Playing Games off External HDD: Do you need to keep SD card?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by JaydenM65, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. JaydenM65

    JaydenM65 Newbie

    Mar 24, 2017

    I have installed a lot of games onto an external hard drive that I can play on my WiiU onto the sysNAND. I used homebrew launcher to do so without Haxchi, CBHC etc.

    I was wondering if I was to give the SD Card to someone if I could still play the games off the external hard drive without having the SD card in the Wii U.

    Thank you!
  2. petspeed

    petspeed GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 13, 2009
    You don't need the SD card for playing the games. However if some games are fakesigned you need to be able to boot into CFW or similar and that might require a SD card depending on your setup. If you could install all games without that (just going directly to HBL and WUP installer) then you games don't need that.