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Download Free Wii U and Wii Games: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you into interactive games that give you feedback as you play? Then have a look at Nintendo Wii and Wii U games. In this article, you’ll find out to download free Wii U and Wii games. We will also include some hacks on how to Homebrew your console. Homebrewing your device will make it compatible with hundreds of thousands of games.

But what are the Wii and Wii U? The Nintendo Wii is one of the most popular and bestselling game consoles of all time. Wii is even more popular than its competitor, the Xbox 360. It is an interactive and wireless remote console (WiiMote). It can sense the user’s movements and vibrate as feedback. The WiiMote can connect to other input devices and be used as a joystick. They also sell many attachments for it, like the Wii Wheel and the Nunchuck which allow the player to move freely. The wireless sensors can sense different movements and gestures like swings and swipes.

The Nintendo Wii U is the successor of the Wii which was released back in 2012. There are many upgrades found on the Wii U. It’s the longest console in size to date, with a touchscreen LCD. It has a front-facing camera, two joysticks, speakers, motion control and sensor, among many other new features.

 

What is Homebrew?

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Your Wii device must be “Homebrewed” to easily install different software. These can be in the likes of console emulators and media players. This allows you to play independent games and game engines from old PCs. However, since Homebrew isn’t an official system for Wii devices, there are some risks to it. Homebrew can trigger a glitch in your device since it’s not developed by Nintendo per se. But this makes your Wii or Wii U more versatile. You can access thousands of free games online and play it on your device with ease. Just copy game or media files to an SD card and insert it to your device and you’re good to go.

Homebrew is completely free. You’re being scammed If you downloading something that requires payment. Only get Homebrew for free.

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How to Get Homebrew for Wii and Wii U

To get Homebrew for your Wii or Wii U device, you must first connect to a network. To do this, go to the Wii Options Menu, then Settings. Go to “Internet,” then “Connection Settings.” You will find the version number of your device on the upper left corner of the screen. The 4.30 version is recommended, so update your device if needed.

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In the console information, you will find your MAC address.

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Downloading HackMii

Insert an SD card into your computer. You must format your SD card or delete all the files for everything to operate smoothly. Then, go to your browser and type in “hackmii.com”. Note the system menu version of your Wii. Click “Bundle the HackMii Installer for me!” box, then click the captcha “I’m not a robot”. A download will start automatically. After the download has completed, open Downloads folder. Then use WinRar to unzip all the Zip files.

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Installing the Games via SD Card

After all the files have unzipped, copy all the games from your computer to your SD card. Insert the SD card to your Wii device. Go to the Main Menu of your Wii and then go to the Wii Message Board. Look for the Letterbomb icon and Press 1 to continue. Press A, then navigate to install. Now, select continue and then press Exit. You can now find your new games on your Wii and play them.

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Downloading Free Wii Games

You can download free Wii and Wii U games anywhere online these days. You just have to make sure that your source is safe. It’s good to read reviews online to get the best options to download free Wii games. make sure that your downloads don’t contain viruses or malware.

You first need to have a USB hard drive and SD card ready and a Torrent downloader such as BitTorrent or u Torrent. You will also need WBFS Manager (Version 3.) and WinRar or 7-zip for file unzipping. Go to portalroms.com/en/isos/wii and select the game of your choice. Wait for the download to finish and open your “Downloads” folder.

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Select all the WinRar zip files and right click to select “Extract files…” Once the folder is extracted, it will have DiskImage files that contain the game itself.

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Insert a flash/hard drive and format it to clear off the files.

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Launching the WBFS Manager App

Load the WBFS Manager app and format your hard drive. Click on “Load” the “Browse” and choose the game or games of your choice and then click “Open”. Now, click “Add to Drive” and wait for the file or files to copy. You can now eject your flash/hard drive and insert it in your Wii.

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On your Wii, go to the USB Loader GX (pre-installed) then select “Start”. Once it has finished loading, you should be able to see your new games on your Wii.

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Select your game of choice and start it by clicking on the disk icon.

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Get new games for your Xbox. Learn how to download Xbox games here. If you’re interested in getting the full experience, you might need to buy a Wii U console. Check out the Wii U console on Amazon and play your favorite interactive games today.

 

Downloading Free Wii U Games Online

Launch your browser and go to https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-wii-u-usb-helper-a-small-eshop-for-windows.446565/. Search for the Wii USB Helper and click “Download Now”. Then, double click the “Updater.exe” file. A window will prompt you to Make New Folder for where the games will start downloading. Rename the folder to “Wii U Games” then click “OK”. Now, type in “wiiu.titlekeys.gq/” in the “For Wii U” link box, then press “OK”. Once a new window has loaded, select the “Legit” box in the Games Library then select your game of choice. Now, press “Add” and then “Start Downloading”.

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When it has finished downloading, go to the Wii U Games folder you created earlier and click the “DATA” file. Then, click your region folder, then select “GAMES” folder. Now, create a new folder in your SD card named “Install”. You can start copying the game files to the empty SD card. Once all the game files finished copying, eject the SD card from your computer and put it in your Wii device.

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On your Wii device, open the browser and go to “loadiine.ovh”. It will direct you to the Homebrew Launcher (version 5.5.1). Press submit, then select “WUP Installer GX2”. Select mod Y and use your keyboard to select the folder destination of your choice. Wait for the game to install, then press the Home button to go back to the Homebrew Launcher. You can now play your new game on your Wii U controller.

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Lastly, if you want a list of games to try, check out our top picks for the best Wii U games of all time!

 

How to Play Wii Games On PC

Open WBFS Manager 3.0 (https://it.ccm.net/download/) and look for your hard drive in the “Drive Section.” Click “Format” then “OK.” When a prompt appears, click “Load” then “Browse.” Click the game of your choice and when the game loads, click “Add to Drive.” Now, wait for the file to copy completely. Once the file has finished copying, you can then Eject the hard drive and plug it in your television. Use Homebrew to enable your downloaded games on your device. You are now ready to play games on Wii or Wii U gaming consoles.

 

Downloading the Dolphin Emulator

Open your browser and search for the Dolphin Emulator website. Then, download the emulator corresponding to your computer system type. Next, you must download the most recommended version for computers which is version 2.5. Once the download has finished, you can now begin with the installation.

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Installing the Dolphin Emulator

First, create a folder in your Documents named “Dolphin.” Then, double click the “.exe.” installation file. Once the extraction window pops up, click the three dots beside the name. Now, go to “Documents” and click the “Dolphin” folder you created earlier, then “OK.”

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To start the installation, you must click “Extract.” Navigate back to the “Dolphin” folder and double click the “Dolphin.exe” file. Once the Dolphin window appears, you can now choose your settings. 

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Pairing the Wii Remote

You can sync your Wii remote by clicking “Wiimote” on the Dolphin software. Then press the Sync button on your Wii remote. When your Wii remote and PC are connected, you can now play your newly downloaded Wii games.  You can sync your Wii remote by clicking “WiiMote” on the Dolphin software.

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Then press the Sync button on your Wii remote. When your Wii remote and PC are connected, you can now play your newly downloaded Wii games.

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How to Download and Play Free Wii Games on PC

If you’re looking to download free Wii U and Wii games for your PC, this section is just for you.

 

Downloading Free Wii U Games on PC Steps

Load up https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-wii-u-usb-helper-a-small-eshop-for-windows.446565/ on your browser and click “Download”. Double click “Updater. exe” to open it. Click “Make New Folder” and rename the folder to “Wii U” then click “OK”.  Search for wiiu.titlekeys.gq/ in the “For Wii U” link box and press “OK”. Select the “Legit” box in the games library. Then, select your game of choice. Press “Add” and then “Start Downloading”. Wait for the download to complete, then go to the Wii Games folder you created earlier, then click “DATA”.

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Afterward, the installation will begin. Wait for the installment to finish, then select “I agree to these terms” select your region and “OK”.

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Click your region folder, then select the “GAMES” folder. Now, you can copy the game files to an SD card.

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We’ve covered all that you need to know to download free Wii U and Wii games and emulators, plus some tips and tricks! You can now get your favorite games with ease and play on your consoles. Although Wii and Wii U aren’t new to the scene, they’re still very fun and interactive to play. We hope this article helps all the game enthusiasts who plan on using their game consoles. Playing any game is a breeze as long as you follow our tips and tricks. So that wraps up our guide on how to download free Wii U and Wii games for different platforms.

If you’re interested to learn more we have guides on how to download 3DS games via the Citra Emulator as well as how to download Fortnite and other Epic Games releases.

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