14 December 2006

Avatar Liberation Movement


"Mii" avatars for the Wii console have been given a license to travel, thanks to a "How To" article published by LiquidIce's Nintendo Wii Hacks. Using the built-in Bluetooth capabilities of the Wiimote control device, a Bluetooth-capable PC, and a program called MiiTransfer, Mii avatar data can be scraped from the Wiimote to the PC, then shared through web sites such as the Mii Transfer Station (see the article for details).

I don't know if this is the first such case of avatar liberation, but it certainly won't be the last.


Anonymous said...

It was pointed out to me that Mii avatars apparently already have the ability to travel--if I understand this correctly, it's from a Wiimote to any other Wii, and also from Wii to Wii via the "Mii Parade." Not sure how that all works yet, my Wii's in the mail :)

Glyn Moody said...

Thanks for the update.