Playing NES, SNES, N64, etc Roms on the WiiU

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Cortex, May 9, 2016.

  1. Cortex
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    Hello. I'm new to the world of WiiU hacking. First I want to say thank you to all involved in the recent kexploit. I was able to get it working on my WiiU, and have the HBC and Loadiine working great.

    What I can't seem to figure out is how to play NES, SNES, N64, and other ROMs on the WiiU. For example, I have several .nes roms that I want to play, but am not sure how to load them through loadiine.

    I have read through several threads and am still not clear if this is only possible through vWii modding, or if I can do it via VC game injection or some other method. These 2 threads make it seem like it's possible outside of vWii modding:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/wiiu-vc-game-injection-working-on-5-3-2.395930/

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/wip-s-nesinject-a-rom-injector-tool-for-loadiine.404017/

    However, in the 2nd link regarding the (S)NESInject tool, I don't know how to get the VC RPX that I am supposed to convert to an ELF file.

    Any help in satisfying my nostalgia for Contra, Punchout, etc would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I too am curious if there are any tutorials online out there? I would love to show my girlfriend Super Mario RPG and Diddy Kong Racing, some of my favorite games as a kid.
     
  3. Superbossboo

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    For starters, you can get them loadiine-ready. I remember seeing a n64 pack that had paper mario, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64, and smash64. Other than that, the injection method as stated above.
     
  4. Cortex
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    Yeah, I think I saw that N64 pack in my research. Any idea though how to get the NES or SNES VC rpx files for converting to ELF files?
     
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    Since you are injecting, that would mean you already have a loadiine-ready VC. Check if it's in one of the folders.
     
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    I've got a bunch of snes games as .smc files. What would be the best way to get these working?
     
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    Well you need your rom and the VC you want to replace. Just go to the places where you get your loadiine games and find any loadiine-ready VC.
     
  9. Cortex
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    Ok, well thanks to your suggestion, I was able to do some Google-fu and I got the injection method working. It was sure fun reliving my childhood memories with Contra, Punchout, and some other games.

    I guess my OP was more wondering if there was a method to load the actual .nes game files on a hacked Wii U, similar to how I used to on the original Wii through the FCE Ultra GX emulator through the homebrew channel. From what I have read so far, it seems like we're not there yet on the Wii U. I know I can do a vWii mod to play them that way, but I was curious if there was another way on the Wii U (other than the direct injection method) without having to go into vWii.

    Any other suggestions, ideas, or methods I'm not aware of?