Pretendo

Wii U

ℹ️ This guide assumes that you have a Homebrewed System, if you don't please follow this guide on how to homebrew your system first.

Select your homebrew environment

Already have Pretendo installed? Setup a PNID then

Tiramisu

To connect to Pretendo Network using Tiramisu you must use the Nimble set up module. There are 2 ways of obtaining the patch, either the stable release version or the bleeding edge version.

Tiramisu - Stable

Navigate to the releases page on the Nimble GitHub repository

Now download the 30_nimble.rpx file from the latest release

Place the downloaded 30_nimble.rpx file on your SD card at sd:/wiiu/environments/tiramisu/modules/setup

Place your SD card back into your console and boot like normal. You should now be connected to Pretendo Network

Tiramisu - Bleeding Edge

Navigate to the actions page on the Nimble GitHub repository

Select the Nimble-CI workflow and select the latest workflow run. Note: At this stage you may also use the provided filters to only grab builds from specific branches, events, etc. By default the latest build, regardless of branch, is always shown.

Select the nimble artifact. This will download a nimble.zip zip file

Extract nimble.zip and place the extracted 30_nimble.rpx file on your SD card at sd:/wiiu/environments/tiramisu/modules/setup

Place your SD card back into your console and boot like normal. You should now be connected to Pretendo Network

Aroma

To connect to Pretendo Network using Aroma you must use the Inkay plugin. There are 2 ways of obtaining the patch, either the stable release version or the bleeding edge version.

Aroma - Stable

Navigate to the releases page on the Aroma GitHub repository

Now download the Inkay-pretendo.wps file from the latest release

Place the downloaded Inkay-pretendo.wps file on your SD card at sd:/wiiu/environments/aroma/plugins

Place your SD card back into your console and boot like normal. You should now be connected to Pretendo Network

Aroma - Bleeding Edge

Navigate to the actions page on the Aroma GitHub repository

Select the Inkay-CI workflow and select the latest workflow run. Note: At this stage you may also use the provided filters to only grab builds from specific branches, events, etc. By default the latest build, regardless of branch, is always shown.

Select the inkay artifact. This will download a inkay.zip zip file

Extract inkay.zip and place the extracted Inkay-pretendo.wps file on your SD card at sd:/wiiu/environments/aroma/plugins

Place your SD card back into your console and boot like normal. You should now be connected to Pretendo Network

Legacy

Pretendo does not officially support legacy homebrew environments (Haxchi/CBHC) anymore. Legacy releases of the patcher may be found in old releases, and the source code may be found in the old_hbl and old_hbl_inkay branches on GitHub. However you will need to build these patches from source, and they will not be receiving any updates or technical support. Please consider upgrading to Tiramisu/Aroma

PNID Setup

After installing Pretendo, you will need to create a PNID to use our services. There is currently two ways of creating a PNID, by creating an account with the website and linking it or creating it on your Wii U.

PNID Setup - Website

You will want to register an account from here and click Don't have an account? to register.

Right before registering a PNID, please make sure to save your password on some sort of note, as you will not be able to reset your password. After registering just simply change your birth date, gender, timezone, country/region, etc to what you see fit. Once you have it set up we can switch back to the Wii U. Within your Wii U you will want to reconnect to Pretendo Note: how you reconnect to Pretendo depends on how you installed it on your Wii U! Once you are reconnected, you will want to press the top left profile icon and press Switch Account, then press Add New User. Go through the user set up normally, but when it asks if you have an account, press Yes and put in your username and password. If it asks you to confirm your email afterwards, simply skip it. You will now be able to use Pretendo Servers

PNID Setup - Wii U

Right before registering a PNID, please make sure to save your password on some sort of note, as you will not be able to reset your password. You will want to go on you Wii U while Pretendo is still active and press the top left profile icon. After pressing the icon, press Switch Account, and then Add New User. Set up this account as normal, but once it asks if you have an account, press No and go through the account process normally. When it asks you again to you want to link after adding a mii, press Link. Choose your language and then accept the Pretendo Network Service Agreement.

Finally, set up your pnid, email and password. Once all of this is done you will be able to use Pretendo Server