Wii Shop Channel Now Works on Dolphin Emulator

Published: March 18, 2017 8:51 PM /


Dolphin Emulator

Have you ever wanted to enter your credit card information into an emulator? In Dolphin Emulator's newest update, now you can. With the new update to the Dolphin Emulator, you can connect to Nintendo's servers in order to purchase and download games. See more in the video below:


While the video certainly looks impressive, it isn't at 100% yet: updates can lead to hangups, 'certain channels' are not working properly, and one cannot delete channels as of yet.

For those interested in purchasing games from within the Dolphin Emulator, you will need the following:

  • Valid Console ID and keys.bin from that console.
  • Console country must be valid for that System Menu region.
  • Properly Extracted Certs - Old tool Cert tool was flawed, please go through the process again if you've done this in the past.
  • All IOSes and Updates. The System Menu's Online Updater can be used so long as the System Menu and its IOS are installed.
  • SSL Verification Enabled - This isn't necessary but you'll want it on if you're buying games. As of 5.0-2941 or newer, this is on by default. In older builds this can be enabled manually in dolphin.ini by using the option "SSLVerifyCert = True".
If that seems a little complicated, be sure to check out this networking guide.

Quick Take

No offense, but I don't think I would ever trust a bunch of random developers with my credit card information. However, to see that it works is a testament to their skill. I wonder where else they could take Dolphin from here, at least besides 'flawless' Wii System Menu emulation. Maybe some Dolphin-supported NFC online servers to support online multiplayer? As a former world top-100 player in Medal of Honor Heroes II, I would definitely be interested if that were to occur.

What do you think of this news? Would you trust Dolphin Emulator with your credit card information? Let us know in the comments!

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