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141. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 08:39 BST
@StereomanIt's all about how the wireless hardware works. Basically, it can only do one thing at once. The whole setup isn't very clear to the average user but this is pretty much what I think the situation is:If the 3DS is open and you are playing online multiplayer, there will be no StreetPass as the wifi is in use.If the 3DS is open and you are playing local multiplayer, there will be no StreetPass as the wifi is in use (I may be wrong with this one though, as it's local wifi so maybe it can do both).If the 3DS is open and you are playing single player, there may be StreetPass, but the title has to support it (I think this is the case, I could be wrong).If the 3DS is open and you are in the "home menu" there may be StreetPass if you aren't connected to the internet (when I open my 3DS I briefly see the WiFi status say "StreetPass", then it changes to "Enabled" then to "Internet" as I have WiFi internet at home). I suspect that StreetPass definitely won't happen when it's open and connected to the internet, but it may happen if there is no internet around for it to connect to. Check for the "StreetPass" text next to the wifi signal indicator in the top left.If at any point the Wireless is turned off (switch and green light on the right hand side of the unit), StreetPass won't work (obviously!).If the 3DS is closed and Wireless is on, regardless of what game you were playing, StreetPass should work.
In short, the safest way to ensure you don't miss any StreetPass hits is this:Return to the Home menu (shouldn't be necessary, but who knows!)Shut down the running game/application (shouldn't be necessary, but who knows!)Ensure Wireless is turned on.Ensure the 3DS is turned on!Close the 3DS.Go somewhere with lots of people around.Wear a t-shirt that says "I have a 3DS in StreetPass mode. Please ensure your Wireless is enabled and that your 3DS is closed but powered on then hang around my general area for a short while!". Might have to get a few of these made up and start selling them!
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142. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 15:04 BST
Wow, great review.
143. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 15:24 BST
guess i will try that shirt with the 3DS-text on^^
kinda getting desperate. still no hits
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144. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 15:28 BST
Duh, streetpass is meant for when you're walking around when it's closed not when you are sitting playing it, why would anyone expect it do both at once? Street pass games are not active user controlled games hence the name "Streetpass". I like the idea but still haven't gotten any at all and I want to try the game. I live in Chicago and have taken it around on crowded busses and neighborhoods a couple days this week so far and nothing yet. Hope it picks up eventually. The pedometer is neat, too, but I think it gives away coins a little too readily to really encourage lots of walking the way it should. I didn't expect to unlock so much stuff after a short walk to the bus a couple times, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
145. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 15:32 BST
well so far there are only few games that support those coins. ar-games and mii-plaza. think thats all for now. i hope not only nintendo will use this feature. so far no 3rd party has said something about using these coins i think
146. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 16:58 BST
@6ch6ris6 - Wrong. SSFIV allows you to convert Play Coins into Figurine Points, so you can get more figurines to battle others.
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147. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 17:30 BST
From the manual: "If you are playing a game, or if the system is in Sleep Mode (turned on but closed) and you pass someone who has enabled StreetPass for the same software, you will exchange data with them."
I wonder if this means it will work while playing any game, or only while playing a game that you've enabled StreetPass for.
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148. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 17:46 BST
I went in Chick-fil-a and got no streetpasses. Pretty darn crowded too. I'll need to try hard to get even one streetpass where i live...
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149. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 17:54 BST
I went to the shopping centre in Derby (England) today and got my first 3 hits! Unfortunately none of them had nintendogs so we didn't exchange any doggie goodies. But they did go on a quest for me and I got puzzle pieces from them. How fun!
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150. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 17:54 BST
@Tylr i will add u
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151. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 19:08 BST
I've only had my 3DS for a couple of days and so far no hits with the streetpass.My college is having an open house today though so I'm hoping that might work, and theres a couple of other hangouts in town I've yet to try so we'll see if either of those pop something up.
If nothing else I'm going to a convention in May and I figure that'll turn up something.
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152. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 21:07 BST
So, here's a question... 3DS open, no Streetpass. 3DS closed, Streetpass. But what about 3DSound with the lid closed?
153. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 21:20 BST
if you have earphones.
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154. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 21:24 BST
Man, I need to go to a big city and get some StreetPass hits. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person in my town with a 3DS at the moment
155. Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2011 21:25 BST
Been trying for 3 days now and still no streetpass. I've gone to stores,parks,food joints nothing. I was expecting some Mis by now. Hope I encounter someone soon.
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156. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 10:33 BST
Well, 2 hits for my son and myself in a Leeds shopping centre yesterday. 4 hits for my fo my wife on trains to London and back yesterday.
As for play coins, you can also spend them in Lego Star Wars which also has Street Pass. I don't think the play coins are that easy to get since they are limited to 10 per day. I have, however, found a way to break the 10 a day limit, but I also think it's broken Street Pass for me too since I'm no getting any hits from my wife and son any more. Might have to do a full systm reset. That'll teach me.
157. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 10:36 BST
@ImDiggerDan have u tried manchester uk
158. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 14:32 BST
No, I rarely go there.
159. Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2011 05:20 BST
Still no StreetPass hits here yet. I know I'm not the only Tulsan with 3DS. Not sure if I just don't go places that people with 3DS frequent, or few people know how to use it (if they bothered to read it exists...see: Wii Shop Channel). Been to busy Wal-Marts and local community college so far, among less crowded stores. Hoping when I go to the mall to pick up Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (or before) that I have some luck. I did fear this, though. That it'd be hard finding people for it here, for one reason or another. Guess another thing is people may be afraid of taking 3DS with them, for fear of losing it/having it stolen.
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160. Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2011 12:14 BST
Once i get my hardcase or once the weather forecast says "no rain today" i'll too be crushed because i don't get any hits. And since i'm very curious maybe you can clear this thing up.
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