The Nintendo Wii News Channel will be back online tomorrow.

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  1. sonic1000
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    Remember when Nintendo shutdown the WiiConnect24 channels in 2013?

    Well now there's a way to use them as if they were never shutdown, there's a server called RiiConnect24 that's bringing the channels back, you don't even need homebrew to use it.

    In your Wii's internet settings, just set your primary DNS to 185.82.21.64, and your secondary DNS to 8.8.8.8, and your good to go.

    The channels that will be coming back are:

    News Channel (Release has been delayed.)
    Forecast Channel
    Everybody Votes Channel
    The WC24 Mail is also going to be restored.

    Channels that might come back are:

    Check Mii Out
    Nintendo Channel
    Digicam Print Channel

    More details can be found here.

    So if you was hoping these channels would come back online one day, you got your wish.
     
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  2. GalladeGuy

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    I never thought I'd see the day all these old we channels come back online. The Everybody Votes channel was always one of my favorite things to do on my Wii. Will that have new questions? Or just a repeat of the old ones?
     
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  3. Deboog

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    From the website is sounds like we need to patch the IOSs.
     
  4. Reploid

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    Never used those once in my life.
     
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    I don't know, they haven't announced how the new one will work.

    We might after they start releasing the channels, but for now I was able to get into the news channel by changing my DNS settings.
     
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    EVERYBODY VOTES!!!!!!!! The only unfortunate thing is that the number of people voting is going to be considerably low. :(
     
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    I'm excited for CheckMiiOut coming back :O
     
  8. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Oh nice, I never knew about this project.
     
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    I didn't either, I found it when reading the comments of a forecast channel video.
     
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    ...and who exactly is going to update those channels with news? Is this piggy-backing on some legitimate RSS feed with news updates, or is this just a revival for the sake of reviving a dead service?
     
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    It's not like Nintendo personally updated the news channel, AFAIK it relied on an external news service which still exists
     
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    That's all good and fair, but there was a framework in place that made it happen - that framework, as I understand it, is deactivated now. I'd like to know how the gears are spinning in this, not that I care, I've never used those channels and went out of my way to remove them. :P
     
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    The framework, I believe, was WiiConnect24; it basically fetched the updates from this news source, acting as a middleman between the news RSS feed and the Wii. This system was put in place for some reason (god knows why) rather than updating the channel directly from the news RSS feed. So basically, these alternate servers are acting as the now-defunct middleman.
     
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    That makes sense, I suspected that it's probably using RSS since it's so ubiquitous these days, but it'd be nice to hear the answer from the horse's mouth, just out of plain curiosity.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not personally involved in the development of this but it makes sense based on what I've gathered about the service. It seems Nintendo wanted to be able to change and modify all the content of its connect24 updates as much as they wanted while the Wii only had to read everything from one central source. The dumb part of that plan is that it had absolutely no contingency, as most Wiis now have 5-6 totally useless channels installed on them. :P
     
  16. LightyKD

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    It's time to party like it's 2006 again! I really hope someone releases patched vWii wads soon :D I really miss the news channel.
     
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    It should be released sometime today.:D
     
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    The release has been delayed.

    I'll update when I know how long.
     
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    For those of us with Wii U consoles, what should we do? Will someone need to make vWii versions of these channels?
     
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    Wouldn't you like to know?
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