Hacking 3 part ? loadiine, game updating

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1. Is ther a good tutorial on where to find icons for, and how, and where to add them to the sd card for use with loadiine. whether it be a vc, wiiu, or inject. from what i understand is all about the meta just not sure how to find these things

2. is there a reputable place to get games for the wii u either wii u itself or other games like injects or even eshop vc. I know of one just wondering if there is something better out there i havent found yet that might be more complete

3. how do i update games that i own on disk without allowing an update to come though. can it be done? tried playing lego dimensions with my daughter and the game wouldnt load unless i updated it. any tutorials on how to complete this with actual game disks and with loadiine games.

please keep in mind im not one to ask without doing some research first but so far i havent been able to find a good solution
 

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1. Is ther a good tutorial on where to find icons for, and how, and where to add them to the sd card for use with loadiine. whether it be a vc, wiiu, or inject. from what i understand is all about the meta just not sure how to find these things

2. is there a reputable place to get games for the wii u either wii u itself or other games like injects or even eshop vc. I know of one just wondering if there is something better out there i havent found yet that might be more complete

3. how do i update games that i own on disk without allowing an update to come though. can it be done? tried playing lego dimensions with my daughter and the game wouldnt load unless i updated it. any tutorials on how to complete this with actual game disks and with loadiine games.

please keep in mind im not one to ask without doing some research first but so far i havent been able to find a good solution

1. I mean, some of the places which can't be mentioned have tutorials up. I won't be linking to them (see answer 2). So, the simplest answer I can give is to just create you own meta folders by dumping one yourself and simply editing it in application like GIMP, all the TGA files can be imported and exported using this. Let your creative juices flow.

2. This can't be answered on this forum. I'm sure some people will comment "that thingy site" as a vague hint though. They pretty much all have the same things as far as I'm aware.

3. To be honest. No idea. I use nusgrabber for import games which I've dumped to my SD. But, as the firmware update hasn't happened I've just been updating all my disc/digital games the normal way.
 
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1. Is ther a good tutorial on where to find icons for, and how, and where to add them to the sd card for use with loadiine. whether it be a vc, wiiu, or inject. from what i understand is all about the meta just not sure how to find these things

2. is there a reputable place to get games for the wii u either wii u itself or other games like injects or even eshop vc. I know of one just wondering if there is something better out there i havent found yet that might be more complete

3. how do i update games that i own on disk without allowing an update to come though. can it be done? tried playing lego dimensions with my daughter and the game wouldnt load unless i updated it. any tutorials on how to complete this with actual game disks and with loadiine games.

please keep in mind im not one to ask without doing some research first but so far i havent been able to find a good solution
I'll paste my mini-guide which explains most of this.
Just search "game name loadiine" and you'll find most games in a format that's ready for Loadiine use. Then you place the code, content and meta folders in SD:\wiiu\games\game name [game id]\
The game ID you can find onhttp://gametdb.com
If you don't have the game ID and can't find it, you can use any 6 characters, but covers will not show up. If you don't use cover view mode it doesn't matter.

Some games will be missing the meta folder, which means that the icon won't display in Loadiine. You can either get this folder from an update if there is one (read further below for details on that) or get it from the WUD (read below)

WUD files:
If the game you want is not available in loadiine format, you can extract the WUD yourself.
For that you will need Uwizard:https://gbatemp.net/threads/uwizard-all-in-one-wii-u-pc-program.386508/

For Uwizard to work, you will need the Wii U common key, Wii U Espresso Ancast Key and Wii U Starbuck Ancast Key. These are copyrighted so I can't provide them but they should be easy to find on Google. Then you just paste them into the settings tab in Uwizard and they'll be saved for future use.

You'll also need the game's own title key, this is usually included in the .nfo file in the download but is sometimes found on the page you downloaded the game from. If it's not in either of those places then a Google search should help.

Once you have all that you simply open the WUD image in Uwizard, paste the title key in the box, and click Extract Game Files. It will create code,content and meta folders that are ready for Loadiine use, just place them in a correctly named folder on the SD. If you don't see the code, content and meta folders look inside the data folder.

Game updates:
Some games have updates for them, and Loadiine is not able to load updates installed on the Wii U yet. So for updates, I use NEW NUSGrabber GUI:https://gbatemp.net/threads/download-the-new-nusgrabbergui.411228/
Simply go to the settings, set the correct region and enable "Automatically decrypt downloads". Close the settings and hit "Update VersionList". It will take a while but once it's done it should list every game of your chosen region along with all their updates. Just click Download and the update will be downloaded and decrypted automatically into a subfolder in the same folder as the program.

The first time you download something with NEW NUSGrabber GUI you will have to point it to the ckey.bin file, this is the same Wii U common key mentioned previously, but you will have to use a hex editor to paste in the common key as hex and then save it as ckey.bin. The resulting file should be 16 bytes.

To use the update in Loadiine, create a folder inside SD:\wiiu\games\game name [gameID] named updates. Inside that folder create a folder named vXX (replace XX with the update version you downloaded) and paste the code, content and meta folders from the update inside that folder so you end up with SD:\wiiu\games\game name [gameID]\updates\vXX\ containing code,content,meta
Then make sure that you select the correct update folder when launching the game from Loadiine.

There you have it, a mostly complete guide on how to set up games for Loadiine :)
 
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