Forecast Channel

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Forecast Channel
Forecast Channel.png
Type Pre-installed
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii Channels
Release date(s) JP/NA/EU/AUS December 19, 2006
Genre(s) Utility
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Forecast Channel
Perfect
GameIDs HAFA01, HAFP01, HAFJ01, HAFE01
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The Forecast Channel allows weather reports and forecasts to be downloaded onto the console from the Internet via the WiiConnect24 service. The Forecast Channel displays a view of the Earth as a globe (courtesy of NASA), with which users can view weather in other regions. The user can also spin the globe. When fully zoomed out, an accurate star map is visible in the background (the Big Dipper and the constellation Orion are easily recognizable, for example). The Forecast Channel features include the current forecast, the UV index, today's overall forecast, tomorrow's forecast, a 5-day forecast (only for the selected country), and a laundry check (Japan only). Certain games (like Madden NFL 07 and NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams) can use the Forecast Channel to simulate weather conditions depending on the player's region.

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.

The RiiConnect24 service can restore the Forecast Channel functionality. See their site for details.

Problems

Wii Menu Crashes Loading Forecast Channel's Banner

The Wii Menu crashes when loading Forecast Channel's banner. This is a problem with the Wii Menu; read more at Wii Menu#Wii Menu Crashes When Loading Forecast Channel's Banner. Resolved with 5.0-3147.

Configuration

This channel doesn't need non-default settings to run properly. A full list of config options is available here.

Version Compatibility

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

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5.0-5938 (current)
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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 Version CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-2877 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @2.6GHz Intel HD Graphics Well, it started, but since the service was shut down i don't know how many stars should i put to it. It ran the same on my wii. "Unable to get latest information." EblfIYH
5.0-5033 macOS Intel Core i5 @ 2.7GHz Intel Iris Pro If you copy over the VFF from a Wii that has RiiConnect24, it works perfectly. Larsenv

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