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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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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I've set up internet on my Wii U but it isn't working?

I've set up my Wii U internet, it's been working for a while, then today when I try to start up Splatoon it says "unable to connect to internet". so then, I tried to play Smash Brothers, then it says ...
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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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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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I just bought a Wii U directly from Nintendo, but I cannot enter it

So I recently bought a Wii U, but there is an account - assumingly used to test - on it, with a Parental Controls PIN assigned to the Wii U. It also had a disc inside. I can't reset it, as there are ...
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Player 1's Wii remote works on Home button screen, but not on Mario Party 10

I'm trying to play Mario Party 10, but Player 1's cursor doesn't work on the Mario Party screen. It works on the screen you get by pressing the Home button, though. All of this is true even if we try ...
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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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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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Can you play minecraft on Wii U and Xbox together on mulitplayer?

I want to play with my friend but don't know how!
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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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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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Can I export my world from the Wii U version of Minecraft onto a USB Stick?

Can I export my world from the Wii U version of Minecraft onto a USB Stick? If that is possible, where can the save file be used?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Do regular Wiimotes work on the Wii-U?

I went all in when the Wii came out and got 4 Wii-motes right away. I do not want to buy new Wii-motes to play party games if I get the Wii-U. I mean it seems silly if everyone just needs the D-pad to ...
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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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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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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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Is it Possible to Record Wii U Footage without an Elgato?

So, I was wondering if it is possible to record Wii U footage without using an elgato, or capture card. I don't need it in HD, but I just need the footage on my computer.
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Does the Wii/Wii U sensor bar need to be plugged into the console to function?

Is the Wii/Wii U sensor bar a receiver or simply a transmitter? I'm running into the problem where I can't just run the sensor bar cord across the entire room to the screen, and I don't want to buy a ...
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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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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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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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How much space do I need for Lego Dimensions?

We have an 8GB Nintendo Wii U. My youngest will be getting Lego Dimensions for his birthday. I'm afraid I won't have enough room left on the Wii U for additional game content that needs to be ...
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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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Is it possible to get US games from the PAL Eshop on Wii U?

So there are certain games which I want to play on Wii U VC. However, given that I live in a PAL region, many games on virtual console are the 50Hz counterparts. Is it possible to access other regions'...
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Show Wii U Gamepad Video on Computer

I'm trying to find out if anyone has come up with a method of getting the Wii U gamepad video to show on a PC. I've looked this up and found people playing PC games with the Wii U, but that's not what ...
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How to connect Wii U to monitor and speakers

I have a Wii U that I would like to play on my monitor. I have a number of other devices connected to the monitor, so I use a five-way HDMI switch to control the visual input. When I connect my PC or ...
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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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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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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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What do I need to play Disney Infinity 3.0 on Wii U?

I have two figures (the two ones from Zootopia) and next month is my girlfriend's birthday, so I wanted to give her a copy of the game, and I also bought one for me (3.0) and one of those figures, we ...
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Is there any console that supports Java on their Internet browser? [closed]

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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Do the Wii U remotes work with the old Wii system?

I know that the old remotes work with the new system, but do the new remotes work with the old system?
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Play Minecraft on Wii U with other player on PC

Is it possible to play Minecraft on Wii U with other players playing on a PC? Even if I set the game as "online" on Wii U, it doesn't appear on local multiplayer list on my PC.
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Stage Builder, do you get more parts?

It doesn't look like the stage builder has very many moving parts. It's quite cool that you can draw the stage, but I miss a lot of the pieces available in the Brawl version. Can you/How do you ...
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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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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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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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Can you buy Wii U downloadable titles without a Wii U?

With the Playstation Store I believe you can actually purchase PSN titles from your PC for the PSP (and possibly PS3? I forget). I've googled but I can't quite tell if there's such a service for the ...

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