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Animal Crossing: City Folk

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Animal Crossing: City Folk

Also known as: Machi e Ikouyo: Doubutsu no Mori (JP), Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City (EU), Taun-eulo: Nolleogayo Dongmul-ui Sup (KR)
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Released in JP: November 20, 2008
Released in US: November 16, 2008
Released in EU: December 5, 2008
Released in AU: December 4, 2008
Released in KR: January 28, 2010

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
Sgf2-unusedicon1.png This game has unused abilities.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

City Folk is the third game in the Animal Crossing series. It serves as the Wii counterpart to Wild World on the DS. They are more or less the same, with the major difference being that in this game you can go to the city! It also introduced the infamous mechanic of grass deterioration, causing your well-loved town to slowly devolve into a barren wasteland.


Unused Items
Golden roses can wilt?

Unused Town Acres

The game's data contains many town acres which go unused in the final game's map generation. Most notably, the files contain acres for a third town elevation layer, whereas the final game only generates maps with two layers. It's unknown why this feature wasn't used, but three-layer towns were a rare occurrance in the first Animal Crossing game.

There are also a few unused acres for an ocean to the north and on the second layer which go unused.

Additionally, there are a number of strings referencing unused acres including several for an ocean on Layer 2.

West layer 3 to layer 2 corner 1 to 4
West layer 3 to layer 2 corner ramp 1 to 4
West layer 3 to layer 2 ramp 1 & 2
East layer 3 to layer 2 corner 1 to 4
East layer 3 to layer 2 corner ramp 1 to 4
East layer 3 to layer 2 ramp 1 & 2
North-west layer 3 to layer 2 corner 1 to 4
North-west layer 3 to layer 2 corner ramp 1 to 4
North-east layer 3 to layer 2 corner 1 to 4
North-east layer 3 to layer 2 corner ramp 1 to 4
North layer 3 to layer 2 ramp 1 & 2
Layer 2 gate 1 & 2
Layer 2 gate pond
Layer 2 ocean front 1 to 6
Layer 2 ocean front river W 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river bridge W 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river N 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river bridge N 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river NE 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river bridge NE 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river NW 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river bridge NW 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river E 1 & 2
Layer 2 ocean front river bridge E 1 & 2

Unused Maps

Unused Player House Rooms

There exists in the game's files alternate maps of the basement and the bedroom with the stairs on the right side. Their internal names are myroomBF and myroomRb.

To do:
Get screenshots of how these maps look in a model viewer.

Empty Museum Maps

There are various empty maps for the museum, including 4 fossil exhibits and 3 painting halls.

  • ms_fossilA2 (0xDB)
  • ms_fossilA3 (0xDC)
  • ms_fossilA4 (0xDD)
  • ms_fossilB2 (0xDF)
  • ms_pictureA2 (0xE5)
  • ms_pictureA3 (0xE6)
  • ms_pictureB2 (0xE8)

Unused Emotion


The Close emotion (ID 0x01) can only be obtained via hacking. It uses the Anger icon. When clicked, the close inventory animation plays.

Unused Text

Development-related Strings

The following can be found in NPC_perimi.txt:

To do:
Verify where in the games files these strings exist; I can't seem to find NPC_perimi.txt.
 0 : ⑥Name of person 1 with full mailbox
 1 : ⑥Name of person 2 with full mailbox
 2 : ⑥Name of person 3 with full mailbox
 【Free Management】
 1 : Open Town Song Window
 2 : Open Collection Window
 3 : Open Letter Box
 4 : Open Letter Window
 5 : Open Date Window

MMSRevision.txt is present in all language folders within the Script directory. It's contents are as follows.

North America Europe

Unused/Hidden Dialogue

sys_MESS/SYS_Start.bmg in the language folders have some text about choosing kanji or hiragana.

So, tell me something...
How do you feel about
reading kanji? Or maybe
you prefer only hiragana?
Hiragana only!
Kanji's OK!
With kanji, then! Super!
Only hiragana, then! Super!

The back of the Town Hall is not accessible through normal gameplay. However, Mayor Tortimer has unique dialogue that can be seen if the player uses hacks to access his desk and awaken him from his slumber.

Remember Player, the eye of the mayor is always watching on you!

Hidden Music Track Names

The outdoor background music changes every hour and is usually referred to simply by the time it can be heard (eg. 7AM, 1PM, 11PM). The sound files for these tracks reveal that there are internal names for each loop in the game's data.

Time File Name
2AM MamaPapa
3AM Ribbon
4AM Quiet
5AM Echo
6AM Boogaloo
7AM Skip
8AM Plain808
9AM Rock02
10AM Logarithmic
11AM FreeSoul
12PM Bossa02

Unused Graphics

Where is everybody?

Layout/photo.arc has an early screenshot of the game, featuring a male player and Mitzi in a barren wasteland with no trees, buildings, plants, or anything. It can be found in photoTex_00.tpl.


Layout/map.arc has an early image showing a sample town map in map_240_CI4_00.tpl.

Here at, Neentendo, we would like to announce...

Several ARC files have a dummy Mii face using Satoru Iwata's Mii that he used at the time.

Accf-MD00.png Accf-MD01.png Accf-MD02.png Accf-MD03.png Animal-Crossing-City-Folk-DesiWin-4.png Animal-Crossing-City-Folk-DesiWin-5.png Animal-Crossing-City-Folk-DesiWin-6.png Animal-Crossing-City-Folk-DesiWin-7.png

Layout/desi_win.arc contains eight dummy patterns with numbers on them. Their individual names range from md00.tpl to md07.tpl. The first four patterns appear in a few other archives.

Animal-Crossing-City-Folk-Dummy-Carpet.png Animal-Crossing-City-Folk-Dummy-Wall.png Animal-Crossing-City-Folk-Dummy-Misc.png

Three tiny dummy textures for floors, walls, and miscellaneous items.

Unused Music

KK Slider

Sound/rv_forest.brsar contains the file BGM/KK00/TEST, which is a short excerpt of K.K. Jazz.

Phineas' Theme

Though not technically unused, there are unique "Late Night" and "Morning" versions of the city theme with Phineas' music box ambience in the background that are not usually heard. Since Phineas only comes in the daytime, in order to hear them during normal gameplay the player would have to remain in the city plaza for several hours of real time and wait for the music to transition.

To do:
I have the extracted MIDI files from the game, which I will convert to MP3/WAV and upload ASAP.

Regional Differences

TV Testcard

Japan/US Europe
ACCF-TestCardNTSC.png ACLC-TestCardPAL.png

In the European version, the TV uses a PAL testcard instead of the NTSC one.

Bulletin Paper Name

The unobtainable item bulletin paper uses the filler name in the German version: ブランクドイツ (literally translates to "blank German").

Internal Project Name

The game's internal name is rv_forest. "rv" stands for Revolution, the Wii's project name. "forest" likely refers to Animal Forest, the English name of the first Animal Crossing game (Doubutsu no Mori).