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WiiMode is not emulated; it instead runs in a hardware-enforced sandbox. This results in certain Wii U mode features being available through exploits, such as [[Hardware/Espresso|Espresso]] code execution without Broadway compatibility mode enabled. None of these exploits allow a full Wii U mode takeover.
 
WiiMode is not emulated; it instead runs in a hardware-enforced sandbox. This results in certain Wii U mode features being available through exploits, such as [[Hardware/Espresso|Espresso]] code execution without Broadway compatibility mode enabled. None of these exploits allow a full Wii U mode takeover.
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== Espresso compatibility ==
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Because the [[Espresso boot ROM]] only boots [[Ancast image|ancast images]], Broadway titles will not boot in their ordinary form. Instead, they must boot through a special apploader in ancast format, which then loads the title itself.
  
 
== Updates ==
 
== Updates ==
If an update is available for the Wii U, the Wii Mode will be disabled until the update is done.
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If an update is available for the Wii U, the Wii Mode will be disabled until the update is done, while IOSU255 runs.
 
 
== Homebrew Channel ==
 
As of the 7th December 2012, HBC can be installed within Wii Mode on the Wii U using the latest version of the HackMii Installer: http://hackmii.com/2012/12/hbc-release-for-a-new-wii-u/
 
 
 
== Riivolution==
 
As of June 10th 2013, Riivolution now works in wiimode on the Wii U. To run Riivolution, you can install it through the HBC by downloading the HBC first from http://please.hackmii.com, or through smashstack by downloading the .elf file from http://rvlution.net/riivolution.zip, extract the contents and place the boot.elf in the "apps" folder on the SD card, or leave boot.elf in the root of the SD card and run through smashstack.
 
 
 
== Working exploits ==
 
The following list of exploits work in the Wii U's Wii Mode. Some exploits require a particular original Wii game to be inserted. All other publicly-released Wii exploits (such as Twilight Hack, [http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb Bannerbomb], [http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/LetterBomb LetterBomb]) do '''not''' work in the Wii U's Wii Mode. The games used in these exploits do not support SDHC cards - use a 2GB SD card.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Exploit name
 
! Game required
 
! USA
 
! JPN
 
! EUR
 
! KOR
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
| [[Bathaxx]]
 
| LEGO Batman
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| '''No'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| [http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Eri_HaKawai Eri HaKawai]
 
| Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| '''No'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| [http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Indiana_Pwns Indiana Pwns]
 
| LEGO Indiana Jones
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| '''No'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| [http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Return_of_the_Jodi Return of the Jodi]
 
| LEGO Star Wars
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| '''No'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Smash Stack]]
 
| Super Smash Bros. Brawl
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|-
 
| [http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Yu-Gi-OWNED! Yu-Gi-OWNED!]
 
[http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Yu-Gi-Vah Yu-Gi-Vah]
 
| Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Wheelie Breakers
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| '''No '''
 
| SCART cable users: You must connect a SCART lead and use the save 50Hertz + configure output 576i for France
 
HDMI users: Make sure to use the 60hz version of the exploit
 
|-
 
| [[Wuphax]]
 
| Mii Channel
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| ?
 
| Exploit created by FIX94. This exploit is only usable on the Wii U. More information on this exploit can be found [https://gbatemp.net/threads/wuphax-v1-1-hacking-vwii-from-wiiu-mode.446786/ here]
 
|}
 
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [https://wiibrew.org/wiki/vWii vWii on WiiBrew]
 
* [https://wiibrew.org/wiki/vWii vWii on WiiBrew]

Revision as of 04:58, 12 August 2021

WiiMode refers to the state on the Wii U when Wii backwards compatibility is in use. It is launched by cafe2wii, and can only be exited through a reboot, which is what the Wii U Menu channel does.

WiiMode is not emulated; it instead runs in a hardware-enforced sandbox. This results in certain Wii U mode features being available through exploits, such as Espresso code execution without Broadway compatibility mode enabled. None of these exploits allow a full Wii U mode takeover.

Espresso compatibility

Because the Espresso boot ROM only boots ancast images, Broadway titles will not boot in their ordinary form. Instead, they must boot through a special apploader in ancast format, which then loads the title itself.

Updates

If an update is available for the Wii U, the Wii Mode will be disabled until the update is done, while IOSU255 runs.

See also