RiiTag on Wii U

If you need help for anything regarding this tutorial, please join the RiiConnect24 Discord server (recommended) or e-mail us at [email protected].

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 via Aroma, and the tag updates on-the-fly.

What you need

  • A device capable of interacting with SD cards
  • Softmodded Wii U console with Aroma custom firmware
    • If you have not softmodded your Wii U yet, please do so. You cannot proceed without.
  • A Discord account
  • The latest release of the UTag plugin

Previously, UTag allowed using other custom firmware (often abbreviated as CFW), but the only supported custom firmware, and the only one you should be using, is Aroma.


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 UTag file to /wiiu/environments/aroma/plugins on your SD card. If it doesn’t exist, create it.
  2. In /wiiu/ on your SD card, create a file called utag.txt and paste your RiiTag key from the previous step into it.
Section III - Running the plugin

You don’t need to manually run the plugin - just run Aroma and it will automatically be loaded. We recommend setting up Aroma for coldbooting so the plugin gets loaded automatically when you boot the console.

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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