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How to predict weather patterns on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 15/Jun/2020 12:43

by Alice Hearing


You can now predict your island’s weather patterns on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, all thanks to MeteoNook, a new browser-based weather app.

The app was created by Ash Wolf, also known as Ninji, a software developer in Glasgow and, for many Animal Crossing lovers, a savior for their ability to understand and work out the game’s many quirks.

Weather patterns are highly important in New Horizons for several reasons. They affect when certain bugs and fish appear or disappear. When it rains, Coelacanths, which sell for 15,000 bells, appear in the sea and snails appear on bushes, but butterflies disappear. Rain predictions can also be extremely helpful if you’re trying to grow hybrid flowers.

Predict weather patterns in Animal Crossing

When the sky is clear at night, shooting stars are far more likely to appear. Occasionally, your island will also get rainbows, fog, and aurora borealis’ in the wintertime.

By entering known data points, Ninji’s app, MeteoNook, can predict the weather on your individual island down to the second.

How does it work?

To predict your weather pattern you need to make sure you have the seed. This is a very long number, unique to your island, which determines your weather – and there are over two billion of these numbers.

Ninji’s app works it out through trial and error, comparing the data you provide with all of the different possibilities, ruling each one out if it doesn’t make sense.

You have to begin by recording what your weather looks like each hour out of the following categories: clear, sunny, cloudy, rain clouds, rain/snow, and heavy rain/snow. Ninji suggests you do this at the beginning of the hour when it is easiest to identify. But, you have to be certain, or the prediction you’re given could be wildly off-kilter.

On days when you have a rainbow, aurora borealis, or a heavy shower, this is enough data for the whole day, so you don’t have to enter your weather by the hour.

The app works because of the ability to time travel within the game, and because the weather conditions will always be the same on a certain time and day, whether you travel back or forward in time. Celeste’s appearances are picked randomly out of the days that have meteor showers, so this cannot be predicted.

What information do you get?

Once you have worked out your seed and entered it into the app along with your hemisphere, MeteoNook will provide you with a yearly and monthly breakdown of how your weather looks.

For example, in a given month you might get 3 light showers, 1 heavy shower, and 4 rainbows.

On individual days you can see exactly what your weather will look like, as long as the information you have provided is correct.

It’s easy to enter weather data into the app that simply cannot happen. Ninji have mentioned they are working on a feature that tells you when you have entered impossible information on a given day, but that’s not yet available. Until then, predict the weather as many times as you can!

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.