TownManager - An AC:NL town management tool

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  1. osakasys
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    TownManager - An AC:NL town management tool
    "Welcome Amiibo" compatible!

    Please note that there is a chance you will lose your towns if this tool is used incorrectly. I am NOT responsible for any data you may lose by using this tool. Use this tool at your own risk!
    TownManager is a specialized save manager made for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It backs up your saves into folders (Towns), which you can then select and launch from. This makes it possible to easily switch back and forth between towns.

    How does it work?

    Starting out
    When TownManager is first launched, it creates a TownManager directory under your SD root as well as a "Saves" directory inside of that which holds your save files. After this, it automatically backs up your current saves to a folder called "Main" located in /TownManager/Saves. From there, you just select the town you want to launch and then hit "Launch town" and the game starts up. Once you're finished playing the game, make sure you run TownManager and it will back up your saves again to Main.

    Creating a new town
    To create a new town, simply select the "-New town-" option and a keyboard will appear in the bottom screen. You should enter the name you will give your new AC:NL town. After you hit "OK", TownManager will wipe your game and you will start out fresh. Remember that it backed your saves up to "Main" so you don't need to worry about losing data. Create your town in game and save. The next time you enter TownManager, it will back up your saves to the new town folder you just created. TownManager remembers the last town you launched.

    Selecting a town
    This is pretty self explanatory. You just select the town you want to play, then hit "Launch town" and the game opens.

    Where can I get it?
    You can get releases from here. And you may download the source code from here.

    I found a bug!/I have a suggestion!
    Great! Please report it/post about it either in this thread or preferably in the "Issues" section on the GitHub repo if you have a GitHub account.

    Comments? Questions?
    Please respond to this post with your questions or comments.

    Screenshots!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     


  2. Asia81

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    interesting
     
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    I actually have never seen that before. I had the idea after I heard people in the AC Discord talking about how they bought extra copies of the game in order to have multiple towns. I figured "well, I can make homebrew, so why don't I just make an app for that?" And so I did! Glad you like it and thanks!
     
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  5. knife emoji

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    Really cool!
     
  6. vinstage

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    This looks great. The idea is pretty awesome and might save a lot of time, instead of being limited to a max of 2 (CIA and physical copy) towns.

    Thanks :')
     
  7. MattKimura

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    Been a long time since I seen you around, I hope you're okay!
     
  8. VictorMoreno015

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    I know this is just a app to manage your towns but this has potential to be a save editor. Will it be though?
     
  9. KunoichiZ

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    There's already a good save manager out: www.marcrobledo.com/apps/acnl-editor/
     
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    does it work for welcome amiibo?
     
  11. KunoichiZ

    KunoichiZ GBAtemp Guru

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    The save editor does work with Welcome amiibo.
     
  12. eechigoo

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    nice! thankksss
     
  13. Yinxx

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    Where do I put this folder in? The root of sd card or inside 3ds? Please tell me. And I see that you have it on your homemenu. Is it a cia version? If so please tell me where I get the cia, if not how?
     
  14. NeonNinjaCat

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    dosent jksm do the same thing?
     
  15. N7Kopper

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    The difference is that Town Manager automates juggling the save files and booting New Leaf afterwards.
    Still, no reason that Town Manager shouldn't be compatible with JKSM's directories.

    Hey @osakasys, you could consider that a feature request if you want.
     
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    i agree please add that ;)
     
  17. osakasys
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    Sorry for the delay! I don't check out GBATemp too too often. Could you explain again EXACTLY what you want @N7Kopper and @NeonNinjaCat? I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. Something about integrating JKSM's save folders into TownManager?
     
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    now that i look back on it it really dosent matter just keep doing what your doing @oskasys
     
  19. osakasys
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    Sure :)
     
  20. NeonNinjaCat

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    whenever i open TM it says could not find a copy of ACNL on this device