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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can i play multiplayer Wiiu games on a gamepad and a wii remote?

Short Answer: Kinda Yes. Longer Answer: The WiiU requires the Gamepad for all of it's games. (Even if the pad is unused, it'll still be on and displaying something.) If a game support multiplayer, it'...
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Can you connect more than one 3DS controller to Smash Wii U?

Yes you can, direct quote from the Smashbros website: You can play with a number of different controllers in the Wii U version. [...] Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems You can use Nintendo 3DS and 2DS ...
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How to resolve Wii U networking dysfunction?

Found the solution. Apparently the Wii U is extremely sensitive to any "invisible" proxy services on your router or gateway server. Someone had actually turned on an invisible proxy server on the ...
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Can saved games be transferred from one profile to another on the Wii U?

Thankfully this is no longer the case! No thanks to Nintendo.... There are a few ways to do it, but the critical caveat is that Saaviine must be used to copy the save to the new profile. Here are ...
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How to tell if Wii U can play this game on product page?

All eShop games display what system they're for in all browsers No matter what system you're using to browse the eShop - whether Wii U, 3DS, or PC - all games are clearly marked with what system they'...
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Can i play multiplayer Wiiu games on a gamepad and a wii remote?

I can personally confirm it is possible to play two player with only one Wii U Gamepad and one Wiimote for many games including Super Smash Bros Wii U. Compatibility purely depends on what the ...
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How do you do a neutral special in Super Smash Bros. 4 with the right joystick?

Yes, it is possible, but quite difficult. From Smash Wiki (emphasis mine): In Brawl and Smash U, functions that can be assigned to the C-stick are: [...] Special: Tilt the stick to do the ...
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Online quests Wii U and 3DS Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

You can't. The 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate can only access online capabilities when a certain app is run from the Wii U. The only way to play multiplayer locally would be through the use ...
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Connecting WiiU Minecraft and an Android

I'm not sure where you get your information. I play the Wii U with both of my children, the only thing you need are additional pro controllers. The standard wiimotes WILL NOT WORK. Then you go into ...
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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?

That's not how DLC works. The data on the game disc is not and can not be altered. When you purchase DLC (or, really, anything from the E-Shop) it is registered to your Nintendo Network ID, and ...
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