Question about Wii U data structure

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by User212, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. User212
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    Hi,

    This is my first post and I've tried to look for an answer but could'nt find it on the forum.

    So, here is my question...

    If I take a game like Mario Kart 8, the data structure is:
    Game\data\Code
    Game\data\Content
    Game\data\Meta
    Game\system\02
    Game\system\03

    On the other end, if I take New Super Mario Bros. Wii U, the data structure is:
    Game\Code
    Game\Content
    Game\Meta


    Are the \system\ folders necessary ?
    I've tried booting Mario Kart 8 without the \system\ folders and it does work. Would it work on the Wii U also ?

    What is the function of the \system\ folder ?

    Thanks in advance for your answers ! :)
     
  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    just a random guess, but maybe... a system update?
     
  3. CHEMI6DER

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    I think \system\ folder has tickets and all other stuff that lets wii u check app signatures. This folder is not required for launching games on loadiine or cemu, because they don't sign the app before launching it.
     
  4. User212
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    It seems to be in fact a directory holding the Title Ticket which would be necessary to decrypt DLC, but I wonder why almost all my games does not contain the \System\ folder...
     
  5. EclipseSin

    EclipseSin FullMental Trollemist

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    Because people chose not to include them. If you extract a WUD, it will most certainly have a system folder and a data folder. Every WUD I have decrypted/extracted has them, including NSMBU.
     
  6. yahoo

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    The "system" folder is a folder that crediar made up to hold system-like things, such as tickets, from WUD extractions. https://gbatemp.net/posts/5714394/

    You don't need these folders for loadiine/cemu.
     
  7. User212
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    Thanks ! That's the info I was looking for ! :)