Official [RELEASE]WII U USB Helper Transfer Tool (FTP+WUP all in one)

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  1. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Please dont ... 1mb is the absolute top WiiU will output via FTP.
     
  2. Quick0n3

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    Hey thank you for the answer but up, down and X where? In Loadiine? I cańt find how in Usb helper transfer tool software (on my Pc) only how to transfer to SD and in the usb helper elf description it is writen "you can now install games" and, like I said, cannot find..how/where Maybe transfer to SD card mean installing a game for them.

    Main problem is I doesnt have a fonctionnal gamepad. I've borrowed one and, with it and Only With it, I can install just fine on sys memory of hdd but no ELF (wud installer v1.0, v1.3) support the wiimote or the pro controller!!! That´s why Îm looking for a way to play from my SD card and I know it is not recommanded. I've tried everything even with HID to VPad elf activated I cannot select game to install and even worst I cannot send the installation command without a **** gamepad.. Im stuck, please help
     
  3. Hikari06
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    Well Wii U USB Helper Transfer Tool (which is the application described in this thread) is a home brew application you launch from the homebrew channel and which allows you to receive games transferred from Wii U USB Helper (the desktop app) via the network. Once the transfer from the app to the wiiu is complete, you just have to stay on Wii U USB Helper Transfer Tool on your WiiU and use the instructions specified in the bottom-left corner of the screen to install your game to usb.
     
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  4. Casao

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    I used the Wii U USB Helper to download and transfer the data via the Wii U USB Helper Transfer Tool. If I look at the SD card, I can see the folder under the install directory.

    However, when I open either Wii U USB Helper Transfer Tool, I see:

    "Select a title to install (* = Selected)
    install
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    That is, I do not see any subfolders to select. I can press up/down and nothing happens. I press Y and I see nothing happen. If I press left or right I can unselect/select the install folder. If I select install and then press X, I see "install" up near the top below the IP address and the selection disappears, but nothing else happens. I can hit right again to select "install" again, and I can hit x and the same thing happens. I'm on Haxchi and it's not an eShop or VC game. Same issue with Wup Installer Mod Y, so I don't think it's app-specific.

    Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?

    Edit: Figured it out. Mac put some dot files in the install folder, which were apparently tripping it up. Cleaned them up in the terminal and it works now.
     
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  5. Justinpufdbj

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    Will this help me transfer Wii games from the SD card to a wbfs hard drive?
     
  6. nexusmtz

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    No. WiiU USB Helper Transfer Tool helps transfer WiiU titles from WiiU USB Helper on the PC to your SD card, then allows you to install those WiiU titles onto normal WiiU storage (system storage or WiiU-formatted USB drive.)
     
  7. scarab

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    Hikari06 great work so far!

    The "Problem" that I see is that you still have to buy a realy big SD Card witch you only need one time at the installation.
    OR
    You need a lot of time moving every single game manually to the SD Card, than install it, and then remove it.

    You already showed up as a great developer with the WII U USB Helper and with berging the WUP Installer and the FTP Server.
    What about a possibility to automate the downloading, veryfining and also installing process?

    With and extended Transfer and Installing Tool!
    So When you have 10 Games in the download queue, it can
    Download Game A, verifly Game A, Install Game A, Delete Game A Installation Files, Download Game B, Veryfinging Game B.. and so on.
    Or even an asyncronic workflow like Downloading the games in one background task, and moving, installing, deleatig files in another backgrond task.

    Personally I have only a Laptop with a smal SSD and I needed to buy a big USB Drive for downloading.
    But to save space not only on the wii u SD Card (where space only is needed one time) you could also save space on PCs when the automated workflow would be.

    WII USB Helper: Download Title A, Verifly Title A, Transfer Titel A to Wii SD, Delte Title A from PC, Install Title A to WiiU USB, Delete Tital A from WiiU SD.
    And maybe even this with asyncronic download tasked if there is sufficent space on the PC/Wii U

    Flollwing this idea you would only need a SINGLE large external drive. The WiiU USB drive. Instead of 3 lagre and expensive external devices like in my case.
     
  8. Saalih

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    Is any CFW required to use this application?
     
  9. nexusmtz

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    You don't need CFW unless you try to install something marked "CFW ONLY" in Helper. You may want the more efficient transfer provided by using it under Mocha.
     
    Last edited by nexusmtz, Mar 22, 2017 - Reason: clarified required/need/want
  10. stargoonman

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    Great app!

    However I'm having a problem. While uploading the files to Wii U, the system keeps getting disconnected.

    On the PC, it says no WiiU found, and when the upload is "complete", it keeps "waiting on the console to install", although nothing is happening (I ran it for a good 2 hours).

    I had to abort each game upload to cancel the entire queue.

    Any ideas?
     
  11. nexusmtz

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    Did you check that the version of the transfer tool is 0.6 or above? It doesn't say on the Transfer app screen, so you'd have to know that you downloaded it from github after the 10th or from appstore after Wednesday(?) of this week.
     
  12. stargoonman

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    I got it from the app store today.
     
  13. nexusmtz

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    Check your ability to transfer stably with a standard PC ftp client to normal FTPiiU. If that doesn't work properly, the disconnects have nothing to do with Helper or the Transfer tool. If it works, do the same transfer from the PC client to the transfer tool. That will tell you if there's an issue with the way that Helper is doing the transfer.
     
  14. stargoonman

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    It looks like the transfer stops mid-upload only on the Transfer tool, but the PC application keeps going. I have auto-power off disabled, so this shouldn't be happening.

    I tried uploading a 5GB file through FTPiiU and it worked fine. It only happens with the tool.
     
  15. nexusmtz

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    Need some clarification since "the PC application" is ambiguous. It could mean specifically "WiiU USB Helper" or "Whichever app I transfer with." Did you confirm that you can't transfer 5GB from your PC using a regular FTP client to the Transfer Tool (so the transfer tool must be failing), or are you guessing that it's the transfer tool because WiiU USB Helper on the PC carries on blindly?
     
  16. stargoonman

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    I can transfer a 5GB file just fine through FTPiiU.

    I can't complete a large installation (e.g Mario Kart 8) through WiiU USB Helper <-> Transfer Tool.

    When I look at the SD card after a failed installation, there are remnants of the transfer which I believe is not complete. Mario Kart 8 folder was 2GB, despite the transfer reported "complete" on the Helper. The folders had no timestamps.

    Sorry for the confusion!
     
  17. nexusmtz

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    Ok, but that means you haven't logically determined if the problem is with Helper on the PC side, or with the Transfer Tool on the WiiU side. You'd need to use your PC ftp client to try to send a 5GB install directory (not just a single 5GB file) to the Transfer Tool, and keep checking the client's log window for indications of disconnects or restarts. Basically, you have to isolate the issue if you want to be able to give @Hikari06 enough info to work on it.
     
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  18. Hikari06
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    Unfortunately the network side on the WiiU is quite horrendous and I would not transfer such big titles since the likelihood of a network error is quite high (especially when there are multiples files, you can have errors when binding to the socket). I normally recommend the network transfer for moderately big titles such as vc,dlc, updates ,etc...
    The rest can work but sometimes you're just better off copying directly to the sd card which is probably way faster.
     
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  19. stargoonman

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    Oh.

    Okay, thanks!
     
  20. Zaphod77

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    every time i load this is says no iosu speed boost. how do i get the faster transfer to work without mocha?