getting a wode for xmas
hi I am thinking of getting a WODE primerely for playing gamecubegames on a wii with a stupid d3-2 drive :(. how hard is the WODE to install I have fixed PSP screens before and was able to install chips in a computer, but when I took apart a completly broken PSP 2000 i screwd it up worse. so is it reccomended that I get this?
far as I knew, modchips only could load through sd on d3-2 drives...
and nice about the psp stuff, I take 'em apart too
Originally Posted by Wickid-Vulture
No problem to play game cube games with the WODE - they load just the same as normal Wii games, via your HDD or Wifi if you have that set up.
As to how difficult is it to connect. Well it all depends I guess, if you actually read the install instructions that you download from the official support site, and/or watch a couple of the better install videos that are available then it is a piece of cake. The hardest part is remembering where the Wii screws go when you put it back together again.
Seriously you must just take your time and be very methodical. It is not a difficult process.
As to what us3rname is talking about (SD loading) not relevant as the WODE is not a mod chip in the true meaning of the term - you can load your games via SD card if you want, but then you can also load them via any USB hard drive and wifi. So why bother with SD.
16gb SDs are pretty cheap and I'd guess you could fit 30 games on one in the smaller file format? (assuming they'd each be less than 500MB). The SD card is self contained (ie no HDD attached to Wii) and it's cheaper than getting a 2.5" HDD.
Originally Posted by R_N_B
The only advantage I can see to HDD is if you're wanting more than 30 games?...then again, it's that easy to rip games you could probably get a good collection quite quick....
Just want to make sure I'm not missing something as planning on getting a WODE as it seems the best solution, even if it is on the pricier side.
I guess it all depends on the size of the game, some of my games are double sided discs so that pushes them past 4.37GB (a single sided ISO wii game disc) in size once ripped to wbfs game format on my NTFS hard drive. Plus as you say it is really easy to grow your collection. I found that I had nearly 300 games on my hard drive in next to no time.
One other point. Not sure it makes financial sense to spend £21 for a 16GB storage medium vs £38 for a 500GB hard drive - those being the two cheapest of each I could find. 500 GB is the ideal price to GB performer here in the UK. But again it is all up to the individual.
The WODE is more than simply a means of playing a ripped Wii game by the way. It is a mini PC in fact, processor and ram, it can do some pretty interesting things if you let it. The future is still unfolding for the WODE, bare in mind it has been less than a year since we got our first WODE's.
I also find the external hdd I like to go with a self powered 3.5" drive, they are around $100 for a 2TB external now a days if you know where to look. I also like to keep my games in full iso format incase a time comes where it is needed.