Installing WAD files on vWii

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by bjaxx87, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. bjaxx87
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    Hi there!

    Yesterday I received my Wii U and I'm going to softmod the vWii mode.

    I already read a lot of guides and noticed a warning not to install ANY kind of WAD file that is meant for the normal Wii because it will cause a brick. They were referring to IOS/cIOS files as well as custom channels and forwarders.

    Now I wonder, what about WiiWare and VC games? I still got a collection of games which I installed on my normal Wii back in the day. Are those incompatible with the vWii mode? Do I have to look for special vWii releases of WiiWare and VC games?

    Thanks in advance for any help! ;)
     
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    from what i was told, please note im not a professional in anyway, the only things that need to be converted before installing would be homebrew forwarders, i havent installed any channels to my vwii but i did install dlc and have not had any issues
     
  4. bjaxx87
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    I assume you are talking about this part? (There's an area which is "yellower" than this greenish one ;))

    So I guess it's safe as long as it's a good dump? All of them worked on my regular Wii, so I should be good to go. :)

    Thanks for the link!
     
  5. steveroo

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    sounds like you could use your wii as a trial for your wii u when installing wiiware games
     
  6. G0R3Z

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    If you use a USB Loader and don't mind a bit of configuration, you can use an emunand and upload WADs onto that, then run them from the loader; ZERO chance of bricking your vWii as far as i'm aware. If that particular wad isn't working right, it'll just take you back to the menu.
     
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    I might give that a shot, but I heard compatibility isn't that great. I'm mostly interested in all of the N64 games and a few SNES titles.

    Maybe I should just try the "Data Transfer" from Wii to Wii U? Does that even work when many games are stored in the SD menu?
     
  8. Fil o_O

    Fil o_O GBAtemp Regular

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    that is what I wanted to do. I've been searching for a tutorial on how to do it but I still didn't find one. could you direct me to one?
    also, if I install wads on an emunand, will it have region lock or can I install any wad on that emunand?
     
  9. jazzeux

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    I found a fowarders pack on internet. Do you think it's safe enough to try? If not, is there any place where I can find a list of safe wad for my vWii? It would be nice to find a sticky with such files.
    Quote from that website:
    Here a link to that website: http://wiiuhax.com/channel-forwarders-for-vwii/

    I hope they are not stealing Fix94 stuff....
     
  10. Fil o_O

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    If I install a WAD that I have in mind on Dolphin emulator and it works, would that be an indicator that it also works on the Wii U console?
    Is it important what region it is? The wad files I have all say USA in brackets and my Wii U/ vWii is European, so PAL.
     
  11. G0R3Z

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    You can add a wad to dolphin like any iso or gcm and it'll pick up on it. I play My life as a darklord on dolphin because the compatibility isn't great wit emunands apparently; could never get it to work. This in itself says that testing it on Dolphin first is no indication that it'll work on an Emunand. Best thing is to experiment; if you're using an Emunand, you don't have any chance of bricking your wii U, unless you do something catastrophically stupid.
     
  12. mostafa

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    hi

    how to install VC wads (sega games and WiiWare) on the vWii ?

    i have the wad files and i can install on Wii
    but i dont know how to install them

    thanks