Anyone know how to modify the WaraWara Plaza?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by C0mpl3x, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. C0mpl3x

    C0mpl3x Newbie

    Jun 5, 2018
    United States
    I've searched all over the internet for tutorials but have had no success. Anyone know how to? I wanna bring back memories of weird Miiverse posts ;-;
  2. Mark McDonut

    Mark McDonut GBATemp's Resident Ghostbuster

    Oct 8, 2008
    United States
    It's dead. those were relays from nintendo that died with miiverse.
  3. dragon12

    dragon12 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 7, 2012
    The Plaza is so depressing now. :mellow:
  4. QuarkTheAwesome

    QuarkTheAwesome Working for Hugs

    Apr 19, 2015
    Stuck in the PowerPC
    I fiddled with intercepting and reverse-engineering it before the shutdown, probably still got the packet dumps somewhere. It's one big XML file, so if you can get around the SSL restrictions (we still don't have a great way of doing this) it'd be easy enough to start making custom Miis and posts and games and whatever show up on WaraWara Plaza.
    Here's an example of that kind of customisation in Splatoon:

    The Big Issue with this kind of mod is that either the server needs to get by without knowing what your username is (difficult when making posts) or we need an unofficial NNID login server - while such a server was in development back when Miiverse went (I haven't checked on it since), since you were logging in with homebrew and not Nintendo, all Nintendo's online features think you aren't logged in. That means no online multiplayer, no eShop, nothing; and making it work would require homebrew replacements for all these services. Since most of the Miiverse-heavy games (Splatoon, Smash etc) also have a multiplayer focus, it didn't really make sense to break online like that.
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