News Channel Progress

Hi.

I just wanted to talk about our current progress with getting the News Channel to update regularly with the latest news. (The news on the News Channel displayed on your Wii right now was news before the channel shutdown.)

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

  • Download news from all six of the original News Channel sources and make the file the News Channel downloads. These include News 24, Mainichi, Associated Press, ANSA, ANP, and AFP. We’re almost done with the script to download stuff from the Associated Press, then we can work on downloading from the other five News Channel sources.
  • Working on a patcher that downloads and patches the News Channel WAD to install this on your Wii, which probably will have the URL changed to our server so you no longer need to change your DNS. Also, you will have to have a patched IOS 31 that has the RSA Key changed, since the News Channel uses RSA and only has a public key, so we generated our own public/private key pair so we can sign our own signatures.
  • Make a Wii U version of the patcher.

Lately I’ve been doing all of the coding for this, so I’m working hard.

I think I’ve understood most stuff that’s present in the News Channel Files.

We should be done with the News Channel stuff soon and I hope to see everything released by Christmas. After we’re done with the News Channel, we will figure out why the Forecast Channel gives us a FORE000006 error. It probably has to do with regional stuff.

If you want to talk with us, join our Discord chat and stop by and say hi. (I’m Larsen on the chat.)

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