Playing on the gamepad

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2 years ago#1
So I just got my Wii U but I haven't set it up yet (I am in a college dorm and don't really have access to a TV this late at night). When I turn the GamePad on it says to hook the Wii U to a TV to set up. After I set it up will the Wii U always have to be hooked up to a TV to be able to play on the GamePad or will I be able to just leave the Wii U in my room (without a TV) and play from the GamePad?
2 years ago#2
Once you set it up you don't need a tv if you will be using off tv for games that support it.
2 years ago#3
Yep, once it's connected initially, you never have to turn on the TV again, except for some games. (VERY FEW)

Currently, my Wii U is in another room but my Gamepad is beside my bed. I play AC:Black Flag in my bed like a boss. There's an option to switch between TV and Gamepad, you just hold both sticks for a second. Some games like Mighty Switch Force there's a button on the home screen, they're all different.

Enjoy :)
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2 years ago#4
Thank you! I am really excited to finally be part of the club.
2 years ago#5
Also, even though the GamePad can be used as a display for original Wii games, you still need to have the TV on to start the Wii menu.
2 years ago#6
FredSavage27 posted...
Also, even though the GamePad can be used as a display for original Wii games, you still need to have the TV on to start the Wii menu.


I think you can hold B on startup to boot right to the Wii menu. Haven't tried it though.
2 years ago#7
wugeezy posted...
FredSavage27 posted...
Also, even though the GamePad can be used as a display for original Wii games, you still need to have the TV on to start the Wii menu.


I think you can hold B on startup to boot right to the Wii menu. Haven't tried it though.


This works.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/features_wii_menu.jsp?menu=how_to&submenu=wup-wiimenu-ht-boot-mode

Hold B when you see the Wii U splash screen.
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2 years ago#8
Turns out it does work, but only if the console thinks you have a non-HDMI connection.
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