Possibly getting a new Wii U - Question on Hacking.

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  1. elite-fusion
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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to the Wii U world, so new that I do not have a system yet, but planning on purchasing one today or tomorrow.

    I have my old hacked Wii which allowed me to play downloaded games via homebrew off my my USB harddrive.
    I barely ever played it because I am not much of a gaming person.



    So my question is, if I were to get the Wii U, is there a way to download games and play them on the console? If I get a bare bone system with no games, can I download DK, Smash Brothers, Kart 8, etc...

    Please let me know.
     
  2. WiiCube_2013

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    Yeah, you can download them from the eShop.
     
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    Isnt the eShop a nintendo shop? how would it be free?
     
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    Do you mean illegally download and play them? If so. No, you cannot.
     
  5. G0R3Z

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    The Wii U cannot be hacked to play pirated Wii U games (yet..) and from the continuous patching by nintendo to every found exploit, it will be a long time until you can.

    You can hack the vWii portion, but that is it.
     
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    There's no free games though there are a few F2Ps, demos and cheap games like Blok Drop U and Child of Light.
     
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    So it is not like the regular old Wii. Got it.

    So what is the point of hacking the Wii U and homebrews and everything else???
     
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    Hacking the Wii Mode will grant you all that you could do on the Original Wii and more (use the Pro Controller for certain programs).

    It's a shame that people have to hack the Wii Mode in order to play their GameCube games.
     
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    I do not have a gamecube or anything, but the Wii Mode, I am not sure what it is nor what the vWii is. Would I be able to play non-legally obtained games from the wii on the Wii U?

    Sorry for the n00b question
     
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    Wii Mode is only for Wii, GameCube games and such. Wii U isn't hackable yet.
     
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    I understand that, but what I am wondering is if i hack the Wii Mode, can I play the "legal" games that I have on my hdd from the Wii?
     
  12. WiiCube_2013

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    Yeah, the Wii Mode is a Wii and a GameCube pretty much.
     
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    which is able to play pirated games from an external hdd? lol
     
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    Um, yeah that's how people play their 'backed' Wii and GC games or via the SD Card slot.
     
  15. G0R3Z

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    Basically; you can hack your vWii and play backup Wii and Gamecube games as well as Emulators like NES or N64 as you could on normal Wii. However, there is no usable hack for Wii U mode.

    I don't think that you should get a Wii U at all if you're only planning to play on it illegally.
     
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    Got it lol thanks alot guys :)