Any way to keep a Wii U game downgraded? Or just download the downgraded version of it?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by Madtaz64, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Madtaz64
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    So I've been playing and speedrunning Shantae: Half-Genie Hero since it came out back in December up until March, when I took a break from it. Since it's release there's been an update that patched out a lot of huge glitches that made the run what it is. Earlier today I decided to turn the game back on after not playing it for a while and accidentally forgot to disconnect my Wii U from the internet before doing so. So before I realized what I did I see "Software Update Completed" and the game's now running in 1.01. Everything everyone has told me so far leads me to believe it's impossible to downgrade games on Wii U, but I remember seeing a solution last month that would let me have 1.00 uploaded or something of the sort, but I don't remember where I saw it, because unfortunately I didn't get around to downloading it because I was busy then I lost access to that data when my computer broke down.

    Anyways, I tried to just simply delete the update data and play offline but Nintendo programmed it so that you can't play it after updating it and deleting the update data. unless you reupdate it. I know this was a huge issue with Sonic Boom speedrunners because they couldn't do the infinite knuckles pause jump if they downloaded the update, but I was wondering if someone made it possible yet 2+ years later?
     
  2. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Delete the update from the system settings. Use USB helper to get the specific update you want and install via WUP installer. This is assuming you've modded your console already with custom firmware.

    You could save yourself the trouble and simply delete the update and just apply homebrew DNS in the network settings if you need a quick fix.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure you can just delete updates in the stock Data Managment if the base game is what you're after.
     
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    KiiWii GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Save game is linked to update? Possibly?
     
  5. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    When has that ever been the case for any game? I've never heard of that nor does it make sense with how saves are supposed to work.

    Yeah and Nintendo seemed to fix this with the Switch making game updates permanent installs. I never experienced it personally but that's what people are reporting.

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    I was slightly wrong. Once a Switch game has detected an update it will refuse to play until it has the update even if it is not an online game. Not even formatting can stop the nag to install the game updating.
     
  6. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The op said he can't roll back "delete update data" and It's not working.

    It was just a suggestion.
     
  7. Felek666

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    Some games overwrite save for x version.
    Ex. If you have Minecraft TU11 then you will be unable to play saved worlds from TU42 and vice versa.
     
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  8. CosmoCortney

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    I didn't try this myself but it'd be worth a shot. Delete the update of a game and install an older one with WUP Installer. Then launch the game with system config tool
     
  9. Felek666

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    It will work without SysConfigTool also. I know this because i downgraded BotW :^)