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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’s site is here.

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


Section I - Patching IOS

Do you have any problems with installing RiiConnect24 or do you want to ask us something? Mail us at: [email protected]!

If you want to see how to use IOS Patcher, click here!

If you want to see detailed instructions on how to install patched IOS and the patched Everybody Votes Channel after you download it, click here!

You will now patch your IOS, IOS31 and 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.

  1. Open the IOS Patcher .zip and run patch.bat if on Windows, or patch.sh on Linux or MacOS. (If you downloaded it using cmd.exe, skip this part)
  2. Follow the instructions it gives you. Upon it finishing, copy the WAD folder to your SD Card.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Go to the “Everybody Votes Channel” folder, then go to “Patched”. Download the WAD corresponding to your Wii’s region.
  8. Copy the Everybody Votes Channel WAD you downloaded to the WAD folder you put on our SD Card.
  9. Extract Wii Mod Lite and WiiXplorer, and then copy them to the apps folder on your SD Card. Make sure to copy WiiXplorer as its own folder, not the standalone files inside.
  10. Insert your SD card into your Wii, open the Homebrew Channel, and launch Wii Mod Lite.
  11. Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, go to WAD Manager, and then navigate to the WAD folder.
  12. When IOS31.wad is highlighted, press +, and then do the same for IOS80.wad and the Everybody Votes Channel WAD.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

  1. Launch WiiXplorer.
  2. Go to Start -> Settings -> Boot Settings -> Enable NAND write access and then select Yes for 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. NAND Write Access 1 NAND Write Access 2 NAND Write Access 3
  3. Press Go Back until you have reached the file explorer screen.
  4. Select the tiny blue SD Card icon, then select nand. Select NAND
  5. Navigate to shared2 -> wc24, then hover over nwc24msg.cfg and press the + button and select Copy. Copy 1 Copy 2
  6. Select the NAND icon (which used to be the SD Card icon), then select SD.
  7. In the file explorer pane, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select Paste.
  8. Take your SD card out and insert it back into your computer.
  9. Extract the nwc24msg.cfg patcher.
  10. Put your nwc24msg.cfg in the same directory the patcher is in.
  11. For Windows, run patch.bat, and for macOS/Linux run ./mailparse from a terminal in the same folder.
  12. If it ran correctly, the nwc24msg.cfg is now overwritten and patched. Copy it back to your SD card.
  13. Take your SD card out and insert it back into your Wii.
  14. In the file explorer pane, hover over nwc24msg.cfg and press the + button, then select Copy.
  15. Select the SD icon (which used to be the NAND icon), then select NAND.
  16. Navigate to shared2 -> wc24, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select Paste. Make sure to choose Yes when it asks you to overwrite the file. Paste
  17. Exit to the Wii Menu Wii Menu 1 Wii Menu 2

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
  1. Goto Wii Options Wii Options
  2. Go to Wii Settings Wii Settings
  3. Go to Page 2, then click on Internet Internet
  4. Go to Connection Settings Connection Settings
  5. Select your current connection Current Connection
  6. Go toChange Settings Change Settings
  7. Go to Auto-Obtain DNS, then select No, then Advanced Settings Auto-Obtain DNS
  8. Type in as the primary DNS Primary DNS
  9. Type in as the secondary DNS Secondary DNS
  10. Select Confirm, then select Save Save DNS
  11. Select OK to perform a connection test Connection Test
  12. If the connection test was successful, select No to skip the Wii System Update. Connection Test Successful
  13. Go to WiiConnect24, then WiiConnect24 again, and make sure it is enabled. WiiConnect24 1 WiiConnect24 2 WiiConnect24 3
  14. Back on the WiiConnect24 menu, go to Standby Connection and make sure it is enabled. Standby Connection 1 Standby Connection 2 Standby Connection 3
  15. At Slot Illumination, we recommend you set the disc light to Dim or Bright, but this is optional. Slot Illumination 1 Slot Illumination 2 Slot Illumination 3
  16. Finally, go to the Internet section, then User Agreements or Agreement/Contact, then Yes.
    Please read through this and don’t skip through it. This contains important stuff about RiiConnect24 as a service! User Agreements 1 User Agreements 2

If you get error 107245, then you failed to patch your IOS correctly.

If you’re getting NEWS/FORE000006, you might want to read this.

If you’re getting errors such as a discontinued message when opening the News or Forecast Channel, we have some instructions that might fix it.

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