WiiU or Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by problues99, Dec 8, 2015.

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Should I buy a Wii unit or a WiiU unit off the secondhand market?

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  1. problues99
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    problues99 Member

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    I've been out of the Wii homebrew/backups scene for about 6 years now. Originally I was pulled in by the ability to create custom Guitar Hero discs with FoF and other songs. (some may recognize my username, I also go by Humor4Fun in some areas). At the time, I worked on the GHOST tool, put FlatMii, DriveKey and WiiKey modchips in a handful of consoles, and installed all sorts of stuff onto Wiis. But after I graduated college, I had to get a real job, the hobby was lost, and my hardware was sold.

    Now I want to get back into it. I miss playing Guitar Hero with all the thousands of songs that I had on all those custom discs I made (I probably even still have the ISOs stored away). Question is...Should I buy a Wii unit or a WiiU unit off the secondhand market? I see that there was recently a kernel exploit published for the WiiU which is fantastic for the homebrew/backup scene. I also read there

    What recommendations does everyone have? and Why?

    I'm fairly certain that all I'm really interested in is using a USB Loader to boot games off a hard drive. Being able to boot them off a network drive would be even better. I've got a fairly substantial library of Wii and Gamecube backups (that I dumped myself, obviously!) along with the more important and interesting Custom Guitar Hero discs. Is there something new that I'm missing that would be a better way of doing this? Is there super cool new tech/software that I haven't read about?

    I'm kinda leaning toward Wii U because it still retains the USB Loader vWii system, and yet is more future proof (kernel exploit just released, HDMI video out, not to mention the Wii U system itself).
     
  2. TR_mahmutpek

    TR_mahmutpek GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think you should wait for the nintendo NX. We have wii emulator dolphin (it run perfect) and wii u emulator cemu (it isn't run perfect but it is too young, 3-4 mounth later we can play wii u games :))
     
  3. Sick Wario

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    get a wii u

    i was over a year late and by now the library of games is great!

    anyone saying wait for NX must have a crystal ball, because we know almost nothing about it. yes there is a wiiu emu but likely YEARS away from running 3d games at close to full speed
     
  4. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    If your PC can handle it use Dolphin if you want Gamecube and Wii games just get a Wii.
     
  5. osaka35

    osaka35 Instrucional Designer

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    Wii U = Want Wii U games, wii games, gamecube games, and emulators, and don't mind spending 200-250 bucks or so
    Wii = Don't care about Wii U games, just want wii games, gamecube games, and emulators, and want to save money by spending 30-70 bucks
    Neither=Just want to play wii games on down, and have a fancy computer to emulate them all, and spend 20-30 on wiimotes/bluetooth
     
  6. dontay0100

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    Wii U.. You won't be disappointed..
     
  7. problues99
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    I'm really just interested in getting GH customs back up and running. From what I've read, Dolphin can't really do GH because of audio/video syncing issues.
     
  8. osirisjem

    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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    If you like the old Guitar Hero .. get a Wii.
    I dont think the vWii and the Wii are the same.
    Similar, but not the same.