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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table Of Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction....................1 Version History.................2 Starting House..................3 1st Expansion...................4 2nd Expansion...................5 3rd Expansion...................6 4th & Final Expansion...........7 Questions and Answers...........8 Conclusion/Contact..............9 Credits.........................10 Copyright.......................11 =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction (1) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello. My name is Stephen and I am the author of this guide. This guide is specifically on the house expansions in Animal Crossing: City Folk - a feature thats been in the series since the start. However, unlike in Wild World, where there was the starting house and then 6 expansions, there is only the starting house, and four expansions in City Folk. If you need to specifically find something, use the Table of Contents and find the number of what you are looking for. Then, use the "Find" feature and type in the number. It should bring you to where you want to go. (The "Find" feature shortcut is accessed by pushing "Control" + "F" on the standard internet browser.) =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Version History (2) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Version 1.00 Guide sent in to GameFAQs for approval. December 2, 2008 Version 1.10 Information added in regarding starting houses. Not much, December 7, 2008 but still worth an update. ;) Oh, and GamesRadar was added to the "allow" list for posting this guide. Version 1.30 Information added regarding the ability to change beds in December 10, 2008 your attic, and what happens if you pay off your final mortgage. Version 1.35 Super Cheats now has permission to host this guide. December 15, 2008 Version 1.45 Added a question that I've been getting many emails about. January 6, 2009 Check section 8 for the answer to the question "What happens if you say no when Tom Nook asks if you want to upgrade?" Version 1.50 Fixed an error or two in the guide, and added in more info January 20, 2009 on variables in the first houses. Credit to SMASHbrono21. =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starting House (3) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When you first start playing, you'll be directed to the houses in your new town. You can pick any of the four that are there, and they all cost the same. The only thing that would sway your vote is their position, the house roof color, and the type of lamp that is in your house. Really, the position of the house and the brick pattern of the house are the only major things, as you can change your roof color by buying new paint (or upgrading your house), and you can easily change your lamp by buying a new one in Tom Nook's store. You can also change the flooring, wallpaper, and bed of your house (as they differ for each house.) [Still, thank's to SMASHbrono21 for pointing this out.] Unlike the DS version, where you have only one house for any players in your town, the Wii version has muliple houses, and any (real player) registered in the game will have their own separate houses. All of the first houses will have the same size. They have a 4x4 room, and an upstairs that is 3x4 also known as the attic. In the attic is your bed and a telephone. Whenever you want to quit the game and save, you have to go lie down in the bed, and your game will end. The telephone can be used to adjust options. Unlike the rest of your house, which can expand, the attic will always stay the same size, which is 3x4. Another feature that should be noted about the attic is that no furniture can be placed in it, only your bed and the telephone. The rest of the house is for furniture. Main Floor ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | P = Pathway ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | B = Bed | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- T = Telephone | | | | | | | | | | S = Stairs ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- Attic (Save Place) ---- ---- ---- ---- | | B | | T | | | B | | | ---- -B-- ---- ---- | | B | | | | | B | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- In total, this house will cost you 19, 800 bells (the game's currency) which isn't really that much compared to what the other payments will cost. =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1st Expansion (4) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After you pay off that mortgage to the house creator - Tom Nook, he'll ask if you'd like your house to be expanded. You probably will, as the house is so small and doesn't really have much space for you to put anything. If you pick yes, he'll ask what color you'd like your roof to be, and then he'll have your expanded house ready by the next day that you play. The next day, you'll have much more space, as your house will grow to a larger 6x6 square. As I stated before, you're attic will stay the same. Main Floor ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- P = Pathway | | | | | | | | | | | | | | S = Stairs ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | T = Telephone | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- B = Bed | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- Attic (Save Place) ---- ---- ---- ---- | | B | | T | | | B | | | ---- -B-- ---- ---- | | B | | | | | B | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- In total, this house will cost you a good 120 thousand bells. It's definitly more than the original house, but it's really not that much compared to some of the other expansions. =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2nd Expansion (5) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After you pay off that mortgage to the greedy Tom Nook, he'll again ask if you'd like to expand your house. By the time that you've made all the money to pay it off, you've probably collected a good amount of furniture and items that you want to display, but don't have enough room. So again, you can agree to have it expanded, and again, he'll have the expansion done by the next day. Like with the first expansion, you're house will grow outwards one "square" in every direction, to become a larger 8x8 floor. Main Floor ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | P = Pathway ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | S = Stairs | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- T = Telephone | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | B = Bed ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Attic (Save Place) ---- ---- ---- ---- | | B | | T | | | B | | | ---- -B-- ---- ---- | | B | | | | | B | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- In total, this cost will have a big jump from 120 000 bells to 248 000 bells. Those house prices are definitly starting to rise quickly! However, this time, there's going to be a surprise for the next house upgrade... =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3rd Expansion (6) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alright, you're probably getting used to this by now. Pay Tom Nook, upgrade house. Pay Tom Nook, upgrade house. Pay Tom Nook, ok, ok, I'll stop! Anyways, just when you think you've understood everything, and are starting to get a bit bored of making you're room larger, the game developers decided to throw in a little twist. Instead of making your main room larger, they're going to throw in a whole new floor! Seems like making that 248 000 bells was all worth it. Your main floor will never again be upgraded in size, it's as big as it's going to get. This new floor is also at its final size, and will not be made bigger or smaller. Another thing to note is that this new floor is in between the attic, and the main floor, so your attic will now be your houses third level. The new level carries dimensions of 6x6, and is (unfortunatly) not as big as the main floor. Main Floor ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | P = Pathway ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | S = Stairs | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- T = Telephone | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | B = Bed ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Attic (Save Place) ---- ---- ---- ---- | | B | | T | | | B | | | ---- -B-- ---- ---- | | B | | | | | B | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- Second Floor ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | S | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- This new floor will cost you a hefty 368 000 bells, but there is a sweet new upgrade coming up next, so try to pay it off as soon as possible. =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4th & Final Expansion (7) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, it's time for the last house upgrade in the game. When Tom Nook asks if you'd like to upgrade, say yes, pick your roof color, and wait a day. The next day, you'll notice stairs going down in the main floor. Could it be? Did Tom Nook FINALLY make your house tornado-safe? Yep, there's a new basement in your house ready for furniture. And best of all - it ain't small. It's the same size as your main floor, which is 8x8. Paying the 368 000 was definitly worth it. Main Floor ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | P = Pathway ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | S = Stairs | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- T = Telephone | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | B = Bed ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | S | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Attic (Save Place) ---- ---- ---- ---- | | B | | T | | | B | | | ---- -B-- ---- ---- | | B | | | | | B | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | | | | ---- ---- ---- Second Floor ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | S | P | S | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Basement ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- | P | S | | | | ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- This house upgrade will cost you just more than half of a million - 598 000 bells. After you pay it, Tom Nook will no longer ask if you want a bigger house but will instead state that it can be upgraded no longer. Oh well, your house really is quite big.... Well, that's it. All the house expansions summed up in this document. I hope it helped, at least a little. And have fun with all your extra money! =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Questions & Answers (8) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Do you really need that much space in your house? A: Well it really all depends on how much furniture you have. I know that I'd be able to quickly fill up my house no matter how big it was. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Q: Do you get anything for paying off your FINAL mortgage? A: Yes, unlike in Wild World, you get something for paying it off. It's a small flag that sits in front of your house. You can change the flag's design whenever you want to by using the phone in your attic. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Q: Is it possible to change the bed in your attic? A: Surprisingly, yes it is. All you need to do is go into your attic, and press "A" in front of the bed's frame on the south side. Then, you can replace your current bed with another. (I myself didn't know this trick, so thanks to "Kart_Krazy" and "J.C." for pointing it out. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Q: What happens if you don't choose to upgrade your house? A: If you say no, Tom Nook will basically insist that you upgrade it, and will make you upgrade. The only way to avoid that is to not pay off your mortgage. =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contact (9) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you still have questions, you can contact me at "marcok(dot)stephen(at)gmail(dot)com" If I get enough questions, I might put up a "FAQ" section in this guide with readers questions in it. When e-mailing me, be sure to put "Animal Crossing" and "Wii" somewhere in the subject or e-mail title. Thanks. If I've made ANY mistakes, feel free to tell me, but make sure you email in a polite way, as I get enough hate mail from random internet people regarding other contributions. X_X You'll be credited. Oh, and if you want to be credited, also tell in the email what you want to be credited by, or I'll assume you don't want credit. I ain't gonna chase you around. =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Credits (10) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - SBAllen and CJayC for supporting GameFAQs - You, (the reader) for giving me a reason to actually make this... - Chesu for being awesome and making the first guide for the game - Longhorns747 for providing the house expansion "cheats" - SMASHbrono21 for pointing out variables in the first houses - Marc Jorge for pointing out that I should include info about the flag for paying the final mortgage. - "Kart_Krazy" and "J.C." for pointing out the trick to change your bed in your attic. 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