1. CynicalPotatoe

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    Hello. I recently just got a Wii U from a pawn shop and I’m looking to Homebrew it. As far as loading CFW goes I think I understand that, but the one thing I’m having a lot of trouble finding a solid solution for is USB loading Wii U games, similar to how it’s done on the Wii. I have a 2TB Seagate external HHD that I want to put my Wii U games on to play them on the Wii U. I already have all the games and they’re formatted in the Loadiine format. Is there any simple and clean way to do this?
     
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    Hello.:)

    For your Loadiine Games you can use the Loadiine GX2 Loader please:
    https://github.com/dimok789/loadiine_gx2

    But unfortunately it only works from SD Card.
    Alternatively you can also use the Loadiine Format with the awesome CEMU Wii U PC Emulator.

    If you want to use the HDD,you need the Games on Disc (to dump them) or already in WUP Ready Format or "organize" them with the Wii U USB Helper.
    Then you can use the WUP-Installer GX to install the Game to the HDD.
    (You can also "convert" your Loadiine Games into the WUP Format if you like....)

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Thank you for the info. Ideally, I'd like to use the games on the HDD. You said I can convert Loadiine to WUP? is there a simple way of doing this or how would I go about it?
     
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    USB download helper can convert them but it takes a long time to do. It would actually be quicker just to redownload them in wup format using USB download helper.
     
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    What's USB download helper and how do I use it? Is it an application i use on the Wii U itself, or is it a PC program I use?
     
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    It is a PC program. It can be difficult to setup. As it downloads straight from the Nintendo CDN servers, I am unsure whether I can link it here.

    A quick Google search using the string "Wii U USB Helper 2020" should get you setup though. The tutorial I used for it about 3 weeks ago came from Reddit and worked flawlessly.
     
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    So this program will download games as WUPs? all I'll need to do is install them on my Wii U?
     
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    Hello.:)

    This means,it downloads the Games in an Format,which you can install with the WUP-Installer GX2.:)
     
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    Awesome, that's what I'm looking for. Thanks! I'll try to take it front here
     
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    Thank you.:)

    Please note,not all Games are on the Server/for Download now (for Example Mass Effect 3,Guitar Hero LIVE.....).:)
     
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    Im mainly trying to get Nintendo games, Zelda, Mario Kart, Smash, etc. Thanks though!
     
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    I somehow managed to get a Guitar Hero Live guitar and dongle for Wii/Wii U but I never got the game. This game is impossible to find in any format, period. It just is not available at all.

    Guess I'll be dumping my first disc soon.
     
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    Hello.:)

    Here in Europe it is not really a problem to get the Game,I think because it was way not so popular here..:(
    https://www.amazon.de/s?k=guitar+he...=gitar+hero+live,aps,232&ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_4_15

    Also on private Seller Platforms like willhaben.at
    https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen...intendo-spiele/wii-u-2844?keyword=guitar+hero

    Good Luck on your Search
    Thank you.:)
     
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    I'm picking it up from a local game reseller today. I'd like to share the WUP package, but I know the Temps stance on piracy so if I do share it, it will not even be mentioned here.
     
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    Hello.:)

    Yes,please,it is really better not to share "something" here..:)

    Thank you.:)
     
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    I recommend gutting the disk drive from your WiiU and putting a hard drive in that space.
    Solder the hard drive directly to the USB port internally.
    I did this to my WiiU and now it's ultra quiet.

    There's USB enclosed 2,5" hdd, SD card, and of course the NAND.
     
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    Alright, I got my Wii U with CFW and games installed with WUP Installer GX2, everything works great! The only question I have left is, can I play these games online? Or will I need to spoof it like you used to have to do with the 3DS?
     
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    Nintendo basically treats the Wii U worse than the 3DS lately. They stopped 3DS users from being able to download games straight from Nintendo but they have not done this for the Wii U (yet). The last Wii U update was back in June, and it did nothing to ban users of pirated games or custom firmware users.

    Don't cheat and you'll be fine.
     
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    Hello.:)

    In case you have Cold Boot Haxchi (and maybe also for the other Custom Firmware Methods):

    Maybe as Precaution (a new Exploit for the Wii U is maybe on the Way...) you should change your Internet DNS Settings to block Updates:

    https://wiiu.hacks.guide/#/block-updates

    Please Note:
    Except this,that is all for the Moment (and I am pretty sure for the Future too.:D)
    And as @qbdp already said: No Cheating online please !

    Thank you. 1111xmas_wink.gif
     
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