The Wii U is an eighth generation television console by Nintendo that primarily uses a controller with a built-in touchscreen. Use this tag if the question is about Wii U's operating system, hardware, or a game feature made only for the Wii U. DO NOT use for general Wii questions, or questions ...

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Lego Dimension Unable To Login

On WiiU when I 1st start the lego dimension starter set it says connecting to Lego Dimension....it hangs at this screen an finally will show press X to cancel. I can never get the game to connect. ...
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Vehicle Builds For Lego Dimension

I just purchased Bart Simpson & a Ninjago character, but when I place the vehicle disc on the center circle, I get a message that pops up telling me that it is an empty disc. I thought to build ...
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What happens if you use an Amiibo in Smash that hasn't been unlocked as a character?

What happens if you use an Amiibo of a character that is locked by default in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS (like Duck Hunt) before unlocking the character on that copy of the game? Does it ...
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Play secret of mana or zombies ate my neighbors on wii U?

I bought Secret of Mana and Zombies Ate My Neighbors on the Wii U via the older Wii virtual console. But when I went to play, a message came up that I had to attach a "classic controller" or exit. ...
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Offline even though network connection test passed

Wii U network connection is set up and it passes the network connection test. But, during the game Splatoon, the guy says I'm offline. Is there something i'm supposed to do to connect it even after ...
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Minecraft on PC and Wii U

If I bought Minecraft Desktop version, can I convert it to Wii U version or maybe just get discount for it?
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How do I get audio from the GamePad headphone jack?

The Wii U's GamePad has a headphone jack. However, when I plug my headphones in, I don't hear any audio. How do I get my game's audio to output to the GamePad's headphone jack?
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Does the Wii U use HDCP copy protection on on games via its HDMI output?

I'd like to record gaming videos via HDMI on the Wii U, so I wonder if its HDMI output is protected by HDCP, which would mean I'd need to use another output method to record. I've googled a bit and ...
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Training Mode Percents

When practicing in training mode I may want to get to a certain percent, but it's very time consuming. Is there a way to go by like 50's or 100's or some sort of method that's faster other than going ...
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Can you make the Wii-u gamepad not disconnect after an hour?

I'm getting some new amiibo's for Christmas, and I want to train them while I'm AFK, but the problem is I don't know if the gamepad can stay on for more than an hour some how.
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How to connect Wii U to username / password internet connection?

I live in a college dorm, and with most modern colleges all students have user accounts. We use these accounts for many school-related things; including logging into the internet. From my windows 8 ...
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Prepare and backup Wii U for sale

I'm letting my Wii U go. Since I'm not switching to another unit (at least right now), what do I need to do and backup with Nintendo's weird protection policies to ensure that I can use my game saves ...
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Does changing a Nintendo ID remove or make unusable preinstalled games?

I purchased a preowned Wii U with 11 game discs, the system itself is the Zelda Wind Waker HD deluxe edition. If I add my Nintendo ID and remove the old one does that make the game on there unplayable ...
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It is possible to connect a Wii U to a Login protected Wi-Fi network?

Before you sign this off as one of 'those' threads, the situation is a bit different. Instead of having a web-login, a username/password is actually required to connect to the network itself. Here's ...
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If I plug in headphones with an integrated microphone, will the Wii U use it?

If I plug in headphones with an integrated microphone, will the Wii U use that instead of the GamePad's microphone?
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How do I get rid of the “THE END” screen in Super Mario World? [duplicate]

I finished Super Mario World on the Wii U Virtual Console and I watched the credits. At the end was Mario, Peach and Luigi standing there with the words THE END. It won't go away no matter what I do. ...
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Connecting my Wii Balance Board to my Wii U?

Does Wii Fit, played on a Wii U, support the Wii Balance Board? I tried to sync it, but nothing happened. I mean 'nothing happened' as in, I pressed both Sync buttons, and the light from the Balance ...
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How Many levels are in Super Mario World?

I was playing Super Mario World on the Wii U the other day and my dad said that in order to "beat the game legitimately" you have to beat every level. How many levels are there?
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Why will my Skylanders Giant Wii game not work in the Wii U?

My 6year old son loves playing Skylanders. He has the Skylanders Giant game for the Wii and is wanting to play it on his new Wii U. I thought the Wii games were supposed to still work on the Wii U, ...
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Are there any HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled consoles?

Is any of the current or previous generation consoles have HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled ?
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How do I play transferred Nintendo 64 games on my Wii U

I just recently transferred all my Wii stuff to my Wii U, and when I tried to play a N64 game it, said, "This channel can not be launched on this Wii console." How do I transfer Nintendo 64 games onto ...
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Are the Wii U eshop and the 3DS eshop cross compatible?

On steam, I have a single ID. No matter which system I'm on, my games follow me. I get the game on my Windows Desktop and I can then download it and play it on my SteamPC (assuming it's compatible ...
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Skylanders Trap Team 2-Player Mode Difficulties (Wii U)

Lately I am having issues getting my son's game to allow a second player in Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U version). My controllers work (no low batteries or anything), are synced to the system properly (...
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Skylanders Swap Force, are wii and wii u versions the same?

For Skylanders Swap Force, are the Wii and Wii U versions the same? I know the Wii version can be played on the Wii U, but will we be missing out on the new Wii U features, or is it the same release ...
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What happens when you scan your 31st Amiibo in Amiibo Tap?

Each time you scan an Amiibo in Amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, it unlocks a virtual console demo that is tied to the Amiibo you scanned to unlock it. There are 30 game demos. What happens if, ...
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Is it possible to get US games from the nintendo Eshop in wii u?

I have always wanted to speedrun Donkey Kong 64 but i realized half the glitches you need to use are left out of the PAL version (i'm in Australia). I want to play on the wii u VC but i'm assuming the ...
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How do I play N64 virtual console games in widescreen on Wii U?

I just bought Donkey Kong 64 on Wii U (Virtual Console version) and realised it's got black borders everywhere. The left and right side are especially large. I thought I could fix it by activating ...
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Can I use Amiibo as a playable character in Smash?

I recall seeing an ad of bunch of teenagers playing Smash as their Amiibo characters, but I can't seem to find a way to actually do it. I know I can play in a team with Amiibo and have it be ...
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What are the disadvantages of purchasing pre-owned games for the Wii U?

I have a Wii U and I want to buy some games. It's in the nature of console games, that they are expensive. So I think about buying pre-owned games. Because the Nintendo Club is closing, I have no ...
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Is the Wii Fit U board compatible with the original Wii?

I have Googled this for ages and can't find an answer. I know that the Wii Fit board is compatible for the Wii U, but how about the other way around: original Wii & new Wii Fit U board?
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I bought the Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Lucas DLC on my 3DS, but it didn't appear on my Wii U

I bought Super Smash Bros for 3DS and wanted a DLC, so I bought Lucas for 3DS and Wii U, but Lucas doesn't appear on my Wii U. I don't know how to link my accounts together. How do I link them ...
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Yoshi's Wooly World and Wii Remote classic

I've just bought the game and I am unable to use the Wii remote as a playable controller. The Wii Remote is properly synced with the Wii U (I am call the home menu and such), however on the ...
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Can a Wii-U gamepad be used as the screen for multiple players?

The Wii U is of interest to me due to the fact you do not necessarily need a TV in order to use it, being able to use the game pad as the screen.However, I would mainly be interested in playing with ...
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Moving to a new WiiU with bundled games

I have a WiiU, and I've just won a new one that happens to be the Super Mario 3D World Bundle edition. That's got a bigger hard drive plus two free games, so I'd like to move my saves and games to ...
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Wii to Wii U account transfer but my wii was lost in a move

I have no idea what happened to my Wii months ago when I moved but I shrugged it off because I was planning to get a Wii U. I just ordered a wii u and wanted to know if anyone had any luck with ...
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Can I play Skylanders: Trap Team on the Wii-U with two Pro controllers?

I would like to play Skylanders: Trap Team on the WiiU with two pro controllers, but no matter what I do the game seems to insist that the game be played with one player on the gamepad and the other ...
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What control options are there for Wii U Virtual Console games?

I have heard competing answers to the question "What controls work with Wii U Virtual Console". I have heard that the gamepad works, I have heard that you need a Wii U Virtual controller, I have ...
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How to remove personal data from Wii U?

I've got a Wii U that I never use. It's mere presence taunts me by reminding me of my poor purchasing decisions. If I want to remove all my personal details from it including save games and eShop ...
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Why are my Wii Remotes being laggy and choppy?

So I'm playing Super Smash Bros for Wii U (offline) and the controls are doing all sorts of weird things. Sometimes there's just crazy lag (like I'll hold left to run and it takes like 2 seconds for ...
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What is the recommended upgrade path from Wii and 3DS to Wii U?

I've just got a WiiU and am going to dust off my Wii and transfer my Wii data to it. I've connected to the new store and Nintendo network via my 3DS. Is there an order to transfer my Wii data and ...
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Are there differences between the Wii U and PS3 versions of Lego Marvel Superheroes?

I'm trying to decide what system to buy Lego Marvel Superheroes for, Wii U or PS3. Are there differences between the two versions, such as Wii U Gamepad functionality, platform-exclusive characters ...
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Transfer “save data” from Wii-mode to “Wii U-mode”

So the question is; I've now got an original Wii. If i play a VC-game on this, i understand that i can transfer this game onto a Wii U in "Wii-mode" if i buy this in the future. So far so good. I also ...
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Can screen rumbling/shaking be turned off in Smash Bros Wii U?

The game looks great, and I will most likely buy it anyways, but can the screen be held steady? I was watching some 8 player mode action and when the screen is zoomed out and always shaking it looks ...
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Old Japanese Wii games on US Wii U

Can I play imported Japanese Wii games (not Wii U games) on a US Wii U in the Wii mode? I want to know if it will work before I invest in importing a Japanese Wii game. Thanks
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Can it do harm to turn off Wii-U with orange light?

I have my Wii U connected with a power strip with a switch. That switch is always off, except when I want to play a game, obviously. When I stop playing, the Wii U is updating most of the time (orange ...
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LOZ Windwaker HD scene never ends

for some reason the LOZWW HD for WiiU when I get to the part at the beginning with the telescope aryll keeps asking "hey,what's that? playername! are you looking at the red postbox?", plays a chime ...
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Is there any console that supports Java on their Internet browser?

I do want to play some flash games (for example, Runescape) on a console, i own the Ps3, Wii U, 3DS and PSP that have internet connection, and i buy legit games for them, so i don't want to modify the ...
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Simultaneous two player mode

I bought Skylanders Giants for my kids and they've done something to make it so that in two player mode they can't play at the same time, something they've been able to do before. They press the - ...
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Wii U Gamepad syncing symbols don't match

This is my situation on the WII U gamepad: I press the sync button and the tv shows the code for me to enter into the WII U Gamepad so that it connects. The code on my tv does not match the symbols ...
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How can I easily back up my Wii U saves/games?

I'm spoiled by being able to back up all of my save/game data on my PS3, PC, Vita etc, so I'm a little concerned that there isn't a straight up "back up all the things" option in the Wii U settings. I'...