Have you wanted to use the News or Forecast Channel, or exchange mail between Wiis, or even vote on polls, yet miss WiiConnect24 after shutdown? Fear no more, as RiiConnect24 is here to save the day!
RiiConnect24 doesn’t work with the Wii U yet (although they are working on it), so please do not do this on a Wii U.
So far, only News, Forecast, and Everybody Votes Channel works. No other channel is yet supported as of this time, but check the stats page for more info!
As channels such as the Check Mii Out channel (also known as Mii Contest Channel) would need patching before they’d work on RiiConnect24, please do not install them; they are a waste of blocks.
In order to install RiiConnect24 you must be on Wii Menu version 4.3, otherwise mail won’t work.
These instructions will assume you’re using an SD card to install RiiConnect24, but you can use a USB storage device instead of an SD card for these steps if you want to.
What you need
- A Wii with an outbound Internet connection
- An SD card with at least 128 MB of free space
- Windows, Linux or Mac computer
Hold on! Are you on Windows? You can download IOS Patcher directly. Open cmd.exe and paste this:
powershell -command "(new-object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KcrPL/KcrPL.github.io/master/Patchers_Auto_Update/IOS_Patcher/net_install.bat', 'net_install.bat')" & start net_install.bat and hit enter. (You need to be on Windows 7 on newer.)
It didn’t work? No worries, you can use the link down below to download IOS Patcher
- IOS Patcher
- Link to Everybody Votes Channel (will explain in the guide)
- nwc24msg.cfg Patcher:
- Wii Mod Lite
Section I - Patching IOS
You will now patch your IOS,
IOS80. This is required to use the Channels we support to change an RSA key used to sign the files, and contains some patches for Wii Mail. You also will download a patched version of the Everybody Votes Channel.
- Open the IOS Patcher .zip and run
patch.batif on Windows, or
patch.shon Linux or MacOS. (If you downloaded it using cmd.exe, skip this part)
- Follow the instructions it gives you. Upon it finishing, copy the
WADfolder to your SD Card.
- You will now get the Everybody Votes Channel. It needs to be installed even if you already have the Everybody Votes Channel on your Wii, because you will need a patched WAD you reinstall with.
- Go to the 1st Google result (the one with “We Hack Wii” in its title) that shows up when you clicked the link for the Everybody Votes Channel in the “What you need” section.
- Look at the orange text in the header of the site saying “Can’t find it here”? Click the link that says to go to a repo.
- You should see a folder with Channels in it. It might be overwhelming, but it has links to Channels that are hard to find. If you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t go crazy and install them, especially foreign Channels or ones you don’t know what they do.
- Go to the “Everybody Votes Channel” folder, then go to “Patched”. Download the WAD corresponding to your Wii’s region.
- Copy the Everybody Votes Channel WAD you downloaded to the WAD folder you put on our SD Card.
- Extract Wii Mod Lite and WiiXplorer, and then copy them to the
appsfolder on your SD Card. Make sure to copy WiiXplorer as its own folder, not the standalone files inside.
- Insert your SD card into your Wii, open the Homebrew Channel, and launch Wii Mod Lite.
- Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, go to
WAD Manager, and then navigate to the
IOS31.wadis highlighted, press +, and then do the same for
IOS80.wadand the Everybody Votes Channel WAD.
- 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 - on the highlighted Everybody Votes Channel WAD, then try installing it again.
- After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.
Section II - Patching nwc24msg.cfg
You will now patch your
nwc24msg.cfg file which is required in order to use Wii Mail.
- Launch WiiXplorer.
- Go to
Enable NAND write accessand then select
Yesfor both dialogs that appear on the screen. This is important, if you do not do this, you’ll get an error saying “Error copying some item(s)” later.
Go Backuntil you have reached the file explorer screen.
- Select the tiny blue SD Card icon, then select
- Navigate to
wc24, then hover over
nwc24msg.cfgand press the + button and select
- Select the NAND icon (which used to be the SD Card icon), then select
- In the file explorer pane, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select
- Take your SD card out and insert it back into your computer.
- Extract the nwc24msg.cfg patcher.
- Put your nwc24msg.cfg in the same directory the patcher is in.
- For Windows, run
patch.bat, and for macOS/Linux run
./mailparsefrom a terminal in the same folder.
- If it ran correctly, the nwc24msg.cfg is now overwritten and patched. Copy it back to your SD card.
- Take your SD card out and insert it back into your Wii.
- In the file explorer pane, hover over
nwc24msg.cfgand press the + button, then select
- Select the SD icon (which used to be the NAND icon), then select
- Navigate to
wc24, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select
Paste. Make sure to choose
Yeswhen it asks you to overwrite the file.
- Exit to the
If you were unable to patch your nwc24msg.cfg correctly, mail us at [email protected] - we will patch the
nwc24msg.cfg file for you or join the RiiConnect24 Discord server, type in
!patch when you get there and you will be sent instructions over DM.
Section III - Connecting
- Go to
- Go to
Page 2, then click on
- Go to
- Select your current connection
- Go to
- Go to
Auto-Obtain DNS, then select
- Type in
18.104.22.168as the primary DNS
- Type in
22.214.171.124as the secondary DNS
Confirm, then select
OKto perform a connection test
- If the connection test was successful, select
Noto skip the Wii System Update.
- Go to
WiiConnect24again, and make sure it is enabled.
- Back on the WiiConnect24 menu, go to
Standby Connectionand make sure it is enabled.
Slot Illumination, we recommend you set the disc light to
Bright, but this is optional.
- Finally, go to the
User Agreements or Agreement/Contact, then
Please read through this and don’t skip through it. This contains important stuff about RiiConnect24 as a service!
If you get error 107245, then you failed to patch your IOS correctly.
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