Can Brain Age be installed without a nintendo account?

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  1. sirgilmour
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    I read that a game like Brain Age is needed to use Haxchi, and on the market it's 6.99$ but i also don't have a credit cart to put it on. I managed to find it on Wii USB Helper.

    Can it be installed on the wii U by some way? the wup installer fails.
    I have no hack done so far, only access to homebrew via the browser while on firmware 5.51.

    I there is another way to play Wii U backups please tell me.

    All I have is:
    -A Black Wii U
    -Two original wii U games disc (New Super Mario Bros. U and Mario 3D World)
    -Sd Cards
    -Usb Drives

    I have two titles to try launching : Paper Mario Color Splash and Axiom Verge.

    Please guide me.
     
  2. Joom

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    No. Do not install a pirated version of it and try to install Haxchi or you will brick your console. You have to buy it.
     
  3. Kafluke

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    Well technically he'd have to install CBHC after to brick it. Installing non legit HaxChi will still work only if you use HaxChi by itself and only if you are already in a CFW.

    You can use HaxChi to create many different shortcuts but the initial HaxChi entry point has to come from the eshop
     
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    Oh. I thought I read elsewhere that the NDS title of choice has to be legitimately purchased.
     
  5. sirgilmour
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    So basically there is no way around playing backups without buying Brain Age for now? on 5.51 original firmware
     
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    Yes it does. For the first HaxChi. But you can make more HaxChi's to use as shortcuts to elf files. They just won't work unless you're already in a CFW.
     
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    Oh alright, thanks for clarifying.
     
  8. Kafluke

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    No that's not true. There are many ways. Try reading through my noob guide. You can use Mocha or other methods
     
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    You can use browserhax and Mocha CFW. Haxchi is just much more reliable and consistent.
     
  10. sirgilmour
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    cool! a link to the tutorial(s) would be appreciated
     
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  12. nikeymikey

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    Just borrow a card and buy the game and dont be so tight.... $6.99 to be able to pirate every other game for free :)
     
  13. Marko76

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    Yep or just goto a games shop and buy a Nintendo eShop points card (not sure if they are called that in the rest of the world lol) .
     
  14. nikeymikey

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    THIS!!!
     
  15. Slartibartfast42

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    You really should look into getting at least a debit card. How are you going to pay for anything else? What about college application fees? I'm assuming you are underage. I don't know what the laws are about underage debit cards are in Canada, but maybe you can get one. If you can't, well you could at least get a prepaid debit card. There is no age restriction on prepaid debit cards, though they come with fees of course.
     
  16. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Wow, I guess if you can have counterfeit-chi (not buying anything from eshop), maybe you could set a poor man's haxchi (craxchi) by utilizing 2/6 internet connections in Wii U menu--one for self-hosting the exploit to get mocha, the other to have your connection on your regular internet, and booting 'haxchi' for CFW stuff.

    That seems interesting, if possible.
     
  17. sirgilmour
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    OK i installed Mocha! have succeeded getting into the cfw and installing games without a credit card :D
    The main issue still is having to use the browser on the original firmware to access homebrew to then get into Mocha, which 3 out of 4 times result as a freezing white screen requiring a full on console power off... i would love to know a safe way to start the console directly to the cfw from the pressing of the power button.
    Also once i installed a game on the system, how can i delete it? the Wup Installer does not offer the option.
     
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    Earth, bro-dude.
    You might want to trade those two Wii U games to someone and use the money to get an eshop card (lowest increment is $10.00 in U.S. and it comes with a cool AR card) to get B.A. for $6.99+tax.

    To delete titles, go into system menu (wrench icon), Data Management (scond icon to the right of internet icon) and make you selections of copy/delete software.
     
  19. bomigoton

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    Ehm. Haxchi is an easy way to launch homebrew and apply signature patches to the system (= cfw, to make fake tickets work).
    But you can simply install MOST games with a legit ticket by using the browser and "wup installer y mod". Basicly every game that has a physical release has a legit ticket available (this is also called the brazilian method). You dont need cfw or DS game to play a backup. You have more possibilities with cfw, yes (free dlc, all eshop games). But you can enjoy most games with what you already have. Haxchi is just more convenient than browser exploit. Browser exploit fails from time to time, haxchi always works and has a custom firmware buid-in.

    And if u like Mario Kart and Zelda BotW, buying the dlc will feel good.
     
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    You may try self hosting a site. It usually produces better results than online sites. Try the AIO in the stickys