Can I mod vwii without a wiiu gamepad

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  1. fringle
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    Just wondering if I can navigate the wii u menu with a wiimote enough to mod vwii as I currently do not have a working wii u gamepad.
     
  2. lexluth0r

    lexluth0r GBAtemp Regular

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    I'll sell you a gamepad
     
  3. fringle
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    No need, I have one but I lent it to my kids because they broke theirs. Just need to replace the digitizer but was hoping I could do this to at least get some use out the wii u when they aren't visiting me.
     
  4. smileyhead

    smileyhead I am DEFINITELY a madman with a box.

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    The GamePad is not a requirement for vWii.
    It didn't even have GamePad support originally.

    So, yes, you can hack it without a GamePad. :)
     
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    Perfect. Thanks
     
  6. Logan Pockrus

    Logan Pockrus Knawledge is key.

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    Tip: if you have a Wii remote synced with the console in advance, turn it on while the Wii U is still booting and hold B to boot the vWii automatically. Note that if you have an NNID, you must sign into that first.
     
  7. fringle
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    I have two accounts setup one with NNID and one without. Will this pose a problem because it doesn't auto login to either of them? I think one of my wiimotes is already synced.
     
  8. Logan Pockrus

    Logan Pockrus Knawledge is key.

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    No, what you'll notice is it will (or should) say "going to the Wii menu" (or something to that effect) near the bottom. From here, simply sign in to any account, and it should go straight to the Wii menu.
     
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    Got ya. Thanks.
     
  10. Logan Pockrus

    Logan Pockrus Knawledge is key.

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    As a side note, the Wii U gamepad remains on. If you don't like having the gamepad on in vWii mode, I don't know what to tell you.
     
  11. smileyhead

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    Then you hold the Power button on the GamePad, and it'll tell you that pressing the Power button again (still on the GamePad) will turn just the GamePad off.
     
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  12. Logan Pockrus

    Logan Pockrus Knawledge is key.

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    Good to know. :)
     
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