Questions tagged [wii-u]

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 regarding the original Wii, Wii Family Edition, or the Wii Mini.

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How do I back up a Wii U?

Nintendo has officially announced that they are shutting down the Wii U, and the 3DS eStores. I own a fair amount of digital games on my Wii U (they are on an external hard drive). In the event that ...
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Legacy Console *Mini Game* worlds to PC help

I am trying to see if I can convert the Battle/Glide/Tumble mini game world from the legacy console editions (more specifically the Wii U edition) to either a Bedrock or Java save. I've played ...
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Wii U multiplayer

I have 2 Wii Us that has Minecraft installed on the same LAN. Can me and my friend play Minecraft together on 1 LAN server?
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Will I lose anything by changing my Nintendo Account’s region?

I recently moved from Australia to the US and have purchased a US WiiU. To access my digital-Australian games I'd need to change the region on my account from Australia to USA, but I'm worried that I ...
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Are really pinholes signs of disc rot? + Possible delamination?

I have found one pinhole in some of my discs, from Xbox 360 to Wii U to PS4 games, they are visible from label side and reflective side. The strange case it's that the last 2 games that I have beat (...
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Why do precompiled shaders run faster than loading the game in general?

I've noticed when emulating the 3DS and Wii U that precompiled shaders run faster than just generally playing the game. Moreso on the Wii U than 3DS. When playing something like Breath of the Wild, it ...
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Wii U has no Video Output

I have a Wii U. The AV input apparently stopped working one day, which I changed to an HDMI cable to my Smart TV. This also did not pick up any input whatsoever, and I am unable to change any settings ...
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Has the bottom port of the Wii U Gamepad been used for something?

The Wii U has a port between the two charge terminals on the bottom of the controller. Has this port been ever used for something? (like official or 3rd party accessories or modifications)
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How can I preserve bundled digital games that came with a used Wii U?

I recently bought a second-hand Wii U off of eBay which came with a few games, some digital and some physical discs. The intent of buying the machine was to not only have an HDMI capable machine for ...
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How is the Wii Wheel detected?

In both Mario Kart games for the Wii and Wii U, the game shows an icon on players who it tells are playing with a Wii Wheel. I've always wondered -- what mechanism does the console use to detect ...
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Do Wii U Gamepads come with a matching Stylus or are they all gray?

I just got a used Wii U from a friend. It's a Black console, but the Stylus that came with the Gamepad is gray. Do Gamepads come with a matching Stylus or are they all gray? I don't see any ...
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How can I turn off the Wii U Gamepad without turning off the console?

I usually leave my Wii U charging some devices and installing some apps/games, while this is being done, I want to completely turn off the gamepad. How can I turn off the gamepad and leave the ...
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Is possible to connect a Wiimote to a USB Port for power?

I play games that only require you to point at the screen, no abrupt movements like dance games for example. Because of this, I always have the controller in close proximity to the TV, Console (Wii or ...
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My Wiimote stopped working. How can I return to the Wii U mode from vWii?

My Wiimote stopped working, I don't have another working one and I'm using the vWii mode of the Wii U. How can I return to the native Wii U mode from the vWii?
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How do I turn off a Wiimote on the Wii U?

I was wondering if I can turn off a Wiimote when using the Wii U in the native mode. Is this possible?
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How can I connect a Wii U to my router with an Ethernet cable?

I was expecting the Wii U to have an RJ-45 Ethernet port, but it does not. How can I connect the Wii U to my router with an Ethernet cable? (also called RJ-45)
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"Unable to load settings." when changing the Wii U form Composite to HDMI

I have this problem when I try to change my Wii U from Composite to HDMI. I get: Unable to load settings. Turn the console off, and then try again. I have turned the console off and tried again, but ...
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Using Mouse as Wiimote IR in Cemu Emulator

If anyone is familiar with the Cemu Emulator, it is a Wii U Emulator, and a pretty decent one at that. Similar to Dolphin, it allows emulating the console's controllers, as in, you can emulate the ...
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Can I divide into 2 partitions of 2TB, a 4TB HDD into only 1 HDD for a Wii U?

According to Wii U Internal Storage Space Information (Nintendo Wii U FAQ): Maximum storage capacity for one device is 2TB. "Following the December [2012] system update the Wii U will be able to ...
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Can you transfer worlds from Minecraft Wii U to Switch?

Hello I'm an avid Minecraft player with a lot of worlds that I love but most of them are on Wii U and I just got a Nintendo switch and I'm wondering if I can transfer the worlds over?
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How much space do I need to play Lego Dimensions from a disc on Wii U?

We have an 8GB Nintendo Wii U. My youngest will be getting a physical copy of Lego Dimensions for his birthday. I'm afraid I won't have enough room left on the Wii U for additional game content that ...
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Please tell me how to run bedwars on the wii-u

My son and friend want to play bedwars on the wii-u. Do I need to register with a server that runs bedwars in order to access it via the wiiu minecraft menu? I am a noob in this field, so please any ...
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How do I turn on the Gamepad's IR without turning on the Wii U itself?

I use it to play PC games with a Wiimote, but my main concern is with power usage. I don't like the idea of having both my PC and Wii U taking up electricity.
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How much space takes to install a physical copy of Pikmin 3 on Wii U?

How much space takes to install a physical copy of Pikmin 3 on Wii U? With, and without the DLCs? (and needed to complete the full game).
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Does a physical copy of Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition need any extra install size on Wii U?

Does a physical copy of Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition need any extra install size on Wii U, and how much needed space it takes? I'm asking because i want to get it but i only have left 3 GB and ...
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Wii U not recognizing the adapter + ethernet cable

I had my Wii U turned off, put the adapter in and then the ethernet cable. But, whenever I go into wired connection it tells me to plug in the adapter even though it's already in, whats the problem? (...
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Are the GameCube, Wii, and Wii U vulnerable to the year 2038 problem?

The year 2038 problem is a thing in lots of embedded systems that use a 232 integer to track seconds. Basically, once January 19th 2038 happens, an overflow runs the believed "current time" back to ...
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How to Connect a Wii U Gamepad to a Wii U WITHOUT the TV?

I bought a used Wii U console that didn't come with a Wii U gamepad and bought a gamepad separately. I can't see the TV connection, as the Wii U is clearly not in AV Video output, and the HDMI inputs ...
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Can I move Zelda Breath of the Wild data to a new Wii U?

I played Zelda Breath of the Wild on my friend's Wii U. However, I have recently bought myself a Wii U and a copy of the game. Is there a way to transfer data over to my Wii U? I used my own profile ...
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What controllers can you use for Minecraft Wii U Edition? [closed]

I can't figure out what controllers I can use in Minecraft Wii U Edition.
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Should I update my Wii U if there's a chance of a power outage?

I have a Wii U and I once updated it. Though suddenly, the power went out and the console was bricked. That was the initial update (I think, since I couldn't access the normal Wii menu) and I'm not ...
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My dogs won't stand up in Minecraft

In Minecraft for Wii U, my dogs had been working fine for ages. However, one time one of my dogs was in a boat that I destroyed, and following this the dog wouldn't stand up. Then, none of my other ...
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Can saved games be transferred from one profile to another on the Wii U?

As per NKCampbell's comment: Is there a way to transfer save data from one profile to another on the Wii U? Example: Transfer saved games of an old kid's profile (who earned the Master Sword in Breath ...
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Does Breath of the Wild for Wii U require a TV?

I've decided that I can't live without Zelda: Breath of the Wild any longer, but I don't have any of the recent Nintendo consoles. Given that the game performance and graphics seem comparable on Wii U ...
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Wii Remotes Connect and Disconnect from Wii U

When I try to use my Wii Remotes on the Wii U menu and on the Wii channel within the console, the remote will turn on, and immediately turn off. I can see the cursor on the screen. Occassionally, I ...
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If I bought the Super Luigi U DLC on my Super Mario Bros. U disk, if I sell it, will the customer have the DLC?

I bought the Super Luigi U thing, and I want to sell it now. Will the DLC be on the customers game?
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Can't get 2nd player working in Lego SW Force Awakens

I bought this game for my Wii U a few days ago and I can't seem to figure out how to get a second player working for my kids. I was playing the game with the Wii U gamepad, and have a Wiimote with a ...
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Nintendo Digital Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U transfer to Switch

Does the wii u digital version of Zelda Breath of the Wild count the same as Switch Zelda Breath of the Wild version? IE if you own wii u Zelda breath of the wild, Will it count as owning Zelda ...
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Is there a way to have multiple players / save sets in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

From what I've seen so far, it appears that you can only have one player at a time in Breath of The Wild. When you start the game again, the new game option prompts whether or not you want to ...
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Is the Wii U Pro Controller compatible with the Nintendo Switch?

Can the Wii U Pro Controller be connected to the Nintendo Switch console to use the controller in games or applications?
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Two Wii u's. Two Minecraft discs. Two tvs. same house

I bought my two sons each a Wii U and Minecraft. How can they get in each other's worlds when playing from the same house but on different Wii U's and different TVs?
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Can Bluetooth headphones work with Wii U?

I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones, and I would like to use them with my Wii U. Is there any way I can do that without using any special addons?
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Wii U - backing up save data onto a flash drive, reformatting the Wii U, and then copying the save data back onto the Wii U

Due to some complications, I might have to reformat my Wii U (basically go to Settings and select "Delete All Content & Settings"). Based on what I read online, if I do this, I will lose all of my ...
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Wii U disc drive spitting out disk after making noises

My Wii U is behaving like the one in this video: I have no idea why it's behaving that way, I have kept my Wii U in great condition since I bought it 2 years ago, ...
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How to resolve Wii U networking dysfunction?

I'm a network admin, so this isn't my first rodeo, but I'm really fighting Wii U networking at the moment. The same problem exhibits itself with both wireless and wired networking. I prefer wired ...
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Why aren't controllers for players 3 and 4 detected for Battle Arena mode?

We are trying to play the 4-player split screen multiplayer mode of LEGO Dimensions Battle Arena on the Wii U. I have 3 WiiMotion Plus with Nunchucks controllers and the Wii U gamepad. We are trying ...
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Do multiple user accounts on the Wii U all share the same save data for games?

My little brother disgustingly hogs my Wii U so much and some games I like to do myself, like Splatoon, I can't because he played the ever living life out of it. If I make another Wii U Mii profile ...
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Lego Dimensions GhostBusters 2016 28/29

My Lego Dimensions shows that I need 29 gold bricks. However, this guide says that there should only be 28. http://www.brickstolife.com/all-guide-list/ghostbusters-adventure-world-guide-2016/ Any ...
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Do I need a "wired sensor bar" to play Skyward Sword on Wii U?

To play Wii's Skyward Sword on Wii U, is a Wii Motion Plus and Nunchuk all what I need? In particular, do I also need to buy a Wired Sensor Bar?
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Can I download a game from EU E-shop on the Wii U whilst in Australia?

I don't have a Wii U yet but am after a specific game (underground), only available on EU E-shop, but I live in Australia. Is there a way to buy Wii U here, then connect to EU E-shop, download the ...
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