wiiu help for noob

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  1. gbaboy123
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    So i think now is a good time to get a wiiu so i need you guys to help me set up so i can hack a wiiu. so i need you guys to tell me wich wiiu you should get i saw this one at amazon http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Skyl...F8&qid=1457892592&sr=8-7&keywords=wiiu+bundle
    second i remember there was like a compatability list so is that still a thing or can we now play all games and is it possible to run games from a external hdd or sd card only
    third is it possible to play wii and gamecube on the wiiu and can you use the gamepad to stream those games
    and last question in what firmware is the skylander edition?

    thanks guys am really new to the wiiu stuff so i hope you guys can help and thanks ;)
     


  2. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Read the stickies please. All answers to your questions can be found there
     
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  3. SickPuppy

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    Be aware that Wii U only has 8GB internal storage, which the operating system will use a lot of it.
     
  4. Dust2dust

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    On the other hand, this bundle is pratically guaranteed to be low firmware. So it's much safer to buy than the current bundles available, if his goal is to hack it. I wouldn't worry too much about 8GB of internal memory. He's gonna use an SD card to store the games, anyway. Loadiine doesn't even use internal memory for gamesaves.
     
  5. Zeroy

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    i have a white one with 8gb too and works perfect with 1tb external hard drive and without one :) Skylanders Trap team bundle came with 4.1. The Swap force bundle is a little bit older i think this has 4.0.

    This bundle works perfect with loadiine without any problems
     
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    Hey I just wanted to let you know Gamestop has that console for $230. I tired to get Amazon to price match so I could buy it there, but they said no. So I bought it from GS. You can also save more if you can find a deal on some GS gift cards.
     
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    thanks guys really helpful
     
  9. lordelan

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    Just a few quick questions about online playing:
    I've got a Wii U on 5.3.2 but since I can't play online with Loadiine I'm thinking about buying Mario Maker.
    I guess I need to spoof in order to play it online.
    So ...
    1. Is there any disadvantage in spoofing to 5.5.1? It just changes one file and won't affect any upcoming IOSU exploit stuff, right?
    2. Are games with newer firmwares than 5.3.2 even playable while still being on 5.3.2 and only spoofing 5.5.1? Especially Mario Maker?
    3. Since Tubehax (which I need to play online without updating firmware, right?) blocks the Eshop I need to update my original disc games I want to play online to the latest version using WUP installer, right?
     
  10. Kafluke

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    1. I'm spoofed from 5.4 to 5.5.1 and I play my disc games online all the time. There are those that believe that if you go online with spoofed firmware that you may be banned later. Nobody really knows at this point so you assume that risk.

    2. I don't think the games actually need higher firmware to run. They are just programmed to look for the higher firmware and a spoof does the trick. I have a 5.4u and am able to play all current games right now with spoofed firmware.

    3. You are dead on. Tubehax will block you from doing a regular update. But you can use the eShop hack to go online temporarily and download any DLC you paid for. Also wup installer works great to update your game.
     
  11. lordelan

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    First of all, thank you for your answers, sir!
    This eShop hack I quoted right now ... never heard of it. Wouldn't it be possible to use it for game updates as well rather than fooling aroudn with the wup installer? Gotta look for it now.

    Anyway: I'm gonna buy Mario Maker and MK8 and have a nice online time. :)
    Also I don't know how Nintendo would be able to make out whether I'm playing online spoofed or not so this is kinda panic making.
     
  12. Azeryn

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    Well there's obviously a way that Nintendo can tell since a 5.3.2 system spoofed to 5.5.1 can still be updated if you don't use tubehax and connect online. So Nintendo has a way to tell. Whether or not they will ever use that info if beyond us.
     
  13. lordelan

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    Mmh, guess you're right. On the other hand NX is around the corner and we know what'll happen to Wii U servers then anyway. So I'm counting on Wiimm to host own server related stuff in the future and getting banned won't be a topic any longer.
     
  14. Kafluke

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    It's called NNU Patcher and it gives you access to eshop even with Tubehax enabled. It's temporary cause it goes away on reboot
     
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    Yep, found it already. Thank you! :)
     
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    Another question: Is it possible to use Amazon Prime Instant Video on 5.3.2 with Tubehax?
    If yes, how?
    Do I need to spoof to 5.5.1 and use die NNU Patcher to get it from the eShop or can I install it manually with WUP installer?
     
  17. gbaboy123
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    new question so am thinking of buying the wiiu with the mario kart 8 pre installed, 1 pro controller and a 128gb sd card. it comes with 5.3.2, so my question is can you play mario maker and splatoon online without buying them and how do you actually play online games thanks again?
     
  18. lordelan

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    Online playing is possible with disc games only. So you've got to buy what you wanna play online.
     
  19. Denni93

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    I also have one question about online playing...

    I was also thinking about getting Super Mario Maker to play all the online levels, and i know that i have to spoof to 5.5.1 (I´m currently on 5.3.2).
    What i wanted to ask is if it is also possible to do it, even if i never played online with my console before?

    Never created a Nintendo Account, never visited the eShop,...
    Is it possible to create an account after spoofing without any problems?
    Or do I have to be aware of some more things?
     
  20. lordelan

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    When you spoof and put Tubehax in (which is a MUST to avoid firmware updates) then you can play online very well. If something isn't working, just run the Kernel Exploit once (till it works) and then NNU Patcher. Then you can access the Eshop and stuff until you restart your console.
    However: You don't need NNU Patcher to play online. Just spoof and make sure Mario Maker has the latest update (for the game, not the Wii U firmware) to play online. To update Mario Maker use WUP Installer (search the forum for instructions).