Installation Guide

What you need

  • An SD card or USB drive
  • A Wii with an Internet connection
  • A Windows or Unix based computer
  • WiiLink Patcher


Section I - Patching WADs

If you want to see detailed instructions on how to install the WADs, click here!

  1. Download WiiLinkPatcher-Windows.bat if you are on Windows, and if you are on a Unix system

  2. On Windows run WiiLinkPatcher-Windows.bat. On Unix systems, open Terminal and type bash, then drag into the terminal then press enter. It should look like this: bash

  3. Press 1 to choose ”Start” and confirm your selection by pressing ENTER.

  4. For this guide, choose ”Install WiiLink on your Wii

  5. Follow the on screen instructions to select which versions of the available channels you would like.

  6. Connect the SD Card or USB Drive to your computer and select ”1“.

  7. If your device was detected successfully, select ”1”. If not, make sure there’s a folder called apps on your SD Card or USB Device and try again.

  8. It may take a moment for the patcher to download the files to your SD Card or USB Drive.

  9. Once it’s done, you can safely close the patcher. All of the files are ready on your SD Card.

  10. If it did not copy everything automatically to your SD Card or USB Device, copy the WAD and apps folder next to WiiLinkPatcher.bat to your SD Card or USB Device.

  11. Put your SD card or USB drive in your Wii.

  12. Launch the Homebrew Channel on your Wii.

  13. Launch Wii Mod Lite.

  14. Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, navigate to WAD Manager, and then navigate to the wad folder.

  15. If your Wii is not a Japanese region, install WiiLink_SPD(Wii).wad or WiiLink_SPD(vWii).wad(Depending on console) before anything else. This is required so that we know your email address to send files.

  16. Highlight all other WADs with WiiLink in the name and press + to select them. When all of them are selected, press A twice to install the WADs.

    • If you have previously installed the RiiConnect24 versions of the Forecast Channel and the Nintendo Channel, installing WiiLink’s will overwrite them.
  17. After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.

Section II - Adding your email to Set Personal Data

Adding your email to Set Personal Data will allow the Digicam Print Channel to send images to your email that you created using it.

  1. Launch Digicam Print Channel from your Wii’s home menu.
  2. On the bottom right, press Address settings and then Yes.
  3. Click on Email Address within SPD and type in your email address. (make sure you put it in correctly or it will not work!)
  4. Press OK and then Done.
  5. Once you are in the SPD main menu, choose Digicam in the Choose Channel menu. After you’ve done that, it should work!

For PAL (European Wiis)

In Wii Settings please set TV Resolution to 60 HZ (480p/480i). You can find this in Screen -> TV Resolution If you do not, a pink bar will appear at the bottom of the screen obscuring vision.