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

    So I see that you can select different games through the LCD that they provide, and how you can start the game, but what I wanted to know, is there an alternative to that?

    One other question, the Black Wii, I hear comes with the new drives that won't read backups. So would it be possible to just swap out that drive with one of the older models, Or what?
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    Wode is updating all the time and wiil or maybe already have there own usb type menu. It is possible to change the drive if u really want to load via disc

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    There are a number of loaders that have been ported to the WODE by r-win and others. Those loaders include WODEflow for example. There are four others that you can choose from. You can have a look at the WODEbrew pages if you want.

    One thing you have to take on board about the WODE - it is not like any of the other chips. So the DVD drive in the Wii is only used to rip these days. The ripping feature works really well by the way. And you can rip to all the main hard drive formats.

    But you asked about playing back-up games in the DVD drive, well why would you want to. The WODE reads all the main hard drive formats, NTFS and FAT32 for the windows crowd, Ext3 and even Mac formatted hard drives. So if your PC can read the back-up disc and it can of course, then you simply transfer the game to your hard drive and play it. There is no need to even use a back up disc.

    Even out of region games are accessible if you use the WODEflow loader on a 4.2 Wii by the way.

    Please ask any questions you might have about the WODE I should be able to give you quite a bit of detail.
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    Alright, that seemed to clear a few things for me. The Wode seems nice, just when I've seen the videos of it, selecting games through its little lcd I personally think is just a waste of time, just because every time you want to change games you have to go up to it.

    Now how does the Wode compare with the Sundriver? I know that the 2 are really different, but the Sundriver was the first thing that caught my attention, and then I saw the WODE. Now since the drive is used for ripping the games for the WODE, will newer drives (i.e. the ones in the Black Wii) be able to rip the games for the WODE to play on? Also, when ripping does it scrub the disc to make the filesize smaller?

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    The WODE unit does not do a single thing to the Wii firmware at all. So you can rip any game from any Wii if you have the WODE. The kind or type of DVD chipset or drive is irrelevant when using the WODE. For example I have a new black Wii attached to a WODE, plus I also have a 4.1 fully softmodded Wii attached to a second WODE for the simple reason that the WODE just works. It takes all the hassle out of the whole process. Ripping is not a problem at all.

    New stuff happening all the time. Beta testing of the Wifi and lan connection is going well at the moment so the next step will be to play all your games via the hard drive on your PC or NAS. The WODE is not just a Wii chip. Actually it is not even a chip it is a linex mini computer. It has a processor 512MB of ram the whole works.

    The main thing about the WODE is that it is reasonably future proof. I can not say for certain what tricks Nintendo will come up with next but since the WODE does not change, alter or do anything to the internal memory or the inner code workings of a Wii there is no possible way you can brick your Wii with a update.

    I have quite a few games at last count 224 (I test Wii hardware and game compatibility so I get sent plenty games to test) and all those game plus my GameCube collection are on one 500GB Hitachi USB hard drive. When you rip you can select ISO or wbfs game format, with or without the update partiition.

    So to use NSMB to illustrate the point. That whole game ripped via the WODE is 364MB without the update partition and 595 with the update included in wbfs game format on any of the supported hard drive formats. It took me less than 4 mins to rip to FAT32. NTFS ripping is about the same as via a LG drive and rawdump at one hour forty-five minutes on average.

    As to SUN driver I looked at the product and it is a very good one, just not right for my needs. You see I have two small kids. A 4 year old and a elder sister all of 6 years old who are both big fans of playing on the Wii. They are both able to manage their games and I do not have to worry about important settings being changed or the potential of a Wii update bricking the Wii. You just do not have those kinds of worries. The GX loader that I am busy exploring allows me to set up favourites for each girl to use, in the form of profiles.
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    So basically the WODE just uses the drive to rip the game. What about having the hombrew channel on the Wii. Do you have to softmod to get that on there, and does it work properly while the WODE is still attached.
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    Home Brew is of course independent of the WODE. Yes you do have to install it. There is a rather easy and simple way to install HBC and DVDx using banner bomb that I have or could post on this forum. You do not need to install anything else except DVDx by the way. (Not sure if I have actually posted it here yet.) Like I said I have a fully soft modded Wii that is connected to the WODE and works perfectly.
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    Ya I know how to softmod the Wii's, just more interested in the WODE now. what is DVDx just to be clear?
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    DVDx provides the mechinism for WODEflow (and all current WODE ported loaders) to talk to the Wii. So if you wish to use any of the many loaders then you need to install both HBC and DVDx - use this guide to install both at once. You can replace the WODEmenu with WODEflow or what every blows your hair back.
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    Thanks for all the info R_N_B, it has really helped me out! Want to be back in the Wii scene, because the xbox 360 scene is still going, but nothing new has really happened. As soon as I sell this jtag system though, I'll be getting a Wii, and probably the WODE, because that seems a lot better! Has anyone had issues with certain HDD sizes? Or do 3.5" drives work with it?

    The one thing I just don't like is it loading as if it was a GameCube game. I mean it's nice that this hack exists, just to me that seems like... i dunno "low tech" I guess you could call it!

    But I'm really excited, and will have to update ya about my progress with it!

    Thanks again!
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