Everybody Votes Channel

The Everybody Votes Channel is a channel that allows users to vote in simple opinion polls and compare and contrast opinions with those of friends, family and people across the globe.

Everybody Votes Channel
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Type Downloadable
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii Channels
Release date(s) JP/NA/EU February 13, 2007
Genre(s) Utility, Social
Input methods Wii Remote, USB Keyboard
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The Everybody Votes Channel was available on February 13, 2007. Its release came as a surprise, as Nintendo made no announcement regarding it until after it was available for download. It is currently available as a free download in the Wii Channels section of the Wii Shop Channel.

Emulation Information

Shut Down

This channel's online functionality has been shut down as of June 28, 2013 and works in neither Dolphin or on Wii hardware.

WiiConnect24 Revival Services

Both RiiConnect24 and WiiLink can provide WiiConnect24 support in Dolphin through a variety of means. As of 5.0-19724, users can automatically redirect to use the WiiLink service in Dolphin without needing to patch channels or manually download VFF files outside of the emulator. This can be enabled in `Options → Configuration → Wii` under the "Enable WiiConnect24 via WiiLink" setting.

Stale VFF Files

As of 5.0-17613, Dolphin now supports downloading VFF files from WiiConnect24 services just like a real Wii. This allows users to connect to services like RiiConnect24 and WiiLink without the need for a VFF Downloader. Users that have previous used a VFF downloader may need to delete old VFF files before the new services will work. This is because VFF files downloaded with some revisions of the VFF downloader have been hacked to never expire, so the emulated system will never attempt to download new ones.

Support on Older Dolphin Versions

Prior to 5.0-17613 some WiiConnect24 channels can still be made to work through the use of a VFF Downloader. There is a program that RiiConnect24 made as a workaround to download the latest weather data regularly. See this tutorial for more details.

Problems

Error 109144 ("Unable to connect to the Internet.")

Certain Wii apps that depend on Region Select, will instantly produce this error message when trying to connect to them online. While the cause of the error is debated, the error code is intended to mean "WC24 account not registered", potentially related to how all default-NAND Dolphin configurations have the Wii number (a.k.a. Friend Code) 0000 0000 0000 0000 by default. Fixing the error would potentially require changing the number, which likely requires a NAND dump; as of February 2024, third-party apps to change subregions did not work in Dolphin.

Configuration

No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this channel.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Everybody Votes Channel since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This channel has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-21088 Windows 11 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 The app's heavy dependence on Region Select, whose fetching of regions simply does not work as of February 2024 (instead showing Error 109144), makes it impossible to get to the poll loading. DandelionSprout

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