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1. Posted: Mon 4th Nov 2013 20:33 GMT
I'm new to the forum; I joined for this issue. I just bought Wii Party U and my family and I tried it yesterday. One of the first games we tried was Water Runners. The instructions say to put the game pad a "reasonable distance" from the TV, but no matter where we put it, even on a table, or which way we turned it, the game wouldn't continue. We watched YouTube videos to try to get some insight and the game seemed to proceed on its own. The Wii U didn't freeze; I think it is simply waiting for a confirmation it never receives. We have the sensor bar above the TV, about five and a half feet above the floor. We put the game pad anywhere from 5-20 feet away. Is there a distance that works for you? Is the game pad somehow not communicating with the console? Is the game pad defective? We've never had a problem before and other games work fine. Any insights are welcome. Thanks ever so much!
2. Posted: Sat 9th Nov 2013 04:50 GMT
Maybe I should rephrase my request. Thank you to all those who are reading my post. What setup and distance work for you when you play Water Runners?
3. Posted: Wed 12th Mar 2014 12:42 GMT
I have had the same problem. If you have fixed it can you tell me? If not, does anyone have a solution to this problem?
4. Posted: Fri 14th Mar 2014 09:52 GMT
My lounge isn't that wide so we put the Gamepad at a right-angle to the TV about six feet away. The key seems to be to actually put the Gamepad on the ground as it looks like the IR sensors on the Gamepad are used to determine whether your remote/scoop is hitting the water and if you're short (like a child) getting the correct position when the Gamepad is elevated is difficult.
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5. Posted: Mon 17th Mar 2014 16:52 GMT
Thank you, TheWeaponX and Sean_Aaron, for your replies.
I have yet to get Water Runners working, but I have called Nintendo about it. They trouble-shooted with me and confirmed I have a problem and they are supposedly working on it. They email me once in a while with a request to call them about it, but they have yet to find the trouble as well. As soon as I get a solution, I promise to post it here. Perhaps if you called Nintendo and reported your problem, it might help them work out what's going on. If there's a way to send a private message via this forum, I can give you the tracking number.
6. Posted: Fri 21st Nov 2014 01:56 GMT
i found ur post cuz I was searching for the same problem! it seems after u point ur wii remote at the top of the gamepad I r sensor a confirmation ok button finnally shows up. They are waiting for ur wii mote not distance, pretty bad they dont explain it to well in the instructions!
7. Posted: Sun 30th Nov 2014 17:52 GMT
Thank you, zachhattack, for your reply. I tried pointing the Wiimote at the game pad as you suggested, but still nothing. Tried all four remotes, still nothing. Tried pressing buttons, every single one, still nothing. There is definitely a glitch here. I'll try calling Nintendo again. See if after a year they have come up with something.
8. Posted: Sun 26th Apr 2015 01:51 BST
SOLVED: there was something wrong with the Game Pad. A friend purchased a Wii U for her kids for Christmas and recently acquired Wii Party U. Water Runners works fine on that system. I borrowed their Game Pad, synced it to my system, and it worked. Called Nintendo; they replaced a circuit board for a price and now it works perfectly.
9. Posted: Mon 27th Apr 2015 07:18 BST
Wii Party U is a disaster