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Request: ACNH Mod - Change Island Representative

A Question for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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I posted this on Reddit to r/SwitchMods and it was immediately removed. I guess it wasn't technical enough for them. I thought I'd post it here, since this seems to be where all the modding for this game is.


This is my first time posting here. I found my way to this sub after wondering if it was possible to port my save file from Stardew Valley on the Switch over to PC and found out it was possible with a homebrew mod.

My switch is unmodded, but that will likely change soon so I can resume my Stardew Valley save file on PC. It got me thinking though: Is there an Animal Crossing mod that allows you to change who the Island Rep is? This has been bothering me for some time now because I co-own the game with my partner, and he started up the game first so he gets all the power even though he doesn't want it and hardly ever plays. If I could simply change who the Island Rep was, my partner and I would both be happier and better off. If it means modding my system and risking bricking it, then so be it. I'll be sure to make a NAND backup before I do anything.

So that leaves me with this ask: Is it possible to create this mod, and if so, is there anyone willing to do it? I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd appreciate this functionality that the game is sorely lacking.



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    Oops. I'm still new to this site. I should have posted this in the Requests section, but I can't figure out how to delete this post, so I guess I'll leave it or wait for a mod to move it. Sorry about that.
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    No idea how to make such a mod, but do you know NHSE?
    Open it, load your file (get it with JKSV), click edit player, edit misc, profile. There is a checkbox "made village". I didnt try this since i am the only person on my island, but maybe uncheck it for your partner and check it for you does what you want.
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    Really difficult.

    ACNH use "Device Save" instead of "Account Save"
    that's mean, every Save are shared by every user of the Switch.

    The game is designed like this, that's why you can have 8 "houses" and 1600x8 storage slots.

    This require a some skills.
    Write up an Homebrew "Device Save" Emulator/Injector linked to Switch Account.
    Who mount up a specific "Device save" every time you change account
    (but, you'll not share the same island anymore)


    Patch game to force it to search Save on another path.
    And redo it @every patch
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