RiiTag on Wii

If you need help for anything regarding this tutorial, please join the RiiConnect24 Discord server (recommended) or e-mail us at [email protected].

RiiTag is a customizable and dynamic gamertag. By sharing your gamertag (a dynamic image), you can show what you’ve been playing to your friends! You connect it to a USB Loader, and the tag updates on-the-fly. You need a Discord account in order to start using RiiTag.

Want to install RiiTag on your Wii U? See this guide on how to connect it to your Wii U Menu.

What you need

  • A computer
  • A text editor
  • A USB Loader

Instructions

Section I - Getting Started
  1. Go to the RiiTag site.
  2. Click Log In and log in with your Discord account.
  3. A dialog will pop up asking you if you want to authorize RiiConnect24 Login with Discord. Click Authorize.
  4. Click Edit Your Tag and customize it to how you like. You can add a background, overlay, flag, nickname, Wii Number, and manually enter in games to show on your tag (not needed if you’re using a USB Loader).
  5. Click Show Key and make note of the key shown. This is not needed if you’re using USB Loader GX, as the key will be in a downloadable file.
  6. Click Submit to save your changes.

Do not share your RiiTag key with anyone! If you do, people can abuse your tag.

Section II - Connecting Your USB Loader

The steps to connect RiiTag to your USB Loader depend on what USB Loader you use.

USB Loader GX
  1. Load USB Loader GX on your Wii.
  2. Go to Settings > Features and turn Wiinnertag on. Press Yes or OK to any dialogues that show up.
  3. Ensure that Initialize Network is turned on.
  4. Exit USB Loader GX.
  5. Insert the SD Card or USB device where your USB Loader GX data is into your computer.
  6. Go to this page.
  7. On your browser, right click, and click Save As.
  8. Save the XML to /apps/usbloader_gx folder on your SD Card or USB device, replacing the existing Wiinnertag.xml.
  9. You have now set up RiiTag. You can try loading any game now to see if it works correctly.
WiiFlow
  1. Take the SD Card or USB device where your WiiFlow data is into your computer.
  2. Open /apps/wiiflow/wiiflow.ini with a text editor. (If you use WiiFlow Lite, the path might have wiiflow_lite instead of wiiflow.)
  3. Search for gamercards and replace that line with gamercards=wiinnertag.
  4. Search for wiinnertag_url and replace that line with wiinnertag_url=http://tag.rc24.xyz/wii?game={ID6}&key={KEY}.
  5. Search for wiinnertag_key and replace that line with wiinnertag_key=<key>, replacing <key> with the key you wrote down in Section 1.
  6. Search for gamercards_enable and replace that line with gamercards_enable=yes.
  7. Save the modified wiiflow.ini file.
  8. You have now set up RiiTag. You can try loading any game now to see if it works correctly.
Emulators

RiiTag supports Dolphin, Citra, and Cemu. You need a Discord account for this to work.

  1. Join the RiiConnect24 Discord server if you aren’t already in there.
  2. Make sure you turn on Discord rich presence in the emulator preferences.
  3. Make sure your Discord client is open.
  4. Play a game and RiiTag will automatically update your tag when you play a game.
Configurable USB Loader

We do not offer support for Configurable USB Loader, as we are focused on USB Loader GX and WiiFlow.

You can use the CfgLoaderConfigurator.exe program (Windows only) instead of editing the config.txt file mentioned below if you want to.

  1. Take the SD Card or USB device where your Configurable USB Loader data is into your computer.
  2. Open /usb-loader/config.txt with a text editor.
  3. Replace (or add the line) starting with gamercard_url with gamercard_url = http://tag.rc24.xyz/wii?game={ID6}&key={KEY}.
  4. Replace (or add the line) starting with gamercard_key with gamercard_key = <key>, replacing <key> with the key you wrote down in Section 1.
  5. Save the modified config.txt file.
  6. You have now set up RiiTag. You can try loading any game now to see if it works correctly.

RiiTag Channel

We have a RiiTag channel you can install on your Wii. When it is launched, it will open up the Internet Channel and show your RiiTag, making it easy to look at it when using your Wii.

  1. Log into RiiTag and go to your tag page.
  2. Click Download Forwarder WAD.
  3. Put the WAD on your SD Card or USB device.
  4. Install the WAD with your favorite WAD manager (Wii Mod Lite is recommended).
  5. Make sure the Internet Channel is installed.
  6. The RiiTag Channel should now be available to use on your Wii Menu.

Check out RiiTag-RPC
Now that you set up RiiTag, you can set up RiiTag-RPC to show your friends what you’re playing on the Wii using Discord’s rich presence.

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