Hacking WiiU w/out SD Card

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by helloblaine, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. helloblaine

    helloblaine Newbie

    Jun 18, 2013
    United States
    Houston, Texas
    Hello! I want to play Wii games on my Wii U through USB, but I don't have an SD Card to perform the exploits with. I do, have an SD HC card, and a USB thumb drive. Any chance this could work?

    Thanks for your time!
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Whilst some exploits I remember aren't compatible with the SDHC card, most should work iirc. Physically there's no real difference between SD and SDHC cards.
  3. Tigran

    Tigran GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    I think only smash stack won't work.
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  4. blinkzane

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    Check this


    and there are other exploits you can read up on specifically for the vWii.

    You're welcome.

    also, please do everything in order, do not skip a step. even do the optional cIOS236 patch in this method if you do softmod your vWii. it will be for the better. if you get lost, please do ask questions. =]
  5. Warlord698

    Warlord698 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    United States
    Smash stack works just fine with SDHC (i am using a 4GB SDHC card myself)
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  6. Triumph627

    Triumph627 All sweet & honeycomb

    May 21, 2013
    United States
    The Comatorium
    I also use SDHC cards and have never had a problem.
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  7. Adir Maymon

    Adir Maymon Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Rishon LeZion
    How did you do that? I have 4GB SDHC too

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    How did you do that? I have SDHC too
  8. osaka35

    osaka35 Instructional Designer

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    I was under the impression the lack of support for SDHC was due to the game not supporting it, rather than the console. What's changed from the good ol' "SDHC ain't gonna work for using smashstack" days of wii past?
  9. CaptainRex

    CaptainRex Member

    Nov 29, 2015
    New Zealand
    Its only Bathaxx, indiana pwns and the star wars ones then need the SD card rather than the SDHC isnt it?
  10. EclipseSin

    EclipseSin Ignorant Wizard

    Apr 1, 2015
    United Kingdom
    221b Baker Street
    Well, according to Wiki, you're all wrong (and from what I remember too). You can use SDHC AFTER hacking vWii. You can get lucky with SDHC cards, but a larger portion of them don't seem to work. Also, the ones I've seen work for others, they had to make a new partition table with a 2GB partition.

    Smash Stack
    Note: An SDHC card will not work with Super Smash Brothers Brawl. You must have an SD card that is 2GB or less.

    SD card (not SHDC) formatted as FAT16 or FAT32

    Return of Jodi
    SD card (not SHDC) formatted as FAT16 or FAT32 (Preferably FAT16)

    Indiana Pwns
    SD (NOT SDHC) CARD formatted as FAT16 (FAT) or FAT32.

    Eri HaKawai
    SD card (not SDHC) formatted as FAT16 or FAT32.

    Yu-Gi Owned/Vah
    Copy either the "private" directory of the 50Hz or the 60Hz version from the archive to the root directory of an SD card (2 GB or smaller).
    Last edited by EclipseSin, Nov 30, 2015
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