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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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 compatible with Gamecube games?

So despite some initial confusion about whether the Wii U was an accessory or a console successor to the Wii, I now understand that it is, in fact, a new console. During its initial presentation, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I upload screenshots from my Wii U?

There was a Wii U software update yesterday, and browsing Nintendo's support site, I noticed this interesting tidbit: Ability to launch the Internet Browser during gameplay and upload screenshots ...
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Version 1.0.6 “game balance adjustments” for Super Smash Bros. Wii U?

The in-game update notice says just that, "Game balance adjustments." Nintendo support says the following: Adjustments have also been made to balance the game and make for a more pleasant gaming ...
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What is the process required to transfer virtual console games from the Wii to the Wii U

I'm looking to buy the Wii U, and one of the major draws of it for me is transferring the virtual console games from a previous Wii. I've actually given the Wii to a relative, so I'd like to know ...
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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 day is Nintendo's eShop updated on?

I've been looking around and can't seem to find any solid confirmation on what day new titles are added to the eShop. I know within the next 7 days or so I'll find out, but I thought this might also ...
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What happens if I choose one Mii or another when linking my 3DS to the Miiverse?

I just finished updating my 3DS to the new 7.0.0-13 update, which adds the Miiverse to the 3DS and finally combines the funds of both Wii U and 3DS e-shops. Right now, my 3DS is giving me the choice ...
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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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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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Transfer PreInstalled Games from a bundle WiiU

I want to buy a Splatoon/SSB4 WiiU Bundle, but I already own another WiiU with an NNID Account (also linked to my 3DS). Can I download the pre-installed SSB4 and Splatoon to the Other WiiU? And if 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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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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How much does a new Wii U Wind Waker bundle edition have to download in order to play?

I'm planning to buy a Wii U and the LOZ Wind Waker bundle edition seems like a nice deal, but as far as I know the bundle does not come with a physical copy of the game, so you have to download it ...
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Can you save GameCube games on the Wii U?

So far as I can tell, the Wii U can do almost everything a Wii can. The only exception I am aware of is the Wii u doesn't seem to have a game cube memory card reader. Is there a way to save GameCube ...
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How does the Wii U tablet communicate with the TV?

During the initial console setup, you have the option to enable some basic TV controls on the tablet. How does the Wii U "talk" to the TV when it's connected over HDMI? Is the TV controls sent over ...
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What are the conditions for the start coins in Mario Kart 8 multiplayer?

I played online a little in Mario Kart 8 and I noticed that my starting coins are different every time. Sometimes I start with 4, sometimes with 0. I believe in single player you start with 5 (at the ...
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What does leveling an amiibo in Smash 4 do?

When using your amiibo in Smash, they will gain levels. This wiki states: The more the amiibo is played, the more it levels up, unlocking different moves, equipment and customization options. They ...
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What is the square symbol on the Wii U gamepad?

There is this square symbol right below the d-pad on the Wii U gamepad: What does it mean?
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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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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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What controllers can you use on Minecraft for Wii-U

On Minecraft for the Wii-U I have heard you cannot use the Wii remote or nun-chuck, is this true? What are the controllers you can use?
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Can I see a list of which Nintendo eShop games I own somewhere?

Spending the rest of my coins on Virtual Console games, and there's a lot of overlap between Wii, Wii U, 3DS. Just want to make sure I'm not buying one I already have somewhere. Thanks!
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Is there a way to delete all replays?

In Super Smash Bros 4, I made a lot of replays. I now want to delete all of them so I can get some more room so I can get new, better replays, and to make sure I have room in case something awesome ...
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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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What's the size of the largest patch on Wii U so far?

I'm considering buying a Wii U Basic set, but I really do not want to attach external hard drive to the system. I know that it's little opionated, but still, if I would use only disk based games (say ...
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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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How do I unlock all of the stages in Smash Bros for Wii U?

I noticed that I unlocked some stages when I unlocked characters, but other stages also seem to unlock when clearing certain event matches. I haven't gotten a message saying that all stages are ...
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How can I get special symbols for my Mii nickname?

For example, I have seen someone with the music note symbol, and I'm confused on how to get these, because I want them.
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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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Start Co-op on Disney Infinity for Wii U

My daughter got a second character for Disney Infinity (Venelope and she already has Wreck-it Ralph). Allegedly you can play co-op like this in Disney Infinity. But we have a second controller and ...
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Can I play Minecraft only using the Wii U gamepad?

I'm trying to decide if I should get Minecraft for the PS4 or Wii U. My kids will be the ones playing it. I'd like them to be able to play with just the Wii U's gamepad while I do something else on ...
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How can I take a screenshot of my Mii on a Wii-U?

Following on from How can I upload screenshots from my Wii U? I'd like to know how to take a screenshot of my Mii. I'm growing a moustache for Movember and I've just added a moustache to my Mii to ...
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Is it possible to merge a mii created on a wii with one created on a 3DS?

I have created a new Mii on my 3DS (not imported from a Wii) and set it up as my Mii-verse Mii. I was planning to copy my Wii profile to a Wii U in the future, is it possible to merge my Mii from my ...
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Which Wiimote works best with Wii U?

I just purchased a Wii U (with the gamepad) and a Nyko Pro controller. The last Nintendo system I owned was Gamecube and as such I am out of touch with Wii accessories. I understand a number of them ...
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Why is my Wii U having massive fits of controller lag?

I bought a new Wii U a few months ago. I most often play Mario Kart Wii (in Wii mode) and have been noticing an increasing amount of of controller lag. I know that the Wii isn't known for lagless ...
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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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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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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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Why is my Wii U tablet home button flashing blue?

When my Wii U is off, sometimes my Wii U tablet home button is flashing blue. What does this mean and is there a way to stop this from happening?
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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 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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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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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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