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    Help with wiimc on wii u

    Hi, i'm new here so first of all sorry if this is a wii only site (not wii u aswell) but still i'm sure someone here will know what to do to help me. Ok i'll try to explain as good as i can... when i first had an original wii i had the homebrew channel on there and wiiflow and wiimc amongst my apps. One thing i found very convenient was that i could simply connect one external hard drive and have it split into 2 partitions - 1 was partitioned to wbfs which i had all my wii games on and the other was formatted to FAT32 which i had all my movies and music on etc. and it worked perfectly. If i wanted to play a game i would simply choose wiiflow and it would work fine or if i wanted to watch a movie i would simply go to wiimc and it would work fine.

    Now that i have a wii u (as everyone who has one will know) it's a little more tricky. I've managed to get the homebrew channel working on the Vwii and finally learned to install the HBC forwarder to bypass the ratio problem, however I've now encountered another problem. I'm using the exact same same sd card that i used on my wii so it has the exact same apps and they show up on the HBC on the Vwii but when i go to plug the external drive in with the 2 partitions on it it instantly turns itself off. As soon as i then unplug it it comes straight back on... it's strange! I've tried everything - having only 1 partition on the drive and that didn't work, trying every usb port and that didn't work etc. When i load wiimc and then plug it in (whether it be formatted in 1 or 2 partitions and to FAT32 or NTFS whatever) it doesn't even register that a drive is even plugged in... and before anyone says - yes i also try different usb ports too and still nothing.

    I've eventually managed to overcome the wiiflow problem - i simply plugged a smaller thumb drive formatted to wbfs in the back top usb port and it works fine but it would just be so much more convenient to have it like i had it on my wii with one drive with 1 partition with my games on and another partition with my media on it and it just works without any problems. I've read a few forums saying that if i install forwarders this might fix the problem and i've looked into that but i can't find the wad files anywhere. I've gone to the wiimc site and people say on there "The wad file is built into the software itself" however when i put the software on my sd card and go to Multi Mod Manager i can't find any forwarder wad file.

    I hope all that wasn't too complicated lol. I'd be very appreciative for home advice. Thanks.

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    It sounds to me like your HDD isn't externally powered. Your HDD needs to be externally powered or have a Y cable to draw power from both USB ports as the Wii U doesn't supply enough power from just 1 to run a HDD.

    HDDs require more power than USB thumb drives.

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    Thanks for the help SNES_Master. I have it working now... i was using a 500gb 3.0 usb hard drive, so instead i used an old 250gb 2.0 hard drive which has a Y cable and plugged both connections in and now it works. I had read somewhere previously that 3.0 isn't supported on wii u but correct me if i'm wrong but 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 but just not as fast, correct? Plus the very same 500gb 3.0 hard drive worked just fine on my original wii but not on the more advanced wii u? That's just strange.

    Anyway i now have another thing i was just wondering if you could help me out with. On my original wii i had some virtual console games that were actually injected games (i'm going to assume you know what that means) They were extremely hard to find to begin with and now with all the time that has passed and with Wad Injector not being around anymore i can't find a way to pass those over the to VC on my Vwii. I have them backed up on my sd card but when i try to copy them on to the VC of the Vwii it just says that it can not be copied. Do you know if there is any program that will allow me to maybe put a patch on them or something similar so i can simply transfer them from the sd card and play them on the Vwii's VC?

    P.S. Once again i hope that wasn't too complicated lol :P

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    For VC injects it is recommended that you not install them. There is no brick protection on the vWii. What you should do is set up emunand and install them to that, IMO the easiest way is to set up emunand via USB Loader GX.

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    Hey again SNES_Master, took your advice with the VC injects (well actually i didn't - i still tried but couldn't get them working so i just downloaded other VC games instead lol) however now i have another thing i was wondering if you could help me out with (last one i swear) This one is a little more difficult than the rest, hopefully you'll know what to do or know someone who does. I've installed Nintendont on my wii u to enable me to play gamecube games (I know i could have used mios dios but i didn't have the original discs which you need for that to work) and after watching this youtube video -

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    I purchased the Mayflash 3-in-1 Magic Joy Box adapter in the hope that because that was connected to the console via usb it would allow me to use my wavebird controller... however that didn't work. It works with a wired gamecube controller but i really would like to use my wavebird. To cut to the chase if you watch that vid there it explains something about ini files and that they are what makes a controller or adapter compatible with Nintendont. I know about as much when it comes to writing computer code as i do about modelling so do you think you would be able to create an ini file that would allow the wavebird controller to work with Nintendont please? I would be very appreciative if you could. Cheers.
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    Just a few clarifications quickly before I fully read and try to answer your issue.

    1) Do NOT ever try to install Dios Mios to vWii. Dios Mios is not compatible with Wii U's vWii and if you do install it you could brick.

    2) It is Devolution which requires the original discs, not Dios Mios. But again, I refer you to the above point regarding Dios Mios and Wii U.

    Edit: Now, regarding generating an .ini file for Nintendont for you, I can't at the moment. I will look into it though and post back soon as I can. It shouldn't be too hard so long as the controller you use is compatible. If it isn't I will let you know

    Edit 2: Just as a reminder, be VERY careful if you do decide to install things to your vWii. We strongly advise against that as there is absolutely ZERO brick protection for Wii U and it's vWii and you can brick if you install a bad Wad or something made for the old Wii. In the end it is your choice whether or not you heed that advice, just keep in mind. We would hate for you turn your system into a paper weight.

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    Thanks SNES_Master. I purchased the Mayflash Magic Joy Box adapter because in the video there it says only wired controllers worked so i thought that if i bought that it would kind of bypass the whole non-wireless thing because the adapter itself is wired. You know like when you have a wireless router in your home and your pc running off it - it's not really wireless but more semi-wireless internet connection. As i said a 3 year old would probably know more about writing computer code than me but seeing as Nintendont is fairly new and with the way people who know what they're doing can come up with computer programs for everything and anything you can possibly think of i'm sure there must be some way.

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    To respond back to his question, I have not been able to find or make a config.ini for WaveBird yet nor can I even find any evidence that it works with Nintendo. I'll keep looking.

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