Game update question

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by Col1661, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Col1661
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    Hi, my wii u is on 5.5.2 - i have installed a few games to my usb hard drive via browserhax / wii u helper / wup installer. Im currently not running any cfw.

    My question is, when i run a game it is prompting me to update. (i have blocked the wii u from updating via dns). I understand i can download game updates via wii u helper, but how do you install it? Do you drop them into the install folder then install in wup loader just like a normal game file.

    Also, i havent installed any cfw as i only want to save a few games to the hard drive then no longer need access to the homebrew channel. So when i have installed all the games and updates i require, can i reset the connection settings and use the wii u as normal, can i play online without getting blocked?

    Thanks
     
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  2. TotalInsanity4

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    Correct, updates install exactly like normal games
     
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    Hi @TotalInsanity4 I have installed a game and an update and it worked. So once I have installed all the games and updates that I require, I will no longer need homebrew - so baring in mind I have no cfw installed is it ok to reset the internet settings so I'm no linger using dns. Also if the wii decides to update will I still be able to play the games on and offline? Thanks
     
  4. godreborn

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    if the game is a non-retail game, it won't work without cfw. I'm not sure if updates count, but they do have tickets as well.
     
  5. Col1661
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    I have only installed retail games, no dlc or vc games. I was just wanting to know I they will continue to work on and offline once I no longer need homebrew and reset my internet settings. Thanks
     
  6. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

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    I'm thinking yes, but I don't know for sure. updates have a separate ticket from the game. you could always try it. ;)
     
  7. Col1661
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    Ok was just wanting to know for sure as I didn't want the console to get blocked from online or update and not let me play the games
     
  8. Ryccardo

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    What ultimately matters is whether the title(s) have a valid license compatible with your console (meaning either "only for yours" or "for everyone")...

    On the WiiU as a rule of thumb bluray games, game update titles, and free DLC are of the latter kind
     
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  9. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

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    afaik, Nintendo only bans cheaters/hackers.
     
  10. Col1661
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    Ok thanks for clarifying. Can the usb hard drive with the games installed be used on any other wii u console or just the 1 you downloaded the games from. Also can you copy the hard drive? Thanks
     
  11. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

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    you can check for sure with tik2sd and a hex editor.
    cloning the drive - possibly. you can't use the drive on another wii due to encryption.
     
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