RiiTag on Wii U

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RiiTag is a customizable and dynamic gamertag. By sharing your gamertag (a dynamic image), you can show what you’ve been playing to your friends! You launch a plugin on your Wii U console, and the tag updates on-the-fly.

What you need

  • A device capable of interacting with SD cards
  • Softmodded Wii U console
    • If you have not softmodded your Wii U yet, please do so. You cannot proceed without.
  • A Discord account
  • The latest release of Wii U Plugin Loader
  • The latest release of UTag plugin
  • The latest release of Flump’s Coldboot Haxchi Mod
    • This Coldboot Haxchi mod is used in Section IV. You do not need to download it if you can’t use Coldboot Haxchi, or you do not want Wii U Plugin Loader loading on startup.

Instructions

Section I - Website instructions
  1. Go to the RiiTag website.
  2. Click Log In and log in with your Discord account.
  3. A dialog will pop up asking you if you want to authorize RiiConnect24 Login with Discord. Click Authorize.
  4. Click Edit Your Tag and customize it to how you like. You can add a background, overlay, flag, nickname, Wii Number, and manually enter in games to show on your tag (not needed if you’re using a USB Loader).
  5. Click Show Key and make note of the key shown. This will be used later on in this guide.
  6. Click Submit to save your changes.

Do not share your RiiTag key with anyone! If you do, people can abuse your tag.

Section II - Setting things up on the SD card
  1. Extract the Wii U Plugin Loader .zip file to the root of your SD card.
    • You should see a folder titled wiiupluginloader in /wiiu/apps/ on your SD.
  2. Place the UTag.mod file in the /wiiu/plugins/ folder on your SD card.
  3. Create a new file titled utag.txt on the root of your SD card, and open it with a text editor.
  4. Paste the key you made note of earlier in Step 5 of Section I - Getting Started into this utag.txt file, and save it.
    • We’re all done with the SD card side of things.
  5. Insert your SD card into your Wii U.
Section III - Running the plugin
  1. Using your preferred method (browser exploit, Haxchi, Homebrew Launcher application, etc.), launch the Homebrew Launcher on your Wii U console.
  2. Navigate to, and launch the homebrew application titled Wii U Plugin Loader.
  3. You should be greeted with a menu, including a toggle for UTag. Enable UTag, and then press + on the Wii U GamePad. You should now be kicked back to the Wii U Menu.
Section IV - Running on startup (optional)

We will now setup Wii U Plugin Loader to run on startup with your Wii U. This only works if you are using or willing to use Coldboot Haxchi. You will still have to turn on UTag and press + on the Wii U GamePad to be kicked into the Wii U Menu on startup.

  1. Extract the Coldboot Haxchi mod .zip file to the root of your SD card.
    • If your computer asks to replace, select Replace All.
  2. Navigate to /wiiu/apps/ and open the wiiupluginloader folder.
  3. Rename wiiupluginloader.elf to sdcafiine.elf.
  4. Go back to /wiiu/apps/ and rename the wiiupluginloader to sdcafiine.
  5. Insert your SD card into your Wii U.
  6. Using your preferred method (browser exploit, Haxchi, Homebrew Launcher application, etc.), launch the Homebrew Launcher on your Wii U console.
  7. Navigate to, and launch the Coldboot Haxchi app.
  8. Use the D-Pad to navigate the cursor to the game you previously installed Haxchi to and press the A button to install the Coldboot Haxchi mod.
  9. Turn off your Wii U, and restart it.
  10. At the Autobooting... screen, press Home to open the Coldboot Haxchi menu.
  11. Use the +Control Pad on the Wii U GamePad to navigate to Autoboot:. Change it to SDCafiine.
  12. Finally, navigate to WiiU System Menu, and press A to be kicked to the Wii U Menu.

You have now set up RiiTag on your Wii U! Now go play some games, and watch them show up on your RiiTag!

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