New Wii U owner, seeking advice for vWii homebrew

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by sandmanalfa, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. sandmanalfa
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    So I just got a wii u and I would like to enable homebrew on the vWii, specifically, loading wii backups from an usb flash drive (not hard drive, flash drive).

    I have lego batman and a 2gb SD card.

    From what I have gathered, I am good to go, however every guide I find is kind of outdated (from 2012), so I don't know how things have changed since then.

    For example, when I follow links from said guides to get the HBC for the vWii using the mii installer thing, the download link is dead.

    So before I follow some deprecated guide, could anyone guide me in the right direction? Is there any up to date guide I can follow? Or can anyone write me a quick guide? Hopefully with links that aren't dead.

    I just want to make sure I don't brick my vWii following some old guide and files that might not even work with my wii u version, I'm on the latest Wii U version (5.0.0) if that has any impact.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
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    Yeah no problems... are you following asper's guide? The alternative link will be fine to download, think it was last updated a couple of months ago too.
    Firmware 5.0.0 is also fine. Just follow the instructions properly and you'll be good to go. ;)
     
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    Well I followed the guide and managed to sucesfully hack my vWii, but I still can't figure out how to load games from an usb flash drive.

    What am I missing? The guide doesn't really explain how to load backups, just how to hack the vWii
     
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    you need a loader program like wiiflow to load iso from hdd. check out the wii hacking thread their all in there.
     
  5. sandmanalfa
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    But what I'm confused about is, do I put the app in my sd card and then put the games (iso) on the flash drive? Or do I put the app in the flashdrive too?

    I'm planning to use usb loader gx
     
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    You can load the app from sd or usb it doesnt matter. And you need an installed cios to load wii backups look here
    Simple guide to install cIOS on vWii + backup NAND and keys
     
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    I already did all that, what I'm trying to do now is figuring how to actually load the games lol

    I'll test and come back
     
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    put GX on your sd card, run it from hbc or forwarder chan. than when it loads select your hdd, select game, click play
     
  9. sandmanalfa
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    I'm using a flash drive, does it make a difference? I'm still moving the game to the flash drive, takes a while.

    I heard you had to do some stuff about wbfs and folders with the game id and stuff like that, is that old procedures and can I just copy paste the iso on the flash drive and load it with gx?
     
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    Nevermind, I got metroid prime 3 to show up on usb loader gx but when I start it up it goes to a black screen and back to the homebrew channel

    Can anyone help me?

    edit: never mind, got it to work with wiiflow, gx loader didn't want to work for some reason.
     
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    wiiflow is better anyway
    and your better off to put the games on a HDD wd drives are cheap these days and easy to find.