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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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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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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Online quests Wii U and 3DS Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

I have been playing a lot MH3U on Wii U, and also my son... He has a 3DS, and I'd like to play online quest with him, and another players around. If i buy a 3DS cartdrige of this game, we can join ...
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Wii U HDMI to DVI-D displays snow

We bought a Wii U and used it on a borrowed TV with an HDMI input. I hooked it up to my Panasonic Tau which has a DVI input via an adapter. I cannot get a picture but get some "snow". It is on the ...
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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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Wii U Transfer: Hung on Loading Data From SD Card Screen

I just purchased a Wii U yesterday and after the initial setup I wanted to transfer my Wii data to my Wii U. I had to do some preparation for the transfer because I have a hacked Wii. I hadn't used it ...
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Is there a way to make a tourney bracket with more than just 2 combatants per round?

In Super Smash Bros for the Wii U the tourney option is set to be played exclusively online. I used to play against cpus in my own created offline tourneys in Super Smash Bros Brawl. However, due to ...
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Can i have my download games from my old Nintendo network id to my new one?

I want to link a new nintendo network id from my wii u to my 3ds but to do that I have to delete everything and I don't want to lose my games that I got from the E shop please help me!
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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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WiiU Bundle is missing a game

I recently purchased my son a WiiU since he broke the last one, and it is supposed to have Smash Bros and Splatoon pre-installed, but I don't see Smash Bros. Where would it be?
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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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Training Mode: NPC on control option

When I go in training mode I know that somehow you are able to make the NPC do an action when it's on the control option. I just don't know how.
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Cheat code to unlock the special cup does not work on Wii U Virtual Console

I just got Super Mario Kart for the Wii U today off of the Nintendo eShop. I found a cheat code online that you can use to automatically unlock Special Cup in time trials mode. The steps are: Select ...
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If you have a Nintendo Network ID on your Wii U and you get another Wii U, can you log in on the other Wii U with your same account? [duplicate]

I got a Wii U, and I made myself a Nintendo Network ID. Then one day I made my sister a Nintendo Network ID,too. Now, my sister is getting a Wii U, and we don't know if she can use her account on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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