Can I use my Wii U as an optical drive for a PC?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Hambrew, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Hambrew
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    Time for me to get triggered on: :creep:
    Can I use a Wii U as an optical drive so I can play Wii games (w/ Ishiiruka, the superior version of Dolphin) straight from the disc drive?
    Taking out the Wii U's optical drive and plugging it into a PC somehow works too.

    :psp::gun::yayu::whip::switch:
     
  2. Hambrew
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    *koff
     
  3. Conex

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    Yep, just plug N play. :rolleyes:
     
  4. AceyBwoi

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    *ehh why would you when you have nintendont
     
  5. JustinCredible

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    Even an external hard drive formatted to Wii U can't be seen at all by a PC and vice versa, so no. Never gonna happen.
     
  6. Hambrew
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    I can then probs read and write to the disc, and that's when things get funky with modding and dumping and piracy galore

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    http://wbfsgui.sourceforge.net/
    Even if I could only get funky with Wii games...
     
  7. JustinCredible

    JustinCredible GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What are you even talking about?

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    You linked a gui program that allows transfering between Wii (not Wii U) to and from the PC. Why I have no idea.
     
  8. Hambrew
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    WBFSGUI is supposed to read WBFS-formatted drives, right?
     
  9. JustinCredible

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    It says right on the first line

    wbfsGUI
    is a small GUI I made to make it easier to manage game transfer from and to the Wii on a USB drive or SD card using WBFS as file system.

    Transfering files, not to play them, and that's for wbfs which is Wii/vWii not Wii U. If your hard drive is formatted for Wii U the PC can't read it.

    What are you trying to do exactly? If it's use a Wii U formatted hdd on PC it'll never happen.
     
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  10. Hambrew
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    oh

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    oh
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