The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
(WFC) service was an online gaming service
that provided free online play in various Nintendo DS and Wii games.
Nintendo discontinued the service on May 20th, 2014,
primarily because the host of the service,
was shutting down its servers.
Nintendo WFC was required for online play,
but the Wiimmfi Project
has replicated much of its functionality
and allows for continued online play in Mario Kart Wii and other games.
Wiimmfi is available for the public since
May 10th, 2014 (10 days before WFC shutdown).
It started with Mario Kart Wii and supports now more than
To use Wiimmfi, the games must be patched to use the new domains and
also to change some other settings.
See »Wiimmfi Patcher«
for more details.
This part is used for announcements.
Remember that Wiimmfi is a free service, so please be patient
if I stop the servers temporarily to fix bugs or to update the system.
- January 2017
PHP code clean
At the 7th of January I started a PHP code clean.
In 2014 I began to implement different servers (e.g. NAS login and GPCM)
and also the Wiimmfi portal using the programming language PHP.
I also developed a Wiimmfi PHP library for common threads.
In the beginning, it was a very hasty implementation.
And now, 3 years later, I started to clean and to reorganize the code
and to move code to the library.
I'll be very careful, but I can't exclude that I'll fail.
- Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
False rumours about discontinuation
Some people seem to have received a bogus RiiConnect24 announcement message
claiming that Wiimmfi would be discontinued in January 2017.
That is not the case.
Some guy thought it would be funny to edit a message created by Mario
Kart to make it look like an announcement letter and has sent that to a few people.
- Friday, October 21th, 2016, beginning at 14:00 UTC
Update of host server
On Friday, October 21th, 2016, the Linux system of the host will be updated.
Therefore, Wiimmfi has to go offline for about 1 hour.
The exact time can not be predicted.
- Sunday, July 17th, 2016
Competition service server change
The Mario Kart Wii competition service will be moved to
another server, so the competition page will be down sometimes.
This neither has influence on the Wiimmfi server itself nor on
the in-game competition rankings, only the competition web page
will sometimes be unreachable and the competition patcher might
not work correctly.
The next competition will then start after the server change,
on July 20th.
- Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Wiimmfi was available for the public as May 10, 2014,
ten days before Nintendo shot down their servers.
At May 20, the shut down day, 23 games were enabled for playing and testing.
See game history for details.
At the moment Wiimmfi supports more than 80 games.
See list of all games for details.
At the same day, the first competition started.
See red box below for details.
Competitions / Tournaments
We finally got competitions to work on Wiimmfi!
To find out how to patch your Wii for the Wiimmfi competitions, click here:
Wiimmfi MKWii competition service
Running this patcher also helps us collecting the missing competitions.