bell Ads around the site, whereas Bucks are purchased and will replace the current Donation system. Those who've already donated will keep their perks until expiration of their donation or will have their donations transferred to a Buck amount to allow them to purchase their perks again (will know more which route we take based on complexity of implementing either).

Another change that is taking place is the numbering of the updates. Until now we've made you aware of major updates which were called 001, 001b, 002 and 002b. However, this doesn't truly represent the work that has been submitted and the minor fixes that occur after every release. In reality there have been more updates released. We have therefore decided to adopt a different versioning system and are retrofitting previous releases into the versioning updates released.

Beginning with our next release, we will start from 1.6.0. Patches will increment the last number, while a minor release will increment the middle number. A major release (usually a site-wide overhaul -- these happen very rarely) will increment the first number.

For announcements on patches we will use the ACC Noticeboard, and use the Announcements Board to inform you of minor and major releases.

......And why the Bell Shop really is coming.
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Fishing Tourney
Sat, Feb 14, 9am - 6pm
Any fish goes! Will you come out on top with the biggest catch? Read more
Valentine's Day
Sat, Feb 14
Have a lovely day! Read more
Mon, Feb 16
Get ready to party, because Pave's coming to town! Read more
This Month in AC: City Folk
Groundhog Day
Mon, Feb 2
Find Tortimer today to get a gift. A new shovel to replace the hole the groundhog left? Read more
Fishing Tourney
Sat, Feb 14, 9am - 6pm
This is your basic fishing tourney, featuring all fish. Read more
Valentine's Day
Sat, Feb 14
Be nice to your friends, and you just might find a gift by mail. Read more
Mon, Feb 16
Win candy by playing games with your villagers. Give that candy to Pave to get some rare treats! Read more
Flea Market
Sun, Feb 22
Have something you don't want? Sell it to your villagers, of course! Read more
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Today's Birthdays!
Monday, January 26