Download Wii U Games / Updates For USB Y Mod Install Using Wii U USB Helper

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  1. Hoffman

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    The most convenient way to play all the Wii U games you own is loading them from a USB hard drive, directly from the Wii U homescreen.

    However to do this on a Wii U that is not running Custom Firmware the games need a ticket file from a retial Wii U disc along with the games content formatted in a certain way. This is where Wii U USB Helper comes in. It will download the tickets and prepare a copy of the Wii U game, game update and game DLC for you. Leaving you with the files ready to install. No messing about with the discs.

    Please be responsible and only use Wii U USB helper to install games you already own on disc.

    First download and install Wii U USB Helper

    When you have first downloaded and installed Wii U USB helper, you will be asked if you wish to use a title key site. Now you dont have to, however this will make things a lot easier for you as you don't need to rip your own games and extract the .tik simply to then download and package a game in to the correct format to install with WUP Installer Y Mod.

    So here simply provide the site https://wiiu.titlekeys.com/

    Then press ok:

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    Wii U USB helper will then simply load up, if you are not asked to specify your region do this using the "Change region" button at the bottom right of the screen.

    You can only install games and updates from your region without CFW, it's beyond the scope of this tutorial to show you how to set CFW up, it's really not ready for prime time anyway. So this is simply the most easy way to install your disc based games without any CFW, using just the Homebrew Launcher and WUP Installer Y Mod.

    Below you can see I have downloaded Mario Kart 8, along with the patch and have another 130 games I can download for the EUR region:

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    To download a game simply click on the game from the "Not downloaded" list

    If an update is available you will be asked if you wish to download it, say yes as you will need the update to play online for example:

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    You will then be asked if you wish to download the DLC, say no to this unless you have one of the experimental custom firmware setup. You can not use DLC with simply the homebrew launcher setup:

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    Once you have added all the games you wish to download to your download list, simply click the download games button at the bottom of the screen to begin the process:

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    You should be able to max your internet connection out when downloading:

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    When everything is downloaded you will be told so:

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    You will see your downloaded games at the top of the Wii U USB helper app:

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    You should now have your games and updates downloaded to the folder you specified and sorted by region, for example:

    \WiiUDownloads\DATA\EUR

    Inside this folder you will have two folders called GAMES and UPDATES

    You can now simply copy any downloaded games and updates from this folder to a folder called Install on your Wii U's SD card:
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    That it, you have now prepared a fully legitimate Wii U game (and game update if applicable) ready to be installed on your Wii U using the Wii U WUP Installer Y Mod application.

    For the next step click here for a tutorial on Installing Wii U games and updates with Wii U WUP Installer Y Mod
     

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  2. SilverTheGamer

    SilverTheGamer Well-Known Member

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    A bit piracy-ish, but when the shop shuts down (Wich it will, don't you worry) this is gonna be useful
     
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    It will be no good once the shop is shutdown as it sources the data from there, however it's great to archive content which would otherwise be lost forever.

    In regards to piracy, think of it like torrents. It could be used for that, it could also be used to archive content you own, it's down to the end user.
     
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    SilverTheGamer Well-Known Member

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    well yeah. I don't own a Wii U by the way, and i will probably never buy a Nintendo console.
     
  5. Triz250nut

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    It is actually pretty easy to do cfw only games
    From hbl just load the sigpatches. Then u will beable to install cfw only games. If u power off system and go to play those games again. Before u do just load sigpatches then start game up. Easy and works perfect. Sigpatches is in App Store. Name of app might not be right but it's gd enough to beable to find it. I have used method on n64 mariokart and nsmb ds.
     
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  6. MMash

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    hello:

    i have got a problem with "the croods" i downloaded wit NUSGrabber (same than WiiU USB Helper i think):

    one of the files is more than 4GB and so cant be transferred to a FAT32 sd card :
    i tried NTFS and exFAT but its not recognised by the WiiU ...

    Any solution for this problem ?

    Thanks in advance
    MMash
     
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    anyone ?
     
  8. Hoffman

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    Try with WiiU USB Helper as it prepares everything in an installable format for installing from an SD card, i've not seen a game which has files larger than 4gb, i dont think they should if prepared correctly. However that game could well be an oddball.

    The Wii U can only read FAT32 so anything else is out the question.
     
  9. MMash

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    i will give it a try, thanks for answering :)
     
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  10. MMash

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    it worked: really easy <:o):D(#)

    Thanks for the help (Y)
     
  11. Warioman

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    Having a bit of an issue, I don't have any custom firmware or anything so that might be part of the problem but I can install all the big games but when it comes to DS games or Binding of Isaac: Rebirth which is what I'm mainly trying to get I get the error code:
    "0xFFFBF442
    Verify WUP files are correct & complete. DLC/E-Shop require Sigt"
    I only have Wup Installer Y on my Homebrew at the moment.
     
  12. Hoffman

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    You can only install "legit" content without CFW or signature patches, essentially games which have been released on disc and have an eshop download.

    Try running Wii U - Simple Signature Patcher first, then installing your non legit content after. It should then install fine.

    You will have to load Simple Signature Patcher every time you power the Wii U on again, otherwise your content that is not legit will not work.
     
  13. Warioman

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    I don't need anything super special to do it? I can just pop it on my sd card, run it and be good to go?

    Edit: Oooh, that's great, just what I needed! Thanks :)
     
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