Thinking about upgrading from Wii -> Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by petethepug, May 7, 2017.

  1. petethepug
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    I was thinking about selling my Wii, and upgrading to a Wii U to play all the old Wii content, and all the new Wii U content.

    I mainly use it for Homebrew and backup loaders so upgrading to a new console that will eventually receive CTGP, more Splatoon content, and online additions would be awesome to see.

    The only downside is, I'm concerned about upgrading for a few reasons
    1. Does Wii Virtual Console have online support on Wii U,
    2. Is the Wii U GC Compatible
    3. Is Project M, CTGP Wii, and Wii games compatible via on the Wii Virtual Console & with a backup loader.
    4. Are there back up's for Wii U Games at the moment.

    Thanks, all I wanted to know :)
     
  2. F4LK

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    1. No idea.
    2. Yes, if you hack vWii and install Nintendont.
    Although you need a controller like the U Pro controller. Gamepad can't be used.
    3. Yes.
    4. USB helper from Hikari06 will help you out with that.
     
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    Alright thanks
    (Can anyone confirm the 1st problem tho.)
     
  4. xtheman

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    for #1 you can't play VC online, neither in wii u mode or vwii.
     
  5. petethepug
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    Bummer, you can still have online in the regular Wii version of Mario Kart Wii & some other games.

    Guess I will keep my Wii for now, and not sell it. Not worth upgrading if you can't have backwards compatible online play on wii games :(
     
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    I thought you meant online play for actual virtual console (as in snes, nes, gba)
    iirc you can play online in vWii.
     
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    Oh I see, my bad.
    In that case I take it back, really recommend it 10/10 ign.
     
  8. Captain_N

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    just keep the wii. its better to have more then one way to play wii games. i have my hacked lanuch wii. i never hacked the wii U vwii. was no point to. oh and you can still play goldeneye wii online on the official servers. Im Captain N on there. if you log on ill be rapping noobs lol