Valentine’s Day Is Near…Plus New Town Portrait Feature Details

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The app store update for Valentine’s Day has hit.  So head over to your app store to download the latest update…

However, Valentine’s Day itself is NOT live yet.  It’ll go live tomorrow.  So don’t freak out that nothing triggers for you… it won’t until tomorrow (the 23rd) at 10a ET, 1500 UTC.  

Until then there is a new feature to explore…and it’s pretty awesome!  More details below the fold about Town Portrait!

Some teaser stuff below the fold…

Remember, I posted a TON of Spoilers earlier today. You’ll see that information here.

A few other in-game spoilers…as told by the character collection screenshots…

Ignore Hoover.  I never purchased him, just thought he was overpriced…


And now some info about Town Portrait…

You’ll notice the new feature when you log into your game after you’ve downloaded the update.  So yes, this feature will work today.  And it’s AWESOME!

Here’s some info we received from EA about it…

Town Portrait is a new feature included in the Love, Springfieldian Style update. Once enabled, Town Portrait allows players to save images of their entire town to their current device. The feature works in several steps. Step 1: It takes images of the players land. Step 2: It stitches the images together to create the full picture. Step 3: It shows the player a preview of the final image, the file size, and an option to save to their device. Step 4: The complete image is saved to their device.

Here are more details on basically how it works…

To access hit the 4-way arrows (move menu) in Springfield.  From there you’ll see the old-timey camera icon in the bottom right…

Tapping on that will bring up a box asking you about capturing…

Decide if you want your image to show your characters walking around or not and then hit capture.

Your game will then go back to the splash screen and you’ll see that it’s capturing your town…

It will then flash back to your town and show you it’s still capturing…

Once completed you’ll see a preview and you’ll have to decide it you want to save it or delete it.  Saving it will save it your device…

Once saved you’ll see a message popup on the very top of your screen letting you know it’s complete…

From here if you go back to your phone’s gallery you should find the fully rendered image.  On my Android it was in the gallery in a folder marked Simpsons…

The image may appear small, but you’ll be able to zoom in really far and into specific areas if you so choose.  And you can even crop down for specific areas covered.  It really is pretty awesome!

And that’s it my friends!  Thoughts on Town Portrait?  Ready for Valentine’s Day?  Excited for the characters?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

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106 responses to “Valentine’s Day Is Near…Plus New Town Portrait Feature Details

  1. My phone doesn’t have enough space so I did it on Blue Stacks but now I can’t find them after it says saved to device. Any ideas?

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  2. We got a nice portrait and it used 39mb of our device memory. We cropped as much excess as possible in photoshop, saved it as png. file and made a copy. We saved that copy as a jpeg. file and that reduced the file size by 75%. The jpeg. won’t zoom nicely, but it will display a good overview portrait on lower powered devices.

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