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a 2013 life-simulation game developed by Nintendo EAD and MonolithSoft, New Leaf is the 4th game in the Animal Crossing series. The player is a mayor of a town full of anthropomorphic animals, and sets about improving their home and entire town in various ways.

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Do patterns on the ground prevent snow?

I just finished placing patterns on the ground all around my town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I was wondering though. When it snows, will there be no snow on the ground because of the patterns? If ...
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How to achieve 100% approval rating?

I bought my own copy of ACNL yesterday, and I was wondering how to achieve 100% approval rating? I'm doing everything I could think of, my brother said he got it in 1 day on his copy... I really ...
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What public works do I need for my “perfect town”?

I've been trying to achieve perfect town rating, but Isabelle keeps telling me that the only thing I need are more public works. The thing is... I have tons of them, and yet she tells me I need more! ...
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Does a villager only ask you to add a police station (or other public works) when they approach you?

I know that the Police Station is a public works project that must be requested by one of your villagers. I also know that villagers will see you, an exclamation point will appear above their head, ...
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How do I plant or bury things?

I've heard that you can plant fruit to grow new trees, but I don't know how. Also, I've gotten a request to bury a time capsule for a resident, but I can't figure that out either. I've tried digging a ...
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Unremovable patches of dirt?

I've removed many player-made patches of dirt (from removed projects), but I'm wondering if there are un-removable patches of dirt in my town. Are there unremovable patches of dirt?
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Separate Towns? [duplicate]

I recently decided to buy the digital copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and I was wondering if the towns and everything else would be separate from the cartridge that my brother plays on. For those ...
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Do game cards and digital copies have separate saves?

My Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS came with AC:NL pre-installed, and I was wondering, if I were to purchase a new Animal Crossing New Leaf cartridge, would I be able to insert it into my 3DS (which ...
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What would cause a second 100 bell coin to show up instead of an 8000 Bell bag from a money rock?

I try to get the money rock as often as possible. The Silver Shovel adds a chance for all 8 things that pop out to be various gems instead of bells. But several times now I have also gotten 2 100 bell ...
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Changing system time without affecting ACNL time

I just got my 3DS back from repair. They removed the batteries, resulting the system time to reset. When I started the game, my town was filled with weeds, and it was fall. I asked Isabelle to change ...
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Does Item luck from Feng Shui have any affect on when new items appear in Re-tail?

I don't actually sell any of my items on the flea market. I just go in to sell to Reese. Because my flea market is almost always empty, MOST of the time there is a new item being sold by a villager. I ...
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Issues ordering items from the HHA

How long does it usually take for HHA orders to reach your mailbox? I ordered two items the other day at around 1-2am and they arrived almost instantly, but the last two days have ordered items ...
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Do ports need to be forwarded to avoid errors online?

I've had many problems with New Leaf, getting the error with the picture of Mr. Resetti very often. If this is a problem on my end, what can I do to fix it? There's only one error in the game that I ...
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Does rain affect plants?

Does rain affect plants like flowers, shrubs, and saplings? I'm wondering if they get watered as if I had watered them with my own watering can.
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Am I tanning? If so, how can I stop?

In New Leaf, it appears that my character's skin is starting to darken due to the hot summer sun. Is there a way to prevent this? Or am I just imagining?
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Are you able to change mayors on Animal Crossing New Leaf? [duplicate]

Okay, so I bought Animal Crossing a few days ago and my brother decided to start playing it before I did, and now he's the mayor and I'm not. I have progressed with the other account that's not a ...
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Are there requirements to build certain public works?

Is there any kind of requirement for public works to be suggested by villagers? Something like X days into the game? Certain town rate? 2nd floor of museum? I'm currently working on getting the 2nd ...
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Is it possible to move an Animal Crossing: New Leaf save onto a different game card?

I rent (and still have) Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Since I might buy it later, and I have gotten pretty far into the game, is there a way for me to keep the save so when I buy the game later I can use ...
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Is there an upgrade to Leif's shop?

Is there some sort of upgrade to Leif's shop? If so, how can I achieve it?
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Does a non-mayor player get requests for public work projects?

Can a non-mayor user get public project requests or are these only given to the mayor? My girlfriend and I play the game and she's the mayor, but I'm the one playing all the time with my second non-...
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How long until you can see your town history?

How long does your town tree have to grow until you can sit on it and see your town's history?
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Is my perfect fruit only perfect to me? [duplicate]

From this question we know that only the perfect native fruit to the town will grow into perfect trees. If I share pears as the native with a friend's town, will her perfect pears sprout into ...
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Increasing Premium Items at Re-Tail in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

One of my villagers mentioned that you can get Re-Tail to buy more than one item at premium prices if you get streetpasses - but I've been unable to get this to happen. I regularly get streetpasses ...
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If you delete a character, does its designs stay?

In New Leaf, your character can make designs and display them on the ground to create "pathways". If a character puts down pathways and then you delete that character, will pathways still be there?
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Do the gyroids in Club LOL have any affect on the songs played in Club LOL?

For example, will having 4 Nebuloids increase the chance of either performer playing a certain song. This of course would be convenient if you happen to be missing certain music.
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Can I change my gender?

I don't want to be a boy anymore. Is there any way to change your gender once you get off the train in Animal Crossing: New Leaf?
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When can you store Gyroids at The Roost?

I know in City Folk you could store Gyroids with Brewster at the Roost. I heard you can do the same thing in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Is this true? What conditions have to be met in order to do ...
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Is there any upgrade to Shampoodle?

I've been getting my hair changed everyday just in case there is an upgrade available, but if there's not I don't really feel the need to change my hair every day. Does Shampoodle every upgrade? ...
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Second floor of the museum in New Leaf?

How can I get the second floor for my town's museum in ACNL?
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What affects the different types of luck in Animal Crossing New Leaf?

If luck isn't random each day, what affects my character's different types of luck? Can I turn a type of luck around in a given day?
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Dark lines flickering between vertically aligned designs on the ground - but only some of them

I recently made a few designs in ACNL to serve as roads for my town. Everything looks okay when I put them down, except for one thing. Dark lines are flickering in the vertical space between designs ...
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Can you get a gold tool before getting a silver tool? [duplicate]

For example, can you get a gold shovel (by buying 50 fertilizer) before getting a silver shovel (donating 15 fossils)?
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Planting money trees?

In the previous games of Animal Crossing, players were able to plant money trees. Is it possible to plant money trees in New Leaf? If so, how?
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Can I change my character's face without starting over?

From what I've seen online, the appearance of your character's face depends on your answers to the questions you're asked while on the train. But I haven't found anything on how (or even if) I can ...
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Villagers sitting on the bench?

I heard they do it behind your back but some players got lucky and caught them sitting on the bench/benches during the day. Is there a certain time for it or it's at random?
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Moving in even though my town is full?

I really want this villager to leave because he is pretty mean. I've been doing the usual, like hitting her with a shovel/net and even using pitfalls. It took days to get her to leave. A villager I ...
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How do I get music for my home?

I recently received a music player from one of my villagers, but when I tried to turn it on, it said that I "didn't have any music on me". How can I "get music on me"?
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What is the best island tree set up for beetle farming?

How should I set up my island to best farm beetles? Should I move all my mango trees to the center of the island in a line?
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Should I convince villagers to stay, or send them packing?

I had a villager come up to me today and tell me that she was leaving in a few days. I can't stand the thought that Piecaken is not a good village for everyone, so I convinced her to stay. Now I find ...
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What are some examples of “love luck”?

I've read that there is a type of luck called "love luck". In the article, it states that love luck either makes it easier to increase friendship with opposite-sex villagers, or that special ...
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Is there a way to get the outfit on the box-art?

On the cover box-art of AC:NL, the boy character has an outfit that has caught my eye. I assumed that the outfit would appear in the Able Sister's shop sooner or later, but it hasn't. Is there a way I ...
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Do fruit trees only ever drop fruit, even if there was no fruit to be picked that day?

I have read a few places that this is the case but I just want to clarify that this is not only for days where there is fruit on the tree. Day 1: Pear tree has 3 pears on it. I pick the pears. ...
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Can I get to the tropical island as a citizen?

I'm a citizen in my brother's town, and he's the mayor. Both of us have paid off our mortgage, but he can get to the island while I can't. I've waited a day and nobody gave me an invite. Am I just ...
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Are money rocks shared?

If I farm a money rock with my Mayor character, can my boyfriend use the same rock, later during the same day, on his character for money as well? Or will a new random rock be his money rock? Or will ...
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The Internet keeps me from dreaming

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Dream Suite, Luna keeps telling me that I can't dream because of an unstable internet connection. I am connected to the Internet on my 3DSXL and can use other networked ...
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Can I replace an existing town's mayor?

I'm asking this question because in my mayor save file, my character's eyes are a kind that I don't like. It has been bothering me for a while, but I have recently found out that you can determine ...
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How can I request music from K. K. Slider?

I went to Club LOL to get a song today and, much to my surprise, KK didn't request a song title or give me any options at all. I pressed A to talk to him and he immediately decided to play K.K. ...
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How exactly do music boxes work?

One of my villagers told me that if I take a Giant Clam Shell and one of K.K. Slider's songs to Cyrus, he'll make me a music box. Doing some research on the internet, this does seem to be true, but ...
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Can I safely trample my saplings?

From this question we know that flowers can be healed from careless trampling through watering, and that walking over flowers don't hurt them, but does the same apply to saplings? Saplings 'bounce' ...
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Will it ever rain on the island?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, will it ever rain on the Island? I want to catch a snail on one of the hibiscus bushes.