UStealth - Wii U 'Format Disk' Nag workaround :)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by jayjay123, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Nimrod-002

    Nimrod-002 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 8, 2016
    Mocha does not prevent the format message at all. i still get while using it. even with the Mochafat32 beta version.

    also it seems i cant access the usb drive from Nintendont, probably because i m using a fowarder to access nintendont from the wii u side and not a channel from vwii. so until i get a wiimote i cant even use a fat32 drive.

    i wouldn't mind the prompt if it allowed me to access the wii u game menu, but since i use a wii u formated hdd in addition to the fat32 usb drive i cant use the wii u at all while the two are plugged in.

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    is there a way to turn off the security mesure (preventing guiformat and boot sector edit) on windows 10
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    create a "etc" folder on your FAT32 partition, and the WiiU will consider that path as an officially formated WiiU format, not asking you to format it. But only if it's the only HDD plugged.
    I don't think you can have a WiiU formated one, and a FAT32 with etc folder.

    Like said many times, the "WiiU channels" are not compatible with USBs. only SD card are accessible.
    if you want USB, you'll have to launch nintendont from vWii. Or from WiiU forwarder to vWii forwarder. wiiU gamepad will not work, but gamecube controller will, or any other HID USB controllers. so, no need of a Wiimote.

    What I suggest :
    follow my guide to install nintendont forwarder on vWii, using fix94 wad manager you'll have gamepad support to install the wad.
    install the hbl2hbc channel on WiiU, and edit the config text to launch nintendont forwarder titleID instead of HBC titleID.
    launch the WiiU channel and play with a HID controller :)

    I don't know enough about win10. If launching as admin is not enough, I don't know what else is required.
    Last edited by Cyan, Nov 28, 2017
  3. mineiro01

    mineiro01 Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    Reviving the topic ...
    For those who use u-stealth for wiiu.
    I would like to know if it is compatible with wiiflow emulators.

    I did the u-stealth in my HD. The wii games, mega emulators, nes, snes, do NOT work more with wiiflow. It's as if the HD was formatted.
    Only nintendont games run with HD in "HIDDEN" mode.
    Any tips?
    Last edited by Cyan, Jan 13, 2018
  4. charleskimble

    charleskimble Advanced Member

    Dec 12, 2006

    I've tried using uStealth to hide 2 hard drives in a 3 hard drive setup (WiiU, vWii, NGC) but I seem to have problems when loading the WiiU system menu.

    When 2 stealthed drives, and 1 unstealthed WiiU drive are connected, the system menu never loads and stays frozen on "Please wait..." while the USB icon in the corner spins forever.

    When using only 1 stealthed drive and 1 unstealthed WiiU drive, everything functions as normal. I've tried all possible combinations, with and without a powered USB hub, and the only scenario that causes problems is when 2 stealthed drives are plugged in.

    Can anyone help?
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    I answered you in the other thread, where I wrote the multi-HDDs guide.

    Sorry, I don't know.
    I know some emulators got updated to work with Ustealth'd drives, but I don't know if these updated emulators accept argument launching method to work with wiiflow's plugin feature.

    a solution would be to not Stealth your drive, and go directly to the vWii when you want to use it (keep B pressed at boot), to prevent the format message on WiiU menu, or answer "no" when asked to format the drive.

    Another, more dirty solution, is to use CBHC to boot Mocha beta FAT32 support.
    I don't know if it's enough to prevent the format message, or if you need to add "etc" folder on the root. but if you need to add that folder, that folder will be seen as "wiiu hdd" and you won't be able to plug another real WiiU HDD at the same time.
    if mocha beta is enough, then the "prevent format message" could be added to CBHC/Haxchi itself. but users won't be able to format a drive to use as official WiiU HDD anymore.
    Last edited by Cyan, Jan 13, 2018
  6. George miller

    George miller Member

    Sep 15, 2016
    United States
    Any VbaGX compatible with usteatlh?
  7. royvedas

    royvedas Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    In a way this works too well. I have only my trusty old 500gb fat32 formatted wii drive attached to the wii u. It works and I get the annoying format nag in the Wii U menu. The harddisk works in some loaders in the wii menu and everything is cool. I want to get rid of the nag message and try the ustealth tool. I no longer received the nag in wiiu menu, but no apps in vwii recognizes it either? What am I doing wrong?
  8. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    you need to add ustealth support to the homebrew in question. several apps, such as usb loader gx, cfg usb loader, and wiixplorer, have ustealth versions, but you can add support to any app.
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  9. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

    Dec 1, 2014
    United States
    Under a rock
    But only if you have access to the source code and know what to change