Wii U Screenshots - No Internet Connection Required!

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  1. loco365
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    Well, after a day or so, I had someone show me a useful program for hosting a simple webpage. I tinkered with it, and in about five minutes or so, I had a functioning screenshot upload page that'd upload the images straight to my hard drive on my laptop when I'm at home. If you want to take professional-looking screenshots of progress on your games and such, here's what to do:

    Things you'll need:
    -HFS HTTP Server (http://rejetto.com/hfs/?f=dl) It's a small download, only 600kb.
    -A computer (duh)
    -A Wii U with the latest system update (4.0.0 U [Will probably be added to other regions])
    -An access point that both your computer and Wii U are hooked up to (Wireless or wired, it won't matter)

    To start, after you've downloaded HFS, copy it into a new folder (To keep it all neat and organized). In the same place, make another folder for where your screenshots will be saved. Keeps things from getting messy. Now, start HFS. On the left-hand side, you'll see a icon of a house with a "/" beside it. In that general area, right-click on it, then go to "Add Folder from Disc" and select the folder where you are going to store your screenshots. After choosing, it will ask you if you want to use a Virtual or Real folder. Select a real folder. Now, you'll see a folder added beside the house icon. Right-click on that and go down to "Upload", then "Upload for accounts", then "Anyone". The file will now be enabled for uploading. At this point, your PC is now set up to receive files. Head over to your Wii U.

    When running software (Wind Waker HD, Mii Maker, etc etc), press the Home Button, then launch the Internet Browser, and go to the address shown in the program. It'll be your system's IP address. Then, tap on the Upload button on the gamepad, and you'll be shown a large amount of upload forms. Click on one, and the Wii U will know you're attempting to upload, so it'll show both the gamepad and TV screens. Tap on the one you wish to upload, (Or use two for uploading the TV and the gamepad), then click Upload at the bottom. It will then upload the screenshots to your computer for you to use! Example screenshots I took:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    You don't have to have an Internet connection to do this, so even if your internet is out, you can still upload images to your computer, and you no longer need to upload them online before downloading them and loosing resolution or quality!

    Credits to @bobmjcr for showing me HFS HTTP server.
     


  2. sambena

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    This is frickin' amazing. well done sir, well done
     
  3. Henke

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    Gonna try it later! Thanks
     
  4. ResleyZ

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    Well, this seems interesting. Gonna try it out later!
     
  5. TiMeBoMb4u2

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    Are the screenshots taken in full HD resolution?
     
  6. kp_centi

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    So I guess this only works in WiiU mode not vWii
     
  7. loco365
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    I'm not running any HD modes, but you're more than free to try.
     
  8. DiscostewSM

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    I believe they are capped at 720p max, even if a game is running at 1080p.
     
  9. T3GZdev

    T3GZdev head of T3GZdev

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    i use this program to stream movies to my wii u, hmm nice now i can also take screenshots. :ph34r:
     
  10. LongLiveTheKing

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    How do you stream movies with this program?
     
  11. Henke

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    Use plex or playon to stream movies from your pc to wii u
     
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    LongLiveTheKing GBAtemp Regular

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    Is there any tutorials i'm trying to get this set up on my wiiU? the ones on YT have dead links.
     
  13. Cyan

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    You need only simple file upload form? You can use filetrip then?
    I thought it was limited to compatible sites (miiverse, etc.) uploading by itself.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  14. Henke

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    http://www.playon.tv/devices/wiiu
    You can share videos from your pc.
    It supports external subtitles and i have not found any videoformat it could'nt handle:)
    Never used plex but it is similar I think
     
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  15. calmwaters

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    I want a Wii U :( sounds like I could do this with my Wii, though. PC download program; check. Wii internet connection; check. Cup of coffee; check. Wii system 4.3... hmmm... worth a shot, I think.
     
  16. Clarky

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    I think it depends where you upload the pictures. Flickr I believe can give you the full resolution of your shot
     
  17. KuRensan

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    This made me wonder, does this work for the 3DS as well ??
     
  18. T3GZdev

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    basically you install it on pc, you have your pc & wii u connected to same wifi.
    on pc side drag what you want to share to this program while its sharing, then go to the url on your wii u browser.
     
  19. Henke

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    On playon you navigate to the pc through the playon adress and select your video and hit play. You can pause rewind and forward. Play all of your videos really easy from your sofa:)
     
  20. loco365
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    I really wish it did. If the 3DS ever allows uploads of screens from the web browser, this method should work just as well.