Has the vWii catch up the real Wii on the Hombrew aspect?

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  1. abdezca
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    abdezca GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi community,

    First of all I've seen this asked before around January of last year, but the thread did not developed into something more. Here is the link to the thread: https://gbatemp.net/threads/wii-vs-vwii-homebrew.429526/

    Moving on one year later, I'm in the process of removing consoles from my gaming setup. On my current space I have the PS4, WII U, PS3, and a Wii. Now the Switch has come out and it has definitely started to clutter my space, so I'm thinking on removing the PS3 and I one of the Wii consoles. Now here is my main question:
    • Can vWii do everything that the real Wii can?
    I'm mean right now, I love the Wii U library, but if the vWii can play all my Wii, GC, N64, SNES, and NES collections that would be great. That means there is no necessity to keep the Wii around my setup. Just double checking if there are any shortcomings that I should be on my radar.

    Right now I use USBLOADER GX on my Wii and it is a fantastic experience, if not mistaken they are in the process of redoing the Menu, so this will be loader to go in the future. Also, I believe they support vWii pretty well. As far as other uses, it would be emulators, VC games, and that's it.

    I also heard that you need like an "special" HDD for Wii U due to power output of the system. Are they hard to find?

    Thanks

    GBATemp

    Let me know what you guys think.
     
  2. CatmanFan

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    The vWii is almost the same as a real Wii on the homebrew aspect, except for Priiloader and themes. Priiloader will brick a vWii. Themes do work, but you can't install them with MyMenuify on a vWii, or it will brick. Use this instead for vWii themes.
     
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    Nope. You can't play Wii games with a Gamecube controller (though you can for Gamecube games). If you're used to playing Smash that way for example, then that's one point for the Wii. If you don't care about that, then the vWii probably wins.
     
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    It's not exactly the same but this is close enough.

    http://www.supremefactory.com/CHAN_FTPDUMP/Product/wu-010012-02.jpg
     
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    That's one stupid problem but I can't have Wiimotes (don't ask why, there is no logic). So this doesn't solve anything *for me*, but it's true that this should be mentioned for everyone else.
     
  6. abdezca
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    abdezca GBAtemp Regular

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    Even if I posses the Nintendo Official Adapter? Because if not, then you are correct playing smash bros brawl with a Wiimote wouldn't work or even worst Mario Kart Wii it does suck without it.
     
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  7. GreyWolf

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    The official Gamecube adapter is USB so Wii games don't recognize it as a GC accessory.
     
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    But will it recognize the adapter for GameCube games?
     
  9. SANIC

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    It does in Nintendont
     
  10. abdezca
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    Well I hope at some point will be added to a back loader like USBLOADERGX or Wilflow lite.

    THanks guys!
     
  11. azzarod

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    I don't know about WiiFlow lite, but USB Loader GX uses Nintendont to run Gamecube games (it pretty much acts like a forwarder to the Nintendont app when you select a GameCube game) - so the the adapter should work in USBLoader GX if it works in Nintendont.
     
  12. GreyWolf

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    USB Loader GX doesn't have USB HID controller support, neither do Wii games. There are no shared drivers on the Wii so everything has to be linked to the application when it is compiled.
     
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    So is it possible? by application you mean the game or USBLoader itself?
     
  14. SANIC

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    Only nintendont, nothing else