what's your wii number? June 23, 2007 11:59 AM   Subscribe

WiiFi: Friend Code Time Round 2
posted by heeeraldo to MetaFilter-Related at 11:59 AM (27 comments total)

The last thread I could find was from December, and I've gotten a Wii since then (and imagine others have as well), so I thought we could have another Wii Code exchange.

I'm at: 4274 8581 7207 9937
posted by heeeraldo at 12:00 PM on June 23, 2007

There's also a page on the wiki for Wii and DS codes.
posted by chrismear at 12:17 PM on June 23, 2007

I just got a Wii recently as well. How exactly does this work? When I add your number does it send you a message saying 'Oi, quin wants access?'

And does this mean that I can infect send my Mii over to other peoples houses?
posted by quin at 12:35 PM on June 23, 2007

He wants out... he keeps telling me that if I don't get him access to the rest of the world, he'll kill me in my sleep. I guess the acorn really doesn't fall far, huh?
posted by quin at 12:37 PM on June 23, 2007

Is there any point to this aside from being able to send lousy text messages and mii's over?

And the way the process works is, I add you, you add me, and a day or so later, our's Miis migrate over and that's about it.
posted by RustyBrooks at 12:46 PM on June 23, 2007

3244 1886 6245 1842

Do we have anything similar going for Xbox Live Gamer Tags? Hooking up with MeFites for online gaming would presumably be better than wading through the rabble.
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 1:12 PM on June 23, 2007

Hot off the presses: Xbox Live Gamer Tags page on the wiki.

(To edit pages on the wiki, you first need to go to this preferences page, enter a username, and enter 'welikecameras' into the administrator password field, and hit 'Save'.)
posted by chrismear at 1:48 PM on June 23, 2007

Shouldn't that be 'wehavecameras'?
posted by puke & cry at 1:59 PM on June 23, 2007

Well, you don't want to make it too obvious, do you?
posted by chrismear at 2:01 PM on June 23, 2007

good point.
posted by puke & cry at 2:05 PM on June 23, 2007

RustyBrooks: There's not much of a point at the moment, except that games which use WiiConnect24 to exchange data with other people (i.e. asynchronous communication) use the Wii's address book to do so. I think Elebits is the only game out right now that has this feature.

Also, there's a remote possibility that Nintendo will pay some attention to the friend codes backlash and instead opt to use the address book as a unified friends list in future online games. I'll grant that this seems unlikely at this time, but it is technically possible.
posted by zixyer at 3:00 PM on June 23, 2007

0015 3917 0002 4883, by the way.
posted by zixyer at 3:28 PM on June 23, 2007

I am, by the way, kind of shocked that there isn't too much in the way of online game play available for the wii. I mean, the device has wireless internet built in. It's connected to the internet all the time. What's the deal? Even something dumb like being able to play bowling with my mom across the state would be better than nothing.
posted by RustyBrooks at 4:40 PM on June 23, 2007

Why not put it on your user page?
posted by delmoi at 4:45 PM on June 23, 2007

Because, for the fucking one thousand and first time no one wants to go trawling through fifty thousand user pages to find the few people who have put a code on their page.
posted by chrismear at 5:21 PM on June 23, 2007

3755 9300 2281 7645

(also biscotti)

If you add us, email one of us so's we remember to add you. I at least am forgetfulazy about such things.

see also miiplaza.net, which has examples of many miis. I was able to figure out how to make a Dr. Zoidberg there.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:43 PM on June 23, 2007

RustyBrooks: "It's connected to the internet all the time."

I wish I could find a way to do this that dosen't compromise my computer's security. My problem is I can't find a firewall that gets on with my Wii (and my DS, for that matter). Sygate works, but only when I set it to 'Allow All', and given I don't want to allow all internet traffic through my computer 24/7, the only time my Wii is connected to the net is limited to those fleeting moments when I set Sygate as such.

I'd love to be able to find a way to leave my firewall turned on while giving my Wii unrestricted access, but as much as I've tried, I can't get it done goddammit.

Oh, and my Wii code is 3173 0802 4440 8098.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:10 PM on June 23, 2007

Why not put it on your user page?
posted by delmoi at 6:45 PM on June 23 [+] [!]

There'd be no point to this, because entering someone's wii code does not message them indicating you'd like to "connect" with them at all. It's a 100% blind process, and there must be a double match, where A enters B's code, and B enters A's -- otherwise there's no "friending" completed.

Therefore, putting it on your userpage wouldn't do much for that process...
posted by twiggy at 6:33 PM on June 23, 2007

Mine live at 2386 5457 3558 9432. Assuming you don't fear a virtual quin prowling around inside your console, feel free to add me. Hit my email (in profile) and I'll reciprocate.
posted by quin at 7:12 PM on June 23, 2007

I thought your Wii just needs to be able to get *out* from your network. It shouldn't be a security risk to allow all outbound traffic from your network to go through. I have not specifically handled any incoming traffic redirection or pass through rules and it seems to work OK for me.
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:37 PM on June 23, 2007

1513 5496 0923 0182

(also moz)

If you add us, email me so I can add you back.
posted by sugarfish at 9:59 PM on June 23, 2007

Stoppit you guys, I sooooooo want a Wii!!!! But I am just a poor Federal bureaucrat, and I just paid for a new bike.


I can't afford a video game system because I just bought a new bike?? I am 46 freakin years old!!!! It sounds like I am re-living my childhood!
posted by The Deej at 11:04 PM on June 23, 2007

5181 4785 2361 2776
posted by healthytext at 1:15 PM on June 24, 2007

I once heard that the new Super Smash Brothers would have online multiplayer, which would be awesome. I'm not sure what the latest news on that game is, though.
posted by Secretariat at 2:09 PM on June 24, 2007

5104 5548 2049 2856

Not that I know what to do with these codes. Hell, I had to Google just to figure out how to find my code.
posted by jmd82 at 3:35 PM on June 24, 2007

What about PS3 gamertags?
posted by misha at 3:42 PM on June 24, 2007

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