'Near' does not work for me...

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  • FiveMinuteHero 22 Feb 2012 16:34:17 115 posts
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    Since I got my PS Vita this morning I have been trying to get 'near' to work. I have tried with both the 3G connection AND Wi-FI, and both give me this error. I have looked into parental settings and all that to make sure that location is enabled, etc. Maps does not work for me either.

    Error message: Could not obtain data for your location.

    Any ideas how to get this thing to work? Thanks!

    PS. I am in Malta, but I have no problems with getting my location using Google maps on an android phone, so I doubt that's the culprit.

    Edited by FiveMinuteHero at 16:35:16 22-02-2012
  • Mr_Brown 22 Feb 2012 17:00:22 976 posts
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    I have the same problem and I live in Nottighamshire England. Perhaps they are just have trouble with certain areas? Would be nice to get this fixed!

    Vita: GameOverYeah

  • THFourteen 22 Feb 2012 17:05:53 33,089 posts
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    mines not working either but i have no wifi connection so unsurprising

    will report back tonight when i'm on wifi
  • FiveMinuteHero 22 Feb 2012 17:11:45 115 posts
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    I was suggested (on another forum) to do a factory reset. I did it, doesn't work.

    The location thing is done by google, so if it works for google, I guess it should work for the Vita.
  • Deleted user 22 February 2012 17:14:22
    I've been fine with mine for the last few weeks until yesterday. Don't know if it's server overload or the patch but I get an error when updating now. It gets the location data fine though, just can't send it.
  • Deleted user 22 February 2012 17:19:52
    It's because they've sold so many that the Internet is now full.
  • INSOMANiAC 22 Feb 2012 17:23:21 3,829 posts
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    Error thread ?


    Mines fine in manc, all seems a bit convoluted though. Probably never put it on again

    Steam - iN5OMANiAC
    PSN - iN5OMANiCAL

  • Kill_Crazy 22 Feb 2012 19:57:35 2,306 posts
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    Not working for me either. 20m east of Cambridge, just in suffolk.
  • ilmaestro 23 Feb 2012 03:27:02 32,407 posts
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    I had the same error message the first time near started (I think I launched it from a link inside Welcome Park), but when I then launched it on its own it was working for me. I would check you are connecting to PSN fine, double check you have all the "it's OK to use my location" things ticked, and keeping trying periodically.

    4235

  • FiveMinuteHero 23 Feb 2012 07:55:23 115 posts
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    I have no problem with PSN. Map thingy doesn't work either.
  • FarFromSane 23 Feb 2012 19:44:45 236 posts
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    iI've just tried mine and its working. got 16people around me.

    Somewhere out there, a neurotic chicken wants to cross the road but is paralyzed by the knowledge that everyone will question his motives

  • spamdangled 23 Feb 2012 19:46:35 27,276 posts
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    Pft. Half the time it gives you the wrong location anyway. It thinks Zomoniac lives in California, and it thinks I live on a street I've never even heard of.

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • Progguitarist 23 Feb 2012 20:05:37 10,404 posts
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    I don't know if it worked for me earlier but I managed to collect a couple of items left for me by forumites. Anyone found a solution yet?
  • FuzzyDuck 23 Feb 2012 20:16:24 3,989 posts
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    Progguitarist wrote:
    I don't know if it worked for me earlier but I managed to collect a couple of items left for me by forumites. Anyone found a solution yet?
    Same here prog, i'm not entirely sure if it's working now or what.

    Well what do you know - stuck my head outside my front door, Vita in hand, tried near and it worked!

    Edited by FuzzyDuck at 20:27:46 23-02-2012
  • Kill_Crazy 23 Feb 2012 20:47:45 2,306 posts
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    Progguitarist wrote:
    I don't know if it worked for me earlier but I managed to collect a couple of items left for me by forumites. Anyone found a solution yet?
    KayJay left an Uncharted item for me (somehow) but i've never got Near to get a location. Just tried again and still no luck. Escape Plan & Frobisher codes came through and worked fine though :)
  • FuzzyDuck 23 Feb 2012 23:21:22 3,989 posts
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    Okay, think i figured out why Near isn't working properly (for me anyway, i was getting the same error as ye folkies) - you need to go to settings, privacy settings, and set 'share activities' to 'anyone' (which i guess makes sense seeing as you're sharing your info with nearby randomers).

    I went back to Near, hit refresh, and despite the fact i live in a wee pokey Irish town, i got ten hits straight off!
  • Progguitarist 24 Feb 2012 00:26:32 10,404 posts
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    Still doesn't work for me sadly.
  • Kill_Crazy 24 Feb 2012 07:18:59 2,306 posts
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    Nor me :(
  • Deleted user 24 February 2012 07:53:08
    I think my problem was caused by the google maps update that arrived at launch. I did a full factory reset ( still retains the current patch ) and it's working again. When I started near this time, there was a google terms and conditions tick box before I could proceed, which I couldn't find for the life of me previously.

    My problem was with sending the data, not getting the location though.
  • Deleted user 24 February 2012 07:54:08
    But yes, it's essential that you make sure your sharing your ID etc in the near settings.

    Edit: I hate my iPad spellcheck

    Edited by BraveArse at 08:37:48 24-02-2012
  • FiveMinuteHero 24 Feb 2012 08:32:52 115 posts
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    I am in 'SETTINGS' but I don't see any 'PRIVACY SETTINGS'

    ???
  • Kill_Crazy 24 Feb 2012 09:07:17 2,306 posts
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    It's under Playstaion Network then Privacy
  • Mr_Brown 24 Feb 2012 10:02:20 976 posts
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    I may have a solution, i read on another forum that the problem may lie with your Wifi Skyhook location. They apparently say that Sony link you to Skyhook to solve it.

    I cannot link you to it as I'm on my Vita, but go to google and search "Skyhook Register" select the first link. You should be asked to find your address on google maps and enter your Mac address and Email address (remember the security word too). It hasen't worked for me yet, it states it may take weeks to register. I guess its worth a shot!

    Vita: GameOverYeah

  • Deleted user 24 February 2012 10:39:12
    That's the big problem with Skyhook I guess. If it works by assigning a real address to a MAC address, then what happens if someone moves and takes the router with them? Best bet is to register your own routers as posted above.
  • Progguitarist 3 Mar 2012 02:32:21 10,404 posts
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    Near started working for me this evening. I did register it with Skyhook and I'm not sure if it is working because of that or not but apparently 5 people in my estate are playing Uncharted GA.
  • DiamondIce 7 Mar 2012 12:04:47 1,185 posts
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    I went back to Skyhook and typed in my postcode having submitted my details 13 days ago.

    It is finding my street but Near is still not working for me.

    I don't think I will ever get it going here.

    FLOPS! RAM!

  • X201 7 Mar 2012 12:26:01 15,223 posts
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    I've got Near working but things like Game Goods drops seem to be very sparse.

    What sort of item drop rate are people getting?
  • dsmx 7 Mar 2012 12:33:42 7,582 posts
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    I got a pool cue for hustle kinds and that's my lot.

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 12:45:40
    I've had a ton of stuff. Pool cues and avatars for Hustle Kings, stuff for Modnation racers and quite few wipeout challenges. And far, far too many bloody super stardust music unlocks. I've got 3G though, maybe that's making quite a difference.
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