How do Wii games from WiiU USB Helper work on WiiU?

Deniii Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Deniii
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    Deniii Advanced Member

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    The app WiiU USB Helper is well known here. It works perfectly for WiiU games as well as Virtual Console games for systems such as Super Famicom/Nintendo, Gameboy Advance, DS, etc.

    In the app, however, there are some Wii games such as Xenoblade, WarioLand Shake, Super Paper Mario, etc.
    These games don't have the word "Virtual Console" on a black background on the icon. Instead, they have a white icon with the word "Wii".

    My question is, how do these games work?
    Do you install them to system NAND like any other game? (like installing Super Mario RPG (VC) or Game and Wario(WiiU), from example)
    Do they run by choosing the vWii icon on the WiiU main menu?
    Do they run like regular WiiU games (like Bayonetta) from the WiiU menu?
    Do you need to hack the vWii to run them?

    I tried searching the web for answers to these questions but I couldn't find anything.
    Everything Wii related to the WiiU is for things like the Homebrew Channel, CFG USB Loader, CIOS, and running games from USB like in the regular Wii, but no mention of these few Wii games from WIIU USB Helper.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. rafaelia

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    1) Yes, you can install them like any regular Wii U or VC game
    2) Yes, they can be launched via the icon on the home menu
    3) Yes, although it seems many of them require either CFW/sig patches
    4) No, you don't need to modify the vWii for them to run
     
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  3. Deniii
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    Thanks rafaelia.
    I'll give some of those a try.
     
  4. Felek666

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    Some vWii games out-of-region will not run with vWii due to it's region-locking.
     
  5. Spartk

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    hi, so you can confirm that we can download wii games from usb helper, copy to sd and install through WUP installer like normal wii u games?
     
  6. hemi426

    hemi426 GBAtemp Regular

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    yes,all the wii-games on the wiiu eshop work some might require cfw ,for other wii games (and gamecube) you have to use the vc script injector
     
  7. Spartk

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    thank you. first question: what does it mean "some might require cfw"? if i'm using haxchi i'm already under a cfw.
    second: "for other wii games (and gamecube)". For "other wii games" you mean wii games unaivalable on eshop? and what's vc script? vwii?
    thank you in advance.
     
  8. hemi426

    hemi426 GBAtemp Regular

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    if you run cfw you have nothing to worry about.you can inject wii iso and gamecube games with wiivc injector (no need to hack the vwii part).but only same region as your console for max compatibility.
    check this https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-wiivc-injector-script-gc-wii-homebrew-support.483577/
     
  9. Spartk

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    thank you for the answer. i didn't know we could inject wii iso and gamecube games with wiivc injector. many guides are obsolete and do not mention this possibility. is it possibile to inject 3ds games too?
    wii u and wii games copied through usb helper can be installed on the same external hard disk? is it the same for other injected games?
     
  10. hemi426

    hemi426 GBAtemp Regular

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    no 3ds ,i have them all on one usb hdd (wii u,gc and wii)so yes.games with injected with wii64 and retroarch i have on my sd card
     
  11. hemi426

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    also gameincanada has some great tutorial video's on you tube for injecting n64 games and using wiivc injector ; how to soft-mod wiiu
     
  12. Spartk

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    thank you, but i'm not interested in n64 games (too old graphic and gameplay for me). i can be already satisfied if i can play the games in this list
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wii_games_on_Wii_U_eShop
     
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