.WUP File Extension
What is a WUP file?
A WUP file is a ROM file used with the Nintendo Wii U. It contains a video game that can be played on the Wii U. WUP files are typically downloaded using the Wii U USB Helper or a variant, and they are installed on a Wii U using WUP Installer GX2.
Wii U USB Helper was an application that allowed Wii U players to download backups of their Wii U games. While USB Helper is discontinued, gamers have created variants of USB Helper that perform the same function. USB Helper and its variants save Wii U games as WUP files.
To play the game a WUP file contains, players must move it to their Wii U's SD card and install it using the homebrew application WUP Installer GX2. In order to use WUP Installer GX2, gamers must have already installed the Homebrew Launcher on their Wii U.
How do I open a WUP file?
To play the game a WUP file contains, you must:
- Use USBHelperInstaller to transfer the file to your Wii U's SD card.
- Insert your SD card back into your Wii U.
- Use WUP Installer GX2 to install the game your WUP file contains.
Then, the game will appear in your Wii U's menu. For more detailed instructions, click here.