Guide to installing RiiConnect24 on vWii (Virtual Wii on Wii U).
RiiConnect24 allows you to use discontinued services from WiiConnect24, which include the News, Forecast, Everybody Votes, Nintendo and Check Mii Out Channel, along with Wii Mail.
This guide is for vWii (Wii Mode on Wii U) only.
It’s recommended to set your Wii to the current time before proceeding. Follow this tutorial in order to set it.
DO NOT INSTALL RIICONNECT24 ON A WII MINI! It will not work and it will brick the system.
We are NOT responsible if you brick, or damage your console in any way whatsoever. If you follow this guide exactly, you shouldn’t have any problems.
What you need
- An SD card or USB drive
- A computer
- A Wii U with the vWii modded. This guide requires the latest CFW on your Wii U.
- A Nintendo Network ID (NNID) linked to your Wii U
- Priiloader installed on your vWii
- RiiConnect24 Patcher (Windows, Mac and Linux)
- RiiConnect24 Mail Patcher
After following the vWii modding guide linked above, you should have:
- A vWii NAND backup and keys (keep these stored safely!!)
- The Homebrew Channel installed
- d2x cIOS installed (IOS249, IOS250 and IOS251)
- IOS80 patched
Section I - Running the patcher
- Click the RiiConnect24 Patcher link above to go to the GitHub page where the patcher is.
RiiConnect24Patcher.batif you are on Windows, and
RiiConnect24Patcher.shif you are on a Unix system
- On Windows run
RiiConnect24Patcher.bat. On Unix systems, open Terminal and type
bash, then drag
RiiConnect24Patcher.shinto the terminal then press enter. It should look like this:
- Press 1 to choose “
Start” and confirm your selection by pressing
ENTER. (NOTE: These screenshots are from the Windows version of the patcher.)
- Select the device you’re patching for.
- For this guide, choose “
Install RiiConnect24 on your Wii”
- Choose “
Express (Recommended)”. It will give you everything you need.
- Select your region.
- While you’re at it, RiiConnect24 Patcher can additionally download some other optional channels that do not use RiiConnect24.
[X]represents the options that selected. Just press 5 and
ENTERif you’re not interested.
- Connect your SD Card or USB Drive to your computer and select “
- If your device was detected successfully, select “
1”. If not, make sure there’s a folder called
appson your SD Card or USB Drive and try again.
- Be patient…
- After it’s done, we would appreciate if you take a minute to send anonymous feedback to us. If you don’t want to, close the patcher. All the files should already be on your SD Card.
- If it did not copy everything automatically to your SD Card or USB Device, copy the
appsfolder next to
RiiConnect24Patcher.batto your SD Card or USB Device.
Section II - Installing WADs
You will now install the patched IOS and Channel WADs that are required to use RiiConnect24.
- Put your SD card or USB drive in your Wii U.
- Launch the Homebrew Channel on your Wii U.
- Launch Wii Mod Lite.
- Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, navigate to
WAD Manager, and then navigate to the
- Highlight all the WADs in the folder by pressing the + Button to select them. When all of the WADs are selected, press A twice to install the WADs.
- If you get an error saying a title with a higher version is already installed (error -1035), go back to the WAD selection menu and press the - Button on the highlighted WAD to uninstall it, then try installing it again.
- After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.
Section III - Patching nwc24msg.cfg
You will now patch your
nwc24msg.cfg file which is required in order to use Wii Mail.
- Launch the RiiConnect24 Mail Patcher from the Homebrew Channel.
- It should only take a few seconds to patch your nwc24msg.cfg. When it’s done, press the HOME Button to exit.
Section IV - Using RiiConnect24
- Visit the vWii Priiloader WC24 UTC Patch Generator page.
- Enter your Wii U’s time offset from UTC time.
This is automatically done based on your PC’s time, so you may be able to skip this step.
- Enter the region of your Wii U and click
- A System menu hack will be generated in the text box below.
- Insert your SD card or USB drive into your PC.
/apps/priiloader/hacks_hash.iniin a text editor, and paste the new system menu hack at the bottom of the file.
- Save the file, eject your SD card/USB drive from your PC, and put it back into your Wii U.
- Launch the
Load Priiloaderapplication from the Homebrew Channel.
- In the Priiloader menu, go to
System Menu Hacks.
- Scroll through the list, and press
Ato enable each of these hacks:
Always Enable WiiConnect24 for vWii
Create Message via Calendar button
Fix NWC24iSetUniversalTime (UTC.....
- Scroll down to
save settings, press
A, then press
Bto go back.
- Return to the Wii U Menu, then go right back to Wii Mode.
What’s currently working?
The following RiiConnect24 services are working on the vWii:
- Forecast Channel
- News Channel
- Everybody Votes Channel
- Nintendo Channel
- Check Mii Out Channel / Mii Contest Channel
- Wii Mail (requires Priiloader’s
Create message via Calendar buttonhack)
Most services that utilize WiiConnect24 will be able to work if you leave vWii running for several hours. There’s no standby mode on the console.