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SwapDRC for TV-Only Wii U Games

Introducing SwapDRC, a homebrew application that allows you to play TV-only Wii U games on your GamePad screen.

SwapDRC works by switching the display buffers for the TV and the GamePad with a press of a button. This app also includes the TCPGecko and Cafiine installers for other mods or hacks. The GamePad sensor bar can also be turned on when the TV display is on the GamePad screen, so playing with Wiimotes with just the GamePad is possible.

Update v1.1: Audio swapping support is now available!


Switch Display, Audio, and Gamepad Sensor Bar:

  • Press L and Minus together.
  • Press the TV button.

Switch on/off Gamepad LCD:

  • Press and hold R-Stick for 3 seconds.

Splatoon's Enhanced Controls:

  • Press B to switch screens except in-game menus.
  • Hold A + D-Pad in any direction to super jump to a teammate or the spawn point during a match.



Video tutorial:

(coming soon)

Text tutorial:

  1. Download the Homebrew Launcher v1.4 from here, and the swapdrc.elf application from here.

  2. Unzip both apps and then drag them into your SD Card. Make sure both directories are at:

    • SD:/wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf
    • SD:/wiiu/apps/swapdrc/swapdrc.elf
  3. Safely remove the SD card and insert it into your Wii U, then launch the Homebrew Launcher from the website in your Wii U browser. If you have the Haxchi Homebrew Launcher, that works too.

  4. Launch SwapDRC, then press A to install SwapDRC with TCPGecko, or press Y to install SwapDRC with TCPGecko + Cafiine (a cafiine server on your computer is required)

  5. You're done! You can now switch displays anywhere (but not in the settings menu, as it re-launches the entire System Menu).


What's TCPGecko and Cafiine?

TCPGecko is a mod that allows you to use a TCPGecko editor to modify the ram through a TCP connection.
A perfect example for this is the program Splathax, which lets you modify gear in your Splatoon

Cafiine is another mod that lets you replace game files with modified ones for the game to load. A
perfect example for this is the popular use of model and skin edits for Smash Bros for Wii U. Unlike the
"Install TCPGecko only" option, Cafiine requires you to have a server running on your computer at all
times. Don't use this if you don't want to use game file mods and have the computer running all the time.

Can I get you banned playing online with SwapDRC in any game?

Swapping displays doesn't modify the games directly but through CafeOS instead. Therefore, it is 100%
safe. However, you can still get banned with TCPGecko and/or Caffine mods if you don't use them properly.

r u a l33t hax0r?

YeS I Am.
(...I'm joking this question isn't real)



  • OatmealDome
  • Yahya14

Special thanks:

  • Maschell for development contribution and the audio swap
  • Dimok for function_hooks and the pygecko server
  • Brienj for the IP selector and initial UI
  • /u/MachMatic for the banner background
  • BKOOL999 for feedback & testing the SwapDRC app
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