News

Catch up with the latest WiiLink news.


Wii Room content re-uploaded!

Issue 14 - November 9, 2022

Hiya and welcome back to the WiiLink website, your home for the top news stories in the Wii community (this is a joke).

Previous content reuploaded

Previously, we had removed all copyrighted content from Wii Room due to worries internally, but we have now resolved the issues and have a LOT of content back up, including original content that were on Wii Room when it was officially running!

Here is what we have currently:

At the moment, you can view these in the “Shows” section of the channel.

We are constantly working on getting more original content back onto the channel, if you’d like to support our efforts in preservation, feel free to donate on our Patreon! There are a range of different perks you can get. All contributions are appreciated :)

Translations underway

One of our amazing team members and translators, Philemax, has began translating The Illustrated Book of the Earth ( 森羅万象地球図鑑 ) into English! You can view the current progress below:

We are working on getting these translated episodes onto Wii Room, so keep an eye out for updates in our Discord server.

Shop overhaul (kinda) and the DSi companion app

Sketch has been working hard recently to figure out how the shop and DSi app works, and has made a lot of progress.

When you open the shop, you will now get to hear music and see words on your screen (shocking).

The DSi companion app (どこでもWiiの間, Wii Room Anywhere) has had some work done for it also, I have been attempting texture translations (buttons), which has been difficult but interesting.

TV no Tomo, available to testers

As of 2022.09.24, beta testers of WiiLink got access to TV no Tomo, which now works, although limited! We have had alot of testing recently to do with things such as TV remote and TV guide features, which both work! Setting the date to a specific time and day gives you access to the full guide, allowing you to see what was on in November of 2009!

Now for the amazing part, TV remote functionality works!! We have had many people in the community eager to try this out, and when we found out, we were all shocked. One of our team members, Luna created a video showcasing the channel in its current state. Check it out:

Yes, this does showcase the TV remote functionality.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading this larger-than-expected update about Wii Room and TV no Tomo and thank you for your continuous support of the WiiLink project!

— oscie

Kirby TV re-release and real food ordering

Issue 13 - September 4, 2022

Hey there! Thanks for checking back in to the WiiLink news page, I appreciate it! We have a LOT of new information today, so buckle up…

Kirby TV Channel Re-run

Over the past while, I have been developing an easy way for WiiLink developers to re-run the Kirby TV episodes for your viewing pleasure, and today, it is finally being put to use! Today at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST, 12:00 ET), Kirby episodes will begin to show up, being viewable for 4 days at a time, with a new episode showing up every day. Alongside this, the Settings Menu has been fully revamped, working perfectly as intended. If you have the channel installed, you do not need to re-install it! If you do not have the channel, you can download it at wii.guide.

Food Channel Release

As previously mentioned in the last news update, the Food Channel has released! It was insane!!!! We had about 100 people in the Voice Chats of our Discord server which you should totally join by the way, all discussing the release. We spent so much time crunching in the final few strings to make it just on time for the release date. Don’t fret, we are aware that there are some issues with the translation and the team are working on it to get it perfect.

Real Food Ordering

One of our most talented developers on the team, giustino, has been helping us get real food ordering ready for a while now, with his cool reverse engeneering tactics on the Domino’s and Deliveroo API.

On this note, Domino’s is ready for private testing! Please join the Discord server and run /apply in #bot-commands. Be quick, because there is a limited amount of spots open. Please note that this is only available for users in the United States of America and Canada. Terms and Conditions Apply.

We apologise for the limited areas that this works in, but other services are being worked on! For example, Deliveroo (working in Australia, France, the United Kingdom and more) is very close to completion, so keep an ear out for more news on this.

A very new news page

You may have noticed, while visiting this page, that it looks absolutely different here! With many thanks to Snoot, they have completely redesigned the way that the news pages work, making it easier and more readable for you!

Thank you very much for reading this incredibly huge update, we hope to see you back here soon!

— oscie

Food Channel Release Date Confirmed

Issue 12 - August 3, 2022

Welcome back to the WiiLink website people! Try not to faint while reading this article, because when I found out, I almost died.

Today, in our Discord server, we had a Q&A session! In this, things such as Wii Room, Terebi no Tomo and Food Channel were discussed.

Release Date

And finally, the part, you’ve been waiting for, the Food Channel release date is finally out! During the Q&A, it was announced that the official release date will be… drumroll pleaseAugust 28th 2022! To go alongside this, one of our very talented video editors Pineapple has created an awesome trailer to go alongside the release!

We all hope you enjoy the Food Channel as much as we enjoyed developing and translating it (Sketch let me have my wife and kids back), thank you for reading!

— oscie

Older Posts

Old News (May be outdated)

WiiConnect24 is coming to WiiLink

Issue 11 - February 19, 2022

Hey there! It is me back with another news article for you peeps! There has been alot of stuff going on behind the scenes of WiiLink so get ready! Striim Network has merged with WiiLink On the 15th of February 2022, the Striim Network service merged with WiiLink! This is…

Happy New Year

Issue 10 - January 3, 2022

Happy New Year folks! How has your year gone so far? I hope its been great. Today, I will be giving updates on the service, alongside things based around the community, such as things that will possibly be coming to WiiLink in 2022! (Content from here onwards is provided by…

Wii Room Month

Issue 09 - December 5, 2021

Hey there and welcome back to another news post! This month of December will be a great one for you if you enjoy Wii Room, because we have packed this month full of fun events. Here is a timetable of everything we have to offer this month: Dec 7th: Wii…

Lots of new stuff

Issue 08 - November 23, 2021

Hey there people! It has been way too long since the last update, so this will be a long one. Theres been alot of new progress on stuff such as Demae Channel, Digicam, our custom Wii Patcher and Wii Room (GO and 770 in particular o.o). Recently, the Wii turned…

Digicam. Full. Public. Release

Issue 07 - May 15, 2021

Hey all, today Digicam releases today, and happens to be our second service! Isn’t that great? Everyone on the team has worked super hard on this and it’s our first ever full release EVER! Here’s a link to the Livestream. Now lets go over some of the things you can…

Wii Room Beta v3 is out

Issue 06 - May 1, 2021

Hi! It’s almost been a whole month since the last article but here we go again. As you may know, Wii Room Public Beta v3 is now out! If you haven’t seen, here is the Trailer, and the stream was at 2PM EDT. You can of course go to the…

An update to yesterday’s update

Issue 05 - April 1, 2021

Yes, the Wii Fit Body Check Channel was unfortunately a rickroll. April Fools! However, we do have something good and legitimate to announce this lovely April 1st. After seeing how legitimately interested people were in the Wii Fit Body Check Channel and how excited people were for its release, we…

A brief (but large) WiiLink update

Issue 04 - March 31, 2021

Digicam Print Channel is in private beta and is soon to release. - Testers have been going at it finding bugs, and also PPCHalts, as always :D. Demae Channel update - As you may know, there used to be a channel exclusively in Japan that let you order food from…

Status of WiiLink24

Issue 03 - January 29, 2021

Hey all! We wanted to give you all some insight into where we are with development. Behind the scenes, we’ve been putting a lot of work towards development. We’ve said quite a lot in our Discord server, but not everyone is in there, so we wanted to clarify once and…

We’re back with more news today!

Issue 02 - December 14, 2020

Here’s the latest on everything WiiLink24: The site has gotten a bit of a makeover! Rather than have one page for everything, there are now individual pages for the services. This way, we can have screenshots and more detailed info about each service. The Public Beta is OUT! Wii Room…

Welcome to the first news issue for WiiLink24!

Issue 01 - December 3, 2020

I’ll be making news reports here every so often to tell you about what’s going on at WiiLink24. Here’s what you need to know: Wii Room Public Beta - Starting this Saturday, we’ll be opening up Wii Room as an open beta. This means that some things won’t be fully…