Card might be defective or you need for format it using something better than the built in tools in the OS - try https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/ and if that doesn’t work, try a low level format using https://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/ - if neither of them work the card is likely defective. Good luck
I was getting this error every time I tried to install a game. Tl;dr: the issue was that files were being corrupted when copying to my SD card (bad SD->USB adapter?)
So I'd copy a game over and try to install to USB. I'd do it multiple times back-to-back and it would fail at the same percentage done. I'd recopy the all files and it would then fail at a different percentage. I'd use different SD cards and different USB drives, and it'd always fail consistently at a certain percentage until I recopied the files or changed SD cards.
I used a program called "checksum" to take hashes of all the files for each game I downloaded from NUSGrabber. Then, after copying the files to the SD, I'd take hashes on those copied files. Any file hashes on the SD that didn't match the files downloaded from NUSGrabber, I would recopy. Once all the hashes matched, I had no issue installing any games.
Edit: Seems I misunderstood the reason for this thread. Well, either way, hopefully this helps anyone else running into the same error.
OK, so I've been doing some testing to get this to work even with USB flash drives, and I'm fairly confident that if you setup like this, you should be able to have two drives connected and be able to play both Wii and Gamecube games no problem. The only issue I have, is that the USB device is not detected if USB Loader GX is loaded from the Homebrew Channel, so be sure to install and load USB Loader GX from a <strong>forwarder channel</strong> (get the USB Loader GX-UNEO_Forwarder_5_1_AHBPROT_vWii (Fix).wad one). (Admittedly this could be because I was using Flash Drives to test this or because I am using v3.0 r1260 which isn't quite the latest version)
Make sure your drive containing Wii/Gamecube games (I recommend using uStealth on it) is in Port 1 (back bottom slot)
Put your drive containing Wii U games in Port 0 (back top slot)*
First of all, use d2x cIOS installer and setup like this:
Next, go into USB Loader GX (from the forwarder channel) and change the following settings:
(you may need to exit USB Loader GX and load it up again for the above changes to take effect)
Hard Drive Settings
Then you may need to back out of Hard Drive settings, re-enter and then press on Game/Install Partition so it says something like: FAT32 (###GB)
Make sure the source is set to show Wii games and Gamecube games and you should hopefully see and be able to play all your games just fine.
Looks like you're using an "old" list for what servers to block. Only four domains (or maybe even two) have to be blocked:
First two are update download servers for Wii and Wii U and last two are used to check network availability (error if can't reach those and no update gets triggered).
Also, note that you may want to redirect to something else than 127.0.0.1 (like a local server of yours) depending on what you want. For most people, 127.0.0.1 will be fine.
Unbound works for both Linux and Windows (this what I have set up on both my pi and PC). You can use both dnsmasq and unbound on the same device (for example using dnsmasq for dhcp and unbound for validating-recursive-caching DNS (though if you forward your DNS queries to Google DNS (for example), it won't have all these properties, and you might as well use only dnsmasq if you're on Linux)), have "port=0" in your dnsmasq.conf so port 53 is used for unbound. To block domains with unbound, have unbound main config file have a line
and this file should have lines like
local-zone: "nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net" redirect
local-data: "nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net A 127.0.0.1"
And remember, if you want to have eShop access, use the homebrew NNU Patcher which patches the NeedsNetworkUpdate function which is normally called and would fail with the standard blocks, so this function is not called and doesn't fail (illusion of success) and you can wander on the eShop.
A dns servers job is to resolve domains to ip addresses. So address=/126.96.36.199/127.0.0.1 doesn't work, the pc/wii/device will access the ip directly.
Also you could install pi-hole https://pi-hole.net/ which in essence uses dnsmasq but is easier?? noop friendly and has a web interface to manage blacklisted domains
I had this problem too. I used Wii Backup Manger (http://www.wiibackupmanager.co.uk) to convert (or, as it says in the program, transfer) the WBFS file to ISO, and vice-versa when an ISO failed.
I bought y cable like this but I thought you plug it into the spare USB port but it didn't work. So you're telling me if I use the other end on a usb brick it'll work?
But yes the drive is spinning up because the enclosure had it's own power source.
It must be on the SD card. The web browser (the only currently known primary entry point) doesn't have access to read from the USB ports at all, so there's no alternatives for it.
Personally, I'd recommend at least a 64GB card, this one from amazon is $20, and big enough to be able to run a rednand from.
I just made one out of an old MicroUSB cable and a Y-cable I had for a DVD ROM drive, but I guess getting a proper one would be a better idea.
Here's the one I got. 32gb. I also only use it for 5 games, and it's still just over half empty. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQG9OZ2/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
>Is it possible to just only launch the intended Mii channel, when I select and launch Mii channel?
Go into your SD card and slightly rename or move the file at wiiu/environments/tiramisu/modules/setup/50_hbl_installer.rpx to a different place. Then, you're clear to install the HBL channel if you so choose to do so. Also, know that by doing this, you cannot autoboot directly to the Wii U HBL! A minor inconvenience to most, but I think that's something to note.
>Also Can I link a NID after installing CFW
Yeah, I'm pretty sure you can. I haven't tried it out myself tho
>how can I use the WiiU pro controller or a original GC controller?
Can't talk about the installer or anything like that thanks to rules, but I can say this: Select "No" when asked to play using a gamepad (you still need a Wiimote so you can select the rest of the options), wait for things to load, then mash a few buttons on the pro controller to wake it up. It won't work with games that actively look for a Wiimote, but anything else is fair game,
If that somehow doesn't work, you still have options. For instance, you can use this adapter if you have a Wiimote and Wii U pro controller, and this adapter is for the GC controller (you still need a Wiimote). You can use the adapters with anything that involves using the vWii.
There is at least 1 other cheaper option, but I can't really talk about it thanks to rules, so you'll have to Google those yourself.
Hope this helps, and sorry for being horrendously late.
Yeah, you bought a fake USB flash drive and you should seek a refund from Amazon.
Online Stores are rife with fake USB flash media. You almost certainly cannot get a legit USB flash drive with 256GB for under 22$ US (as of the the time of writing this post at least).
On that note- USB Flash Drives are not advisable to use on the Wii U due to poor power delivery.
If you want large external storage on Wii U, you have two reliable options:
Buy a portable external USB hard drive from a legitimate brand such as Western Digital or Seagate. Ensure you are buying it FROM the manufacturer if you are buying on Amazon. And most importantly, you must buy a USB Y Power Cable (This product is an example of one). I recommend buying a drive that has Micro B, as finding a Y cable for anything other than Micro B can be a pain these days, especially with Amazon difficult to actually produce good results with through search. Oh also, sometimes they're called "Dual USB A to Micro B" or similar. Make sure you check reviews to see if it works for Wii Us- I'm pretty sure Wii U's are almost exclusively what people buy these for these days.
Buy a powered external USB Hard Drive, also from a legitimate brand, like Western Digital or Seagate. Ensure you are buying from the manufacturer if buying on Amazon. Unlike a portable drive, this would be an externally powered drive, so will have it's own AC power adapter that will need to be plugged into the wall- but, because it gets mains power, it will not have any issues working on a Wii U without a special USB cable.
Are you sure about that ?
The one I used looked like this. I don’t think the original listing I bought from is still up. As far as setting the voltage you can cycle through them with the button on the board and then you hold it to save it. Make sure you have like literally any multimeter. It’ll take the guess work out of which pins to use or if you have the voltage configured correctly.
No, but there is a few adapters for it. Basically, it's an adapter for the Wiimotes that tricks the Wiimote into thinking you just connected a Classic Controller when in actuality it's a GC controller.
Here's one if you want your GC controller to have something sticking out of it
And here's one if you want to hide the Wiimote the GC controller is connected to
FINAL UPDATE (hopefully)
I decided to buy a proper wire kit of adequate thickness that also had an insulating cover. I bought the 28 AWG model.
Here is the final job. The wires are thick enough to safely handle current, and I have them color coded as well (black = ground, red = VCC).
You can use them on the WiiU with a Mayflash adapter, if you can get one. What doesn't work at all are other peripherals, like the Dance Dance Revolution mat or the DK bongs.
I had multiple "working" SD cards that would mount and format fine on my PC, but did not work for my Wii U homebrew.
THIS is the one that finally worked for me.
For anyone still experiencing this problem, I found this
WAVLINK USB 3.0 to SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable with 12V Power Adapter for 2.5" SSD & HDD, Portable & Compact External Converter, Support UASP, Tool-Free Design-Black https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09JSKBGWD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_NR9BYCNJW3K0HJAF0FTZ
adapter was pretty much the exact solution I was looking for with my SSD. It's the smallest form factor kind of externally powered "enclosure" I could find compared to the massive enclosures for 3.5inch HDDs
I used This for my Wii U Gamepad. I had to trim it with a pair of scissors. Some day I'll make a custom PCB that fits better.
For the 3DS, if you have an old 3DS XL, there's a custom PCB by Rorosaurus that fits perfectly.
Electrically, all you need to do is connect a 5V signal to the charging pads. GBA/DS/Lite/3DS all use roughly 5V so if you can provide that their charging circuits handle the rest.
You can use a y usb cable as such, and plug it into two usb ports on the Wii U:
Or just a ssd or usb drive, they won't require additional power.
I bought the 8Bitdo Retro Receiver for SNES Classic, plug into Wii mote, press pair button on reciever and SNES online controller.
It looks like it's tricky to get working in WiiU RetroArch though. I actually don't have SNES backups installed atm so I tested with GBA backups... It looks like the controller only works when using the Gbsp core for GBA, the other two GBA cores had incorrectly mapped buttons for some reason. Also you can't turn on the controller or WiiMote until you've started the game, then set port 2 to port 1, then you can turn on the WiiMote and SNES online controllers. If you leave them on as you load a game, random buttons get pressed and RetroArch crashes.
I still need to test with SNES cores. It could be that it only works with the Gbsp GBA core and nothing else for all I know
USB C to Micro USB Adapter, (4-Pack) Type C Female to Micro USB Male Convert Connector Support Charge Data Sync Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7 S7 Edge, Nexus 5 6 and Micro USB Devices(Grey) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07GH5KJH2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_36BTW6FAX1EM13VFERE9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This may be a solution you’re looking for.
Like it or not, you kinda need a Wiimote for Wii games because a GC controller doesn't have a gyro or any motion sensors, which is kinda required for most Wii games. But if you're talking about games like Mario Kart Wii or Smash brawl, then you can try this adapter, which basically plugs into the Wiimote and makes it think your GC controller is the Wiimote's classic controller. Better hurry though-- as of writing this, there's only 2 of them left in stock and god knows if they'll ever restock them.
i don't know if you can format the sd card without getting screwed by the wii u, but if you can, try backing up everything on the sd card and format it using rufus (https://rufus.ie/) and then move the backup contents to the sd card
I made one to try to play Call of Duty with the gyro (requires increasing the stick sensitivity to nearly max to be comfortable.) See if it works for you: https://gofile.io/?c=MSALnI
It's possible it doesn't work for N64 VC titles. The sticks on the gamepad produce also a separate event, "emulated d-pad", and I don't try to change those. If the N64 VC is reading those events, and not the analog stick position, then I'll have to change the code a bit.
I made this: https://gofile.io/?c=BfzcSk
It's a WUPS plugin to invert the right stick (both axes.)
Put the "AxisInverter.mod" file inside "sd:/wiiu/plugins/", then enable it in the Wii U Plugin Loader.
Source code included.
You could just buy one of these or equivalent and plug it into a phone charger etc. Added bonus is you can play while it’s charging. https://www.amazon.co.uk/DelTex%C2%AE-Charger-Nintendo-Gamepad-Controller/dp/B01EB99LQE/ref=asc_df_B01EB99LQE
Bought a compact USB flash drive 512gb
Its on sale now on Amazon
Deal of the day: SanDisk 512GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive - SDCZ430-512G-G46 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083ZS4HYD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_dl_V292BFSES8YZD2M0AZB7
Yes, I just figured out how to do this today. It's super easy.
Download your desired photo for your game.
Convert the photo into .tga format. I used this website: https://convertio.co/jpg-tga/
Change the size of your .tga photo to 140 x 140 pixels. If it's bigger it'll completely take over the Loadiine screen.
Copy the .tga photo to the "meta" folder in your game. If your VC game doesn't have a meta folder, make one.
Change the name of your .tga photo to "iconTex.tga" without the quotes, lowercase "i" and uppercase "T" so it's exactly iconTex.tga
That's it! You're good to go!
Just so you know, I'm the same person that made the previous script.
Changelog, and then some other things:
Less exciting things:
This update took a while due to a couple of things. The first being that apple removed 32-bit application support in macos 10.15. My script uses wine very liberally, which turned out to be a 32-bit application, meaning that I needed to go and recompile each windows executable as a 64-bit macos executable, or find an alternative for everything. The second reason that this update took so long is because my old script was not very good. Like it worked and everything, but it was very clunky and not very user friendly. So I decided to scrap everything and start over from scratch. The third reason is that life got busy for a little while, and I haven't had time to work on personal projects like this.
Also, do any of you know of a image conversion program that can:
If you do, let me know.
Also a quick blurb about brew:
brew tap candygoblen123/macwiiuvcinjector && brew install wiiuinjector
You'll need an FTP client, I highly recommend WinSCP. Once you install and launch it, change the file protocol to FTP in the Login window, and enter the IP address displayed on your Wii U as the host. Then, check the "Anonymous Login" box and press Login. You'll see a few directories appear. Navigate to sys_prod.xml and make the needed changes.
I made a recent post with more detail, but basically I grabbed a USB C PD receiver board and bridged the pads to make it 15V (Wii U power supply is 15V at a max of 5A)
Then I soldered 2 pairs of male pin headers to the outputs and bent them toward eachother (check your polarity, I used that trigger board and I had to flip it upside down before soldering the headers)
If you open up the Wii U, there's actually a spot just wide enough to slide it in and solder it to the mains (you do need to break a piece off the metal layer that sits over the board). I also used an exacto knife to trim the top of the trim around the power port so the trigger board would slot right in. Plus some epoxy to hold it down (at some point I'll upgrade it to hot glue).
When connected, it essentially adds a second power supply in parallel so you can just plug it in and turn it on. Also make sure to use electrical tape to avoid any shorts.
I did it because I like to take it to friends houses and the power brick is a certified CHONKER. I use an Anker Nano II 65W brick and a standard USB C to C cable. But at home I can still use the standard plug which I cable managed into my setup.
The limitation is that I am breaking the USB PD spec, if negotiations between source and sync fail, the source will send 5V (provided there's resistors between each CC line and ground). USB PD requires devices to either accept 5V or handle it some way, but the Wii U doesn't. Obviously we don't want the Wii U to get 5V when it's expecting 15V, so I wouldn't plug in a PD charger that's not 15V or a USB A charger.
The other limitation is that USB PD will only do 3A max for 15V, so you get a max power consumption of 45W instead of 75W. But in my experience that's not an issue.
Its already Usb C. PD would not work as the TP4056 only outputs 500-1000ma. I tried this and had blue smoke out of the module.
USB C TP4056
I'm looking to play wii, gamecube, n64 and gameboy advance titles through a Samsung SSD. But all the resources are telling me to put the games on the sd card I used to put homebrew on. Is there a way to get these games on the SSD playable?
SSD in question:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0874XJL6M/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o02\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I'm curious what the best HDD's are to use with the Wii U, and the best Y cables?
Sadly my current setup seems to be causing me very frequent issues where when I'm either loading a new game, or even sometimes loading a new level like a map for Mario Kart, the game will be stuck on the loading screen and there's no longer anything I can do anymore aside from hold the power button and just turn the console off. The sound still plays from the music in the background, maybe I'll even see a loading animation going on the screen still, and heck I can even pull up the TV remote tool on the gamepad, but I can't get past the load screen and home menu doesn't work at all either. It's just death sentence for that play session, must restart, and as far as I can tell it has to do with the game accessing those assets from the HD at those key moments...
Anyway I used: WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN 2TB WD External HDD
This Y cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005M0ICG2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Both were highly rated products that I thought was compatible from everything I looked at, and frankly I can put games on the HDD and play them, sometimes no issue, but in the last 3 days I've had like 8 freezes and I'm not exactly playing the Wii U all day long either, so it's clearly a very major issue. I'm not 100% sure it's the HDD but alas, if anyone has any safe recommendations on what to use instead, I'd love to hear it, or some criteria to go on.
I'd also just love to hear if anyone has a similar issue as I had, or if they know for sure what's going wrong for me?
I was pretty sure that I could run it without my disc drive. However I did not know the wattage peaked at 45w with 15v but it makes sense now that you say it, I guess I got lucky.
Here's the sinkboard I used, it's the cheapest I could find (7.99 USD)
The good thing is that I left my original port intact so I can use it just in case. You could do the same and just use your original brick for ripping, and the USB C for portability mode, reading disks on the go is not a good idea anyway imo!
It is a micro USB 3.0 cable.
In a y-cable format: https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Splitter-Adapter-Charging-SmartPhones/dp/B00P0C4M5M/
You don't have to use the secondary USB plug on systems that will power it with just the primary one, but since you're already buying a replacement cable might as well go with the Y so you have it handy if ever needed.
This is the type of cable you will need (Some externals wind up working with one, but you're cutting it so close that it's better for the life of the unit if you use a y-adapter as others have mentioned):
Flash drives in general: They won't harm the Wii U, but since flash memory has limited writes, eventually the drive may die and you will lose all the installed games -- and more importantly, their save data. I wouldn't worry about it failing too too much, but yeah, you would want to make more regular backups of the save data you care about.
Micro SD cards: Yeah there's nothing really unsafe. Use a name-brand USB adapter if you want, like Anker or SanDisk. The adapter might get hot since it can't disperse heat as well. Hot enough to be uncomfortable to touch, but not enough to be dangerous to anything.
Amazon US sell a sandisk cruzer edge usb drive which is a good quality drive (it is what i have in my wii U)
It Is perfect if you want to store a lot of games and 128GB Is a lot of space
it is 17 dollars on amazon here is a link to it
You'll need a battery made to support many types of laptops like this. That one should do what you want, well within spec on DC voltage and draw. Not cheap, and you'll probably need to build a cable yourself.
I was trying to emulate a wii u pro controller, I was just using the default configuration, I was using HID-vpad but it simply wasn't detecting the cotroller
Here's the specific controllerals I have
Set your Wii U to 480p and use an external upscaler like the MClassic.
By doing more digging, I found one by mayflash that is also dual port, would this work on VPAD to USB? https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-Wii-Classic-Controller-Adapter/dp/B07BN49ZFR
This is only a few dollars cheaper but it should work. Hope this helps :)
It is definitely compatable. It does require soldering but the parts are compatable with almost all controllers with the standard click able thumb sticks.
Number 14 for sure. Especially if you are using a Samsung SSD (or maybe any SSD).
When I used an old laptop HDD as my Wii U drive and an old external enclosure non powered, it worked fine. Then I dropped a spare 860 Pro in there and it kept disconnecting while transferring data too it. Even on my PC that combo did the same.
Not all external drive enclosures with power are created equal.
This one would disconnect when WUP-ing games with the 860 Pro (as well as on PC)
So I ponied up and went with this, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XLAZTWA/ . Overkill for Wii U but all good.
Gamecube is gonna have the best picture if you can find one with the Digital AV port.
My personal preference is to get a Wii or Wii U (I currently have a Wii U) and mod it so you can use a hard drive and dump your games onto it.
Wii U has an HDMI out so it's gonna look good (not as good as the original Gamecube but still a decent 480p picture).
If you go with a Wii, I'd recommend this Wii2HDMI
It puts out a solid 480p picture and is relatively cheap.
I would personally get https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-UHS-I-Memory-SDSDUNC-064G-GN6IN/dp/B0143IIP4W for a SD card, it's the one I have in both my 2DS and Wii U, it's 64GB and it's only like $7 more from what you mentioned.
HDDs can be expensive, and with a 64GB card you can use an RedNAND to store your games on your SD card, but that limits you to 32gb or 8gb depending on your Wii U storage size.
I have this HDD: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S for my Wii U, it's $60 and you could probably get it cheaper. There's a 1TB version which is $51.50 there, too. On the Wii U, you won't be storing up to a TB, but some games are like 20GB while others are only 5GB. I wasn't able to find any small capacity HDDs on Amazon.
About a month ago I've got myself a Wii u, really enjoying it more than my Switch, and I decided to mod it with Hachi. But I'm having trouble finding a reasonable external hdd in my country (amazon and ebay doesn't deliver here)
And all I managed to find at our country's marketplace is basically this https://www.amazon.co.uk/BUFFALO-HD-HX1-0TU3-DriveStation-HD-HXU3-Drive/dp/B00305GY7A
Is it good, can it be used with wii u? I see the slot is different from other external hdd and couldn't find this ey cables or what which can be used with this one.
Thanks in advance.
The Wii U's ports operate at .5 amps, by using a y cable you can at most 1 amp at 5 volts (USB 2.0 spec), and get 5 watts. Most laptops (2.5" HDDs) will consume between .4 and .8 amps, allow the Y cable to work. However, because initial spin-up may exceed even the 1.0 amp for the first few milliseconds in some drives, this will cause it to fail when underpowered. So either get a low powered laptop HDD such as western digital blue or move to non-NVME flash storage.
If you have not purchased your external HDD my suggestion is to get a PNY 480gb USB 3 SSD, that goes for around 50 dollars on amazon. While you can find a "faster" external SSD, you will be limited by the speed limit of USB 2.0 (around 60 megabytes per second without accounting for overhead).
Note that the cable you have selected (I purchased a similar one), is for USB 3.0 the only reason to get this is if your drive is USB3.0 and has a micro USB3 port.
>This does work but it's using HDMI. I specifically want to use component video here so I can pass it through the OSSC's upscaling.
From what I have seen, the vWii side of things doesn't have any control over resolution, period. Even for 240p virtual console games on Wii, they'll appear in 480i on Wii U's vWii mode when using analog output. There's a very easy workaround for 480p if you're willing to spend about $20 USD though.
If you get an HDMI-to-YPbPr transcoder you can convert the Wii U's 480p HDMI signal to component without affecting lag; I use the one I linked for my Gamecube with 480p HDMI running into an upscaler; it should work just fine for your purposes. No need to muck about with system firmware regions (which tends to be one of the easier ways to brick or semi-brick a device.)
I’m using a 128 gb Samsung flash drive.
Samsung FIT Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB - (MUF-128AB/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7PDLXC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_z.CvFbVSY4V0D
It’s pretty full and dialed in with games. Rocking it for a week and it’s working great.
u/edgaras1001 for switch you can use a 8Bitdo Adapter <em>https://www.amazon.de/Mcbazel-Wireless-Bluetooth-Nintendo-Raspberry/dp/B0786JC6VW</em>
I recently hacked my girlfriend's Wii U 32gb, and got everything to work. I installed a few games and they worked just fine. I installed a few more games and now I get the 160-2713 error code. I found a picture describing the message, since I can't take pictures of my Wii U. The only difference is mine says 99.99.99 U:
I'm using this cable
I've used this cable for 2 other Wii U's, with no issues.
Since it works for a bit, wouldn't that mean the cable and HDD are getting enough power?
I got the HDD from a friend. It was a 2.5 inch Samsung External hdd. I removed the enclosure and formatted the drive after moving everything from it.
I'm leaning towards it being the HDD dying, and if so, then I have another HDD I can use, which is a Seagate.
Would there be any other reasons this might happen?
Curious about using N64 controllers on Wii U.
Could I use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/MAYFLASH-N64-Controller-Adapter-Pc/dp/B002B9FIUU/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_63_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=XEWV6VSK3NZ30ETZAF5V
Has anyone tried or anyone know, if connecting an internal hard drive with a SATA to USB adapter or a drive dock for can be used for USB storage of games?
I have an abundance of internal drives and would be able to pick up an adapter or dock a lot faster than I can buy an external hard drive.
Specifically referring to something along the lines of
SATA USB Adapter for the adapter method or,
SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for a dock
Am I correct in thinking the Wii U will still recognize and use a USB drive with an external power supply?
Thanks in advance for any information.
On my Wii I've been able to run this drive without a y-cable or external power off the 0 port, do you have any idea if a similar setup with the same, or maybe similar drive, might work the same on the Wii U's vWii?
I feel like the Wii U must at least have the Wii's USB standards at a minimum for Wii games to be compatible.
I suppose this might be a case of "won't know until you try it".
I have a question regarding SD cards.
I am trying to install CFW on my Wii U and having trouble with the SD card. When I go to the Wii menu and go to SD card menu, and it says "The Device Inserted In The SD Card Slot Can't Be Used".
The SD card is formatted in fat32, and shows up as working fine when inserted into my PC. It's a Samsung 64gb SDXC inside the accompanying SD card adapter.
I've already returned the first Wii U I bought because I thought it was a problem with the actual SD card slot on the console, but now it's giving me the same order on the console I exchanged the first one for. I'm about to exchange it for another one, but is there anything I'm missing here?
Any recommendations on Gamecube controllers? I just ordered these earlier today since they have good reviews, but given my history with 3rd party controllers I'm expecting the worst.
Unfortunately, new official controllers have gotten pretty expensive, and I quite frankly don't trust pre-owned ones not to be broken enough to drop $25+ on one.
Would this work on a WiiU?
I want to use it with on SSD for my WiiU games, and a 500GB mechanical HDD for vWii and RetroArch, but I wonder if it will work?
Would something like this work then? Just plug and format and install through Wup installer?
Hello, I have a HORI ps4 Mini gamepad which I got here. This controller works on the PS4 and PC just fine, so I would think it would work with HID to VPAD, but its not being recognized. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!
That would just need a y cable right? Also you think this would work? And I would need 2 for the wii u and vWiii? Sorry for all the questions I appreciate the help!
That seems overly complicated. Why wouldn't you just get something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Elements-Portable-External-Drive/dp/B06VVS7S94 or even https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Elements-Portable-External-Drive/dp/B06W55K9N6?
Hey guys, I was looking into getting an external HDD for the Wii U. I was looking at a Sabrent HDD dock and a Seagate 1tb HDD.
Would that work? Also do I need a usb 2.0 cable since it comes with a 3.0? And could I just swap out 2 different hdds for the wii u and vWii with that dock? Thanks in advance!
It is not possible to play Wii games with a USB GameCube adapter on a Wii U. It does not matter if you're using a USB Loader or not. The only way is to use a GameCube to Classic Controller adapter plugged into a Wiimote. This is what I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YH3NWTW/
GameCube controllers work with Nintendont only because Nintendont runs between the vWii and the GameCube game allowing it to emulate alternate controllers like USB devices.
I'm having a look at this SD card but I'm not sure if it's compatible with the Wii U. I've looked at forums, but there's no one or definitive answer. Some forums state that SDXC cards won't work with the Wii U.
Also, any suggestions for SD card would be appreciated (64GB).
When/if you do, keep in mind that the WiiU doesn't supply enough power from one USB port alone. You'll need a splitter cable for the HDD, something like this.
I'm shopping for full-size SD cards for my Wii U ahead of hacking it. It's a 32GB model.
I've found 128GB cards well within my budget so I'm ready to pull the trigger on this one right here but I want to get my facts straight:
Please don't tell me to just get a HDD right off. I will make up my own mind when I have the info I need. Thanks!
Nah I had the SSD already I don't want to spend money on an external hard drive when I can just use the SSD. Would this hub work well with my setup?
edit: I'm stupid lol. Didn't realise there was two USB ports in the front too. Thanks for the help
You can get a RPi for dirt cheap. The Nano is $5, although you shouldn't get that one. The RPi3 has the best performance and built in Wifi. The wifi on the pi 3 isn't supported though.
If you want decent performance, you can get a Pi 2 B, and get a USB adaptor similar to this one. Make sure it's 5hz and has drivers for Raspbian.
Once that's done, you can set up the server on the Pi, and then log in using the client on a regular PC. This means the Pi will have to stay close to the Wii U though.
THIS IS A ROUGH GUIDE I'M GOING OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, DON'T MAKE PURCHASES UNTIL I CAN CONFIRM THIS WORKS
So would an SD card like this work?
Ah I see, I might go for 64 then. What do you think of this? https://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Performance-Memory-P-SDX64U395-GE/dp/B00WWBCSG4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488825705&sr=8-6&keywords=64+gb+sd+card
Oh! You'll probably need one of these. I didn't know this and it led to 4 very frustrating and impatient days waiting for a package to arrive. You likely won't find these in stores. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005M0ICG2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Try finding one that doesn't have a Y cable. I have one with an external power cable and it works fine.
I need a Y cable apparently to make my HDD drive work. This is my drive, would this cable allow my HDD to work?
This good? https://www.amazon.com/WD-WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESN-Elements-Esterno-Portatile/dp/B00D0L5BH8/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1478997968&sr=1-2&keywords=hdd&th=1
Powered via USB 3.0, that's why I was asking.
What HDD do you have? Most should work though get a Y cable just in case. Mine would not work without one. Yours might not be getting enough power from 1 USB port on the Wii U. Especially if it's a 7200RPM drive.
Is there a limit on the size or type of SD card that can be used? I'd like to order one like this one but want to confirm compatibility first.
That's what I thought too, but then I read this:
"Not without an HDMI->DisplayPort adapter (which aren't cheap) - e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Startech-com-HDMI-DisplayPort-Active-Converter/dp/B004I6IYSM/ (Note I have no idea if that adaptor will work with the Wii U and your monitor - it's just illustrative of the sort of thing you'd have to get)
Don't be confused, and buy a DisplayPort->HDMI Adaptor (which are cheap, but are intended for connecting a DisplayPort equipped PC to a HDMI monitor, and won't work the other way round)"
As for audio, I'm using separate speakers with RCA inputs.
the wiiU's usb ports emit a lower voltage than the wii, this one being insufficient to power most USB storage devices. you''ll need something like a USB y splitter to power it.
Sure, here you go. I just got it a few days ago, but it's been working perfectly with no problems at all. I formatted it with the MiniAide Formatter.
You just have to format it manually. I explained it here about a month ago:
>Basically... 32GB SD cards are never classified as SDXC, and anything above 32GB (IE SDXC) wants to be formatted as not FAT32. Since the Wii requires FAT32, they technically don't support SDXC in the sense you can't format a larger card (64, 128, etc) to FAT32 without doing it manually, so the official line is they aren't compatible even though they technically are. Same exact rule and logic applies to the 3DS, although most people find 32GB to be plenty of space on the 3DS.
>Here's the exact card I'm using in my Wii U for homebrew:
>$35, I have it 2/3 full and have no problem with Gamecube or Wii games launching off of it so long as you format it correctly w/ 3rd party software.
The brand/type of card may effect compatibility but a little internet consultation will help you find one that works (like the one I linked to).
I ended up buying this one.
It works ok, but I still feel that the load times are a bit longer that they should (on Pokken I notice that the load between battles is around 10~20 seconds, in LoZ Twilight Princess HD I notice the same), but it might be normal since the hack in running on memory (and thus occupying part of it). I really hope that we have the IOSU hack released soon.