Lately, we’ve rolled out some new changes with RiiConnect24 and we finally have enough to make a blog post about it. Here’s what’s new:
This might be obvious if you have taken a look at our site lately: we have a new site layout. I know we changed the layout a few months ago, but many people think this one looks better. In fact, on our Discord chat, we did a poll to see if anyone liked it. 34 people said yes, 6 people said no. So about 6 out of 7 people like the new look.
Sending out announcements has been fixed. We had to fix it so the announcements would be signed correctly.
RiiConnect24 is now using CloudFlare for optimal performance!
The RiiConnect24 Forecast Channel now has multi-language support. So you can now get the forecast if your Wii is set to use German, French, Spanish, Italian or Dutch. Japanese support isn’t ready yet, we’ll work on that soon™, even though I don’t know any Japanese users that use our service… It’s still good to have support for it, right?
Also, we’re working as best as we can on the RiiConnect24 Everybody Votes Channel right now. We know you guys are excited to see us getting that working, and we are too!
If you’re not using RiiConnect24 in the US, you might have noticed you have to pick a local city. Well you don’t have to do that anymore, because we’ve updated the Forecast Channel for you to be able to use a local city!
So we have a script which updates the Forecast Channel, and has one list of cities to use per language and country. Those are the cities that you will receive forecasts for when you load up the Channel. Every list has a bunch of local and international cities (the latter has the same cities for each country). So if you’re in Canada, you’ll have about 50 cities to choose from. This took some work to actually make these city lists, because we had to make most of for other countries by hand (we could’ve took all the cities Nintendo used from their servers by downloading the data files when the servers were up, but no one downloaded all of them so we couldn’t do that).
For small islands (like Jamaica or Dominican Republic) we decided to only put one city in there because I don’t think many people would have Wiis set up for RiiConnect24 there, and they’re islands anyway so they’re not gonna have many popular cities there.
There’s some countries in Europe (like Poland) that wouldn’t let you use the Wii Shop Channel or WiiConnect24 there and you couldn’t accept an EULA that would let you use both of those things. But you could have got around that would by using a homebrew application to change your country. We’re not gonna have local cities for those places since Nintendo didn’t support them and it’s more work for the server to download more cities for other countries.
The only supported language right now for the Forecast Channel is English, this is because we have to do more work to support other languages.
While we’re here, I want to say the News Channel now supports all 7 languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch) and we plan on looking at how we can get the headlines to appear on the Wii Menu soon. This seems tricky, we don’t know why it’s showing them on the Wii Menu.
Also, we’re making slow progress on the Everybody Votes Channel. We’re just working on a script to make/update the polls, but the next challenge that we’re stuck on is having the Wiis let you vote/suggest on/for polls. Please don’t keep asking us what’s the progress on them, because we’ll keep you updated as soon as something happens.
Lately, we started using Twitter more if you haven’t noticed. Be sure to follow us here for updates about RiiConnect24!
NOTE: You need to repatch your IOS if you haven’t before.
1. Get `/shared2/wc24/nwc24msg.cfg` from your Wii NAND via WiiXplorer (If your WiiXplorer doesn’t show NAND, update!)
2. Drag it onto mail.exe : this autopatches the nwc24msg.cfg to our servers (Linux x86 and x64 and Mac builds soon™)
3. Put it back onto SD card, enable WiiXplorer NAND writing (Settings -> Boot Settings), and copy it back to the folder, overwriting.
4. Install the IOS WADs created.
There are, however, some bugs: most channels will error out with 102032 – this is due to their IOS not having said patch (we are working on fixing this and removing the need for a patch, but it could take a long time)
We will be updating the IOS patcher for new IOSes some point in the future.
If you need any help, come to our Discord! https://discord.gg/sGRwfxx (If you are having issues patching IOS, you can ask someone who will surely help)
WARNING: RiiConnect24 is not liable for any damage caused by our patchers in any way, shape, or form. We recommend installing BootMii (@boot2 is the best, but @IOS if you cannot install @boot2), aswell as Priiloader, and taking at least one NAND backup before installing.
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!
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.