"Official" MacRumors Mario Kart DS Online Racing League

What would be a useful online form(s) for our online MRioKart Racing League to take?

  • This thread is good enough

    Votes: 25 43.9%
  • Web page

    Votes: 22 38.6%
  • Wiki

    Votes: 7 12.3%
  • Bulletin Board (Forums)

    Votes: 18 31.6%
  • Chat Room

    Votes: 12 21.1%
  • Mailing list

    Votes: 8 14.0%

  • Total voters
    57

srobert

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Jan 7, 2002
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By the way. This thread is pretty old so the above poll is no longer relevant.

I've downgraded this post to a simple list of friend codes. Simple is better.

The list has more friend codes than the maximum amount you'll be able to enter in your roster. You might want to pick friend codes close to your timezone first. Names at the bottom of the list have been submitted more recently so there are better chances that those newer players are still playing.

Members:
Code:
     MR Name           DS Name        Friend Code         Timezone
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01   srobert           Aazlain        124613 537515       EST  (UTC-4)
02   GFLPraxis         Praxis         008649 401458       PST  (UTC-8)
03   Agilus            Severian       524045 495480       EST  (UTC-4)
04   risc              risc           210512 894114       AEDT (UTC+11)
05   LimeiBook86       Mac            214807 834551       ?
06   Jomoma            ?              081663 801556       ?
07   NerdBoy           NerdBoy        300707 286382       EST  (UTC-4)
08   0s and 1s         ?              085958 995195       ?
09   Flowbee           Flowbee        000059 573855       PST  (UTC-8)
10   TheGimp           aphex          206218 142069       ?
11   MarioFan83        Tinman         030124 362897       CST  (UTC-6)
12   michaelltd        Michael        300707 428150       PST  (UTC-8)
13   raggedjimmi       SatanSam       305002 515028       GMT  (UTC+0)
14   MacRumorUser      ?              266348 000295       ?
15   jalagl            ?              227693 318932       CST  (UTC-6)
16   TEG               TEG24601       279232 563801       PST  (UTC-8)
17   mkdsaaren         VIXEN          313592 086660       ?
18   7on               jonshipman     085959 224284       CST  (UTC-6)
19   Marky P           Marky P        171858 846073       GMT  (UTC+0)
20   eva01             eva01          412377 005864       EST  (UTC-4)
21   kaylee            kaylee         107434 068211       AEST (UTC+10)
22   Ashwee            Ash            515456 290125       GMT  (UTC+0)
23   cvalda            cvalda         283528 159364       CST  (UTC-6)
24   cartoonfox        fox (^-^)      322182 933212       GMT  (UTC+0)
25   ChronoIMG         Mr.Snap        030124 251133       PST  (UTC-8)
26   nightdweller25    ?              098844 685351       ?
27   bentley           BentleY        055894 984969       ?
28   Kronos2611        Kronos         120319 258643       GMT  (UTC+0)
29   f-matic           nicko          502571 749714       EST  (UTC-4)
30   bluemouse         Bluemouse      098845 638508       EST  (UTC-4)
31   zelmo             zelmo          085961 281944       EST  (UTC-4)
32   Prom1             Prom1          000061 553772       EST  (UTC-4)
33   Laser47           PowerPC        438148 516150       EST  (UTC-4)
34   Patmian212        Lunchbox       103141 165621       CET  (UTC+1)
35   MrC539            Cameron        124615 936877       EST  (UTC-4)
36   GimmeSlack12      ?              116025 985270       GMT  (UTC+0)
37   akira ashmead     Akira          103141 008496       ?
38   -----             -----          ------ ------       -
39   DeSnousa          ?              528341 051983       AEST (UTC+10)
40   GimmeSlack12      Slack          ?????? ??????       GMT  (UTC+0)
41   gauchogolfer      Gaucho         438148 408457       CET  (UTC+1)
42   AJ Muni           AJ             137511 170069       EST  (UTC-4)
43   smackifilia       smackifila     090266 647939       ?
44   PD4Ever           PD4Ever        528342 733193       ?
45   Tommyg117         ?              489698 628861       ?
46   JDOG_             ?              249180 511985       ?
47   Trowaman          Trowa          219115 674367       ?
48   sethypoo          Seth           257770 481511       ?
49   raccoong          raccoong       459634 489153       CST  (UTC-6)
50   fullwall          Hazzar         347965 420555       WST  (UTC+8)
51   RichP             RichP          519764 166374       ?
52   plinkoman         Afroman        292130 956135       EST  (UTC-4)
53   hofnar            KARBUNKLE      292130 319634       JST  (UTC+9)
53   markkk!           markkk!        008663 479331       ?
54   AGoglanian        Obsidian6      425275 297277       PST  (UTC-8)
55   mouchoir          Mokee          493995 804119       GMT  (UTC+0)
56   skillz1318        boxer          515469 685581       EST  (UTC-4)
57   AppleGuy08        Pimpy          429571 019752       PST  (UTC-8)
58   HungrySeacow      Kenny          536945 545584       EST  (UTC-4)
59   KingBoo           Kíng Boo       231992 719676       GMT  (UTC+0)
60   DarkNetworks      apnea          292133 483752       ?
61   drummerbooker14   blakspade      536945 779788       ?
62   godonlyknows      DJW            451047 562915       ?
63   cyclone84         critchie       184758 764428       CST  (UTC-6)
64   zflauaus          zflauaus       390918 108926       CST  (UTC-6)
65   scott2006         mynd!          446753 277358       CST  (UTC-6)
66   weg               Georg          403803 125017       CET  (UTC+1)
67   emdotdee          emdotdee       420989 089014       GMT  (UTC+0)
68   Rocksaurus        drew@          433879 140933       PST  (UTC-8)
69   zap2              ?              120351 045296       ?
70   HungrySeacow      ?              536945 645584       ?
Last updated: February 27, 2007
 

GFLPraxis

macrumors 604
Mar 17, 2004
7,091
404
I will post my code here when I get the game, however in two or three days I'll be sending my DS in for repairs from Nintendo and I won't be able to play for a week or two :(
 

Agilus

macrumors regular
May 19, 2005
166
0
Massachusetts
I'll be posting my code here, too, when I finally get the game tonight. Here's hoping my wife or I can actually find it without too much trouble. :)
 

GFLPraxis

macrumors 604
Mar 17, 2004
7,091
404
Oh, my time zone is PST and I'll probably be using Praxis for my name (that's the name on my Nintendo.com account).
 

srobert

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jan 7, 2002
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The column I titled "DS Name" makes reference to the name you entered when you first configured your DS. I'm prety sure it's the one Mario KArt is gonna use. It can be changed in the settings of the DS.

Edit: DS Name can be also be directly changed in the Mario Kart "Option" -> "Edit" menu. (Limited to 10 characters)
 

GFLPraxis

macrumors 604
Mar 17, 2004
7,091
404
srobert said:
The column I titled "DS Name" makes reference to the name you entered when you first configured your DS. I'm prety sure it's the one Mario KArt is gonna use. It can be changed in the settings of the DS.

Edit: DS Name can be also be directly changed in the Mario Kart settings menu.
Also Praxis :D
 

Agilus

macrumors regular
May 19, 2005
166
0
Massachusetts
srobert said:
Do you guys think that Friend Codes should be kept secret? What is the risk of having it displayed online?
I don't have a problem with my Friend Code being displayed online.... I don't think hiding it would serve much purpose, because we -want- people to get to it, and there's no meaningful way to police who joins and who doesn't. I guess we could make people jump through some hoops to join, but that's a hassle for everyone, and only deters the lazy troublemakers. And besides, how much trouble can you cause on this game? The best you can do (that I know of) is to drop out of races that you are losing. And this is remedied by just removing the offender from the list. Am I right in assuming that both parties need to have each other's friend code to compete against each other in friend mode?

srobert said:
Any idea for a League official name?
I don't have any ideas for an official name yet. However, just discussing a MK group name makes me recall with fondness Phi Koopa Troopa, the fake fraternity my friends and I invented in college. We were definitely into our Mario Kart. I may have to see if I can resurrect PKT. :)

srobert said:
Edit: Just got my copy of the game. (I had it pre-ordered) I'll set-ip up tonight when I get back from work (10:00 PM EST)

^_^
Congrats!
 

srobert

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Jan 7, 2002
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Agilus said:
I don't have a problem with my Friend Code being displayed online.... I don't think hiding it would serve much purpose, because we -want- people to get to it, and there's no meaningful way to police who joins and who doesn't. I guess we could make people jump through some hoops to join, but that's a hassle for everyone, and only deters the lazy troublemakers. And besides, how much trouble can you cause on this game? The best you can do (that I know of) is to drop out of races that you are losing. And this is remedied by just removing the offender from the list. Am I right in assuming that both parties need to have each other's friend code to compete against each other in friend mode?
Agreed. I only mentioned it because the forums admin at Nintendo.com recommend not posting it. I guess it has more to do with risking having old pervs joining kids in game and starting talking funny. :D Just wanted to make sure there weren't ant REAL technical risks.

Agilus said:
I don't have any ideas for an official name yet. However, just discussing a MK group name makes me recall with fondness Phi Koopa Troopa, the fake fraternity my friends and I invented in college. We were definitely into our Mario Kart. I may have to see if I can resurrect PKT. :)
That's Hilarious!
 

TheGimp

macrumors 6502
Jun 14, 2004
391
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anywhere, usa
Can anyone tell me whether I can use my DS tunneling through Powerbook ethernet connection via the airport card? Or do I have to own a standalone router such as Airport Base Station? I hope I can because it would be a shame to have to spend over $100 just to play Mario Kart, when xlink kai let's me play my PSP online with my current setup.

Sorry if this is off topic, but I already searched the wifi thread and didn't see any answers to this question.

Thanks

and if any of you manage to pull yourselves away from the game itself in order to share your online impressions, either in this or in another thread, I'd be happy to read them.
 

Agilus

macrumors regular
May 19, 2005
166
0
Massachusetts
TheGimp said:
Can anyone tell me whether I can use my DS tunneling through Powerbook ethernet connection via the airport card? Or do I have to own a standalone router such as Airport Base Station? I hope I can because it would be a shame to have to spend over $100 just to play Mario Kart, when xlink kai let's me play my PSP online with my current setup.
I don't know, but this was something I was considering doing myself, except with my Mac mini. I have a wireless router set up, but because I am using WPA encryption, I will have to change my configuration to play online. I'm planning to look into it for at least a few minutes tonight when I get home, and I'll let you know how it goes. If it's not a quick thing, I'll probably just reconfigure my router and the machines that use it.
 

Gwendolyn

macrumors member
Feb 3, 2005
46
0
Massachusetts
srobert said:
Agreed. I only mentioned it because the forums admin at Nintendo.com recommend not posting it. I guess it has more to do with risking having old pervs joining kids in game and starting talking funny. :D Just wanted to make sure there weren't ant REAL technical risks.
My impression, from what I've read about this game, is that there isn't any in-game chat at all. No voice chat due to technical limitations at this point (my understanding is that it would slow the game down), and I haven't read about any text-based way of chatting in this game, either. Has anyone heard anything different? Did the Nintendo.com forums admin give a reason for not sharing the friend code on this game specifically? I can see it being more of an issue for younger gamers on other games that allow in-game communication, for exactly the reason you mentioned, but I'm not sure I know of any argument against sharing the friend codes for Mario-Kart DS in particular.
 

srobert

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Gwendolyn said:
My impression, from what I've read about this game, is that there isn't any in-game chat at all. No voice chat due to technical limitations at this point (my understanding is that it would slow the game down), and I haven't read about any text-based way of chatting in this game, either. Has anyone heard anything different? Did the Nintendo.com forums admin give a reason for not sharing the friend code on this game specifically? I can see it being more of an issue for younger gamers on other games that allow in-game communication, for exactly the reason you mentioned, but I'm not sure I know of any argument against sharing the friend codes for Mario-Kart DS in particular.
I think they originally planned to have in game text chatting but it might have been dropped somewhere along the way. I'm sure I read about it on some Nintendo DS website.

Nintendo did not give any reasons about not sharing the Friend Code. It's simply a warning posted at the top of thier forums page. Here is how it reads: "Remember to NEVER reveal any personal information in chat groups or forums. Please also do not reveal Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Friend Codes on forums."

I've read conflicting reports about your code being the same for all game or game specific. I'll dig for more info.
 

NerdBoy

macrumors member
Oct 25, 2005
46
0
Why do you need to know?
srobert said:
Hello fellow Mario Kart fans. It looks like many of us will soon be happy owners of Mario Kart DS.

It could be fun to play against each others online from time to time.

We could use this thread to trade "Friend Codes" and schedule Races.

I'll update this first post with a list of MacRumors members who want to join the League

Next Race: To be announced

Code:
MR Name        DS Name        Friend Code         Timezone
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srobert        Aazlain        124613 537515       EST (UTC-4)
GFLPraxis      Praxis         008649 401458       PST (UTC-8)
Agilus         Severian       524045 495480       EST (UTC-4)
risc           risc           210512 894114       AEDT (UTC+11)
LimeiBook86    Mac            214807 834551       ?
Jomoma         ?              081663 801556       ?
NerdBoy        NerdBoy        300707 286382       EST (UTC-4)
Q1: Do you guys think that Friend Codes should be kept secret? What is the risk of having it displayed online?

Edit: I ask because the forums admin at Nintendo.com recommend not posting it. I guess it has more to do with risking having old pervs joining kids in game and starting talking funny. Just wanted to make sure there weren't ant REAL technical risks. I'll post mine…*and if any old farts start telling stuff to me about their weewees, I'll simply throw a bunch of red koopa shells their way.​
No problem with that, as there is no chat, so no one can just keep chatting and bugging you with foul language. There is no way to find out your personal info via friend code? right?

srobert said:
Q2: Any idea for a League official name?

Suggestions so far:​
- MacRumors Mario Karting League (Very self explanatory albeit not very original) [srobert]
- Something in the lines of "Phi Koopa Troopa", a fake college fraternity [Agilus]​
how bout MRiocart Kart League?

or Alpha Goomba Stompa?




 

.Andy

macrumors 68030
Jul 18, 2004
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The Mergui Archipelago
NerdBoy said:
Should we PM anyone if we want to join?
I picked up my copy today. Boy is it wicked. Can't wait to take on you macrumorers :). I nominate you for organiser srobert ;). how about we PM you our codes....

Looks like the server is down currently though. I'm sure every man and his dog is trying to connect :(.
 

Eidorian

macrumors Penryn
Mar 23, 2005
29,081
287
Indianapolis
I'm surprised that the D-Pad was that responsive. It required some twitchy movements but it was great driving. I got online at McDonalds too. The network seems to be having problems though.
 

srobert

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Jan 7, 2002
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.Andy said:
I picked up my copy today. Boy is it wicked. Can't wait to take on you macrumorers :). I nominate you for organiser srobert ;). how about we PM you our codes....
Why not.

PM me your all your info (DS name, MR name, Friend code and Timezone) and I'll add it to the list in the first post.

GFLPraxis said:
My code is 008649 401456.
Praxis, I entered your frind code in my DS but it told me it was incorrect. Maybe it has something with the Nintendo WiFi connection having problems right now.

Edit: Typo. Corrected.

mikemodena said:
If you're looking to run a league www.myleague.com might be something worth looking into.. they have incredible admin tools for a league.. tournaments, the works.
Sounds interesting. I think we'll give it a try. Let's just wait a few days so we have a final League name.