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The Icon Bar: Games: TIB's NintendoDS Community Meeting Place Thing Doodah
 
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Phil Mellor Message #73996, posted by monkeyson2 at 18:46, 12/2/2006, in reply to message #73993
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The DS is the only WiFi wotsit I have and am likely to own in the forseeable future, so buying their adaptor when I got the console looked like a reasonable thing to do.
Yes, but you still don't need the Nintendo one. Any other USB wifi access point doofer will do too.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #73997, posted by Phlamethrower at 18:49, 12/2/2006, in reply to message #73996
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It has a dead pixel :cry:
Take it back!
Yeah, I might do.

The DS is the only WiFi wotsit I have and am likely to own in the forseeable future, so buying their adaptor when I got the console looked like a reasonable thing to do.
Yes, but you still don't need the Nintendo one. Any other USB wifi access point doofer will do too.
Yes, but I didn't know of anywhere obvious to get a USB wifi access point doofer near to where I bought the console :)

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I should be able to pick one up after work tomorrow, so until then I expect you all to mail me your friends codes! :P

[Edited by Phlamethrower at 19:47, 12/2/2006]
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Andrew Poole Message #73999, posted by andypoole at 20:55, 12/2/2006, in reply to message #73997
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It has a dead pixel :cry:
Take it back!
Yeah, I might do.
Do. My first DS had a dead pixel, and GAME swapped it without even looking at the reciept to prove I bought it there!

If the shop you got it from won't swap it, I believe Nintendo will swap it for you.

Have you ported RISC OS to it yet, then?
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Andrew Poole Message #74000, posted by andypoole at 20:59, 12/2/2006, in reply to message #73997
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I should be able to pick one up after work tomorrow, so until then I expect you all to mail me your friends codes! :P
Done.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74001, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:12, 12/2/2006, in reply to message #73999
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Do. My first DS had a dead pixel, and GAME swapped it without even looking at the reciept to prove I bought it there!
Oh, good :)

Have you ported RISC OS to it yet, then?
No :(

I should be able to pick one up after work tomorrow, so until then I expect you all to mail me your friends codes! :P
Done.
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Phil Mellor Message #74002, posted by monkeyson2 at 00:11, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74000
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I should be able to pick one up after work tomorrow, so until then I expect you all to mail me your friends codes! :P
Done.
Done.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74003, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:33, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74002
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Mario 64 seems to be an exercise in controlling the uncontrollable :(
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Andrew Poole Message #74004, posted by andypoole at 10:12, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74003
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Mario 64 seems to be an exercise in controlling the uncontrollable :(
You get used to it after a bit :P

It did suprise me, though, that the wrist strap is in a silly place, so doesn't actually reach where you're supposed to use the thumb-pad-thing to move Mario around with, so I usually end up detatching it to play that game :)
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Phil Mellor Message #74005, posted by monkeyson2 at 10:16, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74003
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Mario 64 seems to be an exercise in controlling the uncontrollable :(
So, you have Mario 64 and Mario Kart... any others?
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Richard Goodwin Message #74006, posted by rich at 10:38, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74005
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Mario 64 seems to be an exercise in controlling the uncontrollable :(
So, you have Mario 64 and Mario Kart... any others?
This would be why I don't buy Nintendo. They seem to stick fairly rigidly to franchises - and I don't like fat plumbers.
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Andrew Poole Message #74007, posted by andypoole at 12:53, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74006
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Mario 64 seems to be an exercise in controlling the uncontrollable :(
So, you have Mario 64 and Mario Kart... any others?
This would be why I don't buy Nintendo. They seem to stick fairly rigidly to franchises - and I don't like fat plumbers.
Well I don't particularly like fat plumbers, but the games that come out of Nintendo are generally a lot more fun than the games that come out of other companies.

We're all highly addicted to Mario Kart: Double Dash on the Gamecube in our house down here at uni at the moment..
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74008, posted by Phlamethrower at 19:34, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74006
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The DS is the only WiFi wotsit I have and am likely to own in the forseeable future, so buying their adaptor when I got the console looked like a reasonable thing to do.
Yes, but you still don't need the Nintendo one. Any other USB wifi access point doofer will do too.
Are you sure about that? The boxes for the USB wifi doofers that I found seemed quite insitent that I also needed a wifi router.

Mario 64 seems to be an exercise in controlling the uncontrollable :(
So, you have Mario 64 and Mario Kart... any others?
No :o

Mario 64 seems to be an exercise in controlling the uncontrollable :(
So, you have Mario 64 and Mario Kart... any others?
This would be why I don't buy Nintendo. They seem to stick fairly rigidly to franchises - and I don't like fat plumbers.
But looking at it from another perspective, what's the point of buying (say) a PSP when the majority of games for it are cut-down clones of the original PC/console versions?
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Richard Goodwin Message #74009, posted by rich at 19:53, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74008
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So, you have Mario 64 and Mario Kart... any others?
This would be why I don't buy Nintendo. They seem to stick fairly rigidly to franchises - and I don't like fat plumbers.
But looking at it from another perspective, what's the point of buying (say) a PSP when the majority of games for it are cut-down clones of the original PC/console versions?
1. Can't that be leveled at the DS anyway - Mario-whatevers have already been done to death on numerous Nintendo console variations. 10 to 1 the "Revolution" will be more of the same, but with a weird controller.
2. I haven't bought a PSP yet either, for pretty much the reason you said. Apparently it's good media machine, but I have a laptop.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74010, posted by Phlamethrower at 19:55, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74009
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1. Can't that be leveled at the DS anyway - Mario-whatevers have already been done to death on numerous Nintendo console variations. 10 to 1 the "Revolution" will be more of the same, but with a weird controller.
Yes - but I don't own any larger-than-handheld consoles, because for larger-than-handheld stuff I believe a PC is superior.
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Phil Mellor Message #74011, posted by monkeyson2 at 19:58, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74008
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The DS is the only WiFi wotsit I have and am likely to own in the forseeable future, so buying their adaptor when I got the console looked like a reasonable thing to do.
Yes, but you still don't need the Nintendo one. Any other USB wifi access point doofer will do too.
Are you sure about that? The boxes for the USB wifi doofers that I found seemed quite insitent that I also needed a wifi router.
Well they're not the right sort of doofer. You need a usb wifi access point, not a usb wifi adapter.

eg. http://www.play.com/play247.asp?pa=stts6&page=title&r=DS&title=866457

I think I could configure my Mac's wireless card to work as a wifi access point, if I wasn't already using the wifi for internet access.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74012, posted by Phlamethrower at 20:08, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74011
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Hmm, suspected as much.

I have a plug-in-the-wall type doofer up and running now, so I guess I'll have to stick with that.
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Phil Mellor Message #74013, posted by monkeyson2 at 20:12, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74009
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I think we have a challenge: get the Rich to buy a DS or Revolution by the end of the year. :)

There haven't been that many Mario games...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mario_games

...Oh.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74014, posted by Phlamethrower at 20:18, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74013
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Should I be worried that it's taking about 10 years for the DS to connect to WFC? :P
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74015, posted by Phlamethrower at 20:32, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74014
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Titular! It's not working :(
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Phil Mellor Message #74016, posted by monkeyson2 at 20:44, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74015
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Okay:

Make sure you have 802.11b switched on on your router (I have 11b+11g mixed mode)
Enable WEP security (disable anything more sophisticated)
Turn off anything which promises to speed things up - my Belkin router had something called g-Nitro turned on, which didn't work with the DS (or Bittorrent)
If DHCP doesn't work, you can set it up manually.
You can enter the error codes at www.nintendowifi.com to diagnose what's wrong. It's actually helpful help!
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74017, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:01, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74016
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Already done most of that, although the fact that the router model number is very close to one of the ones on the unsupported list doesn't suggest I'll have much luck getting it to work :P

*attempts router firmware update*
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Phil Mellor Message #74018, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:05, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74017
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Firewall?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74019, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:07, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74018
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Possibly. Two routers, both with NAT and firewalls could cause problems I guess :P

And the firmware update doesn't work! :frown:
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Phil Mellor Message #74020, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:09, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74019
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Just go to McDonalds :P
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74021, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:13, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74020
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According to nintendo's site, there is actually meant to be a free access point 150m from my flat. I bet if I was on the other side of the building I could access it :P
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74022, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:25, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74021
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Although turning "protected mode" off doesn't sound like a good idea, it seems to be what I need to do to get it to work.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74023, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:30, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74022
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Friends code has been sent.
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Phil Mellor Message #74024, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:34, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74023
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Friends code has been sent.
Well, I've registered you now.
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Andrew Poole Message #74025, posted by andypoole at 21:35, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74023
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Friends code has been sent.
Excellent. Now, did I mention that the wireless kit we've got here at the uni house doesn't like my DS and vice-versa?

How about at the weekend, when I'm at home with wireless kit that actualy works?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74026, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:36, 13/2/2006, in reply to message #74024
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It's not working again now :P
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