What is Wiiware?

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Mar 30, 2009

What is Wiiware? by Grimm at 1:44 AM (1,685 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. Grimm
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    I've asked this question a few times in my "Wii Homebrew Channel: It's abilities and uses" thread and no one has replied for the past couple days. So here it is:

    What is Wiiware and what does it do?
     


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    omg ur a noob... even people who dont hack or anything know this. anyone who has been to the shop channel should know actually. its a game made by nintendo for wii. has slightly better graphics than 64 games usually. that good enough?
     
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    Wiiware refers to games that can be downloaded from the Shop Channel that are devoloped by Nintendo or 3rd party devolopers. These games are downloaded as channels, like Virtual Console games, but unlike Virtual Console games, these are not ports or emulations of older games, but entirely new games.

    There isn't any need to be so harsh on the user.
     
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    nevermind
     
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    WiiWare is part of the Nintendo shopping channel - which you will see IF you have your Wii on-line. They are basically games you can purchase, then download to own. They are usually not as extensive as games you buy on Disc, but some are quite excellent (World of Goo, Tetris Party and others).


    Edit: Whoops - someone replied seconds before - sorry.
     
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    lol sorry for callin u a noob it's just that most people would know that, but i guess u might haave just started usin shop channel or something... i ges we all started out as noobs [​IMG]
     
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    AWSOME, Wiiware is a virus that will manipulate your wii to perform unmentionable sex acts via the wiimote. I just love wiiware, wears me out sometimes, then it spits in my face and calls me a naughty boy. [​IMG] i think i got some in mii eye
     
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    *EDIT*
    Damn, you beat me to it.
    lol
     
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    download World of Goo and Bit.Trip.Beat and you'll know how fun Wiiware can be.
     
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    You know how there are games develped specifically for XBLA/PSN?
    Well, WiiWare is the Wii version of that.
     
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    Some games come out on XBL, PSN and WiiWare, like Megaman 9.
     
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    Thanks to the guys who replied in an intelligent way. I appreciate the help, since there are a lot of guides out there but not all of them address new users as if they don't know which way to hold a controller.

    I also thank the guys who replied like asses. Thank you for acting like adults and treating everyone the same. I find it great that you guys treat GBATemp as a mountain from which you can toss lightning bolts at the less informed instead of a community of people who help each other learn, which is what it actually is.

    I guess my next question would be: If I soft-mod my Wii, will I be able to use Wiiware games as well as backups and homebrew by loading them from discs?
     
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    no you won't. wii-ware games are installed to the wiis nand memory and can only be executed from there. there might be a wii-ware/vc-loader for usb/sd in future but not now. there are two ways to obtain wii-ware. nr 1 is the shop channel and nr 2 is the web and installing them with wadmanager. nr 2 is not legal at all.
     
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    So I will be able to play GCN and Wii backups from discs and USB/SD but Wiiware and Virtual Console games have to be installed on the Wii using Wadmanager.

    Then that means that Wiiware and Virtual Console games are the wad files i've been hearing about here and there. I understand that using any software that you didn't buy is illegal. To me this includes GCN and Wii backups (that are downloaded, not copies of your own games) Wiiware and Virtual Console games.

    What are the odds that Nintendo will find out if you have warez installed on your Wii (such as Wiiware or VC games) and if they do find out, what can they (are they) do/ing about it?
     
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    Some rumors have been flying around that using burned copies of games online can get you banned from Nintendo Wi-Fi (i.e. Mario Kart Wii).

    Also, firmware updates generally attempt to block warez, but from what I've heard, they're not successful most of the time.
     
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    step 1. read stickies
    step 2.read threads before posting your first
    step 3. ???
    step 4. profit
     
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    Thanks for reading the thread and being mature.

    Obviously you've ascended past the age of 10, but you're not as far as 13 yet.
     
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    obviously youre too lazy to sit in front of your computer screen and ask google first
     

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