Considering buying a WODE
Ok, so I had held out waiting for Dios Mios to be released, but it seems to be dead. I salivate at the thought of loading Gamecube games from USB. So I am considering buying a WODE for just that purpose. I do have a few questions and would appreciate any answers I may get:
I like to keep things simple and convenient. I want to continue to use my softmod for loading wii games with loaders and cIOS. I only want the WODE for Gamecube games.
1.) In the youtube video of WODE installation, the user plugs the usb cable into the port on the inside of the wii. All cIOS loaders use the port on the outside. Does the WODE in fact use the inside port? I ask this because I want a hard drive for the WODE, and a separate one for the Wii. As I like things simple, I would like to have WODE on the inside port, and my other HDD on the outside port at the same time. This would be OK, right? Yes, I could unplug if need be but as I said I am OCD about this stuff. :)
2.) How does WODE play with cIOS? Will cIOS (hermes 222-224, wan 249) cause any problems with the way WODE functions? Will WODE "mess up" my cIOSs in any way? I use many apps that use cIOS, so I don't want WODE interfering with them.
3.) Does WODEflow work with Gamecube games? All youtube videos I see show Wii games on WODEflow, but I want to load Gamecube games with WODEflow so I don't have to use the joystick.
4.) How is the quality of Gamecube games? I've heard the screen has a pink tint to it? And I know about audio streaming not working, is there a hardware mod/solution to fix this?
5.) What about Hard Drives that fall asleep? With the one I'm planning on using, I can't disable spindown. Does WODE keep them awake like cIOS does?
6.) Finally, what is the return policy on a WODE if I decide I don't want it?
Thanks in advance for answering my questions!