Gaming Anyone working on a way to bring back the Wii shop channel

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You should still be able to download them via the Wii Shop Channel, right?
No. Not if you don't own them on your Wii Shop account. Which is tied to the Wii itself.

Ownership of titles is dependent on a decryption key, or "Ticket", that is permanently installed to your Wii when you purchase a game. After that, the Wii Shop Channel will allow you to download that file as many times as you want as long as you have the ticket. If you delete your Shop account or format the Wii, etc, you lose those tickets and all of your games with them.

Tickets are needed to decrypt the files from the NUS. You can download games without having a remaining ticket, but good luck trying to actually run them without being able to decrypt it.

This system is well documented on WiiBrew: https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Ticket
 
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No. Not if you don't own them on your Wii Shop account. Which is tied to the Wii itself.

Ownership of titles is dependent on a decryption key, or "Ticket", that is permanently installed to your Wii when you purchase a game. After that, the Wii Shop Channel will allow you to download that file as many times as you want as long as you have the ticket. If you delete your Shop account or format the Wii, etc, you lose those tickets and all of your games with them.

Tickets are needed to decrypt the files from the NUS. You can download games without having a remaining ticket, but good luck trying to actually run them without being able to decrypt it.

This system is well documented on WiiBrew: https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Ticket
Ah, I had assumed it was tied to the console ID
 
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Will old WADs be available for download or would that be too much of a copyright ticking time bomb? This is Abandonware after all, it's not like the developers are making money off these games, nor Nintendo.

Some of these games need a bigger audience. FAST Racing League, for instance. I don't condone piracy by any means, but if it'll help expose good games to more people when they need it most then I'm absolutely for it, for preservation sake.

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You need to look up the definition of "abandonware." This is not abandonware, and you have no idea what those devs intend to do with those game nor what Nintendo's plans are. And for the record, most things that people call "abandonware" are anything but. They are just trying to justify theft.
 
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