Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New System Update lets you play Wii games on Wii U GamePad

Playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 on Wii U GamePad

Nintendo has released a new firmware update for their new console which makes a ton of changes. The best new feature is the ability to play Wii games on the Wii U GamePad's touchscreen, something gamers have been begging for since the new controller was revealed. Here's the full list of enhancements, improvements, and changes, straight from Nintendo's website.


New Features:


  • A feature to output video and sound to the Wii U GamePad when using Wii Mode
  • Users can choose to output to the TV and GamePad, or just the TV
  • A feature to automatically receive recommended software and demo titles from Nintendo using SpotPass
  • Support for USB keyboards
  • An option to disable use of a Nintendo Network ID on non-Nintendo hardware, such as PCs and smartphones
  • Support for Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound when playing Wii software
  • Changes to Wii U Menu:
  • Added a friend list icon to the Wii U Menu for easier access to the Friend List
  • Changes to System Settings:
  • An option to automatically receive recommended software is now available under "Internet"
  • A setting to select which cable outputs sound is available through "TV"
  • Users can choose to output sound through an HDMI cable, non-HDMI cable, or both cables at the same time
  • A setting to adjust the hourly interval in which standby functions are performed is available under "Power Settings" when standby functions are enabled
  • Changes to Wii U Chat:
  • Added the option to view a friend's profile on Miiverse when sending or receiving a chat request
  • Users can now chat using a headset connected to the Wii U GamePad
  • Changes to Internet Browser:
  • Pressing the R or L Buttons on the Wii U GamePad will skip video playback forward/back a small amount of time
  • Holding the R Button will speed up video playback
  • Ability to save username and passwords for websites that require login
  • Ability to launch the Internet Browser during gameplay and upload screenshots
  • Added support for viewing PDF files
  • Added features intended for website developers that allow the user to enable developer tools and set user agent
  • Improvements to system stability and usability:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience




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