Wii U gamepad hacked

wii-u gamepadThe Dolphin team just present a video of a hack of the wii u gamepad.

In this video, we can see the gamepad emulated on a PC.

According to their declarations, the Wii U gamepad security is much less than these of the Wii U.

This is not the first hack of the Wii u gamepad, another developper, Chris Manning, had already published a tool on GBATemp to use the Wii U gamepad as a PC gamepad.

Download GamePadtoPC


wiikeyWiiKey team announce a modchip for WiiU,

As remember, WiiKey was the first modchip on Wii, as announced on wiikey.fr it seems that it will be possible to play as on latest mode for wii, directly on USB drive or with non original DVD.

Here is the announced features:

  • Play your games and WiiU Wii games from any USB device!
  • Compatible with all WiiU even in region D
  • Family and intuitive interface
  • No soldering required
  • Multilanguage Support
  • Supports all current formats partitions EXT4/3/2, Max OS X and NTFS
  • Embedded Linux System
  • Interface USB2 HighSpeed
  • Firmware and FPGA supporting updates via USB
  • Recovery Mode – Allows you to always get the chip due to a bad update
  • Remote Key V3 – USB HUB and power to support independent hard drives 2.5 “
  • PCB bulletproof (product is not made ​​in China)

wiiflow 4.1.2 – Wii USB Loader

Fix94 has just updated its Wii backup loader Wiiflow to version 4.1.2.

This update fixes a number of bugs and implements some new features. WiiFlow is now fully compatible with the vWii mode.


-fixed a fatal bug that you cant see your wii games on first boot
-fixed plugin music doesnt work if you dont have background music normally
-fixed custom missing covers doesnt work properly
-rewrote parts of the alphabetic sort system, now the plugins in the plugin menu are also sorted
-added support for korean wii games (use it with neek or a korean wii)
-removed the press b on channel icon to switch to emu nand and back, this is now done on the fly by just selecting NAND as partition, of course this function is still completely disabled for neek users
-removed the ios and force cios load options from the ini so they are only settable in the wiiflow startup menu from now on, that should stop wiiflow with mixing up ini and nand save options
-added a ini option to disable the source menu, use_source (enabled by default)
-finally added a “Back” button to the startup menu
-added plugin subfolder cache file creation to prevent overwriting on same filenames based on the coverFolder option in plugin inis, “subfolder_cache” in “EMULATOR” domain, enabled by default (thx matt0620 for base patches)

logo_witguiBased on wit and wwt, Witgui is a Wii (and GameCube) game manager for Mac OS X. Witgui use the gametdb.com database to download the game covers.
Notice that WitGUI can convert .wbfs, .iso, .wdf, .ciso and .wia file formats, adding, removing and extracting games to/from WBFS partitions.

Download witgui-2.0.2 or visit the official website

Dios MiosLike Wii is, Wii U is capable to play Nintendo GameCube games, and because of that, it is also capable to play GameCube games backup thanks to diosmios.

DiosMios make possible to play GameCube backup from USB devices or directly from a SD card.

To install it:

Download the latest version of DiosMios on the official download page, with a wad manager.
Copy your game on the directory Games on a FAT32 partition #1 of a HDD (slot 0 on Wii) or a SD.
Run it thanks to a compatible loader (ie. USB Loader GX)

postloader 4.1.6

postloaderPostLoader is (yet) another loader for playing game backup on Wii U (vWii) but not only.

PostLoader can also browse homebrews with subfolder and xml support, channel/title with filters and cover.
It also can be used as a game loaders forwarder (for CFG, GX and WiiFlow) with cover and filters support.

Its latest version 4.1.6 is available on the official download page.


Hack Wii mode (vWii) on Wii U

wii-uThe Wii U embed the classic Wii as a standalone mode, and worst, infixed face to the complete hack scene of the Wii.
It’s so possible to hack the mode Wii also named vWii (virtual Wii) thanks to the classics Wii hacks to load Wii game backup.
Notice, for now, Wii U mode is still non hackable.

Important note:
Never use IOS, cIOS, Menu system, Menu system homebrew (Priiloader, Starpatch…), channel and so one for Wii to vWii and vice versa, else, you’ll definitively break you Wii / Wii U.

Use an exploit to install the homebrew channel (HBC) on the Wii U

In order to run homebrew, and to facilitate it later, to install homebrew channel, your first need to exploit a game failure, there are many of them, but each time, you’ll need the original CD.

Wii U working exploits

Here is a list of the exploits to use on Wii U to run homebrew.


Exploit Name Game Required USA JPN EUR KOR Working in Wii Mode?
Twilight Hack Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Yes Yes Yes No No
Bannerbomb None Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Indiana Pwns LEGO Indiana Jones Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Smash Stack Super Smash Bros. Brawl Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yu-Gi-OWNED!Yu-Gi-Vah Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Wheelie Breakers Yes Yes Yes No Yes, but you must connect the scart and use the save 50Hertz + configure output 576I for France
Bathaxx LEGO Batman Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Return of the Jodi Lego Star Wars Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Eri HaKawai Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Yes Yes Yes No Yes
LetterBomb None Yes Yes Yes Yes No

source: http://wiiubrew.org/wiki/WiiMode

Install HackMii Installer on Wii U

Download the HackMii Installer v1.2 and unzip it on your SD card (boot.elf must be on the root path of your SD card).

Run the exploit and the HackMii installer will start and install the Homebrew Channel (HBC). Once done, you’ll no longer the exploit and you’ll be able to start new homebrews directly from the Homebrew Channel (HBC) on you Wii U menu.

Official website

Install the cIOS d2x-vWii for Wii U

Download and install the cIOSX d2x v10 for Wii U (vWii)

Install a game loader on Wii U

Download and install the USB Loader GX

Copy game to a USB hard drive

Last step, download WiiBackupManager_Build78 or visit its official website to manage your games backup on a USB hard drive.


RetroArch for Wii U


Playing old school consoles on Wii U is possible thanks to a lot of emulators (Snes9X…).


RetroArch Console is a homebrew which contains main of them:

  • SNES9x Next
  • FCEUmm
  • Final Burn Alpha
  • Gambatte
  • Genesis Plus GX
  • VBA Next
  • PrBoom

Install RetroArch on Wii U

Copy the entire directory (retroarch-wii) to your SD card in your ‘apps’ directory.
Start up the Homebrew Channel and start up RetroArch Wii from there.

On first startup, RetroArch will create a folder in the root of your storage device called ‘retroarch’. All RetroArch configuration files are stored here.

Use RetroArch on Wii U

On first startup, RetroArch will select one of the dozen or so emulator/game cores. The name of the core currently loaded will be shown at the bottom side of the screen.

You can now select a ROM that this core supports and load it in the Filebrowser.
To select a different core – go to the Settings menu (see ‘Ingame controls’).
Select the option ‘Core’ and hit the A button. A filebrowser will appear where you can select a different core. Press A to switch to the emulator/game core.

After doing so, select ‘Restart RetroArch’ to load the newly selected core.

Download retroarch-console-
Official website

SaveGame Manager GXdj_skual just released the revision 127 of the well-known homebrew SaveGame Manager.

“SaveGame Manager” is a GUI based on LibWiiGui by Tantric, homebrew to manage your savegame and Mii.

Official download page



  • A cIOS249 rev 9 or higher installed, or IOS58 installed
  • A SD/HC inserted in front slot or an USB disk
  • A way to boot homebrew (HBC 1.0.8 or higher recommended)



    • SDHC and USB2 support
    • USB support FAT, NTFS and EXT2FS
    • Official saves support (data.bin)
    • Protected saves support
    • Mii Support
    • Multilanguage support
    • Custom Font support
    • SaveGame download (direct download on www.wiisave.com)
    • Themes support (download direct on www.spiffy360.com)
    • WiiTDB support
    • Display informations about Savegames in a special window (Name, Subname, ID, BlockSize, Icon)
    • Display informations about Miis in a special window (Name, Creator, Date, Gender, Favorite Color)
    • Extract, Install, Delete, Copy, Move functions are available
    • Custom Background Music support (AIF/MP3/OGG/BNS/WAV)
    • Online AutoUpdate
    • Homebrew Browser
    • Channel Browser
    • WiiLoad .dol receiver
    • Widesreen support
    • ScreenSaver