Brawl: Can't play online?

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  1. Lucifer666
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    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    I'm having a little issue on SSBB.

    When I first got the game (back when it was first released) I used to play on-line with no problem, just minor lag due to Nintendo's crappy services. It was all good.

    However in the past 2 years I haven't managed to get into a single anonymous online match. Not one! It's driving me insane. I searched, and this was asked on here before, however there is no fix.

    The thing is, when I head into spectator mode, I can find and choose between a million full 4-player matches to watch, but when I go to the With Anyone option, then either 2 on 2 or 4 player, I can't find a single person. The most I've waited consecutively is 2 hours and a half, and I couldn't find anyone.

    Something's definitely wrong. Can it have anything to do with my location, or my Wi-Fi settings? Mario Kart Wii works completely fine. Can someone shed some light on this? I'm bored of playing against CPUs. Thanks.
     
  2. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    I am sorry mate, I have the same problem here, I connected to a wired router and it seems like I can only fight friends _-_ So I guess no one is online
     
  3. Arya511

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    yeah.. i have the same problem. all other games work fine. when i load ssbb (burned) all i can do in online is watch matches. I can't play them
     
  4. Lucifer666
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    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    I did an awful lot of extensive research, and even found some topics on Nintendo's support website. I didn't get any information off Nintendo firsthand, but looking through a few topics on several forums, I think it would make sense that Brawl's "With Anyone" option is country-based, to reduce latency. Not entirely sure though.

    This sucks of course, because where I live there's just about a 0% chance someone is simultaneously seeking someone on brawl who also has a stable connection.
    But @[member='Arya511'], is your location setting correct? If you are in the States, then I don't see how you would have this issue too.
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    Is there any way (besides using a VPN on my router) to have my Wii think I'm in the States?
     
  5. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

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    Try changing your connection thing to shared
     
  6. Luigi2012SM64DS

    Luigi2012SM64DS G-old member

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    Wii supports WPA2 so no need.
    But anyways i think just SSBB online services just died.
     
  7. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

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    True, but MKwii worked w me this method
     
  8. Fudge

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    I have this issue too. Live in NA, I rarely ever find matches.
     
  9. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Have you tried, I don't know, calling Nintendo?
     
  10. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

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    From what I understand, looking it up, apparently the game will put you in your own private match, so after like 2 minutes if you haven't found a game if you back out and search again you'll have a chance of getting into a public match.
     
  11. mrpinkeye

    mrpinkeye GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    oh man, i gave up on match finding in ssbb years ago. best joining one of the ssbb chat rooms and finding someone to add to your list :)
     
  12. Charon

    Charon GBAtemp Regular

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    had this issue since I got the game years ago... never figured it out.
     
  13. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman

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    Me too. Never been able to do a "anyone" match. My brother lives in Finland and friend matches work fine with him. I guess I could try changing my country setting around and see if that helps. I'd also have to check to see if I'm using a PAL or NTSC version but judging from other's responses here that shouldn't matter.

    Maybe we could all exchange friend codes in this thread for those who have the problem.
     
  14. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    I wonder if nowone plays public matches anymore.
     
  15. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    this is one of nintendo's worst games to get matchs with trust me i had a match with everyone just taunting...
     
  16. Maxternal

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    My brother (Finland) says he never had the problem but I (Costa Rica) do.
     
  17. BORTZ

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    Weird. Well i mean, in 2008 i played a total of 2 online matches and said "nope" and never played online again.
     
  18. Arp1

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    I still find people online in random 2v2. Takes around 4 minutes to find 3 others, but the lag in-game is just horrible. Stick to offline with friends, or only play Wi-Fi with people you know have 10mb+/s connections so the game isn't terribly laggy.
     
  19. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Even when I fought against someone who lived two blocks down the street from me, the lag would be unbearable, even though I used a 30mbps connection. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised if so few people play Brawl's online mode anymore.