Wii U purchasing advice?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Marter714, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Marter714
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    Hey guys I'm planning on finally getting a Wii U next week and would like to know what to look for before buying one in regards of hacking/modding it. Do I need to buy a new one to get a certain FW like the PS Vita or can I try to save some cash and buy a pre owned one?
    I know there's a few games that localized in NA with censors like Tokyo Mirage and Xenoblade Chronicles X and would like to play them uncensored .
    Sorry if I posted this in the wrong area. If someone can move it to the appropriate place I'd very much appreciate it ^.^
     
  2. baselhamad

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    why wii u? wait for nintendo switch for just couple months, save your money
     
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    There's no need to search for a specific FW since the latest firmware (5.5.1) is the one to go
     
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    baselhamad "F*CK israel", Free Free Palestine #فلسطيني_وأفتخر

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    if you got a wii u with firmware version 5.5.1 you're safe to do whatever you want, BUT if you got a lower version, you must update, but the update is now 5.6.0 (i think) so you need to get a game with firmware version 5.5.1
     
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    Wii u is like 10 consoles in one (virtual console, wii, and various emulators)
    so it's still worth buying tbh.

    You can get them for like 100 - 150 bucks or lower now
     
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    Latest version is still 5.5.1 iirc
     
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    Marter714 GBAtemp Regular

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    I have money saved up for the Switch already, but I've been wanting a Wii U for a while now and I'll have extra cash next week to buy one.

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    Thanks guys!
    Any easy to follow tutorials for emulation and hacking?
     
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    THEELEMENTKH A normal user

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    Some useful threads:
    Hope you enjoy your new Wii U :)
     
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    Thats dumb advice, unless you think they are going to release the switch prehacked and ready for homebrew?

    More bs. Where did you make this up from?

    Sometimes, if you dont know what you are talking about, its best to say nothing.
     
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    In today's world you can go out and buy a brand new Wii U and then hack it since the latest firmware is 5.5.1 and it's hackable.
     
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    Unless you can pick one up cheap, I wouldn't bother to be honest. I bought an 8gb brand new, and feel ripped off, even having hacked it (Primarily over the whole Zelda thing, no wii u exclusive, and 2 games mainly that I enjoyed were wind waker and twilight princess, which I had played already on Gamecube and Wii :P )