[RELEASE] Wii U USB Helper, a small eShop for Windows !

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Hikari06, Oct 28, 2016.

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  1. Hikari06
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    Hikari06 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nice
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    Thanks to @gbamix for the awesome logo !.

    I'm looking for someone who can make a new English video tutorial for the app. Contact me if you have good video editing skills and wish to help !


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    Disclaimer

    All the contents In this application is only intended for your use if you own a legal license. The author may not be held responsible for illegal use of the contents provided here. If you choose to use this content, you must purchase a valid license.
    The author may not be held responsible for any charges brought against you by any company(s) or people working for any company(s).

    Please report bugs here !

    Important notice


    Please always use the app's built-in copy feature which will automatically remove special characters from the path which would otherwise result in a "install of title 00000000-00000000 failed" error!


    What does it do ?


    This program is intended to help you download games from NUS and install them on your Wii U. It's a bit like NUS Grabber except that it does not rely on any external tool, almost everything has been reprogrammed from scratch with ease of use in mind.

    It comes with full DLC, VC (those require signature patching) and Updates support, and file hashing to ensure your downloads are always perfect :)

    The application is also compatible with Cemu, and Citra and will allow to play WiiU and 3DS games directly on your computer!

    I've seen a lot of guides which tell you to manually unpack the content to use it with CEMU but you'd be better off using the play button which will take care of everything in just one single click!

    Updates and DLC will be applied automatically so long as you have downloaded them!



    You can easily manage your library of games, and copy them to your SD in one click !


    What about 3DS games?


    Despite the name, Wii U USB Helper can also download 3DS games. However those can only be played on a regular 3DS, you cannot play them on your WiiU or CEMU.

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    Check out the little colored square at the top right corner of the icon to know what console a specific title is for. Red means 3DS, blue Wii U.

    Tutorial


    Check out this awesome guide made by @Chrscool8 which will help you understand how to use the application to install games on your Wii U !

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Where can I get it ?

    This application comes with a little installer which will always keep it updated.
    If you want to support me without spending a dime plese use and share this link (ad supported).


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    Once installed, you can launch the app from the icon created on your desktop.


    Prerequisites :

    -The latest version of the .NET framework (should be installed by default)
    -VC++ 2013 redistributables
    -DirectX runtime


    Donors will be able to get rid of the donation popup and will also be thanked with exclusive Dark Red,Dark Green,Silver,Desert and Light Grey themes!

    Note : If you want to share the app that's awesome. But if you do so, please use the link above and include the url to this post so people can stay tuned :)


    Does it run on Linux?


    Check out this tutorial written by @NoyTheBiche !

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    What will I need to use it ?

    • That title key site is the best option
    Some games, like CoD are not available on NUS, and won't show up in the app, it's perfectly normal.
    To install eShop-only games and DLC, you will have to input the address to that site.
    The archive is mainly intended for legit titles.


    DO NOT ASK FOR THE ADDRESS OF THAT SITE, IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE APP.

    Why are some games available on that site but not on the app?


    If the titles you are referring to are available on the eShop, then please allow some time for them to show up in the app. In fact, the application needs to cache a lot of data to provide you with banners,covers, descriptions... If one game has not been analysed by the app before being added to the site, it will not show up until its data has been collected, which can take up to 24 hours.

    Why are the sizes displayed in the app bigger than the ones reported by Windows?


    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    How do I install downloaded games ?

    I recommend that you use this tool. Just use the app to copy the games to you SD card and then launch the tool to install :)
    Always prefer using the app's feature to copy games rather than copying them manually because it will check the integrity of the files before copying them to the SD.

    What tool can I use to transfer games via the network?


    This :)


    Can I import games downloaded from another tool ?


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Troubleshooting


    Here are the most common issues you can encounter and how to solve them.
    • I have installed my own version of CEMU but it keeps getting replaced
    Go to "Emu. settings" and uncheck "Automatically update CEMU".

    • The application always create a shortcut on the desktop, even when I delete it
    To change this behaviour enable "Prevent the Updater from generating a shortcut" in the Advanced Settings tab.
    • When unpacking a game, the window appears to freeze
    Depending on the title, the extraction process can be quite lengthy. This is a normal behavior, please allow some time for it to complete.

    • "The method is not implemented"
    Most likely you have specified a wrong ticket archive. Just delete %localappdata%/Hikari06 and start the app again.

    • Updater.exe crashes on start.
    This happens if you have installed the app in a location which requires admin permissions (like Program Files) and your OS won't allow the updater to spawn an elevated process. Just install the app in a neutral location such as your personal folder and off you go!

    • HTTP 404 not found
    Most likely the eShop in under maintenance. Please try again later.

    • I've just downloaded a game and it does not appear in the "Downloaded" section.
    Sometimes the list may not update instantly. You can still copy or play it with the app, it just won't be sorted in the proper category right away. Restarting the app will solve the issue.


    Special thanks


    Thanks to all the testers who helped me make the app a bit more stable !
    Thanks to @cearp, @DanTheMan827 ,@crediar ,@FoxMcloud5655 for their respective work which made this possible !



    How can I get the source code ?


    Versions up to 0.6.1.57 of the application were using libWiiSharp, a GPLv3 library.
    Consequently, to comply with the terms of the GPLv3, the source code of v0.6.1.57 is available so long as you contact me and ask for it.
    I'll do my best to fulfill your request as soon as possible.
    Only inquiries sent to this address will be answered.


    Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. Shinzuya

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    This looks really awesome.
     
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  3. xtheman

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    Nice! Now people won't have to ask if they get a full download or not.
     
  4. Vlackrs

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    omfg, here we go!
     
  5. link270

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    Looks really nice!
     
  6. WiiModWiis

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    Looks good, wonder if you could add FTPii functionality so you can add games via network too.
     
  7. xtheman

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    I would prefer a fork of wup installer that installs game over network which saves time
     
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  8. OverPoweredSheep

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    Looks amazing!
    It gives all the important infos to the users, can't wait to use it.
     
  9. nolimits59

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    Since its not based reworked from scratch as you said, does the speed download is unlimited ?
     
  10. Hikari06
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    Well it will go as fast as both your connection and nus servers can handle, but it's certainly not "unlimited" xD
     
  11. nolimits59

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    what i meant was that NUS and NEWnus are capped at 35mbps, and Jnus 250mbps ^^, thats what i ask x)
     
  12. Hikari06
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    I see, well considering my very bad connection it's a bit hard for me to tell how high it can go but I'll do my best to make it work :)
     
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  13. fatsquirrel

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    Is this a clone of UltimateWIIUDownloader? Are you the make of UltimateWIIUDownloader?
     
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  14. Hikari06
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    This is no clone, this is the same program, it just changed name. And yes I'm the author :)
     
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    Thank you one more time :)
     
  16. Hikari06
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    You're welcome ^o^
     
  17. fatsquirrel

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    I see...well Im a few versions behind apparently. Is that discord still up?
     
  18. Hikari06
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    Not now, no. But it will be reopened soon when we get to the open beta:)
     
  19. huma_dawii

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    thanks a lot looking forward to use it
     
  20. Vorde

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    Wow this looks sick. I will jump on the download when it comes out :) Beautiful UI so far