How Do I Play Wii Games From SD Card on Wii U?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you tired of constantly switching out Wii game discs on your Wii U? Did you know that you can play Wii games from an SD card on your Wii U?

It’s true! This tutorial will guide you through the process of playing Wii games from an SD card on your Wii U console.

What You’ll Need

Before we begin, make sure you have the following items:

  • A Wii U console
  • An SD card (up to 32GB)
  • A computer with an SD card reader
  • Wii games in ISO format

Step 1: Formatting the SD Card

The first step is to format your SD card to work with your Wii U console. Follow these steps:

  1. Insert the SD card into your computer’s SD card reader.
  2. Open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
  3. Right-click on the SD card and select “Format”.
  4. Select “FAT32” as the file system and click “Start”.
  5. Wait for the formatting process to complete.

Step 2: Adding Games to the SD Card

Once your SD card is formatted, it’s time to add some games! Follow these steps:

  1. Download Wii game ISO files from a reliable source.
  2. Create a folder on your desktop and name it “Wii Games”.
  3. Extract the downloaded ISO files into this folder.
  4. Create another folder inside the “Wii Games” folder and name it “wbfs”.
  5. Download and install the Wii Backup Manager on your computer.
  6. Open Wii Backup Manager and select “Add”.
  7. Select the “Wii Games” folder and click “OK”.
  8. Select all the games you want to add to your SD card and click “Transfer”.
  9. In the “Transfer” window, select the SD card as the destination drive.
  10. Click “Start” to begin transferring the games to your SD card.

Step 3: Playing Wii Games from SD Card on Wii U

Now that you have games on your SD card, it’s time to play them on your Wii U console. Follow these steps:

  1. Insert the SD card into your Wii U console.
  2. Turn on your Wii U console and navigate to the Home Menu.
  3. Select the “Wii Mode” icon.
  4. Select “Start” to launch the virtual Wii console.
  5. Select the “SD Card” option in the main menu.
  6. Select a game from the list of games on your SD card and click “Play”.

In Conclusion

Playing Wii games from an SD card on your Wii U is a simple process. By following these steps, you can easily free up space by storing games on an external device.

Just remember to only download ISO files from reliable sources. Enjoy playing all of your favorite Wii games without constantly switching out discs!