WODE (Wii Optical Drive Emulator) announced!!
Original Source : Hackmii
WODE (Wii Optical Drive Emulator) has been announced, an exciting evolution of the Wii modchip.
WODE will include a Flatmod type mainboard that attaches (solderless) to the Wii drive cable similar to other available chips. It also comes with it's own vertical stand that harnesses a slave board with built-in LCD, USB, and SD slot. The SD card is used to house the powerful Linux-based WODE software.
Play Wii & GC game ISOs direct from USB Mass Storage devices @8X read speed (HDD and FLASH drive)
Complete Solder free install solution
Easy to use GUI - LCD & Joystick - NO homebrew software required (no any update of console SO can block this device )
Region hack, Update blocker, Autoboot.
Passthrough with FLAT-MOD mode built-in, play your DVD-R Wii & GC backups and Imports @3X read speed
Powerful ARM9 MCU
Totally Flexible Linux Kernel
USB hub support for multiple USB devices connection
Great File System support - use existing WBFS formatted media or 'drag and drop' ISOs to existing USB devices
Future updates will bring more cool features:
* Disc ripping to WBFS
* USB WiFi & SAMBA streaming
* Torrent & eMule download Client
Here is a YouTube video showing the development hardware...
They now have an official website with an intro video:
WODE Wii Optical Drive Emulator, Modchip WII with USB - Flat Mode - Drivekey like - Wiikey Fusion Like - Flat Mii killer - Flatzii killer
Here a is some info about WODE-JUKEBOX distribution and prices.
Official WODE-JUKEBOX STREETPRICE will be 70/80 eur - 100/115 USD
the Kit for sales will include:
1pc WODE MAIN BOARD to install inside Wii case like a FLAT MODE modchip
1pc 32pins flat cable to connect wode to WII dvd drive
1pc 32pins flat cable to connect WODE Main-Board to external WODE Vertical Stand
1pc. USB power cable
1pc. Wii SPECIAL VERTICAL STAND that include inside WODE SLAVE BOARD with LCD screen, USB connector, SD/SDHC CARD slot and navigation-Joystick
Hardware specs of WODE is:
- ACTEL A3P125 FPGA (manage bridge to Wii drive data bus)
- MCU NXP LPC3143 - 270 MHz, 32-bit ARM926EJ-S - 128AES security
- 512 SDRAM DDR
- 4Mbyte SPI flash (the firmware of WODE)
- SD CARD SLOT (used like drive C: for linux and extra addons)
- USB 2.0 support
- LCD 128x64 pixels w/ backlight
The idea was born from a car AUDI A5! Yes from GERMAN AUDI car! : D
You wonder how a car has helped t develop WODE?
The answer is the Jukebox Function of the Audi A5! Jukebox with 10 GB of memory for music files"
The system of Audi MMI Navigation Plus allows you to insert a CD and transfer any audio to HDD, preserving the original audio CD and reading the content instead copied on Hard Disk without further problems.
We wondered if AUDI distributes its own MMI system which allows you to copy any audio disc onto HDD Why can’t we do the same with WII?
The response has been WODE.
WODE is legal, allows you to take the most of your playground without BYPASSING DRM PROTECTION, it emulates in every way a DVD player including the DRM function which is not being bypassed in anyway!
Unlike VIDEOGAMES WODE behaves differently, WODE is a bridge interface between the data bus for WII DVD DRIVE and LINUX nothing more.
This is going to be sweet. :D
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