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What was the point of Update 3.1?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by xxmarioxx, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. xxmarioxx

    xxmarioxx WiiChat Member

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    I cant find anything noticeable with the update 3.1. Also with the everybody votes and internet channel.
     
  2. wario2ooo

    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    i can final type on my wii with a keyboard..lol
     
  3. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    the new features that come with update 3.1 are the ability to use a USB keyboard for the wii message board channel and there is a virtual clock now so if future games come out like AC:WII or Tony Hawk's: Proving Ground for the wii it can use the internal clock in the wii.
     
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    The clock was actually from update 3.0, but everything else is correct.
     
  5. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    I swear theres like too many threads about this >.> but yeah the update mostly was about the USB Keyboard
     
  6. Alamo

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    are they going to be making their own nintendo keyboard to sell?
     
  7. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    Why bother?
     
  8. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    money
     
  9. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    Nintendo Probably won't they'll count on third party sellers for that like the Wii Charge Station

    Edit: 400th Post =]
     
  10. crazyman2

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    I was wondering if thereare any wireless keyboards out there that are know to work?

    And ive also heard of the "Widget View Mode" and i got no clue what that is. So if anyone does wanna let me know cuz im a little curious.
     
  11. wario2ooo

    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    actually....there is more then the keyboard

    you can actually send sites to your mii friends........the blue slot light turns on while on the internet and knowing you got a message without going to the wii menu....and highlight stuff and search the stuff you highlight....and a few more stuff
     
  12. warkentins

    warkentins WiiChat Member

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    At least one wireless keyboard works!

    I am using the Logitech MX3200 wireless desktop right now to type this message on my Wii. It seems to be working great. I'm especially happy because it was on sale at Staples for $30 8>
    It was a bit tricky to get it to work though. I had to install it on my PC, install the Logitech SetPoint software and go through the security setup that pairs the wireless dongle with the keyboard. Funny how that wasn't in the instructions, Logitech -- the keyboard wouldn't even work with the PC until I did that. But after it was done, I just unplugged the dongle, plugged it into the Wii, and started typing. It is extremely awesome to be sitting on my couch with a keyboard on my lap. It's like having a really light laptop with a huge screen.
    I hope this helps someone looking for a wireless keyboard to use with the Wii.
     
  13. crazyman2

    crazyman2 WiiChat Member

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    Perfect! Thank you very much i totally rep'd you or what ever. i'll go grab myself one of those. sounds kinda trouble some and outa my league tech wise so i might come back to you for help, but still thanks so much.

    Now for the second question, anyone know what "widget view mode" is or if there is such a thing?
     
  14. cookiemonsta11111

    cookiemonsta11111 Huge Member

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    I have already noticed that in Super Paper Mario. There was a clock placed somewhere and it told the real time, niffty.
     
  15. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    First do the firmware update to v3.1, then go into the shop channel and download an update for both the Internet Channel and the Everybody Votes Channel
     
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    The message thing from the internet? Where abouts is it? Couldn't see it yesterday.
     
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    have i missed some news or do you mean the opera browser?

    Might get myself a wireless keyboard then...
     
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    Yup, of course :). I mean they have overpriced Nintend-brand SD cards, don't they? However...they have already announced Logitech as a partner, and as such, already began promoting one of their non-wireless usb keyboards

    Meh, $30 is a lot to spend on a wireless keyboard for a device that hardly uses it. Well, not a lot, but it's not cost-effective. I was planning on finding a dirt-cheap Microsoft Wireless Keyboard with just basic functionality for under $10.

    Where'd you hear of this?
     
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    I've never seen a wireless keyboard anywhere for $30 or less. Do tell where you're finding one for under $10. The one I bought was deeply discounted – a $50 instant rebate and a $50 online rebate. And a device that hardly uses it? That depends on you, I guess. I sure find it handy to sit on my couch and use my gmail account to e-mail family and friends instead of being hunched over a computer screen.

    It also encourages more family participation in using the Internet because we don't have to crowd around behind the person sitting in the computer chair, we can sit on the couch or chair or floor and the TV is easy to read. My wife and I sit and read the news together, or watch Youtube videos together. It's great.

    The only thing holding the Wii back from being an excellent family-friendly way to access the Internet is the number of websites compatible with the Wii version of the Opera browser.
     
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    I'm glad you asked me where i found it because i tried to find where i had seen it and found the answer i was looking for.

    "The Nintendo Wii also embraces Web content and applications in a revolutionary new way with the debut of Widget View Mode in the Internet Channel. By surfing to widgets.opera.com users can browse Opera’s collection of community-built, Opera-tested Web applications immediately ready to run on the Nintendo Wii Internet Channel.

    Widgets available now include calendars, news readers, Internet radios and other fun applications. Users of Opera’s desktop browser will immediately recognize their favorite widgets on this new platform. Web developers can publish widgets on Opera’s website to make them available to Wii users. For more information on creating widgets, please visit widgets.opera.com
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    From http://wii.ds-scene.net/?act=viewtopic&s=wii&topic=2630
     

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