Accessing Wii Shop Channel From PC

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Browing in the Wii Shop Channel

This page gives a how-to on accessing the Wii Shop Channel from your pc.

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UPDATE (Access Denied):

As of October 23rd, 2008 access to the Wii Shop using a PC and a web browser has been locked down. Nintendo moved away from oss.shop.wii.com (requiring only that you accept the Server Certificate) to oss-auth.shop.wii.com (e.g. https://oss-auth.shop.wii.com/oss/serv/W_01.jsp for the main WiiShop page; you are required to prove your identity with a client-side certificate, also note the new URL structure). You can no longer access the WiiShop from a browser without the required Client Certificate installed in your web browser. Oh, and not that it really matters anymore, but the User Agent is "Opera/9.30 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 2071; Wii Shop Channel/13.0(A); en)". That is all. - roto [mozy.org/wii]



What you need:

Mozilla Firefox (I used version 2.0.0.1)

Changing Browser Identification (The best way)

Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59 and download the User Agent Switcher plugin.

Install, restart, and add into your toolbar. Then go into User Agent->Options->Options->User Agents and click Add.

Add as the User Agent and put a description (Wii). user agents

Then type in "Opera/9.30 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 2047-7; Wii Shop Channel/1.1; en)" in the User Agent field. (Updated 20/5/2008 by ppkhoa)

Note: As of October 23rd, 2008, the User Agent string described above won't work; the new User Agent is not yet known. (Updated 23/10/2008 by DKII)

Hit OK twice.

Go into Tools->User Agent Switcher->Wii.

Then copy one of the URL's below into the address bar.

Changing Browser Identification

Start up Mozilla Firefox and navigate to the address "about:config".

Right click, and choose New->String.

Type "general.user.override" in the first box and press enter ("general.useragent.override" in Firefox 1.5.0.9).

Then "Opera/9.30 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 2047-7; Wii Shop Channel/1.1; en)" in the second box. user agents (Updated 20/5/2008 by ppkhoa)

Note: As of October 23rd, 2008, the User Agent string described above won't work; the new User Agent is not yet known. (Updated 23/10/2008 by DKII)

Now, restart Firefox, and enjoy being able to access the Wii Shop :).

Some Wii Shop Sites

^^ Above URLS did not work from UK and Germany

^^ Just increase the p value to change page

^^ WiiWare catalog

http://css.shop.wii.com/css/download/(title-id)/tmd
i.e http://ccs.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0001000848414c50/tmd


The server used is : Apache Tomcat/4.1 Source/more information: http://Mozy.org/wii (outdated, but still helpful)

URLs above have been updated, to reflect the changes nintendo have made. Nintendo's Wii shop channel is now insisting on an https:// connection for normal browsing.

These are the URLs to access news and weather data files:

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