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WiiLink lets you use the Japanese-exclusive channels known as Wii Room, the Digicam Print Channel, and the Food Channel again.

What you need

  • An SD card or USB drive
  • A Wii with an Internet connection
  • A Windows, macOS, or Linux computer
  • WiiLink Patcher


Section I - Patching WADs

If you want to see detailed instructions on how to install the WADs, click here!

  1. Download WiiLink_Patcher_<OS Platform>_v1.X.X, where <OS Platform> is either Windows, macOS, or Linux, depending on your operating system.
  2. Connect your SD Card or USB Drive to your computer. Make sure there is an apps folder on the root of the SD Card or USB Device in order for the patcher to automatically detect your SD Card or USB Device.
  3. To open the patcher on Windows, simply double-click on WiiLink_Patcher_Windows_v1.X.X.exe.

    On macOS and Linux, you’ll need to follow these steps:

    • First, give the file executable permissions by typing
      chmod +x WiiLink_Patcher_<OS Platform>_v1.X.X in your terminal. Replacing
      <OS Platform> with either macOS or Linux, depending on your operating system.
    • Then, run the patcher by typing ./WiiLink_Patcher_<OS Platform>_v1.X.X in the same terminal window.
  4. If your portable storage device was detected successfully, you should see a message saying SD Card detected. If not, you’ll need to manually select the location of your SD Card or USB Device.
  5. Press 1 to choose Start on the main menu, to start the Express Install Setup of WiiLink.
  6. Follow the on screen instructions to select which versions of the available channels you would like.
  7. It may take a moment for the patcher to download the files to your SD Card or USB Drive.
  8. Once it’s done, you can safely close the patcher. All of the files are ready on your SD Card.
  9. If it did not copy everything automatically to your SD Card or USB Device, copy the WAD and apps folder next to
    WiiLink_Patcher_<OS Platform>_v1.X.X to the root of your SD Card or USB Device.
  10. Put your SD card or USB drive in your Wii.
  11. Launch the Homebrew Channel on your Wii.
  12. Launch Wii Mod Lite.
  13. Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, navigate to WAD Manager, and then navigate to the wad folder.
  14. If your Wii is not a Japanese region, install WiiLink_SPD (Wii).wad or WiiLink_SPD (vWii).wad (Depending on console platform) before anything else. This is required so that we know your email address to send files.
  15. Highlight all other WADs with WiiLink in the name and press + to select them. When all of them are selected, press A twice to install the WADs.
    • If you have previously installed the RiiConnect24 versions of the Forecast Channel and the Nintendo Channel, installing WiiLink’s will overwrite them.
  16. After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.

Want to order Domino’s Pizza with WiiLink’s Food Delivery Channel?
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Section II - Adding your email to Address Information (Set Personal Data)

Adding your email to the Address Information (SPD) settings menu will allow the Digicam Print Channel to send images to your email that you created using it.

  1. Launch Digicam Print Channel from your Wii’s home menu.
  2. On the bottom right, press Address settings and then Yes.
  3. Click on Email Address within the Address Information menu and type in your email address. (make sure you put it in correctly or it will not work!)
  4. Press OK and then Done.
  5. Once you are back in the Address Information menu, choose Digicam in the Choose Channel menu. After you’ve done that, it should work!

For PAL (European Wiis)
In Wii Settings please set TV Resolution to 60 HZ (480p/480i). You can find this in Screen -> TV Resolution If you do not, a pink bar will appear at the bottom of the screen obscuring vision.

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