Install and Play Gamecube Games (ISO) on Wii U GamePad

Gamecube games can be installed in your Wii U System Menu and played with the gamepad, a unique features with custom firmware that is unavailable in the vWii application.

USB Helper will not download Gamecube games. You must provide the ISO file and USB Helper will make it possible to to the Wii U Menu

Follow this guide on how to install and setup Wii U USB Helper if you haven't done so already.

Hacked Wii U on Firmware 5.5.4

  • USB Helper requires a Wii U with custom firmware such as Mocha or Haxchi

Wii U USB Helper Installed

  • This guide assumes that you have Wii U USB Helper completely installed and setup to download backup games
  • Follow this guide on how to install and setup Wii U USB Helper if you have not installed the application before

SD Card (64B or larger recommended)

  • An SD card is required to install the homebrew and game files on your Wii U console
  • The SD card must be formatted to FAT32

Windows PC

  • Wii U USB Helper is a Windows application
  • Wii U USB Helper Launcher is the collective name for the patches required for USB Helper to function

Internet Connection

  • An internet connection is required to convert games with Wii U USB Helper

Gamecube .ISO Game File

  • Gamecube games cannot be downloaded with Wii U USB Helper, they can only be converted to virtual console injects that can be launched from the Wii U System Menu
  • Gamecube virtual console injects can be played on the Wii U Gamepad

WUP Installer GX2

Converting Gamecube ISO

  1. Insert your SD card into your PC
  2. Launch Wii U USB Helper
  3. Search for the Gamecube game that you wish to install and select [Add] to add it to the download queuewii u usbhelper gamecube search game
  4. Select [Start downloading] to beginwii u usbhelper gamecube start downloading
  5. A window will appear, select [Prepare My SD Card] then double-click your SD card to prepare itwii u usbhelper gamecube prepare sd browse
  6. Select [Browse] then choose the Gamecube .iso game file and wait for the process to completewii u usbhelper gamecube inject
  7. Select [Copy to SD] -> select [Copy to SD] again in the copy queue then select your SD card to beginwiii u usbhelper gamecube copy to sd
  8. Once complete, insert your SD card into your Wii U and power it onwiii u usbhelper gamecube copying to sd

Install Gamecube Game from SD

  1. Load your CFW patches and load the Homebrew Launcher via your preferred method
  2. Select WUP Installer GX2wii u haxchi wup installer gx2
  3. Select the game you wish to install then select [Install]
  4. Select [NAND] or [USB] as the install location and wait for the process to complete
  5. Press [Home] to close the Homebrew Launcher to find your game installed in the Wii U Menu
  6. Launch your game and select if you wish to use the GamePad or notwii u gamecube usb helper inject paper mario gamepad
  7. The Wii U will boot into the Wii loader and your game will launchwii u gamecube usb helper inject paper mario

Congratulations, you can now download Wii U, Wii and Gamecube backup games with USBHelper and install them to your console with WUP Installer GX2.

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