Locate Wii users around the world using MapWii

Discussion in 'Wii - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by rice151, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. rice151
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    First off Merry XMas to all and I hope everyone got their desired present from Santa (*cough Wii cough)
    Anyway, so you have a Wii all hooked up played Tennis to death and created a couple of Mii's but your message board is a little empty?

    Well, I found this link on GoNintendo that lets you plot your location on a Google Map along with your Wii's Name and # and allows you to request them as your friend. The site is called MapWii and its in it's early stages but it looks promising. I registered my Wii on there, but I think it takes time to load as it still hasn't been plotted on the map.

    Things I'm not liking: it is quite slow loading the map, seeing as there are like a hundred tiny dots that have to be pinpointed all over the world.
    And, if you click on (Select U.S. State) it doesn't show you all the Wii's in your state, you have to go by N.America and zooming in on your individual state to see everyone. It also doesn't show your EXACT address, it offsets the location somewhat for privacy reason which is nice
    Let me know what you guys think.

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    oh yeah, my Wii # while i'm still on the screen [​IMG] 4490 3567 8038 8200
     
  2. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    this is against the reasoning of friend code by a LONG SHOT. Instead of protecting users, you are giving them your address
     
  3. Hitto

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    Maybe the reasoning behind friend codes addresses issues a lot of childless adults do not care about? It's good to have a choice, no?
     
  4. shaunj66

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    I can't for the life of me get this stupid website to geocode my UK address... I've tried everything. Is there an option to just manually click on the map to choose your location? T_T
     
  5. GameJesus

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    You know what this is? A Hitlist for Sony, everyone will die by 2007....
     
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    Oh noes! They're gonna stone all of us to death with all those unsold PSPs!
     
  7. rice151
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    feriol it's not PSP's they're gonna stone us with, but those bulky unsold PS3's will be repacked with explosives and be air dropped onto our homes... Oh Noes!!!!

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