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#61 Strell

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:51 PM

So I got a new Wii-- I searched the FAQ and the forum first--

is there a way to transfer VC games yet? It looks like one person had success. I have games linked to my mynintendo account, so maybe that'll help my case?


Between systems that you own, or to a friend's system?

The first can be done, but you have to talk to Nintendo.

The second cannot be done.


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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:53 PM

Between systems that you own, or to a friend's system?

The first can be done, but you have to talk to Nintendo.

The second cannot be done.



I sold the first one, it had the games on it and I wanna transfer to my new system. The first one is still registered to me.

guess I'll call them up.

#63 Strell

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:58 PM

I dunno how they'll handle that. Generally you are supposed to send in both to have them do it - I know there's a program that allows them to do such things.

So good luck. I expect full bitching if you can't.


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Posted 19 July 2007 - 06:00 PM

I don't have time for your so called "Obscure Facts." Go back to playing your kidtendo fan-boi!

#65 Strell

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 06:06 PM

Enough of your borax, Pointdexter!

I'll kidtendo YUR FACE.


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Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:15 PM

I dunno how they'll handle that. Generally you are supposed to send in both to have them do it - I know there's a program that allows them to do such things.

So good luck. I expect full bitching if you can't.




nah, I already bitched once when they told me there was no way to hold on to them when I was in the process of selling the system :)

if you have to send in systems, I'll just forget about it.

it really should be tied to your mynintendo account though...the "no redownload" policy is overkill. anyone can have any of these games in seconds if they wanted. if piracy was a serious problem, it would have precluded the existence of the VC.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:16 PM

I'd call 'em up anyway and see what they say just for fun. But eh.


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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:45 PM

I bought the Nyko Classic controller grip the other day, and I'm pretty happy with it. They could have stood to make the handles longer, but other than that for $10 I'm happy.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 03:03 PM

Hey guys, I have a question. My Wii gives me a message saying "WiiConnect is not turned on" whenever I don't have standby mode on (but I know for a fact I have WiiConnect turned on), and it only connects once standby mode is activated. Is this a problem or a normal thing? (please say normal so I don't have to return my Wii)

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:00 PM

Should I get the Wii land adapter or the wireless adapter so I can use my DS online too? I'm leaning towards the wireless, Because I would like to keep xbox live on when I'm surfing the 'net with my Wii.


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:08 PM

Should I get the Wii land adapter or the wireless adapter so I can use my DS online too? I'm leaning towards the wireless, Because I would like to keep xbox live on when I'm surfing the 'net with my Wii.


Is the Xbox connecting via a wireless router? If so you should be able to get both the Wii and the DS connected through it as well. The wireless adapter is really more of a convenience - you can use regular routers.

TheBigBoi: When do you get that message regarding WiiConnect24?


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:15 PM

Hey guys, I have a question. My Wii gives me a message saying "WiiConnect is not turned on" whenever I don't have standby mode on (but I know for a fact I have WiiConnect turned on), and it only connects once standby mode is activated. Is this a problem or a normal thing? (please say normal so I don't have to return my Wii)


That's how it is. You have to have Standby activated to have WC24 on. I asked the same question, too.

Pro Tip: Leave Standby mode on in Settings, and hold down the console power button to turn it completely off.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:23 PM

Is the Xbox connecting via a wireless router? If so you should be able to get both the Wii and the DS connected through it as well. The wireless adapter is really more of a convenience - you can use regular routers.

TheBigBoi: When do you get that message regarding WiiConnect24?


My 360 is hooked up with a ethernet cord. But doesn't the wii/ds wireless adapter plug into a USB port?


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:27 PM

My 360 is hooked up with a ethernet cord. But doesn't the wii/ds wireless adapter plug into a USB port?


The wireless adapter from Nintendo plugs into a USB port on a computer and generates a soft access point, designed for the DS and Wii to connect to wirelessly. However, if you've got a wireless router, you can just have them connect to that instead.

If you want to plug the Wii into a network via Ethernet, you will need the LAN adapter. If you did that, then you could still get one of the USB wireless adapters and use it solely for the DS.

I guess it really comes down to how much you want to get online with both the DS and the Wii versus just the Wii. The adapters are going to be about the same cost either way.


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:31 PM

The wireless adapter from Nintendo plugs into a USB port on a computer and generates a soft access point, designed for the DS and Wii to connect to wirelessly. However, if you've got a wireless router, you can just have them connect to that instead.

If you want to plug the Wii into a network via Ethernet, you will need the LAN adapter. If you did that, then you could still get one of the USB wireless adapters and use it solely for the DS.

I guess it really comes down to how much you want to get online with both the DS and the Wii versus just the Wii. The adapters are going to be about the same cost either way.


I'll buy the wii/ds wireless adapter then. It sounds better. Thanks! :)


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Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:36 PM

I have another question about the Wii/ds wireless internet adapter. How far away can It be from my wii or ds before losing contact?


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Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:42 PM

I think about 20-30 feet. It isn't exceptionally strong, but it will travel out through walls and things.

That's been my experience at least.


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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:52 AM

Work on your thread, you lazy muthafucka.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:05 PM

I think about 20-30 feet. It isn't exceptionally strong, but it will travel out through walls and things.

That's been my experience at least.


I'm definately buying the Wii/Ds wireless adapter. Thanks! :)


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Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:57 PM

Preface to TheBigBoi: A working Wii gets the "WiiConnect24 is not turned on" error message when WiiConnect24 is off. Turn WiiConnect24 on (not standby mode!). Once WiiConnect24 is on, you may turn on or off Standby mode. You won't even have the option of turning Standby mode on or off if WiiConnect24 is off, because it's always off when WiiConnect24 is off. If, however, you have WiiConnect24 on and standby off and you get the above error message until you turn standby on, yours isn't a properly functioning Wii.

Hey guys, I have a question. My Wii gives me a message saying "WiiConnect is not turned on" whenever I don't have standby mode on (but I know for a fact I have WiiConnect turned on), and it only connects once standby mode is activated. Is this a problem or a normal thing? (please say normal so I don't have to return my Wii)


That's how it is. You have to have Standby activated to have WC24 on. I asked the same question, too.

Pro Tip: Leave Standby mode on in Settings, and hold down the console power button to turn it completely off.


This is wrong. Wrong. Wroooooong.

I think that's the whole problem ... people are using standby and Wiiconnect24 to mean the same thing. They're not. They're two different setting options.

To illustrate: I just turned WiiConnect24 off (so, standby is also off ... you can't have standby on and WiiConnect24 off) and tried to go into any channel using the internet; you get an error message saying WiiConnect24 is not enabled. You can't even connect to the internet without WiiConnect24 on.

WiiConnect24 on = internet enabled.
WiiConnect24 off = internet disabled.
Standby on = internet checks when the system is off -- when the fans are not running -- creating heat.



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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:33 PM

Preface to TheBigBoi: A working Wii gets the "WiiConnect24 is not turned on" error message when WiiConnect24 is off. Turn WiiConnect24 on (not standby mode!). Once WiiConnect24 is on, you may turn on or off Standby mode. You won't even have the option of turning Standby mode on or off if WiiConnect24 is off, because it's always off when WiiConnect24 is off. If, however, you have WiiConnect24 on and standby off and you get the above error message until you turn standby on, yours isn't a properly functioning Wii.



This is wrong. Wrong. Wroooooong.



No, that's not correct. We had this discussion a couple months ago.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:37 PM

Go try it.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:41 PM

Go try it.


I was the one who asked when I first bought it. Been there, done that, had the discussion.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:44 PM

So, your wrongness hasn't changed since.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:45 PM

So, your wrongness hasn't changed since.


How is it wrong? You have WC24 turned on, you have Standby mode turned off. You try to access Weather, and it won't connect unless you go back and turn on Standby mode on.

I'm not sure how much more plain I need to be.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:48 PM

How is it wrong? You have WC24 turned on, you have Standby mode turned off. You try to access Weather, and it won't connect unless you go back and turn on Standby mode on.

I'm not sure how much more plain I need to be.

This is true. LEaving SC24 on and turning off standby disables the Weather Channel. I just tried it.

There is no WC24 without Standby.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:06 PM

I just tried it too.

And now am thoroughly confused.

Weather and News don't work with standby off. Everybody Votes and the Internet Browser work with standby off. Only the Internet Browser works (out of the 4) with WiiConnect24 off.

It seems everyone is wrong.

Regardless, you quoted this and said it was wrong: "A working Wii gets the "WiiConnect24 is not turned on" error message when WiiConnect24 is off. Turn WiiConnect24 on (not standby mode!). Once WiiConnect24 is on, you may turn on or off Standby mode. You won't even have the option of turning Standby mode on or off if WiiConnect24 is off, because it's always off when WiiConnect24 is off. If, however, you have WiiConnect24 on and standby off and you get the above error message until you turn standby on, yours isn't a properly functioning Wii."

The conclusion about singling his Wii out as defunct is an error on my part because I was using the Everybody Votes channel to test the settings. Had I been using Weather or News, I would have seen how fucking retardedly blurry Nintendo has made the distinction between WC24 and Standby.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:07 PM

I just tried it too.

And now am thoroughly confused.

Weather and News don't work with standby off. Everybody Votes and the Internet Browser work with standby off. Only the Internet Browser works (out of the 4) with WiiConnect24 off.

It seems everyone is wrong.

Regardless, you quoted this and said it was wrong: "A working Wii gets the "WiiConnect24 is not turned on" error message when WiiConnect24 is off. Turn WiiConnect24 on (not standby mode!). Once WiiConnect24 is on, you may turn on or off Standby mode. You won't even have the option of turning Standby mode on or off if WiiConnect24 is off, because it's always off when WiiConnect24 is off. If, however, you have WiiConnect24 on and standby off and you get the above error message until you turn standby on, yours isn't a properly functioning Wii."

The conclusion about singling his Wii out as defunct is an error on my part because I was using the Everybody Votes channel to test the settings. Had I been using Weather or News, I would have seen how fucking retardedly blurry Nintendo has made the distinction between WC24 and Standby.


True. And as I have no use for Votes or Opera, I never bother to check them. Don't really have a use for Weather either, but it's cool...I guess.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:16 PM

Yeah, this is weird. Interetingly, though, the channel I ever use (EVC) still works as you said, so standby is gone on my system until it has a real use.

The blue light message novelty wore off in December I think ;)

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:30 PM

Yeah, this is weird. Interetingly, though, the channel I ever use (EVC) still works as you said, so standby is gone on my system until it has a real use.

The blue light message novelty wore off in December I think ;)


Wouldn't know, I've never gotten one.