We updated the stuff to download the latest news on the RiiConnect24 News Channel. The next time you visit the Channel, you will be able to see the latest news.
Please note that this is still in beta, so you might get errors like NEWS000006 which means Invalid Data. If you get those errors, please don’t contact us about stuff like that since we will try to be fixing the problems as we encounter them.
Since we’re still working on organizing the stuff with topics every news article will be in a category named “Uncategorized”.
The first thing I want to say in this blog post is thank you to everyone who has tried our News Channel Beta. We should be able to get the latest news on there soon, and when we do you won’t have to patch anything else.
Lately I have been working on making a massive list of locations for my script that makes the News Channel Files. I thought it would be nice to make a blog post about this.
There’s thousands of locations on Earth, and you never know where the next one will take place at. The challenge I have is to make it be possible to be able to plot each one where it takes place on the Globe. For Associated Press, they write which location an article takes place in before the article if any.
So Nintendo seemed to have only so many locations in whatever list they used, and those are the more populated cities (like Washington, D.C..). Some populated cities (like Port-au Prince, Haiti) weren’t in their list it seems, so if a news article has one of those cities written on them it wouldn’t show up on the Globe. If the program that Nintendo used couldn’t find the correct location for cities in the United States, then it would plot them on the state instead (like plot Nevada on the Globe if it couldn’t find Las Vegas, this is possible since the state usually is written with the location).
Also, some of the locations weren’t plotted on the correct location on the Globe.
In this video, a story that takes place in Ghent, West Virginia is plotted on Ghent, Belgium.
Well I’m happy to say that we will do something better, so in those stated cases where it doesn’t plot the locations on the Globe correctly or doesn’t find the locations it will now do those things correctly.
It’s a lot of work to do this, since we have seven languages to work with (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch) and I have to translate them, and each news source does this differently. I call this the Nueva York Problem (Nueva York means New York in Spanish).
We are very busy with this but we hope to have the latest news display very soon. We will tell you when this is done.
Also, we soon will have DLC for Animal Crossing: City Folk up running soon. You probably have got the letter with the RiiConnect24 T Shirt mentioned with the present attached that is an Apple. Sorry about this, this was not supposed to happen. The plan now is to release that later and start delivering some new DLC in the meantime.
I wanted to say that RiiConnect24 isn’t dead, but we’ve been working hard.
Here’s a list of things we’ve been busy with lately.
RiiConnect24 News Channel: Yes, we’re still working on this. It’s taken me a long time to get as far as I can with code to download and parse the news. In case you’ve missed it, here’s our progress page we’ve been updating. https://riiconnect24.net/progress.php
Everybody Votes Channel Poll Viewer: This basically will let you view all known Everybody Votes Channel Poll Results. 🙂
WiiConnect24 Mail: We’ve been working on reverse engineering this. Even though I said “WiiConnect24 Mail”, it actually allows more stuff to happen as well.
This stuff will start soon.
Nintendo Channel Play Records List: Self-explanatory.
Other stuff we’ve put on hold but still working on.
Wii no Ma Products: I’ve done some work on this stuff.
Wii Sports Resort Mii Importing: I haven’t done too much with this yet but again it will happen.
RiiConnect24 Forecast Channel: Self-explanatory. I know a lot of people will be interested in this (including myself).
Animal Crossing: City Folk DLC: Gone pretty far with this. Even though this has been done before, we’re gonna make new DLC and of course download it via WiiConnect24.
I hope that tells you that we’re still working on a lot at the moment, we’re still working all the time on this stuff.
By the way, I updated the Wii Manual Section at http://riiconnect24.net/manuals.html. Also, I’ve made a new tool called Wii Manual Viewer (on that link as well), a homebrew application that does what you think. WiiWare Manuals are only available using this, it loads the Wii Shop Channel as they’re all stored there.
I hope you have a good day, and please never think we’re dead!
We’re working on Mii Stamps and Mii Labels now. I’m almost finished with the Mii Stamps. Please just wait a little longer so we can figure out how we can take the stamp pictures made and be able to make them be on the stamp. (The stamps in this Comic Strip is the one that was originally used, and looks like a very nice stamp.)
What are these, you ask?
You don’t even need to know Japanese to hear what’s said in this song. If you just watch this you will understand.
Now about the News Channel and Forecast Channel.
We’re still fixing bugs with the RiiConnect24 News Channel, thanks for waiting patiently.
For the Forecast Channel, I started over and using AccuWeather now for the weather. Of course I would want to use Weathernews, what the Forecast Channel used, but it seems like it’s a paid service. AccuWeather seems to be the best out of the ones I’ve seen, especially because it gets weather from local weather stations for accuracy.
I would like to give another update what we’ve been doing with RiiConnect24 lately. Still working on the News Channel of course too, that’s my top priority right now. (It will be worth the wait I promise.)
Wii Sports Resort Miis, you may or may not know that it had a feature to import Miis from the Check Mii Out Channel. Thankfully I got some dumps for this. Also, you will need a patch for the RSA Signature since games like this one have their own RSA Keys that we need to change in order to sign the files correctly.
New Animal Crossing: City Folk DLC. I would also like to give a shout out to Conanac for helping us with this. This will include both original and official DLC.
Also, you guys might enjoy reading about some unused content and interviews (official ones from the official Wii site that we mirrored since Nintendo took them down) with the News Channel along with some other channels while you wait for us to release this on January 26th.
https://tcrf.net/News_Channel (On the bottom, you can navigate to pages about other channels.)
Hope that you guys are enjoying 2016 and that’s all for today’s update.