vWii on WiiU - Installing Homebrew and Games [NOOB]

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by THATISRIGHT, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. THATISRIGHT
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    Dear reader, after doing some (small) research, I really lost my focus when reading all those different methods and tutorials about installing a Homebrew Channel and a Game.
    I want to play and run a specific (Wii) Game onto (Virtual)Wii of my WiiU.

    I have read the following post regarding installing the homebrew without any necessary game(s).
    After doing this, what then?

    Which is the BEST(aka easiest, less chance of bricking) method of installing a game.
    Forgive me if this (question or tutorial) already exists, but I've searched and some tutorials are not at all clear to me.

    The questions I have at this moment are:
    • After installing Homebrew Channel according to the above URL, what is the easiest way (and quickest, safest way), to instal a game.
    • On (download)sites there are Wii -.iso's available to download, is this THE format to use in the process or have I to convert these files to so called WBFS?
    • Is it possible to 'save' these games on the same USB-stick/HDD where my WiiU games are stored?
    Thank you in advance,
    T.
     


  2. walterdavid

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    I've used this tutorial and i'm doing great some vWii playing as of now.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-vwii-hacking-guide.425852/

    One thing i should mention is that instead of USBLoader GX, the one recomended there, i REALLY think WiiFlow Mastermod for the WiiU is a better option. You should look into it, if you want to. Specially since LoaderGX can't load games from SD Cards, only USB.
     
  3. THATISRIGHT
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    @walterdavid thanks for the URL, I'll look into it! There are some things who remains unanswered like if I can 'install' my games onto the same USB or HDD which I use on the WiiU itself. But thank you again. :)
     
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    You can't install in the same HDD, unfortunately. Some hackers are looking into it apparently.
    The WiiU formats the HD in its own proprietary file system and "steals" the whole size of it upon doing so.
     
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    @walterdavid thank you again for sharing that information, It is a shame these hackers haven't found a way to 'share' that space with both vWii and WiiU(cause the vWii is ón the WiiU).
     
  6. Omegadrien

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    Nope, it's not shame!! XD

    You're not supposed to use a HDD on Wii/vWii.
     
  7. THATISRIGHT
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    That's were you are wrong dear @Omegadrien ,you could use a HDD for storing the games you wish when using the Homebrew Channel (see the URL given by @walterdavid earlier there is a fully written tutorial about that).
    I, however, wish to 'share' that same drive between the two systems.
     
  8. cruplezone

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    just get 2 hard drives tbh. not hard.
     
  9. ItsKipz

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    The C: drive
    Or wait, Dimok is working on a way to share drives between vWii and Wii U.
     
  10. pedro702

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    the thing is wii and vwii were never meant to have installed games at all, thats why you dont "instal" games on wii/vwii but just have them on the usb/sd card in iso or wbfs format, you never "instal" them like you do on wiiu, there is no game on nand on wii/vwii with exception of wiiware and VC titles.

    having a game iso or in wbfs format on usb/sd is as much as an isntall has having a rom and an emulator, you dont isntall the rom in the emulator.
     
  11. THATISRIGHT
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    @cruplezone it is not the case whether or not it is hard but the question is it possible. #read
    @ItsKipz thank you for sharing this information, do you happen to know the threads name or where I can view some more information?
    @pedro702 thank you, I did know that was the case but if there was a bypass or some sort was more or less the question (why not using a partition on that specific HDD? Just throwing it out there).
     
  12. DavionBlackwing

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    Is this true? Can I have the thread too, to get information? This is a difficult feat so the chances of it to sucess aren't too much, but still, if this was achieved, damn, it'd be perfect. As I dreamed of being able to do this yesterday. This way you could have GCN, Wii and Wii U games all in one HDD. 3 generations in one.
     
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    Amazing! I hope he manages to make it :)

    Would be a big deal, I only have one USB HDD and would be neat to have both Wii and Wii U games on it.
     
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    The C: drive
    *and gamecube
     
  16. DavionBlackwing

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    Yes - three generations in one, which is amazing! I knew waiting to homebrew the Wii U would be worth it. Sometime this year, something better will come.
     
  17. nvjsandy

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    Is Dimok working only for Fat32 support or is there the possibility of NTFS support? Since the Wii itself supports NTFS harddrives for wbfs game file playback via Usbloader gx..that way i'll be able to use the same harddrive for backups of all 3 f my consoles..if it does come obviously
     
  18. ItsKipz

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    No, but fat32 has many benefits and should be used over NTFS if at all possible.
     
  19. nvjsandy

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    What benefits? I always thought ntfs was the morr advanced filesystem:hateit:
     
  20. DavionBlackwing

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    Yeah I wonder myself that. It seems my Wii U doesn't recognize the FAT32 of my drive, but the Wii perfectly does, which is weird..