Reviving my Wii U after 12+ months... Hacking news/tips?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Specht77, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Specht77
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    So basically I kept my Wii U on my closet for more than a Year now, and wanted to revive it, but here are some info/questions:

    As far as I remember, it's on 5.3.2, I used the first gen loadiine for a long time, updated to the GX2, but used less than 5 times

    The reason it's without use for so long, is that it was kinda a pain in the *** every time I wanted to play, almost every time I had to look for a DNS server that was working, then look for a website with working loadiine launcher, so it could take more than 20 minutes just to start playing

    My use for the Wii U used to be 100% couch gaming on friends house, I never turned it on to play alone on it, but if it was possible to play online I probably would.


    So here is some questions I have:

    1- Since I'm still on 5.3.2, I suppose I should update it, does letting it update by it's own is safe? If not, how should I do it?

    2- Is there a new hack, or update to loadiine that allows you to select games without having to use DNS and open a website?

    3- Is there a new hack or update that allows online gaming?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Lacius

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    1. It is safe to update to the latest version (5.5.3) if you plan on legitimately purchasing a DS Virtual Console game for Haxchi or CBHC. If you want to use the browser to load hacks/CFW for free, then you should update to 5.5.3 manually while only installing the 5.5.1 version of the internet browser.

    2. Most people install games directly to the NAND or USB drive now. Nobody uses Loadiine anymore. This way, games have 100% compatibility, games have normal loading times, and online play works.

    3. If you install WUP files to the NAND or USB drive instead of using Loadiine, you can use online play.
     
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    Thanks for the answer! I'm surprised how much they improved!

    Sorry if it's asking to much, but where can I find the most updated tutorials? I read the noob guide to wii u hacking, but didn't found how to update manually to 5.5.3 while installing the 5.5.1 version of the internet browser :(
     
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  6. Lacius

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    For DLC, it will require that you open the browser and load CFW to run those games if you've recently coldbooted the system
     
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