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Emulator Issues #10200

News Channel and other WiiConnect24 titles can't download information

Added by Khangaroo about 2 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:
Accepted
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
N/A
Issue type:
Feature request
Milestone:
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
No
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
Regression start:
Fixed in:

Description

Game Name?

News Channel, Forecast Channel, etc.

Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab)

HAGE01

MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab, MD5 Hash: Compute)

7ccb0d36c06bc627adce8a0687279940 (News Channel USA v7)

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

On Dolphin, some of the WiiConnect24 channels can't download any information, even with the use of services like RiiConnect24. Usually, they will complain about WC24 Standby Mode being off. Turning it on in the Wii Settings and starting the channel back up will give you an error message if you do not have a wc24dl.vff file. Copying this file from a real Wii lets the News Channel boot up, but the "Last Updated" time will read 00:00 and you will have to manually copy the file off of the Wii every time you want to update the news. This also causes the Nintendo Channel to display a message about a corrupt system file instead of giving a proper "this service is discontinued" message. The source code talks about forcing WC24 Standby Mode to be off in order for the Wii to shut down correctly, but that appears to be forgotten.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Load the News Channel or Forecast Channel. They will give an error message about WC24 Standby Mode if it's off, and a different error if it's on.

Which versions of Dolphin did you test on? Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which versions of Dolphin used to work?

5.0-3301
Stable 5.0

What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.6 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580
Windows 10

Is there any other relevant information? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files)

A screenshot of an error with Forecast Channel is attached.

HAFE01-1.png (126 KB) HAFE01-1.png Screenshot of Weather Channel with WC24 Standby Connection on Khangaroo, 04/10/2017 01:23 AM
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History

#1 Updated by leoetlino about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Issue type changed from Bug to Feature request

The source code talks about forcing WC24 Standby Mode to be off in order for the Wii to shut down correctly, but that appears to be forgotten.

No, it's still required. If you don't force that to off, SDK titles will start launching the System Menu and relying on it (and unimplemented KD stuff in IOS) to shut down the console. And as far as I know, we are not going to require users to install the System Menu or any IOSes -- for better or worse.

Anyway, accepting this as a feature request for implementing KD in IOS HLE.

#2 Updated by Luis 11 months ago

If the WC24 functionality is implemented someday, it might be a good idea to have a feature that keeps Dolphin running in the background (Windows: right in the system tray) and informing the user when a WC24 notification is received.

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