Misc NOTE: Activision made games still have their own servers, so call of duty for wii works fine

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The Activision games (CoD and Goldeneye) stopped working this year. However, there are people still playing with some kind of work-around.

You can still connect to those games?
I believe what happened is some time earlier last year Nintendo did some server maintenance and in the process broke the NWFC servers. It's why all NWFC games now say "the server is busy" instead of the discontinuation message. (Curiously this also happens in some of the video streaming apps) Alongside that though, they also broke the connection method the Activision games used to play online, so while I do think the servers are still up, you need a cheat code to access them.
 

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I believe what happened is some time earlier last year Nintendo did some server maintenance and in the process broke the NWFC servers. It's why all NWFC games now say "the server is busy" instead of the discontinuation message. (Curiously this also happens in some of the video streaming apps) Alongside that though, they also broke the connection method the Activision games used to play online, so while I do think the servers are still up, you need a cheat code to access them.

You just saved the day! My bro was over and I wanted to have his mind blown seeing black ops wii online. As you may have guessed we got the same message. I wonder when it'll shut down for good? 2025? 2050?
 

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Wait-- so Activision is still paying for the Wii (and I would assume DS) servers? Talk about commitment
Not the DS servers, those used GameSpy, but the Wii servers are still up! They seem to keep all Call of Duty servers up, even if there's a lot of issues with the old servers. The Wii versions won't let you connect without a cheat code, but the PS3 versions of Call of Duty won't even let you connect unless you used your account on the servers before 2019. Not sure what's going on there, but at least new users can still access the Wii servers if they can install the update as a WAD (because Wii Shop Channel shut down) and use the cheat to get on the servers.
 

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Not the DS servers, those used GameSpy, but the Wii servers are still up! They seem to keep all Call of Duty servers up, even if there's a lot of issues with the old servers. The Wii versions won't let you connect without a cheat code, but the PS3 versions of Call of Duty won't even let you connect unless you used your account on the servers before 2019. Not sure what's going on there, but at least new users can still access the Wii servers if they can install the update as a WAD (because Wii Shop Channel shut down) and use the cheat to get on the servers.
I think Wiimfii might work if the default servers don't.
 

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black ops wii still works but there is noone else there when i join. whereas a few years ago there would still be around 100
 

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black ops wii still works but there is noone else there when i join. whereas a few years ago there would still be around 100
I could join but the ping would be bad (in China; European version of the game). Perhaps the game has finally reached an age which makes arranged dates necessary. Some games (e.g. Nitro Bikes) had to resort to this much earlier. BTW I read a cheat code is needed to access the servers. Is it complicated? (I am using GX loader)
Also, you might want to try a different time of day. There might actually still be hundreds of players.
 

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I think Wiimfii might work if the default servers don't.
Nope, Wiimmfi does not support the Call of Duty games as they use an entirely different server type than the Nintendo WFC did, and they would have to reverse engineer those servers much like they did the Nintendo WFC servers.
 
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