The first thing I want to say in this blog post is thank you to everyone who has tried our News Channel Beta. We should be able to get the latest news on there soon, and when we do you won’t have to patch anything else.
Lately I have been working on making a massive list of locations for my script that makes the News Channel Files. I thought it would be nice to make a blog post about this.
There’s thousands of locations on Earth, and you never know where the next one will take place at. The challenge I have is to make it be possible to be able to plot each one where it takes place on the Globe. For Associated Press, they write which location an article takes place in before the article if any.
So Nintendo seemed to have only so many locations in whatever list they used, and those are the more populated cities (like Washington, D.C..). Some populated cities (like Port-au Prince, Haiti) weren’t in their list it seems, so if a news article has one of those cities written on them it wouldn’t show up on the Globe. If the program that Nintendo used couldn’t find the correct location for cities in the United States, then it would plot them on the state instead (like plot Nevada on the Globe if it couldn’t find Las Vegas, this is possible since the state usually is written with the location).
Also, some of the locations weren’t plotted on the correct location on the Globe.
In this video, a story that takes place in Ghent, West Virginia is plotted on Ghent, Belgium.
Well I’m happy to say that we will do something better, so in those stated cases where it doesn’t plot the locations on the Globe correctly or doesn’t find the locations it will now do those things correctly.
It’s a lot of work to do this, since we have seven languages to work with (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch) and I have to translate them, and each news source does this differently. I call this the Nueva York Problem (Nueva York means New York in Spanish).
We are very busy with this but we hope to have the latest news display very soon. We will tell you when this is done.
Also, we soon will have DLC for Animal Crossing: City Folk up running soon. You probably have got the letter with the RiiConnect24 T Shirt mentioned with the present attached that is an Apple. Sorry about this, this was not supposed to happen. The plan now is to release that later and start delivering some new DLC in the meantime.