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Is there a way to have multiple players / save sets in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

So, as was noted by @BlueBarren, both the Wii U and the Switch have the ability to have multiple profiles. Some of us have always just gone along with a singular profile with no need to have any ...
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How can I connect a Wii U to my router with an Ethernet cable?

You will need to purchase the Wii LAN Adapter for that. The official adapter is compatible with Wii, Wii U, and Switch. Note that this will occupy a USB port on your console. According to Nintendo ...
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Two Wii u's. Two Minecraft discs. Two tvs. same house

Your sons must be friends with one another on their Wii U's through the Miiverse. According to this Reddit: You have to add friends to play with them. You can add them in your friends list or ...
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Is the Wii U Pro Controller compatible with the Nintendo Switch?

No. From the Nintendo Switch FAQ: What controllers work with Nintendo Switch? There are multiple controller options for the Nintendo Switch console, including Joy-Con controllers and the ...
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Should I update my Wii U if there's a chance of a power outage?

You answered your own question already since you already lost a console to a power outage. No. Seriously, don't do that. Never update your console or any other device's firmware (system software), ...
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Are the GameCube, Wii, and Wii U vulnerable to the year 2038 problem?

The "Year-2038-Problem" is related to the fact that most Unix / Linux systems store timestamps as the amount of seconds since 1970. That way, a signed 32-bit value will overflow in 2038. Both ...
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Nintendo Digital Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U transfer to Switch

No, the Wii U and Switch games are separate products. At this time the Switch has no connectivity with other Nintendo hardware. The only linkage on the console is that the friends list has awareness ...
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Does Breath of the Wild for Wii U require a TV?

Having a Wii U, TV, and BotW, I can say that one can play BotW on the Wii U without ever needing to connect to a TV. During the first cutscene, it will assume it is connected to a TV, but there will ...
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How is the Wii Wheel detected?

The wheel icon is shown when the player is using tilt steering with the Wiimote-only controls. It does not matter whether the wheel accessory is involved, which cannot be detected anyway, as it is ...
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How can I get special symbols for my Mii nickname?

Open the Mii Creation. Under "User Settings" choose "View/Modify user information", skip the body editing and you can change your nickname. Now, if you press the small keyboard icon (near "z") on ...
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Is Minecraft: Wii U Edition only available in Nintendo's eShop?

According to a blog I've read this December 7, Minecraft's Wii U edition will be having its physical release on a "later date". As for now, it's only available through Nintendo's shop.
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Can I play Metroid Prime for Wii U just using gamepad?

No, you can't. For all original Wii games, the original control schemes are still required.
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How to get Wii U to connect to SOCKS5 proxy?

As stated here and other forums, the Wii U cannot connect to socks5 proxies (I believe it only supports standard HTTP proxies). If you are still having issues with Error Code 103-2101, you can read ...
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Do I need a "wired sensor bar" to play Skyward Sword on Wii U?

You will also need the Wired Sensor Bar. When you are launching the game, there is a step where you have to calibrate the Wiimote with the Sensor Bar. After that calibration you don't need it anymore (...
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Wii U disc drive spitting out disk after making noises

Before you go and open up the Wii U or send it in for repairs, it might be worth trying a cleaning CD, as described here. Based on the information given there, it looks like any CD-R will work as a ...
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Is there a way to have multiple players / save sets in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

The first DLC that came out slightly complicated the answer to this question. You can now have 2 save files for each profile that @ylluminate mentions in their answer. One save file will be for the ...
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Can I move Zelda Breath of the Wild data to a new Wii U?

Sadly it is not possible to move saved data from one Wii U console to another one there are several articles on this on Nintendo's support site. All detail the same answer. This particular one breaks ...
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Are there any physics differences between styles in Mario Maker

All styles use the New Super Mario Bros U physics as confirmed by Takashi Tezuka in an interview: http://nintendoeverything.com/why-super-mario-maker-uses-new-super-mario-bros-u-physics-for-all-game-...
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Can you play minecraft on Wii U and Xbox together on mulitplayer?

What you are referring to is called "Cross Platform Multiplayer" Where two or more players on different consoles can play the same game. Currently, Cross platform multiplayer is very rare, and few ...
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Does a hard drive need to have an external power source to be compatible with the Wii U?

According to Nintendo support, a dedicated power source is not necessary, but recommended. Can bus-powered hard disc drives be used with Wii U? Some bus-powered hard disc drives draw more current ...
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Can you make the Wii-u gamepad not disconnect after an hour?

In my experience, the gamepad never turned off while charging. In other words: Keeping the power cord plugged in should ensure that your gamepad will never turn off as long as the Wii U doesn't turn ...
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Play Minecraft on Wii U with other player on PC

No. They are not compatible, they don't even have all the same blocks.
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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? Yes, this is indeed true. What are the controllers you can use? You can use the Wii U GamePad, ...
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How do I back up a Wii U?

You will still be able to download anything you've previously purchased according to Nintendo "for the foreseeable future": How long will it still be possible to redownload previously ...
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Can I play Minecraft only using the Wii U gamepad?

Yes. From the wiki article on the Wii-U-Edition: The Wii U Edition features Off-TV Play, allowing the game to be played only on the GamePad.
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How do I get audio from the GamePad headphone jack?

Well, I feel a bit foolish. There is a slider on the top labeled "Volume". When I slide it toward the + side, my headphones and speakers started working. Amazing.
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Cheat code to unlock the special cup does not work on Wii U Virtual Console

Your note about the cup selection moving while inputting the code makes it sounds as though you are using left and right on the directional input (d-pad or analog stick). However, the code in question ...
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Vehicle Builds For Lego Dimension

In order to build new vehicles, you've got to start with the character. Basically, the character bases come out of the box to the character, but the vehicle bases are all blank. When you put the ...
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eShop version of Metroid Prime Trilogy freezes on WiiU

I am not aware of anything similar to "verify game cache" on the Wii U or any other console. However, you could try to move the game back to the internal storage to see if that fixes your problem. If ...
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What do I need to play Disney Infinity 3.0 on Wii U?

If you want to play the game, you need: A base One or more figures A compatible console Each base will support two playable characters as well as a mission pack figure (if needed). So, if you want ...
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