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  1. JanoriaCorven
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    I have just attained a Wii U from someone over at gumtree (Australia site), and it came pre-modded. Haxchi and all. Multiple games, and even a SD Card inside of it (Very nice of the fella). Anyway. Thats not the concern.

    I am looking for some help navigating this website. are there any threads about how to download certain games, and convert them over to the Wii U?

    (Please note, i am not asking for actual download links to games. just the tools used to make it so i can copy the games to my pre-existing external HDD.)

    Any help would be of great appreciation
     
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    Added information:

    5.5.1 E
    WUP-101(4)
    FAH100572797
    HATB-0250-3375
     
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    I know its only been 5 hours. But is there anyone out there that can help out? I'm now getting a -5 with my Haxchi. and i am quite eager to get it, and my games added to the wii.
     
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    You can use Wii U USB Helper to download games: https://www.reddit.com/r/CemuPiracy/comments/8gj8z8/workaround_download_and_run_wii_u_usb_helper/
    It has a transfer function that will transfer the files to the correct location on the SD card, then they can be installed to USB or NAND with WUPInstaller GX2.
    You can also run Wii and GC games from the same USB HDD as Wii VC, it's a bit more complicated but Wii U USB Helper does most of the hard work for you.
     
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    Would the Zelus work around work as well? I have Zelus installed and it basically fixes up the Wii U usb launcher thingie.

    Also.... my SD Card is sort of... taken... by a broken (-5 error) Haxchi.... cant i transfer it direct to my external hard drive?
     
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    Any minus numbered errors (-5, -3, -X) are SD Card related, check if your Wii U reads the SD Card

    As for your piracy, google is your best friend, but basically you'll need to get dumps on .app format (aka usb ready format) and install them using WUPInstaller GX2 from your SD Card to your Wii U's USB or internal memory (NAND)

    For DLCs and Digital-only titles you'll need to have any sort of Signature patching enabled (Mocha CFW or [coldboot]Haxchi CFW), both to install the game and run it
     
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    Just to let everyone know right now...

    I have absolute ZERO experience. my last experience was with the Wii Zelda Twilight Princess save file hack to get homebrew.

    and even then that took 36 hours of me staying awake.


    Talk to me like an idiot... please. i need THAT LEVEL of help.
     
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    Another thing of note, don't remove their NNID from the console, that will break Haxchi.

    Edit: Also, no. You have to transfer the game from Wii USB Helper to the SD card and use WUP Installer on the Wii U to install the game to USB or Nand(The Wii U's internal memory). The PC wont even see a Wii U formatted HDD.
     
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    if you want to install wiiu games google... Install Wii U Games, DLC and Updates using Wii U WUP Installer Y Mod
    it should be the first link
    otherwise for gamecube and wii games google [RELEASE] WiiVC Injector Script (GC/Wii/Homebrew Support)
    wish you luck
     
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    First of all, check if your Wii U reads the SD Card and if the homebrew files are where haxchi expects as that's most likely why you see the -5 error

    Then:
    1- Download your game
    2- Install WUP Installer GX2 to your Wii U
    3- Put your game's folder inside a folder called install on your SD Card
    4- Start any method of Signature patching, normal haxchi will work
    5- Start WUP Installer GX2 via the homebrew launcher and install your game
     
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    well its giving off a -5 error. and there's no actual place on the internet that i can see that tells me what a -5 is. it shows up -5 at the top left of the screen. lemme see if i can recreate it for you in the next post.

    VOILA!

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  12. spectral

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    As mentioned the minus numbers mean it can see the card but a file it needs isn't there. By default Haxchi is set to load into the Homebrew launcher. Check on the SD card in the WiiU/Apps folder if HBL is there. Another thing to try is seeing if it works loading into sysmenu. Load haxchi but hold A while its loading.

    Also did you remove any files or anything that were on the SD card when you got it?
     
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    Hangs after showing "Wii U Menu". after HAXCHI
     
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    I'm guessing it's based on the launcher I linked, so it would probably work. I don't see any benefit to using it over the one I linked though.
    Could be that your SD card is missing /wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf (I think it needs to be the .elf for Haxchi/CBHC to work, the .rpx is only used for the dedicated homebrew launcher channel that you can install and use once you're in CFW)
    And no, the HDD is in a special Wii U format and you can't put games directly on it, they need to be installed from SD.
     
  15. JanoriaCorven
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    so then the last stupid question remains... is the homebrew thingie inside of the Wii U USB helper?

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    Answered my own question. Yes it is.
     
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    Post is solved! Attempting to load in new games now. EUR version
     
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    What was causing the problem?
     
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    Homebrew Launcher wasnt found. found it, slapped it on the sd card.
     
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