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    Posted Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:51 pm by the Articifer, Wode

    If you pre-ordered then DONT PANIC. Only 6K pre orders were allocated (from a run of 10K). If you pre-ordered you are guaranteed your Wode has either been manufactured or is being manufactured right now. We will ship all the available Wodes (approx 1K per day) everyday to keep the waiting to a minimum

    Maybe yours is one of these....



    As you may know the Wode team have been in China for the last week to make sure that production runs smoothly. After "breaking our balls" the electronic manufacturing is running as smooth as can be BUT the hardware guys decided to stay an extra week anyway so that there are no more slip ups.

    I have a couple of production software issues to solve this week but then Im going to start in on Wode V1.01 firmware (Christmas me? Bah! Humbug! Got Wode to code) so by the time you get yours there will be an update with new features (.WBFS and / or .WDF files and better BCA data support for a start)

    Sorry guys, we're doing our best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadds View Post
    I'm hoping that is all true, but either way my pre-order is cancelled, and I will order when they are in stock at the distributors since a WODE before Christmas would be nearly impossible.

    I really hope this product makes it out soon, but I want to get my Wii up and running for my son by Christmas, so it looks like I'll go with the Soft Mod (will probably attempt tonight). If the Soft Mod is easy enough for my wife and son to work with, I may not have to get the WODE after all.
    When you get it up and running maybe with USB Loader GX, there is a good way of setting it up so it boots into GX and stays there until you enter priiloader. Very good for none modders.

    Get your system all working first.

    PS I'm not cancelling mine, as that will only introduce more delays.

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    Time to play the waiting game some more.

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    Ok got an email from my supplier and here it is, just some things to note are the free upgrade to express shipping and being the first suppliers to receive stock.

    Hi Everyone,

    Writing our second email to update you on the WODE status. We started preorders early October, with an initial release date said to be mid November. The Novemeber date was then pushed back to early December, which was then pushed back the 15th of Decemeber "No more delays" official info here - WWW.WODEJUKEBOX.ORG • View topic - We are ready, are you?

    Unfortunately, we where 99.99% sure they we would have WODE in 2 days time, because the owner had assured us that date was set. The owner, teh lead developer, and the rest of the time are in China now. Theye pretty much are ready to go, but they are without a case, the docking station plastic.Official quote from an email they sent distributors a moment ago.

    "Now the bad news, there is, again, a slight delay on the vertical stand, the factory has completed the injection molding tool required to produce the vertical stand and will deliver the first 20pcs. For final approval on the 18th of december, mass production can then commence and on the 22nd"

    It makes us pretty sick to our stomach, because we have promised so many people delivery before xmas. The delay is just not for us, we are first in line to get stock, we have ordered and sold more than any reseller worldwide and have formed a close bond with the team.

    Stock is now said to be shipping to us on the 22nd. Our stock is about 85% sold. We will be getting 20~40% shipped to us on the first day of shipment, and the same amount every subsequent day. That would mean we would probably have the whole batch ready to go on Monday the 28th of Decemeber.We will be working every single day that Australia post is working. We have already preprinted every single shipping label, entered into the Eparcel/eparcel express/fedex system. We have your tracking number ready to go....we are just waiting on the product.

    I know that a lot of customer are buying this product as a xmas gift, unfortunately it will not get to you in time for xmas, and for this we are extremely sorry.

    The gut reaction after so many delays would probably be to cancel your order. We have no issues this, if you want to cancel your order please email us @ OzMod :: Support Ticket System and start a ticket with the subject "Cancel WODE".

    However, before you do please know that:

    1. There is currently no other similar product, this is a new type of modification device for the Wii. There has already been a competing company announce a product with half of the specs WODE has and almost the same price. The product has no LCD screen, and the device requires you to take your DVD drive out, which means no playing original games, ever.

    2. The delay is for everyone, there is no distributor that is getting stock before us. Canceling with us, and placing an order with someone else would be close to pointless.

    3. If you cancel, and then order again you will loose your allocation position in the first batch. The second batch will be available late January.

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    Many people ask why we charge credit cards, and accept payment for preorder before the item ships. It is because the day it comes in, we have to pack hundreds of orders, and we don't have time to call people for new credit card numbers. The day WODE comes in, we will be able to ship everyone out with no issues.

    On Monday the 14th (today), we will be shipping out every other product many of you have order with the WODE (DS flash cards, etc), so that you will get your goods before xmas.

    If you are happy to wait a couple more days and accept the WODE after xmas we will happily upgrade all Australian customers to eParcel Express (express trackable 1 day shipment to 95% of AU, and also safe as it requires a signature). Those who ordered express post will get credit for the $7.7 if they would like, please contact us AFTER you receive the product to organise that.

    Once again, we are really really really sorry for the delay. I sincerly hope we could do something about it...but it is out of our hands. To the people that emailed, and called, asking for delivery before xmas --- we hate that we have let you down. It wasn't a figure of speach when I said "sick to our stomach". Letting people down with a xmas present is the worst thing that could happen in our books.

    You might have received an email with some really bad english if you are apart of the WODE mailing list. "our technical support & commitment to the end user is second to none..." If you have a look at the WODE forum you will see that the lead developer is very active in answering everyones questions, and listening to their idea for future WODE firmware upgrades.

    The next email from us, will be notifaction of the WODEs shipping to us, and after that, your tracking number.

    -OzModChips
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsame mario View Post
    First post here, howdy all. I posted this over at the official WODE sight but thought I would ask here as well.


    I have preordered my WODE, can't wait until it ships! Trying to get everything prepared before it gets here I have a question. I am new to "USB loaders", etc. but pretty computer literate. If I read correctly if my intentions are to read my Wii and Gamecube ISOs only then having my hard drive formatted as NTFS would be just fine? What would the benefit of formatting either the entire drive or a partition as WBFS do for me? Also, I am assuming that in order to dump an original Wii or GC game to the hard drive from the WODE I would have to have another partition formatted as Ext3FS? I have a 320 GB external drive that I will be using for the Wode. If I want to read Wii and GC ISOs, and rip Wii and GC games directly from my original discs to the hard drive how should I set up the drive? Partition size and file system for each partition? Thanks in advance!

    Also, I wanted to say a big Thank You to Favs for answering many of the questions I had about the WODE without me ever asking them!


    USB is the way to go trust me. No more dealing with disks and having faster loading times is heaven. 8)
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    A big +1 to Ozmodchips there. That is excellent customer service.

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    Sure is hence why it made my day.

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    Pics from the factory.












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    A new video of the production line.

    Hehe,

    Here is the VIDEO of the WODE factory... hope you like it...
    In this video, made last week, you can see the PCB factory and then the SMT pick and place factory... This was the first pre production run of WODE, this week the factory is producing approximately 1k wode per day...

    We are just waiting for the VERTICAL STAND plastics to reach us on 22nd to start final assembly and then ship

    From 23rd dec, every day, we expect to ship out to distributors between 1k and 2k pcs max...

    After tomorrow we will post FINAL PICTURES of VERTICAL STAND. The factory has confirmed that 20pcs. will reach us this week and then we will start to ship samples to distributors... we hope to do this in time for xmass... a little gift better than nothing...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2VpHQacndI
    Last edited by Favs; 12-15-2009 at 08:55 PM.

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