Updating a Wii U game without updating the console?

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  1. NintendoFanFrick
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    Before you ask, I don't get the option to cancel the update and proceed with the game, I have the updates blocked with the DNS method and after I get the error of too much traffic I just get a screen saying "The software could not be updated. Returning to the Wii U Menu."

    So I want to play Splatoon, but I can't download the update because then I'd have to download 5.5.2 and it would patch browserhax.

    Is there any way to download the update data without downloading the update?

    Extra info: I'm using the disc version of Splatoon
     
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    I ended up solving the problem by using NNUPatcher.

    (Although sadly my game will not launch at all)
     
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    Game is not launching anymore?!?
     
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    Yeah, I keep getting error code 160-0103. It's only splatoon that is doing this and since it's a specific game the support site said I should update it. This didn't work and I ended up updating to 5.5.2 but sadly this didn't fix the error.

    Hopefully the 5.5.2 browserhax exploit comes out soon.
     
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    Try reinstalling the Game Data
     
  6. Marko76

    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    You updated to 5.5.2 for no reason lol Splatoon was down today for a few hours for routine maintenance.
     
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    On my main console I installed Haxchi and updated to 5.5.2 and am having absolutely no problems.

    On my second console, I cannot force Smash to play at all on 5.5.1E. I forced the update, run CFW, and Smash refuses to run unless the system update is present.. not sure what to do here. Can you not play Smash on 5.5.1? I know other games work fine, but Smash just dropped a patch in addition to the system patch, and the dropped patch seems to check for the system version.

    Honestly, this wouldn't surprise me. Nintendo probably realized they are losing a ton of money from this and patching browser exploits will put a dent in us for awhile, unless until the Switch picks up some good titles.
     
  8. Ryccardo

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    Reduced sales of physical copies of software they don't manufacture anymore, suuure
     
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    Sure, you're not wrong. But don't act like Smash 4 isn't a selling point of the Wii U. I know people who bought a Wii U and the only game they own is Smash 4 for the competitive circuit. I'm just surprised they didn't do this to BotW either, unless they plan to.

    Plus.. they lose digital sales to.
     
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    Oh, what I mean is that they don't benefit from sales of physical versions (since they're not made anymore, and the money is obtained when wholesalers/stores buy them, not the final users) and I would wager most people willing to hack their console and then some more aren't buying for a digital version which may stop being redownloadable at any time, can't be put on another console, etc
     
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    The problem is easily fixed start the wiiu up load homebrew launcher then run nnu patcher the wii u will then boot back to sysmenu then enter eshop and when it's fully loaded exit out back to sysmenu then select smash bros and the update will download and install perfectly on 5.5.1 I know it works as just done it lol.
     
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    lmao, just my luck then. Hopefully another browser exploit is found sooner than later. I guess I'll just have to play my switch in the meantime.
     
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    Your a star many thanks.
     
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    I actually updated today assuming that the downtime was over. But I still get the memory error. I guess my Wii U just decided to hate splatoon.
     
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    Hmm very strange Splatoon is working fine for me I was just playing it.
     
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    It is pretty odd, It was working fine about a month ago when I last played it and now the disc won't work. I tried using Wii U USB helper to install splatoon onto my system itself (this was before I got desperate and updated to 5.5.2) and that still gave me the memory error.
     
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    I modded my Wii U and have had no issues with Splatoon. Odd.