Wii Shop Channel

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Wii Shop Channel
Wii Shop Channel logo
The main menu
The main menu
URL https://oss-auth.shop.wii.com
Status Offline
Archiving status Saved!
Archiving type Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint)
Project lead User:Larsenv
Data[how to use] WiiShopChannelBackup

Nintendo of Japan announced on September 29th, 2017[IAWcite.todayMemWeb] that the Wii Shop Channel would be discontinued January 31st, 2019. However, users would no longer be able to add "Wii Points" to their account in order to purchase things on March 27th, 2018.

Quite a bit of the software available has been added to No-Intro's "Nintendo - Nintendo Wii (DLC)" database, but it is incomplete. Work has been underway and completed to preserve all of the missing titles and they will be released soon (only the Korean version of Yoshi's Cookie is missing).

It was recently rediscovered how to access the Wii Shop Channel on a PC, so creating a project to download the public-facing version of the site was done. Originally documented on WiiBrew.[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]

Larsenv has archived all of the HTML storefront he could find and it can be downloaded on archive.org.[IAWcite.todayMemWeb] He also backed up almost all of the CDN and has been datted on No-Intro's "Nintendo - Nintendo Wii (DLC) (CDN)" database. You can view the current status of Wii (etc) Nintendo CDN archiving at No-Intro here.

Shutdown notice

Nintendo also announced the shutdown on the Wii Shop Channel itself. Wii Shop Channel Shutdown Notice.PNG

The English notice is reproduced in full below.

Dear Nintendo fans,

On January 30, 2019, we plan to close the Wii Shop Channel, which has been available on Wii systems since December 2006. We sincerely thank our loyal customers for their support.

You can still add Wii Points until March 26, 2018, and purchase content on the Wii Shop Channel until January 30, 2019. In the future, we will be closing all services related to the Wii Shop Channel, including redownloading purchased WiiWare, Virtual Console titles, and Wii Channel, as well as Wii System Transfer Tool, which transfers data from Wii to the Wii U system.

If you have Wii Points to spend, content you want to re-download, or content you’d like to transfer from a Wii system to a Wii U system, we recommend you do so while the services are still available.

If you have any questions, please see our Q&A.

Thank you for supporting the Wii Shop Channel and for being such great fans of Nintendo.

Sincerely, Your Friends at Nintendo

Accessing the Wii Shop Channel on PC

First, get "Wii NWC Prod 1" from here: https://larsenv.github.io/NintendoCerts/index.html[IAWcite.todayMemWeb] and install it, certificate password is "alpine"

Then, change your browser user agent to "Opera/9.30 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 2077-4; Wii Shop Channel/21.0(A); en)"

Next, go to these pages in order:

1. https://oss-auth.shop.wii.com/oss/serv/index.jsp

2. https://oss-auth.shop.wii.com/oss/serv/CheckRegistered.jsp

3. https://oss-auth.shop.wii.com/oss/serv/Register.jsp?country=US&region=2&language=en&age=&serial=

Then try to go to https://oss-auth.shop.wii.com/oss/serv/W_01.jsp?country=US&region=2&language=en&age=&serial= and it should work


Any valid Nintendo title ID works, since it queries the entire Nintendo ecommerce database


This is a Switch title, and it doesn't show its name but it shows its title ID, it would show nothing if it didn't exist, so it exists


Here's a CURL command which will iterate through the 1,679,616 possible Wii Shop title IDs and save the Title Metadata (TMD) file for the latest version if that title ID is valid. This can be used to identify proper shop pages to save if we want to skip the junk results that pull data from the online stores of other Nintendo systems.

curl -f http://ccs.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/00010001{30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}{30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}{30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}{30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}/tmd --create-dirs --output .\TMDs\00010001#1#2#3#4.tmd

Here is a faster way to do so, using aria2 (multithreaded):

for i in {30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}{30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}{30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}{30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A}
do echo 'http://ccs.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/00010001'$i'/tmd                          
  out='$i'.tmd'; done | aria2c -i - -j16 -x16

This example uses 16 threads and no delay. Note that the spaces before out= have to be preserved.

Further watching

Wii Shop's Final Days (video submitted for preservation by a Lecsű user)