What format do wii u games need to be?

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  1. Lokote2134
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    im going to install rednand and then use the Brazilian method to install wii u games onto my portable hard drive so what format should my wii u games be to install them with wupinstaller?
     
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    I recommend using this https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-wii-u-usb-helper-a-small-eshop-for-windows.446565/
    It downloads them in the format you need. Just put the downloaded folder into the install folder and youll be all good!
     
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    thanks for the help! :)
     
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    what foramt should i make my protable 500gb drive so wii u can read it?
     
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    If you plug it into the wii u and it actually powers it fully, it should ask you to format it. If i doesnt try going into settings and go to the copy/move/format section and see if it detects it. If not you will need a Y cable to supply the rest of the power needed for the HDD
     
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    my wii u isnt here yet was trying to prepare my drive with games before my wii u came :P
     
  7. Cylent1

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    You have to format the hdd with the WiiU.
     
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    Sadly we need to use the wii u to install them to the hdd. I would definitely look into a Y cable just in case.
     
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    I have a y cable at least I think it's a y cable it came with the hard drive case I order call nexstart tx here's a pic of my drive I used an 500gb ps4 drive and put it inside this case my pc read it well is on exfat format right now
     

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