Hacking Any way to install games on PC?

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Hi. Been using this Wii U USB Helper. It works but it's taking hours just to transfer 1 game using the transfer tool. I remember on the Wii we were able to install the games to the Wii formatted HDD/USB directly on the PC. Is this something we can do on the Wii U? Nothing wrong with my network and I don't have a big enough spare SD card to transfer to SD then install from SD.

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nah the way it works is different since it uses the wiiu's own data format rather than wbfs. think of it like installing wiiware/vc channels, but bigger.
 

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Hi. Been using this Wii U USB Helper. It works but it's taking hours just to transfer 1 game using the transfer tool. I remember on the Wii we were able to install the games to the Wii formatted HDD/USB directly on the PC. Is this something we can do on the Wii U? Nothing wrong with my network and I don't have a big enough spare SD card to transfer to SD then install from SD.

Thanks,
Chris
Not possible because even thought the game is installed to the hdd a very small file called a ticket is also installed to the wiiu system nand. Without the ticket on sysnand the game wont boot. Anyway why are you transferring the files just put your sd card into your pc and copy the files over it will massively save you time
 

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Hi. Been using this Wii U USB Helper. It works but it's taking hours just to transfer 1 game using the transfer tool. I remember on the Wii we were able to install the games to the Wii formatted HDD/USB directly on the PC. Is this something we can do on the Wii U? Nothing wrong with my network and I don't have a big enough spare SD card to transfer to SD then install from SD.

Thanks,
Chris
This is why every guide instructs you to get a decent sized SD card. 1 hour... sheesh. Just buy a bigger SD already
 

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1 hour? Try 5+

Thanks guys I will just have to get a bigger SD card and do it that way. The one I'm using now is a Lexar one that I think came with my original Wii!

EDIT: I read that bricking is a real thing this time around with the DS ware hack cold boot thingy, so A bigger SD card to do the nand backup thingy is probably a good idea anyways.
 
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Use the Brazilian method to install games. Its not fast, but I don't think I have ever had a game take more than 30 minutes. I have installed some near 30 gig games too. You can do it 100% soft mod. I find the phone app sux server easiest, and you just have the same files waiting on the SD card. Place the game files in a fold "install" and off you go.
 

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Use the Brazilian method to install games. Its not fast, but I don't think I have ever had a game take more than 30 minutes. I have installed some near 30 gig games too. You can do it 100% soft mod. I find the phone app sux server easiest, and you just have the same files waiting on the SD card. Place the game files in a fold "install" and off you go.
OP is using "Brazilian Method". Just didn't have a big enough SD
 
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