Modding My 3DS

Posted: Sun, Jul 7, 2019

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I modded my 3DS a few days ago. I’ve never done any kind of console modding before so this was new ground. It was stupid easy to do which is a bit annoying because it means I could have done this years ago.

I am trying to revive my interest in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Now, I have dabbled in this game before.

ACNL playtime

I had plans for a fucking sexy town. The place would be derelict and industrial like a city left to go to shit. I had so many good plans and I had my villagers picked out too. A while back, I was cycling my villagers to get Ruby to move in, but in the process I got a bit hasty and lost Ankha. That pissed me off (especially after plot resetting so god damn much for her house) that I just lost interest and put the game down for a while. I just couldn’t be arsed with it anymore.

Now, I’m editing my save file so I can re-route my river, line up my existing villagers' houses the way I want them, unlock all the PWPs and place whatever I want, wherever I want. I mean, check this out:

ACNL villager layout

Just having everyone lined up is so satisfying. Just need to pull in a villager from the campsite so I can replace them with the last villager I have planned to move in.

This reminds me of the Sims 3, and how I’d spent forever downloading mods and textures, and building the perfect sims and buildings, but never actually play the game. I just like designing shit, what can I say.

As for New Leaf town progress, I’m not sure where to stick it. I could just leave updates festering here in the System Logs, or I might try and create a gaming hub on here and merge the Playstation Plaza and Kamurocho Hills into it. Turn this little web village into a sprawling metropolis.

I have an idea for this, actually. I’m currently playing Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. The loading screens are based on what I imagine is the New York subway. The artwork was done by Dan Mycka.

Getting Up loading screen

This layout is gorgeous, and functional. Looks like some site reconstruction is necessary!

(What did I tell you about me putting more effort into design than actual content? Jesus.)