Wii "My Room" Channel

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Wii "My Room" Channel
Wii "My Room" Channel.png
Type Downloadable
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii Channels
Release date(s) JP May 1, 2009
Genre(s) Media
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wii "My Room" Channel
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The Wii "My Room" Channel (also known as Wii no Ma), is a video-on-demand service channel run by Nintendo in co-operation with Dentsu to produce the programs and advertisements. Wii no ma is viewable by those with a Wii and an Internet connection and it features family-oriented content, such as cartoons, brain-training quizzes, cookery, educational shows, and other programs produced for Nintendo exclusively. Broadcast began in Japan on May 1, 2009, and an international expansion is being considered. In 2010 several trademarks were filed for the name. The channel's interface is built around a virtual living room, where up to 8 Miis can be registered and interact with each other. The virtual living room contains a TV which takes the viewer to the video list. Celebrity "concierge" Mii's occasionally introduce special programming.

Emulation Information

Shut Down

This channel's original online functionality has been shut down as of April 30, 2012 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

There are no reported problems with this channel.

Configuration

This channel does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Wii "My Room" 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
4.0-8901 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Seems to work as long as XFB is enabled. Well, it probably would if NWFC still existed. premd0s
5.0-2742 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @2.6 GHz Intel HD Graphics Nothing, even with XFB enabled. EblfIYH

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