Playing .wad files through Loadiine possible ?

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  1. Kevinstan
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    Is it possible to play .wad wiiware / vconsole games through loadiine? Or is there a way to conver the file and make it loadiine ready? I cannot get .wad files to play any other way and am looking now to play them using loadiine. Is this possible?
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    No, Loadiine is (an ugly hackjob and) for WiiU software only

    What problem do you have with installing wads normally?
     
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    The closest to Loadiine would be using an emunand for a USB Loader in Wii mode, but that isn't much worth the troubles. Installing the WAD's in vWii is very easy anyway.

    It's still possible to create vWii forwaders for the WiiU home menu for quick access though.
     
  4. Kevinstan
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    I haven't tried for the fear of bricking my Wii U. Out of everything I have read it seems wad files are the only thing that can truly brick it if not done right. Also, it seems like all the wad files have to be installed to the system, and not ran from a sd / usb which will make it harder since I have little space available. If I found a good legit tutorial for installing wads I might give it a go, but I am still very nervous about doing it, and I wish I could run them from an sd
     
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    You wouldn't brick for just using haxchi, there is the risk of brick when installing CBHC.
     
  6. AmandaRose

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    This has nothing to do with haxchi CBHC the op is concerned about bricking vWii with Wii VC wads
     
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    Whoop my fault
     
  8. Kevinstan
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    I am using Haxchi already. But I have readthat it is easy to brick a Wii U if installing wads?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    What is the easiest most straight foward way to install the wads? And is there any way to tell if they are vWii or Wii wads before installing to prevent a brick ?
     
  9. Ryccardo

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    Only the Vwii mode; and the risks (installing a bad Wii Menu or matching IOS, installing a channel that bannerbricks) are not different than on a regular Wii (and you can always delete the bannerbricking channel via ftpiiu-everywhere)

    Wii Mod Lite or Some Yawmm Mod

    Read the filenames, check the titleids (for example with ShowMiiWads) and don't overwrite critical system titles if you don't know what you are installing
     
  10. Kevinstan
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    The wads I am looking at are on a google drive folder and say wiiware and virtual console - These would work within the Wii menu and using wii mod lite?
     
  11. Ryccardo

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    If we are both thinking of that famous plumber and 3D geometrical shape site, the owner is one of the people I would trust the most
     
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    The safest for you would be to find a cheap usb key around 32 or 64 Go and use it for UNEEK, an emunand on usb where you can install your wads.
    SHould be fine without touching too much your vWii nand ;)
    have a look for ModMii, it helps a lot for this!
     
  13. Kevinstan
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    You nailed it! I was just making sure I am looking at the correct type of wad files vs the right program to play them (wii mod lite)
     
  14. Kevinstan
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    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction - what is the difference in SNEEK and UNEEK ? I cannot find much on SNEEK. I found a good looking tutorial on setting up SNEEK that is a site on google sites. Looks promising, but I want to make sure I am doing the right thing before actually trying it.
     
  15. Ryccardo

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    They are two variants of the same emunand system: the S stands for SD and the U for (fat32) USB, as in the location of where the emunand will run from (there are "DI" variants of both which can emulate the optical drive too using backups in its own format)

    I don't know much more, as in what's the relationship between them and the emunand features of usb loaders, or how well they do work on Vwii...

    If you have d2x cios 10.43, note that it is inferior to 10.42 as far as emunand game compatibility is... and even then it's not 100%
     
  16. Kevinstan
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    Any good step by step tutorials for getting it set up? I am looking but not having any luck. Most I find are from 5+ years ago. I am trying to find something up to date and working before I dive into it. Im just trying to make sure I do it right and am able to play my .wad games. Emulation would be best for me so I am not installing all the games to the system.
     
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