RiiConnect24 is now officially Open Source. All code for the News, Forecast, and the beta for Everybody Votes, is now public. This means anyone can view how we make the files (and hopefully improve!) – however we have kept keys private for obvious reasons.
You will find the code on our GitHub which will house most static file generators.
We hope all our users understand why we did this, and we also hope that you find this as awesome as we do.
Have you ever heard of the knockoff of the Wii, the Chintendo Vii? We’re proud to announce that RiiConnect24 is gonna be usable on that system, and we’re calling it ViiConnect24!
We’ve been hard at work reverse engineering the Vii, it’s a very interesting console but it’s nothing like the Wii. Surprisingly, it has network capabilities but was never used.
You will now be able to use the News and Forecast Channel with the Vii, receive mail, and eventually be able to use the Everybody Votes Channel. Also, Wiimm and Leseratte have been hard at work developing Viimmfi so you can play the great games on the Vii with people anywhere in the world.
Viimmfi will be great because the Vii has a lot of clones of Wii Sports games, and Wii Sports never had online capabilities (even though Wii Sports Club did) so you’ll basically be able to play those games online like you can in Wii Sports Club.
What? You don’t have a Vii? No worries because we’re gonna make a shop on our site called ViiBay that sells you all kinds of Viis in different colors soon™. We’re even gonna mod it so you can have that awesome glowing blue disc drive light you have on the Wii when you get a message.
The RiiConnect24 News Channel will now display headlines on the Wii Menu. Thanks to this, your Wii Menu might look a bit cooler and it adds more life to it. Now you can view the headlines without bothering to open the Channel.
The maximum amount of headlines that will show on the Wii Menu is 11. It might often reach the maximum amount, since a lot of the time there’s a lot of new articles that are added each hour.
It will show the headlines that have been added the last hour. Also, you have to access the News Channel regularly for it to display headlines. The same thing happens with the Forecast Channel, but the News Channel will stop showing headlines in a shorter period of time if you don’t check it.
We haven’t tested the thing extensively, so I hope it won’t give you NEWS000006 (Invalid Data) but I can’t guarantee it won’t. I hope you enjoy seeing the headlines show up on the Wii Menu, it’ll be nice to see it.
We’re having a giveaway, so you can win a 3D printed logo with my signature on it! Please comment about what you would like to see on the Nintendo Switch to get an entry. The giveaway page is here by the way, so please click on the button about the blog post and put in the username you used for the comment in order to receive credit.
And I’m sure you guys are excited about the Nintendo Switch! We are too!
Good luck winning the logo!
Special thanks to CaptainFamicom for supplying the 3D printed logo.