Accessing Wii Shop Channel From PC

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This page gives a how-to on accessing the Wii_Shop_Channel from your pc.

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; ; 2071; Wii Shop Channel/1.0; en)" in the User Agent field.

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; ; 2071; Wii Shop Channel/1.0; en)" in the second box. user_agents

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

Some Wii Shop Sites

^^ Above URLS did not work from UK

The server used is : Apache Tomcat/4.1

Source/more information: http://Mozy.org/wii (outdated, but still helpful)

I believe that the above URLs are out of date, you just get garbage, and the page source says that you need to do an update. However, it does seem possible to access news and weather data files: