What some people do is keep their systems upto date. So do online updates.
This way there is never an issue with playing new games.
Others like to use loaders with good looking front ends, they do a minimal softmod, ie HBC.
this than enables them to install wads for feature, some think this ois a step too far.
Others like me have a full softMod, because I am confident in using it.
You take your pick. Even without any mods your Wii will be able to play GC backups, from a HDD.
Many thanks for clearing that up, I'm not bothered about what my Wii looks like, it's what it does that's important to me.
Ordered my WODE today from wii-chips, fingers crossed for delivery tomorrow but most likely Wednesday, I guess.
Well, I've got to say, I'm getting royally hacked off now.
Ordered my WODE, like I said above, yesterday morning from wiichip. It was listed as in stock, they boasted same day despatch, and 1st class recorded. Postman has been and gone today and no WODE, no problem, you'd think, but in my order status it says 'awaiting fulfillment'??!! I may be missing something but I would expect it to be listed as 'posted' or 'dispatched' etc. Anywho, we'll wait and see with that one, they could have posted it and it could be Royal Mail's fault.
The real reason I'm hacked off is the wiikeyfusion I ordered for a friend from wiidrivekey.co.uk on Thursday morning. Again, boasting of 1st class recorded delivery, it has still not turned up and is listed as 'processing' despite my account being debited for it??!! I contacted them yesterday about it, still no response.
Forgive the rant but I'm really not the happiest of bunnies right now, I want to crack on with modding at least one of the two systems.
I understand your frustration. I oredered mine 2 months before thay were released. There were lots of people complaining about their suppliers. We just had to sit it out.
Hope yours arrives soon.
Its fairly common web sites saying they have stock when they don't. That does not make it right though.
Thanks for sympathizing WiiJohn. My wii-chip order is still listed as 'awaiting fulfillment' and on the product page they are now 'out of stock' as opposed to yesterday, before I ordered, they had 4. God only knows how this one will pan out. I have more confidence being as people have spoken highly of this site, I'd settle for it coming tomorrow or the day after now as the alternative is much later!
I've emailed wiidrivekey again to tell them to cancel my order and refund me as its been days since payment was taken and the communication has been non-existent, which is easily the most disgraceful thing about it all.
I didn't think it would be this difficult to get a couple of hard-mods :(
Just an update.
Wii-chip contacted me by both email and phone and told me my WODE would be with me Monday (possibly Friday).
I have one for sale, I stay in UK. I was given as present but never ever installed