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How far can you Wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by raisinghelen, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. raisinghelen

    raisinghelen WiiChat Member

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    Does anyone know how far away you can use the Wiimote from? Or have you played in an unusual place at all?

    We have played Wii Sports from outside on our balcony, although it is probably only 10 feet further away than our normal playing area.

    My friend bowled from the kitchen when it was his turn and he had gone to get a beer out the fridge. He couldnt even see the tv but bowled a strike!

    Does anyone know the maximum range? It seems to work anywhere in our apartment and people might think im a bit strange if i go outside waving a Wiimote about to try and find out..:crazy:
     
  2. Brawny

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    32 feet is effective range, so maybe 45 or so before it loses everything.

    if the wii is "high-powered" it could go up to 100 ft. or so.
     
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    What are you referring to when you mention "high-powered"? Mine looses its signal at ten feet.
     
  4. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Well, some devices are powered to send the signal with more power.....

    10 feet...call ninty or something. That thing is screwed.
     
  5. paintba||er

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    I think its ten feet or so for the pointing which uses the IR but probably around thirty or forty for the BT.
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    oic.... I thought everyone knew he (the op) was talking about Bluetooth....

    yeah, bowling doesn't use bt....
     
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    Bowling does use BT. Every game does since thats how the Wiimote connects to the Wii. Bowling doesn't use IR.
     
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    The console uses bluetooth not the games. But as stated bluetooth doesnt have a huge range but 10ft sounds a bit to short.
     
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    LOL, meant IR....WOW, shoot me now.
     
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    +Maniacal=Maniac+ Am I Losing Friends?

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    It Depends On What TV You're Using... If Its A Big Widescreen... It Won't Have Much Distance... If It's Smaller, Like A 2-3' One... It'll Go Farther Back.

    Leaned From Experience.:cornut:
     
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    I played on my friend's 71" and it went for about 6 feet.

    ...Really nice TV though...
     
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    your friend doesn't happen to be god?
     
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    Not really, she doesn't even use her gaming consoles, and she has every mainstream one, and had them on launch. Tsh... Only childs...
     
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    Nice pun on the title lol. I haven't really played anywhere strange or bothered to try a long range effort as I don't need to. I tried playing sitting down but it not as much fun :arf:
     
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    Hey, look... It's the actual God e7ernal :eek:

    Ii didn't notice that pun xD
     
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    Thanks, i wondered if anyone would pick up on it. :lol:

    I can never play Wii Sports sitting down but my friend always does, we joked that he would have to take a chair with him if we ever really went bowling.

    I do play Godfather, SSX and Monkey Ball sitting down though.
     
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    I've played wii tennis behind the tv watchin the mirror. My friend bowled from inside his closet. It adds to the fun pretty much. So does beer and wii combined.
     
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    What is the size of your television?
     
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    about 27" .... why?
     
  20. RJU690

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    Someone posted that the larger the size your television is can somehow reduce the effective range of the sensor bar but I suppose that is not true.
     

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