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Interesting Info found on raw updates files of tapped out (spoilers!)


  • funnyboy240
    11 posts
    edited December 2012
    Looks like someone else beat me too it this time haha.

    But think you should just mention what is there and not what the scripts are since it spoils the game. As now after reading what happens it will spoil the enjoyment of the game. Just mentioning what buildings and characters are coming would of not spoilt the playing aspect if the game.

    Also, Wacking Day bits, I believe are a yearly thing on the actual wackiness day according to The Simpsons is May 10th. It's been part of the game files since the beginning and may of been in the game this year but there were issues with the game so it didn't happen. And seems they have added to it and would be surprised if its activated in April 2013 and ending around May 10th.

    I added a note for the spoilers in the thread title.

    Where did you find this stuff?

    I found this in the game's content update files. You can explore the filesystem of an iOS device using a program like iExplorer or iFunBox. I dug around until I found something interesting.
  • lilacbabe381
    17 posts
    edited December 2012
    Chief Wiggum's house and Burns Manor (which unlocks Smithers) are going to be buildings added in the near future. I found this in the file that is used for character costumes and building decorations (for christmas) and there was a part of the file that mentioned those two houses with the comment "Note - these following two buildings will be unavailable during the beginning of the Christmas update"

    Awesome!! Smithers and Ralph are two of my fav characters. Thanks for sharing with us!:)
  • adruralo
    3292 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Burns Manor and Chief Wiggums house, really?
    iPad Air M1 2022: iPhone 13 Blue.
  • shelldude402
    108 posts
    edited December 2012
    Awesome find dude! :D
    Perhaps we get 2 new levels next update... :D
  • xDaft_Punk
    152 posts
    edited December 2012
    Very interesting. As someone pointed out in another thread, the iTunes update description said something about a 'kiddie ride'. Are there any files or code saying anything about this?
  • la_dadaista
    153 posts
    edited December 2012
    I was undecided whether to read or not but the curious monkey in me won the match. Thanks for sharing!

    Hope too that Ralphie will be in the Wiggums house :D
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  • glennsoe
    203 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Looks like I have to buy more land..

    Burns manor will take up a lot of space..
  • ur_wack452
    237 posts
    edited December 2012
    Thanks for the info. I betcha Ralph will be a premium character. On a side note EA should really consider implimenting some sort of way to track your characters. I was thinking about it and I think one way is to incorperate it into the character collection tab. Lets say your looking for Homer and you hit his pic and a bubble pops up telling you the quest he is on and how much time is remaining for that task.
  • mike_bornste
    941 posts
    edited December 2012
    A big Whacking Day event would be epic! Even if they can't get Barry White to guest star.

    Please be true, please be true....
  • tappedoutdave
    131 posts
    edited December 2012
    zuzupj wrote:
    I skimmed this because I didn't want to spoil the fun of experiencing it when it happens.

    Me too
  • stuartcurran
    309 posts
    edited December 2012
    The fact that it says the Burns Manor comes with Smithers but doesn't say Wiggums house comes with Ralph pretty much confirms Ralph will be premium :( unless they just don't bring him in yet but really when else would they introduce him. I just hope he's not a ridiculous 90 donuts like Dr. Nick.
  • hgfxf
    171 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    [EDIT]I see OuterHaven actually posted the majority of this earlier and I didn't catch it. I'll still leave this to catch people like me who don't read as well as they thought they do.[/EDIT]

    I wouldn't get my hopes up for a whacking day anytime real soon.

    In Springfield, Whacking Day is celebrated annually on May 10th.

    I'm guessing that with the rest of it (if it's real) it's holdover from May 10th 2012 when they were having MASSIVE tapped out problems and didn't release the holiday of Whacking Day then (and evidently didn't clean it up).

    If the code is still there, they may decide to clean it up and release it, but they've so far pushed out the holiday specials during the actual calendar holidays. So if they do do a Whacking day, don't expect it before May.

    In the meantime, Ground Hog, Valentines, Earth day & Arbor day (as well as MLK day) are, I believe much more credible and much earlier.
  • sonny1618
    1543 posts New member
    edited December 2012
    Most interesting, good job.

    I note that the Gil offer begins on Dec 13th, which coincides with the end of Apu's 7-day task, just as I predicted. 8)

    Wiggum house is cool (hope it comes with Ralph, even if he's premium) but the Burns mansion with Smithers I've been waiting for for a long time.
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Wow, great post and find. Good to see some real info on here. And thank you for finally clearing up the Gil mess. Now I know when to splurge On doughnuts lol. Also, it seems weird they would bring in the Wiggum house as part of the game but then either not make Ralph or have him as a premium. Unless the house is premium and comes with Ralph. Been waiting for the Burns mansion for awhile to. Got my inner geek hype again lol
  • Ammaterasu
    113 posts
    edited December 2012
    Best. Post. Ever.
  • butterfly660
    229 posts
    edited December 2012
    Does it say anything about the day old donut promotion? Wonder if its even worth waiting for or if I should just buy now like I was planning... Knowing them its probably going to be "Buy a boatloat and get 7 donuts free"
  • julesg007
    374 posts
    edited December 2012
    Thanks for the info, greatly appreciated.

  • xDaft_Punk
    152 posts
    edited December 2012
    Does it say anything about the day old donut promotion? Wonder if its even worth waiting for or if I should just buy now like I was planning... Knowing them its probably going to be "Buy a boatloat and get 7 donuts free"

    I've seen a screenshot on here saying up to 25% off sale on donuts, but it doesn't specifically state which donut bundle it applies too.
  • tony76tony
    20 posts
    edited December 2012
    Love it. You are an absolute champ. Love your work.
  • battyguy
    1123 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Wow. Thats cool...
    Can you get the winning lotto numbers for me.
    Or tell me what happens in the new Star Trek movie? :D
    Is there anyone out there?
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