Difference between wad and wud?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Rock Band, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Rock Band
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    Hi all I'm fairly new to Wii U hacking and am trying to figure out the difference between wad and wud files, because I've obtained both through various methods. Can someone clarify?
     
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    WUD files appear to be Wii U games, which aren't usable currently.
    WADs are just WiiWare/VC that you use in Wii Mode (or sometimes other things, like IOS, system updates)
     
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    Hah cool I hadn't heard of WUDs.
     
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    A .wad is a packaged Wii system file, a .WUD file is a Wii U Disk image
     
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    Okay thanks, the reason I'm confused is because I'm extracting using DiscU which says it accepts a .wud but I tried it with a .wad and it worked just fine.
     
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    Oh? I would expect that to work with CDecrypt, but DiscU is a surprise