International Streetpass Week

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  1. Taipan20
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    Apparently theres a special exclusive 3DS theme you can get by walking past a Nintendo Streetpass Zone. Problem is though I live in australia and idk where any Nintendo Streetpass Zones are. Does anyone know a way I can get this theme before the event ends??
     
  2. Myria

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    I am wondering the same thing. This theme is exclusive to Europe. We need someone in Europe who has a 3DS on a hackable firmware with a 9.7 EmuNAND who can go to a Nintendo Zone and get this theme for us before it is lost to time. I don't want to fly to Germany, so I'm really hoping that someone else will do it.
     
  3. Maximilious

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    One word: Homepass
     
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    HomePass requires hardware that I have no means of acquiring in a reasonable timeframe. Additionally, can HomePass impersonate a Nintendo Zone sufficiently that my Australian 3DS will think it is in a Nintendo Zone in Germany and will let me download the theme, rather than simply give me a bunch of Mii hits?

    Melissa
     
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    Homepass has several ways of implementation. If you have a laptop and a wireless router you're well on your way to having a homepass. Homepass does impersonate a Nintendo Zone but does not allow you to connect to it. However, you will be streetpassing everyone else connected to actual Nintendo Zones around the globe as well as others using homepass, and if one of them has the theme, then you will very likely get it. You must have a EUR 3DS though because themes are region locked.

    Edit: I should also mention people have gotten homepass working on their cell phones as well, but I have not tried that method.
     
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    I have an Australian New 3DS XL; will that work? Also, how does one get the theme if it's not possible to connect to Nintendo Zone through HomePass?

    Melissa
     
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    Check your version from System Settings - It will read 9.XU, 9.XJ, or 9.XE - E is European which I believe the austrailian units are. As for Nintendo Zone's you will need to see if anywhere near you has them. I know all (or most) McDonalds in the states have Nintendo Zone's available. Maybe ask your local game store if they know where one may be in your area.
     
  8. Taipan20
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    you're contradicting yourself there and that sentence makes no sence. ppl use homepass to impersonate a nintendo zone so they CAN CONNECT to it thats the whole point. the 3DS connects to homepass like it is a real nintendo zone THEN connects with other ppl thru streetpass in the same nintendo zone area.
     
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    I'm in America mimicking a German Nintendo Zone - ATTWIFI is no longer available over 9.3 for homepass. If I try to connect to my homepass NZ I get a region failure code. Streeetpass still works, but NZ does not. That's no contradiction, it's fact.
     
  10. DjoeN

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    Nintendo Zones in Europe are restricted to country.

    I can login into a German or France Nzone but i can't download stuff, it will tell you that you do not have the right system to download.
    You have to login and download the code before you can get the code, if you are short in time you can have the code emailed to you, but you have to login to do this.

    Today is the last day you can get the theme, if you already have downloaded the theme, you can always redownload it later at any given time.

    I specially drove 30 minutes from home to get to the nearest Nintendo Zone hotspot to get the theme and the golden pants guy, but the golden pants guy does not always show up in your streetpass people you get.
    However the head of Nintendo Europe (Golden Pants guy) you can get over homepass, but not the theme. (unless your Nintendo Zone you homepass is the same country as you are in)