Animal Crossing

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Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingGC.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Animal Crossing
Release date(s) JP December 14, 2001
NA September 15, 2002
AUS October 17, 2003
EU September 24, 2004
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Animal Crossing
Playable
GameIDs GAFP01, GAFE01, GAFJ01, GAFU01
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Animal Crossing is a video game series developed by Nintendo, in which the player lives his/her own virtual life in a village populated with anthropomorphic animals. The game takes place in real time, reflecting the current time of day and season. The individual games have been widely praised for their uniqueness and innovative nature, which has led to the series becoming one of Nintendo's leading franchises. As of January 2010, over 15,000,000 units of games from the Animal Crossing series have been sold.

Emulation Information[edit]

Game Boy Advance <-> GameCube Connectivity[edit]

NOTE: Some versions of VBA-M may not work properly with the latest version of Dolphin. To ensure compatibility, make sure to try various revisions of VBA-M. The version of Dolphin after the GBA <-> GCN rewrite does not matter.

This title supports GameBoy Advance connection support can be supported via joybus emulation. Such requires VBA-M (r947 or newer) and a dump of GBA BIOS (see here for an excellent dump guide). To connect GBA:

  1. Launch Dolphin, start Animal Crossing.
  2. There is a special island that is unlocked with a GBA connection and you can play NES games on the GBA screen.
  3. In both cases, have one of the spare ports, choose GBA and run a compatible version of VBA-M
  4. Launch VBA-M, go to Options => Emulator and uncheck "Pause When Inactive". Then, go to Options => Link => Joybus options, mark "Enable Joybus Connection" and use default settings (127.0.0.1)
  5. After enabling joybus in VBA-M, Dolphin will freeze (don't panic, its OK!). Now load the GBA BIOS in VBA-M, after the splash screen Dolphin will recognize the joybus link and game will detect that a GBA was connected.

To those having issues, please remember to unblock Dolphin and VBA-M in your firewall, some may block joybus link, leaving Dolphin stuck in connection screen. You can also refer to this video for more details.

Problems[edit]

NES Games: Bad Graphics

NES games are distorted by default. They require RealXFB to display correctly due to scaling. You can also avoid that by using Progressive Scan to play them without RealXFB. Also playing them on the GBA works without RealXFB.

Enhancements[edit]

16:9 Aspect Ratio[edit]

NTSC-U[edit]

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PAL (English)[edit]

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PAL (French)[edit]

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PAL (German)[edit]

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PAL (Italian)[edit]

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PAL (Spanish)[edit]

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60hz[edit]

PAL (English)[edit]

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PAL (French)[edit]

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PAL (German)[edit]

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PAL (Italian)[edit]

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PAL (Spanish)[edit]

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Configuration[edit]

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. A full list of options is available here.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

External Frame Buffer

Real (If playing NES titles) Fixes corrupted graphics when interlaced is set.

Version Compatibility[edit]

The graph below charts the compatibility with Animal Crossing since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing[edit]

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r6676 Windows 7 AMD Tri core NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Runs stable, glitch with text limits at start of new game
r7540 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.2GHz NVIDIA GeForce 230m GT Perfect, text limit glitch GM3000
3.0 Windows 7 AMD Phenom 960T @ 4GHz ATI Radeon HD 4200 Perfect ~60FPS 1080p LumbeeChief
r7624 Ubuntu 10.04 AMD Phenom II X3 720 NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Running 2x Native Resolution, 2x AA, 4x AF @100%. I did not experience any of the issues mentioned above, perfect. keller999
3.0-235 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE AMD Radeon HD 6570 Runs 100% never had a single glitch. Ran at 1440x900 with 16x AF and 8x AA. Kritis
3.0-235 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Perfect ~50FPS Fabolous
3.0-436 Windows 8 Consumer Preview AMD C-50 @ 1GHz AMD Radeon HD 6250 Game works great, sticks around at 25FPS.
3.0-692 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2670QM NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Runs perfect, no error or problems yet except the cheats, but those are for cheaters anyway. 100% speed but my old computer could barely run it at all. Aside from how well it runs, it is a fun game that I LOVED and was glued to for months at a time. One of my all time favorite games!
3.0-814 Windows 7 Intel Pentium E6700 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 100% speed with OpenGL plugin, 2560x1440 with 16xQCSAA and 16xAF soapgoat
3.0-865 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-480M AMD Radeon HD 6550M Runs perfect, no problems at all! been playing for the last 2 hours and it is a beast so fun! =)
3.5-2319 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-2330M @ 2.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 Playable, very few glitches, 90%~100% speed. Oddlyoko2K
4.0.2 Windows 7 AMD A4-5300B APU AMD Radeon HD Works perfectly, GBA linking untested 71.229.35.236
4.0-1487 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.5GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 60FPS, 4x Native resolution, 4x SSAA, OpenGL, Anisotropic filtering 16x, Vsync, Flawless
4.0-4163 Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.3GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Very playable. Rare framerate stutter in a few places regardless of settings but not really noticeable. Otherwise consistent 60FPS at 3x IR Xerxes
4.0-8143 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Game works perfectly. RealXFB no longer causes issues. GBA Linking works JMC47
4.0-8711 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Smooth Game @ 60FPS. 3x IR, 8x MSAA, 16X AA Shadow19231

Gameplay Videos[edit]