Wii U Transfer concerns

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Srslyosm, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Srslyosm
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    I know people aren't really going to know yet, and someone from the community is going to need to risk their £250 Wii U as a Guinea Pig, but we need to figure out what will happen.
    I never pirated games or anything, I just used Gecko, Savegame extractor and a couple of emulators, but surely if we can't pick and choose what it transfers, it will attempt to move over the Homebrew channel, which could brick the Wii U. Honestly I'm concerned that even having the HBC in play history will raise alarms. He's what I'm planning for mine:
    NAND backup the Wii.
    Find an app to erase all traces of play history.
    Erase HBC as thoroughly as possible.
    Attempt Wii U transfer.
    Restore Wii NAND?

    Any other precautionary steps?
     


  2. GamerzHell9137

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    It would be best not to rush and wait till someone tries to do a transfer with a hacked Wii.
    If u wanna play the games so bad then play it on the Wii.
    There are no difference.
     
  3. Maxternal

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    Just judging by the 3DS transfer, both consoles connects to the internet to do it so what I'd assume is it will just pass a list of titles over to the other console or some sort of access code and the other console will then download everything again from the eShop/shop channel.

    If it's anything like the 3DS, both consoles will stay connected the whole time and once the download is confirmed on the Wii U, the Wii will then just delete the transferred titles. Any loss of connection in the process and both will make both of them abort the process.

    On an un-touched Wii, there are still channels that you don't get from the shop channel like the Mario Kart and the Rabbids channels. The legit transfer process already has to be able to pick and choose what can be re-downloaded from the Internet on the Wii U and what it can't so having it just ignore the HBC and other such channels seems normal to me.

    On the other hand, if Ninty were dumb enough to just transfer the existing channels as-is and the HBC actually WORKED on the other console, that would be spiffy ... but not gonna happen.
     
  4. Rockym

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    That would be pretty funny if that happened. The system transfer would end up being the Wii U's first hack lol.
     
  5. Srslyosm
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    Yeah, If it was checking against a list of titles it can transfer and Homebrew Channel wasn't on, it might just leave it behind. That's a pretty good way of looking at it. It would be easier if they could have us set up our Nintendo Network ID on the Wii U, then download a channel on the Wii where we put our NNID in, then it just links the accounts so that we could redownload them at will. That would be far too simple for Nintendo, though. Everything they do has to be so convoluted...
     
  6. 3bbb7

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    The game transfer will be from your account shop account which has nothing to do with system menu, hbc or any of that.
    I know this because its not like the ds and 3ds where you can just transfer, but if they did the same way with wii and wii u, not everyone has 2 tv's and if they have 2 tv's they are not next to each other. So its going to be shop
     
  7. Maxternal

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    They did mention the ability to later on have the same "user" across several Wii U consoles. I wonder if that would translate to being able to translate shop channel titles between those consoles or not.
     
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    Actually, I know for sure two things. One...it requires an SD card that you prepare first on the WiiU through the settings I believe, sounds like the transfer starts on the WiiU there like on 3DS (so probably not an online transfer). Two...the WiiU manual also states that it requires an app on the Wii side, presumably it means something that will be up on the Wii Shop Channel at launch. I should say I don't have one yet, but a few games media outlets who do have scoured the manual that came with theirs. :)
     
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    - insert an SD card into the Wii U
    - access the Wii System Transfer application
    - put the same SD card into their Wii
    - download another transfer application from the Wii Shop Channel
    - app will move data over to the card
    - this must be put back into the Wii U
    - Wii data is moved to the Wii U
    - data deleted from SD card

    The data that can be transferred in this way includes:

    Wii Software save data
    WiiWare and save data
    Virtual Console titles and save data
    Add-on content
    Wii Points
    Wii Shop Channel activity
    Mii characters
     
  10. Midna

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    Will someone please check if they can start the shop channel?

    I can't. It's asking for an update, which it wasn't doing last week. Has this transfer app just been added or something? I've searched everywhere and there's no info on the subject. Modmii can't even grab the Shop channel now.
    Made a thread, too. I'll feel silly if it's just me.
     
  11. Disorarara

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    It's just a channel update that adds a new IOS that nobody is sure what it does yet, the shop channel seems to be completely unchanged otherwise.
     
  12. Midna

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    Well i can't access the shop channel and Modmii isn't helping me

    I wanna download my Wiiware. Wait for a solution I guess?
     
  13. Disorarara

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    And why exactly can't you access the shop channel?
     
  14. Midna

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    It tells me it requires a system update. I do not want to do that. I thought of updating the channel through Modmii but it fails to download.
     
  15. Disorarara

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    Can't you use NUS downloader as well?
     
  16. 3bbb7

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    I wonder if we can transfer modified wads or even miis that have colors and symbols in them?
     
  17. geoGolem

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    lol, those are some good questions...

    I am wondering how a transfer from a hacked wii will work in all aspects lol..
     
  18. Disorarara

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    It will probably be the same way Nintendo transfers wads to different Wiis, they just check your purchases and redownload everything (or alternatively, transfer the already existing wads after the purchases have been verified)
     
  19. Psionic Roshambo

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    Maybe some one could disguise the HB Channel as a legit channel and trick the transfer thingy mobober.
     
  20. EnigmaXtreme

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    I wonder if Wii-mode will be anything like PSP-Mode on the Vita and have all the hacks still work XD