The Definitive Guide to Wii U Hacking

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by fiveighteen, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Felek666

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    Games can't be purchased on PC or can they?
     
  2. Weboh

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    All I know is: The light is always red but games and updates still download. My Wii U just doesn't like me.

    And games can now be purchased on a PC if you tie your Wii U to your Nintendo Account.
     
  3. Felek666

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    What.
    Your Wii U downloads updates when it's turned off 100% and it doesn't get power to NAND?
    *smells bait*
    Oh, yeah forgot that new eShop online thing.
     
  4. Weboh

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    No, I'm not trolling. I appreciate your help so far. It does download updates when the light is red (maybe it's just not 100% off? Dunno.) It worked fine before I switched internet providers and got a new router. But everything else works fine with the new router.

    NAND is flash storage, right? That works fine and downloaded games and saves still work.
     
  5. evil_ash_xero

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    I'm sort of stuck. I just started messing around with Wii U modding yesterday. I did the thing where you go to the loadiine website, thru the Wii U browser.

    All I am trying to do is rip my games, or install games to my Wii U (external HDD or whatever).

    I'm not having the best of luck. I tried using "DDD", but it always cuts off. So, I tried "Disk2app", and ripped my game (Bayonetta 2). I then started the wup installer (gx, I think it was). And it just said that I didn't have any content that could be installed, and went back to the home menu.
    So, I tried downloading a game that I owned, and got the wud file. The file was too big, and I couldn't put it on the SD card. That's when I realized you have to convert it. But why would it install, if the very disc I ripped with Disk2app wouldn't show up?

    Am I missing something? Sorry if this is braindead. I just started, and this is a little weirder than Wii or 3DS modding.
     
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  6. nexusmtz

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    First, if you're not following someone's step by step guide, try GUIDE - Noob Guide to Wii U Hacking. If you haven't reformatted your SD card as FAT32 instead of ExFAT, that would explain your trouble with WUPInstaller, and it would mean that your disk2app dump is very likely no good.
    Don't use DDD. Even if it works, you end up with a game formatted for Loadiine, which typically won't work from USB.
    Make sure that there are no files in the sd:/install directory. Of course, you will have directories, but there shouldn't be any files - not even hidden ones.
    I can't tell for sure what you're saying here. Are you saying you converted it and successfully installed it? If so, double-check that the card is formatted as FAT32, then delete the SD:/install directory, recreate it, and copy your ripped game folder back over to sd:/install.

    Also, what is the name of the folder you copied to sd:/install? Since you ripped it yourself, it should be WUP-P-something.
     
  7. evil_ash_xero

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    I wasn't following that guide, unfortunately. However, I had formatted the SD card to FAT32.

    There should be no files in the "install" directory? I had a WUD folder, that had a bunch of stuff in it. I deleted everything, as I thought it was best to start over.

    I don't have the WUD file's name anymore, as I deleted it.

    I would like to ask this...I haven't done anything to the system other than going to that site "loadiine.ovh" thru my browser. Since I don't have any CFW installed, can I still install a game, and not have any problems with it?

    I can rip the game again, and give you the info, if that would be helpful.

    EDIT: OK, I reformatted the card to FAT32 (again). I put it in the Wii U, went to loadiine.ovh. Installed disk2app and wud installer gx. I'm ripping the game again to my SD card. If there are any steps I'm missing, please let me know. I'll let you know the WUD folder's name and whatnot, once it is done.
     
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    There should be no files immediately under the install directory, only folders. Inside those folders should be the *.app, *.h3, title.* files. The folder that disc2app creates is named for the product ID. It would be WUP-P-xxxx. In other words:
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    sd:/
        install
            WUP-P-APED
                00000001.app
                00000004.app
                00000004.h3
                .
                .
                title.tmd
                title.cert
                title.tik
            MarioKart8
                00000001.app
                .
                .
                title.tmd
                title.cert
                title.tik
    If it looks like the below, you're going to have problems:
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    sd:/
        install
            WUP-P-APED
                00000001.app
                00000004.app
                00000004.h3
                .
                .
                title.tmd
                title.cert
                title.tik
            00000001.app
            00000002.app
            title.tmd
            title.cert
            title.tik
    If the game you're installing has a valid ticket (which your ripped game would) you don't need CFW.
     
  9. evil_ash_xero

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    OK. I ripped it again, and WUD Installer still gives me the same message.

    The folder name is: WUP-P-AQUE

    Here's a snapshot.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I ripped another game, and am still having the same problem.
     
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    y mod 1.2.1 is recognizing that there are files there, though.
     
  12. nexusmtz

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    That doesn't show the rest of the tree, so I don't know if you have anything else in the install directory. What happens when you try to install with WUPInstaller y Mod?
     
  13. evil_ash_xero

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    Well, I just did it, and it went thru the motions of installing it. And when I restarted the system, there was nothing there. I went into the settings of the Wii U, to see what it saw on the HDD, and it just said it was some unusable data, and offered to delete it.
    I'm trying another game right now, but this is looking dire.

    I'm having a hard time understanding what I'm supposed to get a snapshot of. I have the "install" folder at the root of the SD card. Inside that folder, there is the "WUD xxx" folder. And that stuff is in it.
    Is there anything else I'm missing?
    There is a Wii U folder in the root, as well, obviously.

    EDIT: I reread that...there wasn't anything else in the "install" folder other than that WUD folder, when I took that snapshot. I have ripped two other games, so now there are three WUD folders in there.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    It said:
    Verify title.tik & wup files are correct and complete


    However, right above that it says: Error: Install Error Code 0xFFFBFFFE
     
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  14. evil_ash_xero

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    What's the program to change a "wud" file into something I can put in my install folder?

    I would like to try someone else's rip.
     
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  15. Don Jon

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    POke tournament asking to update
    how to play and bypass the update?
     
  16. CreeperMario

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    ...use a DNS Blocker? You'll still be nagged for the update, but it won't download. When it fails, there should be a "start" button that allows you to start the program without updating.
     
  17. Don Jon

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    thanks bro
    i wasnt set up for tubehax
    thing is i disconnected the internet and it still asked for update
    so ill try with tubehax and see what happens
     
  18. DinckelMan

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    Kind of a weird question, but is it just me, or the WiiU scene has been mostly dead ever since iosuhax, and subsequently Haxchi/CBHC have been released? Compared to when the 3DS scene got major stable hax the rate of development is not even 5% as fast
     
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  19. QuarkTheAwesome

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    I think what you're seeing is the lack of "teams" we used to have kicking around. Once iosuhax went public and CFWs because usable for the average person, suddenly we were more or less on par with what they were doing. They couldn't tease anything tangible (resorting to nitpicks about things like code quality) and they couldn't release for various reasons, usually internal problems. All of a sudden, the entity of the team didn't have a purpose anymore. They were no further ahead than the public stuff, and they couldn't get further ahead because we'd all hit the brick wall of boot1.

    Thus, they stopped being active on Wii U stuff. Now, that doesn't mean Wii U development stopped - in my opinion, that happened inside those teams long before CFWs hit it big. What it does mean is that they stopped teasing. Without vauge posts regarding the secret sauce, the hype/drama train could not continue, and the Wii U board got very quiet all of a sudden.

    We're now falling back on the homebrew developers - people outside those teams who actually release their work (etc. etc.). They never really updated or posted that often anyway when you think about it; resulting in the appearance of slowed development when (as someone pretty involved with this stuff) I can tell you that it's really the same it's always been. You just don't have the hype train to carry you through the quiet periods anymore.
     
  20. Ssseth

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    In addition to the reply above, there are only around 13 millions Wii U's sold vs. 65 millions 3DS's.