Back Again…

2 04 2011

Well it’s been ages since the last NMGS update. Old followers know it’s quite traditional to take a blogging break from Christmas to Springtime. I hope you’re all doing well and your sound cards are all behaving well.

Over the next few weeks you can expect to see quite a few updates. Firstly, the Creative Support Forum is humming with excitement over 2011’s version of the daniel_k support packs. Many of you (myself included) are interested as to the software’s content. When asked “Where are you daniel_k?” he replied:

NOT GONE, YET.

I’m busy with my personal life.

Expect some updates in 2 weeks or so.

See ya,

Daniel

Great! I suspect there will be changes to the Auto Mode Changer, Dolby and dts encoders and of course that awful Creative Audio Console. daniel_k usually manages to tweak memory usage to improve performance too. The huge amounts of problems with microphone and system memory issues meant daniel_k had a herculean task ahead of him.

As soon as it’s available – it will be posted! Please stop filling up my inbox with requests. I AM STILL NOT daniel_k!!!  All bets are off. Especially the guy that bet $10 that corporate-ninjas from Singapore had finally found him.

We’ll also adding features to the site to cater for hand held browser users. In the 21st century – not everyone uses Internet Explorer. Expect some major changes in design, content and layout. Watch this space.

…and finally the Nintendo 3DS. Where do I start with that? Have you tried one yet? I am just in love with that little gizmo. I’ll try to finish off the hardware review over the weekend. Until then, I’ll be playing Pilot Wings Resort and Street Figher IV 3D. This 2D screen is making my eyes go funny.

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No More Goat Soup Visitor Statistics

1 12 2009

I thought it would be fun to share some advanced visitor statistics. I know It’s not exactly fun, but it amuses me for a while. All statistics are correct from December 1st. Behold the power of the interweb!

https://nomoregoatsoup.wordpress.com blog stats

Locations of visitors to this page

  • Total views: 1,090,246
  • Busiest day: 4,719 — Sunday, March 30, 2008
  • Views today: 1,231

Totals

  • Posts: 78
  • Comments: 1,291
  • Categories: 48
  • Tags: 10

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Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector XP/Vista Driver Version 1.07 (12/01/08)

27 04 2009

Nintendo have released an updated installer for Nintendo Wi-Fi Connector. I can’t see any changes from the previous driver, even the release notes are the same. What’s more strange, 1.06 was labelled “Final” and both versions link to the same file.

It’s very strange. See for yourself in the documentation.

Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Driver Installation Program Readme
(C) Nintendo Co., Ltd.
September, 2007

This is version 1.06 of the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Driver Installation Program.
This version is compatible with Windows XP and Vista.

Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector version 1.06 – Install Instructions

! You MUST uninstall any previous versions of the software.
! You MUST have the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector plugged in during the uninstall.

1. The uninstall can be found in your Programs list in the “Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector” folder.

2. Run the “Uninstall Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Registration Tool” click OK.

3. If the software prompts you to insert the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB connector, please ensure the connector is inserted into the USB port it was inserted into during the installation process.

4. The software will ask you to restart your PC, click “Restart.”

5. Remove the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector.

6. Open the NintendoWiFiUSB106 folder where you found these
Instructions, and open the NintendoWFCReg folder. Run the Setup.exe file found there.

For complete setup instructions:
Wii: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/connectingOnline.jsp?entryId=usbInstall
DS: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/ds/connect.jsp?entryId=usbInstall

For troubleshooting, go to:
http://support.nintendo.com

This version features the following upgrades/corrections from version 1.05:
1. Reduction of CPU load when the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector is not connected.
2. Changes to certain registration tool message displays.
3. Added Windows Vista compatibility.
4. Change to specification that requires the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector to be attached when uninstalling.

You can download Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector XP/Vista Driver Version 1.07 (12/01/08) from here





Where Is My Wii Buddy Code? How Do I Add A Buddy Code?

30 03 2009

I thought I’d post a really quick guide for Wii buddy codes. I was doing it for a friend, but he was smart enough to figure it out on his own. Anyway here it is.

Follow the big red arrows from the Wii menu.

Hope it helps!





Super Smash Bros. Brawl! European Release Tomorrow!

26 06 2008

In the goatshed, we’ve been waiting for a couple of years for Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. The goatherd are very Nintendo orientated – but Super Smash Bros has always provided first class gameplay. Firstly on the N64 and then on the GameCube -now we can play on the Wii. Finally, possibly the best Smash Brothers release to date is going to be released!

All the years of built up aggression can be released -it’s here. I hope all my fellow Europeans have their pre-orders, because early indications point to mass sell out tomorrow.

While your waiting for midnight, feel free to drool over my son’s Limited Edition Super Smash Bros Brawl Collectors Edition.

 





Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector XP/Vista Driver Version 1.07 (12/01/08)

4 11 2007

Finally I can dispose of my Windows XP partition.

Recently, I decided to try one of the many work arounds to try and get our Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector working in Vista. I’d tried before, but had very little success to say the least.

As a last resort, I visited the Nintendo download section. I say visited, what I really mean is trawled through millions of pages trying to find the actual download page. I am quite amazed that Google didn’t find it with terms such as “WiFi Vista Nintendo” and “Nintendo WiFi Driver”. Anyway I eventually found the page I was looking for….. and it had been updated!

Wow. Nintendo have finally updated the software to work on Windows Vista. I knew the software wasn’t going to be too great, but I had nothing to lose so gave it a shot. I have to say -it works much better now.

This version features the following upgrades/corrections from version 1.05:

  • Reduction of CPU load when the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector is not connected.
  • Changes to certain registration tool message displays.
  • Added Windows Vista compatibility.
  • Change to specification that requires the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector to be attached when uninstalling.

Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector version 1.06 – Install Instructions

! You MUST uninstall any previous versions of the software.
! You MUST have the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector plugged in during the uninstall.

For complete setup instructions:
Wii: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/connectingOnline.jsp?entryId=usbInstall
DS: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/ds/connect.jsp?entryId=usbInstall

For troubleshooting, go to:
http://support.nintendo.com

Download the Latest Software for the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector

If you already have successfully installed the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector and are able to connect your Wii console online, there is no need to download or install another version of the software. There is no benefit to doing so, and it is not recommended for those who currently have a working connection.

Important! Previously-installed versions of the software must be uninstalled prior to updating with a newer version.
Click here for help uninstalling. Remember to reboot your PC after the uninstallation process, before installing another version!

Available Software Versions:
(For assistance with downloading and installing the software, please see the information at the bottom of this section.)

Windows 7 users: There is no installation software available for Windows 7, and we cannot guarantee that any of the available versions will work with Windows 7.

 

Version
Release Date
File Size
XP
Vista
12/01/08
1.70 MB
Yes
Yes
10/22/07
1.74 MB
Yes
Yes
05/01/06
1.00 MB
Yes
No
01/18/06
1.00 MB
Yes
No
12/19/05
1.00 MB
Yes
No
11/18/05
0.99 MB
Yes
No

Note:

Depending on how your version of Windows XP or Windows Vista is configured, the steps below may vary slightly from your setup. You also may be prompted by Windows XP or Windows Vista to allow the download or installation of the software with a warning that Windows XP or Windows Vista does not recognize it. It is safe to allow the download.

  1. Click on the version number of the software you wish to obtain from the section above.
  2. You will then be prompted to either “Open/Run” or “Save.” Click “Save” and use the drop down in the save menu to save the file to your desktop.
  3. Once the file has downloaded, go to your desktop, and right click on the .zip file (Nintendo_WFC_USB.zip) that just downloaded, and click on “Extract All”.
  4. Click “Next” and then click “Next” again to extract the files to your desktop. Click “Finish”; a new folder with the extracted files should now be on your desktop.
  5. Click the new folder to find another folder called “NintendoWFCReg.” Click this folder to see its contents.
  6. Scroll down the list of files to find “Setup.exe” and double click this file to begin the installation process. (For step-by-step assistance with this process, please click here.)

In order to work with Windows Vista, you must have version 1.06 or higher of the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software (available above).

Windows 7 users: There is no installation software available for Windows 7, and we cannot guarantee that any of the available versions will work with Windows 7.

Important: The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector has been discontinued until further notice. As an alternative for on-line access, Nintendo DS owners can use a standard wireless router or Hotspot location. Please click here for more information.

What is the Nintendo USB Connector?
The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector is a Nintendo-dedicated wireless access point that plugs into the USB port on a PC (Windows XP or Windows Vista* only).

Important: The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector has been discontinued until further notice. As an alternative for on-line access, DS owners can use a standard wireless router or Hotspot location. Please click here for more information.

*In order to work with Windows Vista, you must have version 1.06 or higher of the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software. Click here to download the latest version.

Do I have to buy the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector?
Absolutely not! If you already have a wireless router in your home, you will be able to use your Nintendo DS to connect online and play games. If you do not have a wireless router, you can buy one at your local retailer. Check out our router info page for more information.

If you do not wish to setup a wireless network in your home, you can also connect to the Nintendo WFC at many Hotspots. For more information on setting up a connection at a Hotspot, click here.

Important: The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector has been discontinued until further notice. As an alternative for on-line access, Nintendo DS owners can use a standard wireless router or hotspot location. Please click here for more information.

In order to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector you will need the following:

What do I need to be able to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector?

  • Broadband internet connection
  • Nintendo DS system
  • PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista* with active internet account.
  • Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible Nintendo DS game

*In order to work with Windows Vista, you must have version 1.06 or higher of the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software. Click here to download the latest version.

Important: The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector has been discontinued until further notice. As an alternative for on-line access, Nintendo DS owners can use a standard wireless router or Hotspot location. Please click here for more information.

Where can I buy the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector?
The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector has been discontinued until further notice. As an alternative for on-line access, Nintendo DS owners can use a standard wireless router or Hotspot location. Please click here for more information.

How do I uninstall the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software?
Please follow these steps on your computer to remove the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software:

  1. Uninstall the USB connector through the Device Manager.
    • Make sure you have the USB Connector plugged into your computer.
    • Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
    • Click “System” and select the “Hardware” tab. Choose “Device Manager.”
    • Next to “Network Adapters,” click the “+” to expand the list.
    • If the Nintendo USB Connector is in the list, right-click it and choose “Uninstall.”
  2. Perform the DEVREMOV process.
    • Make sure you have the USB Connector plugged into your computer.
    • On your computer, click on the “My Computer” icon (found in the Start menu or sometimes on the desktop), and right click on your CD drive containing the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection Installation CD, and choose ‘Explore.’
    • Open “NintendoWFCReg/SoftAP.” Within there, double-click the DEVREMOV.exe application.

    During the course of running the DEVREMOV program, you will see three windows pop up successively.

    • The first will have a series of question marks. Click “Yes.”
    • The second will have a picture of wires and lights moving on it while the DEVREMOV utility uninstalls the internet connection sharing for the Nintendo Wi-FI USB Connector. This will disappear on its own.
    • The third will also have several question marks on it. Just click “Ok.”
    • At this point, remove the USB connector from your computer.
  3. Check the “Programs” list and, if the “Uninstall” option for the connector is there, run this process.
    • Click the Start button , and select “Programs.”
    • If the Nintendo USB Wi-Fi Connector is listed, click on the “Uninstall” program to remove it.
  4. Check Add/Remove Software on the computer and, if listed, remove the USB connector.
    • Click the Start button, and select Control Panel.
    • Open “Add/Remove Programs.”
    • If listed, select the Nintendo Wi-Fi connector from the list, and click “Remove.”
    • Follow the prompts to uninstall the program.
    • Reboot your computer to complete the uninstallation.


Download: Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector

XP/Vista Driver Version 1.06/1.07

FROM HERE OR HERE

OR EVEN HERE!!!

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