Wii U system update adds some cool stuff

Discussion in 'Games & Consoles' started by Grüpsaar, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Booted up the wii u tonight and found a new system update has been downloaded and installed today while it was silently in sleep mode..some nice stuff/performance tweaks: (my favorites are bolded)

    New Features
    * A feature to output video and sound to the Wii U GamePad when using Wii Mode¹ (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 “Internetâ€
    * 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 login²
    * Ability to launch the Internet Browser during gameplay and upload screenshots
    * Added support for viewing PDF files³
    * 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

    ¹ Wii software displayed on the Wii U GamePad cannot be controlled by the GamePad. This feature only allows Wii software to be displayed on the GamePad. A Wii Remote Plus or Wii Remote is required to play Wii software titles.
    ² Users can delete saved usernames and passwords from the Internet Browser settings.
    ³ Sometimes data may not be displayed correctly depending on the size and format of the PDF file. PDF files cannot be saved

    Wii software being on gamepad is awesome, but I just wish they'd enable the gamepad controls to act like classic controller in this mode, but the gamepad has a built in sensor bar so using a wiimote with it is still practical.

    I know no one here really proabably cares, but hey. I am excited!
  2. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    I forgot I had a Wii U.
  3. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    You should remember, some good stuff coming out. Windwaker HD, pikmin 3, wonderful 101, I've been playing Monster Hunter 3 ultimate like crazy again, Watch dogs, Call of duty ghosts (if you are in to that), and some good eshop games are out. It's been a dry spell, but this holiday is looking good,
  4. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Wake me up when Mario Kart comes out.
  5. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Haha alright. That does look awesome. Mario Kart and Smash bros are at the top of the list for me.
  6. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    My boy is going to be picking up the New Zelda this Saturday, he is pumped!
  7. voliconjoe

    voliconjoe Well-Known Member

    No I care too. You have to use the WII controllers with the game pad? Dam.
  8. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Yeah, It seems strange but its a start. If they update it and you can use the gamepad and touchscreen....color me excited.

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