Running backups without Wii U Gamepad

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Dingler, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Dingler
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    Hiya!

    So this might be a silly question, but would it be possible to install the required software on a Wii U to run backups, without using the Gamepad (Pro controller only). I'm considering buying a used Wii U, but the Gamepad is not included/has gone missing. Mainly getting it to play BotW.

    So, is it doable?
     
  2. depaul

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    No you will need the Gamepad at least once, to install hacks and games, and access homebrewlauncher.
    So, buying a WiiU without a Gamepad is a bad idea, unleasse you know someone from whom you could borrow Gamepad.
     
  3. Dingler
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    Alright, thanks bud!
     
  4. antiswirl

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    Also at some point in the game (BotW) you'll need the stupid gamepad
     
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    Though you could just skip the shrines that require it. I don't think it's required as part of the main story.
     
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    It's required if you're aiming for more hearts or stamina vessels. [Oh and also it's required in 100% run]