Wii U USB loading - install WiiU games to USB or internal memory

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by BurningDesire, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. godreborn

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    they can be installed as vc games on the wii u side. you should be able to find those threads pretty easily, look for the one with the script to do everything automatically, :)
     
  2. Skeet1983

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    Ok, thanks. Can I still use cheats from Gecko though?
     
  3. godreborn

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    I don't know. you may have to use the vwii and a wii rip.
     
  4. Zonta85

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    Hi there.
    I bought a Wii in 2006 console's dayone and then i first hacked it with wiikey, then with Twilight hack ecc. and i followed the scene since then, so i'm not a noob about nintendo's console hacking.
    Now i just bought a used wiiU that
    i easily and successfully hacked with CHBC/vWii mode, and i installed some games in the nand with wup installer, but now the internal memory is full and i'm planning to buy a new external hard drive.
    Since the hard drive that i use for Wii/GC games (500 GB) is without free space too i was thinking about to buy one big enough to be used in both modes.
    If i create different partitions and set the first one to primary (for Wii/GC), hided with Ustealth, is possible to use a second partition for WiiU?
     
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  5. Skeet1983

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    Hi guys. How do I properly delete games, updates, and dlc that was from Wii U USB Helper? I deleted Zelda BOTW, update, and DLC. But it seems that HDD space was not restored? I deleted through the Data Manager in Wii U System Settings. Deleted BOTW because game kept freezing when loading save, someone suggested to delete everything related to game and re-install... Help GREATLY appreciated :)
     
  6. akhlaq768

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    I can’t seem to find a link to uTikdownloadHelper...

    Can anoyone post a link for me
     
  7. Pippin666

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    I hope every1 bricks.

    Pip'
     
  8. AscendedGoatPrince

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    I do apologize if this question was asked before in the past 251 pages, but is the Brazilian method still possible to perform on 5.5.2? Tried sweeping the thread for an answer, but was too old or vague. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. DaTank45

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    yes it does still work. I would suggest installing haxchi over a ds game before updating. I recommend not updating as it serves no purpose
     
  10. AscendedGoatPrince

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    My brother and I have recently setup Haxchi (the offline entry-point) already, so that's not an issue. Updating is somewhat important as I wish to play MH3U with my elder brother (who has a stock Wii U.) Thank you for your information!^_^
     
  11. Foxizhot93

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I asked elsewhere and I believe this is where they pointed me too. Here goes.

    Hey I have been using Wii U usb helper to install games for a little while now and occasionally I have been running into a problem. Occasionally I will get an error saying I do not have the latest copy of java installed and it gives me a link to follow. I don’t remember what I did the first time, I either followed the link or went to the java that was already on my pc and updated it to the latest volume. I still would randomly get the message every now and again even though I have the latest version of java installed. Now I am trying to download Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing City Folk and every time I try to download it, I get the error message and it skips to the next possible download. It creates a folder in the install folder on the SD card and on my PC but it is empty. Any ideas?? Only thing I can imagine is it has something to do with emulation but I am not using them for emulation only for play on the Wii U. Thanks
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  12. ferdi-t

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    Hello people! I've read through a dozen of threads but am still getting overhelmed. Got my WiiU running on CBHC and am able to backup my discs to sd and intstall them on the hdd. So far so good.

    Now I've also got some 24gig WUD's sitting on my computer, ready to be moved. Now, which program would I be using, as the files are too big to be copied to the FAT SD?

    An incredible amount of thanks for the reply!
     
  13. nexusmtz

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    WUD2App (wudump thread) or JWUDTool will extract the app/h3/title.* files from a WUD, if you have the correct WUD key for that game. Once you've extracted those files, you put them on the SD and install.
     
  14. ferdi-t

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    Hey, thanks a lot. How do I know if I have the current WUD-key?
     
  15. Cyan

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    each game has its unique WUD key.
    usually the key is provided if you got the game from the net.

    if you dump the game yourself, the key should be saved at the same time.
     
  16. ferdi-t

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    Thanks a lot. I assumed thecoldboot CFW would skip the keys, but I gladly stand corrected. And I'll give those two utils a shot.

    I've also seen youtubers use uwizard... Would this also suffice?

    And as for dlc... would I be able to add these after installing the game to the hdd, or do I need to add them to the SD right after dumping?

    Thanks!
     
  17. nexusmtz

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    UWizard extracts the actual individual files rather than the installable packages. UWizard was used with loadiine, and might be useful for mods, but it doesn't give you the format you need for installation.

    You can add DLC at a later date.
     
  18. Cyan

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    sorry, nothing you said make sense. you probably mixed many things together.
    I think you didn't understand enough how the console is working, and you'll need a little help.

    First, about the keys.
    You asked how to decypt WUD files, and doing that you need keys.
    WUD is the format of a FULL disc copy, 24GB binary file (like the .iso format for CD or DVD).
    the WUD file's content is encrypted, and to get its content you need the key to decrypt it to your computer.

    The WiiU does NOT use WUD file at all, does NOT need the key (because does NOT interact with WUD files at all, ever).
    coldboot has nothing to do with needing or not needing keys.
    the keys are needed on the extract/install step, not on the play/launch/boot step.


    To get the game's data, you different choices:
    1) extract the WUD to get the game files in "installable format" (.app files, imagine it as a passworded .rar or .zip file), like if it was downloaded from nintendo's network (eShop).
    this is what you put on your SD card, and install the game with a program, which will unpack the .app files to your console in "file and folder" format.

    2) extract the WUD to get the game files in "file and folder" format, like if it was "already installed to your console". You need both WUD keys and game keys.
    getting the "file and folders" final format is not useful if you want to install the game to the console. It's used only by Loadiine (a game loader homebrew, old and deprecated, slow, not 100% working, no online possible).
    Don't do that method.

    1) and 2) are only in the case you dump or download the FULL WUD file format. but, don't get the full WUD at all ! unnecessary long, bandwidth wasting, space wasting, time wasting.

    3) Dump your disc to .app format.
    this is very easy. Launch the "disc to app" homebrew, it will extract the disc's game content to .app installable format.
    if the game is 200MB, you'll get only 200MB on your SD card, not a full 24GB WUD file!
    Being in .app format, you only need to use the package installer (WUPInstall) homebrew program to put the game into your console. (no keys involved !)
    The "game key" is extracted from the disc itself. you don't need anything else than the disc.

    4) get the game from WiiU Eshop Helper (not UWizard, which is old and not user friendly and not doing what you expect) or anything else doing the same thing (JNUStool, but not user friendly either), in .app format.
    It's doing the same than 3), but it's taken from Nintendo's servers instead of your own disc.
    You'll need some game keys (not WUD keys!) to generate a "ticket file".
    the ticket contains the game key to decrypt the .app (it's the .app password) to extract the content in "file and folder" format to your WiiU.



    5) About the DLC.
    you ask if they go to HDD or SD. I don't know if you mix the devices.
    the SD is used as intermediate device.
    game data or DLC or game update in .app installable package format -> copy to SD -> .app install program -> WiiU memory or wiiU HDD.
    once installed to the WiiU (memory or hdd) you don't need the .app files on your SD card anymore.

    The game update and the DLC can be installed at anytime. they are located at a different location than the game.
    they are not part of the game's file (best example : they are not part of the disc ! if you download the DLC officially, it will not write to the disc to add the DLC. the DLC is read from somewhere else, the same with the game update).
    imagine it like this on your console or WiiU HDD:
    disc or console or hdd/game/data/
    console or hdd/game/update/
    console or hdd/game/DLC/

    you install each independently, in any order (you can install the game update or DLC first if you like).


    6)
    So, if you already have WUD files, you could either :
    - use specific tools to extract its content (wud2app, DiscU), but you'll need the wud key (usually provided along the .wud file, or else you can't do anything with it). put the extracted .app files to your sd:/install/ folder.
    if you don't have the wud key, you can delete your wud ! 24GB waste space.
    or
    - delete the wud anyway, and use either WiiU USB Helper program to get the same game from nintendo's servers or use disc2app to extract your disc again but in a .app instead of .wud file to your SD.



    Conclusion : NEVER EVER rely on youtube tutorial.
    they are OLD, DEPRECATED, BAD, and more important DANGEROUS !
    NEVER GO TO YOUTUBE FOR INFORMATION !
    (it's not personnal, it's just that 80-90% of users come from youtube and they all have problems. here, we really hate youtubers doing unproper guides. Never seen a good one. and of course old guide stay online which is very dangerous, videos can't be updated)
     
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  19. Tackskull

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    Hello everybody, I am finally able do install games on internal drive. But I have a little issue. My sd card is just 4gb so when I have to load a 10gb game into the sd card I just can't. There ins't a way to let wup installer get the file from usb and installing it on internal drive?

    Another question, does wii u read 64gb and 128gb sd cards?
     
  20. Marko76

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    Games must be installed from a SD card and the Wii U works perfectly fine with 64gb and 128gb sd cards.