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shamolife

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Hi, I'm really confused about account sharing on the wiiU and the parental controls.
I have 5 users of the WiiU at home. We all created an account. I'm the only one (being the adult) with a nintendo network ID.

When I play with my kids, we enjoy searching for the 'visitors' in nintendoland and checking out people's stats. This requires me to be logged in when the console starts. However, does it means that our highscores will be linked to my account? My kids really enjoy having their own stats.

I guess my question applies to all other games - are high scores/saves shared accross all Mii?

Furthermore, when my kids created an account they were prompted to select parental controls. This makes no sense as I had already created an account (mine) with parental controls enabled.

Any info regarding how account sharing and parental controls work would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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teus

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shamolife wrote:

Hi, I'm really confused about account sharing on the wiiU and the parental controls.
I have 5 users of the WiiU at home. We all created an account. I'm the only one (being the adult) with a nintendo network ID.

When I play with my kids, we enjoy searching for the 'visitors' in nintendoland and checking out people's stats. This requires me to be logged in when the console starts. However, does it means that our highscores will be linked to my account? My kids really enjoy having their own stats.

I guess my question applies to all other games - are high scores/saves shared accross all Mii?

Furthermore, when my kids created an account they were prompted to select parental controls. This makes no sense as I had already created an account (mine) with parental controls enabled.

Any info regarding how account sharing and parental controls work would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

the only way i see is each individual child needs their own nintendoID if you want to be able to keep records for them to compare with others around the world...
whcih can be done but in order to get a child a nintendoid it will cost you 50 cents per account.. (non-refundable) whcih is nintendos way to ensure the child has recieved permission from a parent to set one up

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Shworange

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It doesn't charge 50 cents per account. I just set up 4 accounts on my WiiU. It costs a one time fee of 50 cents

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shamolife

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Thanks guys!

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Sgt_Ludby

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I remember reading about this but I don't think I was ever charged when I made mine. Is this applicable in the US?

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Sgt_Ludby wrote:

I remember reading about this but I don't think I was ever charged when I made mine. Is this applicable in the US?

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Sean_Aaron

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That's weird, I was wondering about this talk of fees.

Some games use separate save files for each user and some don't. Trine 2 has totally separate save files - I started the game with my daughter, but when she signs in she cannot see the save game we started. Little Inferno works more like a WiiWare game: all users have access to a single set of four save slots and can load and save to any one of them.

I expect retail games are the same.

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Sean_Aaron

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I just made a "discovery" as a result of not being able to see Retro City Rampage in the Wii Shop regarding Wii U parental settings and the Wii Channel. I hadn't noticed this before, but there's a separate Parental Settings menu for the Wii Channel in the upper right of the Gamepad screen. These settings apply to all users regardless and by default, they seem to be maxed-out. The Shop restriction ties to the Wii Shop so that any games which exceed the rating you set won't be displayed for purchase. The default setting is PEGI 3 (!). At last I have an explanation as to why I was getting prompted to enter a PIN when playing Samurai Warriors 3!

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wadebrownii

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i have recently bought a used wii on CL and it has parental controls enabled but i am not aware of the passcode. i found online the tool to unlock it by clicking "i forgot" on both the code entry screen and the secret answer screen and i got the 8-digit code and entered it to get the 5-digit code but when i enter it on my wii at the "master key" screen i get a message that says "this master key is incorrect". is there another way around the parental controls or something i am doing wrong? i have already tried calling nintendo customer service but they are closed and wont be back until monday (which is pretty lame for it being customer service) i would like to get my wii unlocked and i would prefer not to wait till monday when the customer service line is open. can anyone help me? any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Cheaptrick

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shamolife wrote:

Furthermore, when my kids created an account they were prompted to select parental controls. This makes no sense as I had already created an account (mine) with parental controls enabled.

It's because when your kids created individual accounts of their own those accounts are not tied up anymore to your account. They have their own individual accounts unrelated to your account therefore they can chose to have individual parental control if they want to. You're not the only primary account holder anymore but one of the many primary account holders in your household.

If you want to be the only one with parental control then your kids doesn't need to register & have separate inidividual accounts on their own. But the thing with this - you might be the only one with parental control but you'll share stats with your kids cuz they're playing using your account.

Shworange wrote:

It doesn't charge 50 cents per account. I just set up 4 accounts on my WiiU. It costs a one time fee of 50 cents

Nobody gets charged registering accounts. I don't know where someone gets this idea that you have to pay to create individual accounts.

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Cheaptrick

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In addition, if you want to have full parental control of your kids accounts... just see to it that when they make their own individual accounts, when it's time to put parental controls just make sure you'll be the one putting in the pin numbers (them not knowing those pin numbers). If they try to edit their individual accounts then they have to ask you to put the pin numbers.

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