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Thread: Back in the Wii scene, wanted to know more about this Wode?

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    Really not sure what you are talking about "loading like a game cube game" sorry mate. Could you expand on that.

    The only time we used a game cube thing was when the WODE was in its infancy, where we created a work around during the short period before fully Wiimote and on-screen driven loaders were available. That was all of 6 weeks. If you want to understand how the whole launch a game thing works it is simple. It is exactly like Wiiflow or GX Loader but without the hassle of fiddling around to get games to work.

    If you are referring to the tutorial I linked you too. Well that was the first one I came across that used the hackmii and bannerbomb method of installing HBC and DVDx, you do not need to continue with the guide beyond installing those two applications. Just for interests sake a bannerbomb version of WODEflow is in the works, that will negate the need for HBC or DVDx being installed at all.

    Now on to hard drives. You can use any USB hard drive. 2.5" or 3.5" they all work. The only problem we do pick up is that the Wii does not deliver the full rated power output via the rear USB ports. And some hard drives struggle for power as a result. That is a Nintendo quality control issue and not a WODE issue. Simple fix is to have a AC powered USB hub, that will power both the WODE unit and the hard drive, an additional benefit to going that route is you have both USB ports on the Wii free for additional game controllers or camera add ons.
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    When I meant like a GameCube game, I think it was a video for when the WODE was first released, and they had to go to the disc channel, and it would load a custom loader for all the games you have installed. So I guess they obviously updated out of that stage.

    For the HDD's, do you think it would be possible to solder the power of the drive to Wii so it will take the Wii power instead, or does it not have enough power to do so?

    And since WODE is more updated, you don't have to use the little nub on the front of the WODE to pick a game to play do you? Or is that still the method of choosing which game to play?
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    Yes that was very early on in the WODE development.

    What you do with your hard drive and the Wii is really not a WODE issue, and is dependant on your Wii. Not all Wii's are the same as you well know so I can not comment at all.

    The nub is used for other things like selecting which ripping options, it is not really needed to play a game. I would keep it mind you.
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    Ok, i wasn't like planning on removing the nub, just wanted to know if you had to use that to choose what game to play and everything.

    What I meant with the HDD is; My Xbox 360 that i Jtag'd, has a 1TB that I installed internally, but it needed the points for 5v and 12v power, so they had points shown on the motherboard of where to solder that. I was just wondering if that could be attempted with the Wii, so that you don't have a separate power source for the hard drive.

    But I doubt they have something like that, because just taking 5v and 12v from the system for a HDD would probably not be good for it.

    One last question, the drives in the Wii's, so I've heard that the Black Wii's have a drive that won't play backups, so is it possible to just buy a different model drive and swap it out with the one in the Wii? Or is something special required? Because the 360 you would need to grab the DVD Key from the system, and spoof it to the new drive so that the keys matched. Otherwise M$ would know that something is up, and ban you from Xbox Live.
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    Why would you want to play back ups from the DVD? The WODE takes away all need to use the DVD drive for anything except for ripping. All back up DVD copies of games can be seen by a PC. Use imageburn (freeware) to create ISO of those DVD backed up games. Then use Wiibackupmanager to convert and transfer your games to wbfs game format on any of the WODE support hard drive formats.

    Short answer you do not need to use your DVD drive at all. It is irrelevant with a WODE.
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    So then with the Black Wii's, even if they have the drive that can't read backups, I would still be able to rip games to the HDD?
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    Yes that is perfectly correct. Regardless of what Wii you have you can rip original games with the WODE.
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    Well awesome, that makes me even happier! Only downside I see is the price of that sucker! I mean I see it for $99, unless other places have it for a lower price.
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    I guess you pay for what you get or what you need. For me worth it just look at the cost to replace a couple of games at $40 a pop.
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    Well R_N_B, I appreciate all the info to help me get back into the scene! And I can understand having to replace games (especially when you have kids). Hopefully I can get a Wii ordered soon and get working on it.

    Because to me, if I don't have a modding project going on, I get really bored...
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