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hi all,
i recently bought a Wii U console that i'm waiting for to come to me from amazon de
sometime in april.

and since im new to wii u hacking's side.
(it's not the same like the orginal wii).

i have some important questions reguarding wii u hacking that i would like to ask before i homebrew my system in 2021.

1) Can i still add funds to my NNID on Wii U in 2021? or do i need to do it via nintendo's website using a Nintendo account with NNID linked?

2) what does a used wii U mean? that it:

-won't need the intal setup process

3) if it is used, it won't have an account on it?
also can i use my account from my switch/3ds or should i use a totaly new one with diffrent email etc?

4) can i use the same mii as on my 3ds/switch? or a new one for wii u?

5) for hacking the wii u, and running GC/wii games is it best to:

-to run games via nintenodont/USBloader gx + usb flash drives like on wii?
-bulid injects for wii/gc games using the wii/GC inject scrpit program and install the games to wii u?

6) for installing Wii U/Wii/GC games, is it best to:

-install them to NAND (system memeory)
-or to USB flash drive?

7) for storing Wii U games on usb, can i use a usb flash drive? like a 128gb, usb 3.0?

8) can i change the language of my system to english? as the wii u im getting will be in german.

9) can i install WUP-GX2 as a channel instaed of running it from HBL?

10) can i use the gamepad to control wii games like metriod prime 3, fire emblem RD, pokemon BR etc?

11) since i have saves for wii/gc game from my wii, can i use them on my wii u, and how do i get them to work with the inject wii/gc games?

12) since i can run wiii/gc games via injects, i won't need to hack my Vwii portion of my wii u? or should i mod that part aswell?

13) what wii u games cannot be played with the gamepad only?

14) since im getting the 32gb wiiu (black), how big is a full NAND backup? 29gb? and should i do a full backup or just the requeried stuff without the MLC dump? (8gb/32gb).

thanx.
 

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1) You need to do it via nintendo's website using a Nintendo account with NNID linked?

2) it means its been used before, its will have most likely have been reset to factory settings

3) Wii U consoles use a NNID

4) You can use the same as the 3DS

5) For GC games use Nintendont, for Wii use USBloaderGX and for Wii U install them directly onto the home screen

6) Install to NAND and a USB HD

7) The Wii U only has USB 2.0 ports, use a drive with the most storage.

8) Yes

9) Yes

10) No

11) Copy the Wii saves and put them on the Wii side on the Wii U

12) Mod the VWii to run USBLoaderGX

13) Theres hardly any

14) Do a full backup once.
 
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1) You need to do it via nintendo's website using a Nintendo account with NNID linked?

2) it means its been used before, its will have most likely have been reset to factory settings

3) Wii U consoles use a NNID

4) You can use the same as the 3DS

5) For GC games use Nintendont, for Wii use USBloaderGX and for Wii U install them directly onto the home screen

6) Install to NAND and a USB HD

7) The Wii U only has USB 2.0 ports, use a drive with the most storage.

8) Yes

9) Yes

10) No

11) Copy the Wii saves and put them on the Wii side on the Wii U

12) Mod the VWii to run USBLoaderGX

13) Theres hardly any

14) Do a full backup once.

thaax for these tips, rockbmi
so, if i use injects, i need to hack vwii portion aswell for nintendont/usb loader gx to work.

for wii u games , the only that don't work are starfox zero & guard? i think
the rest like zelda wind waker hd, super smash bros U, new super mario bros u etc
don't need TV and can be played via the gamepad alone.
zombi U also needs the gamepad, but who cares about that game?

for wii games, you can use Classic controller for games that support it, like fire emblem RD,
games like metriod prime 3, sonic wii games (rings/knight), etc don't use CC, but the injector porgram can
'Force classic contorller as wii remote" patch, so it'll work for these wii games?

so, will a usb 3.0 work fine on wii u? cause i saw a video on yt that someone used a usb 3.0 flash dirve on wii u and it worked out fine, also can i use the front ports for usb or the back better?

also, will my eixisting usb dirves for wii/gc games work fine on wii u in vwii mode or willl theyneed format for wii u?

is Wii u USB Helper safe to use? cause i heard something about a RAT running around while you're using the program?

for the gc.wii saves, i put my gc saves in "saves/ folder on root of SD" and for wii saves on "Usb loader folder'?

is there a savegame manger GX for vWii verstion? or should i usee savemii mod for adding wii saves to my wii u?

for the gamepad's screen, can i use a switch/lite screen protector on it or the wii u screen protector?
since the switch's screen pro is also 6.2 inch like the wii u's screen.

what's homebrew is a must to have on wii u?
 
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also, will my eixisting usb dirves for wii/gc games work fine on wii u in vwii mode or willl theyneed format for wii u?
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they will work
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what's homebrew is a must to have on wii u?[/QUOTE]
snes9x (snes emulator) vbagx (GBA emulator) and a few others you can find on the Wii U Brew website as well as threads here
 
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[QUOTE="

also, will my eixisting usb dirves for wii/gc games work fine on wii u in vwii mode or willl theyneed format for wii u?
they will work
[QUOTE="

what's homebrew is a must to have on wii u?[/QUOTE]
snes9x (snes emulator) vbagx (GBA emulator) and a few others you can find on the Wii U Brew website as well as threads here[/QUOTE]

hay BlazeMasterBM,
i got my wii u working and the existing usb sticks with my games run fine like on wii in vwii mode,
when im in vwii mode i can plug the stick in and load up usb loader gx/nintendont.

but they won't work when in wii u mode, as the wii u will ask for a fromat for those drives and that is a no no.

also, is there a homebrew that i can use to play games on my gamepad that use tv also? i mean like swipeme or something to have both screens on my gamepad, to play games like starfox guard, zero or project zero on the gamepad?

as i tryed to play guard on my gamepad and i could only see the bottom screen and not the tv screen?

also does the wii u download games faster if it is conncected to LAN adapter instead of wi-fi?
 
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