Last week I updated my old softmod with mauifrog's "Softmod ANY Wii" guide. I'm kind of a noob, and anything I learned a few years back is pretty much gone. I just started messing with softmodding again because I got super excited after learning that I could finally play Gamecube backups from a USB Loader. So I downloaded Cleanrip and Devolution and everything was going pretty smooth until a few days ago. It's not a problem with the programs, it's more an issue with some of my discs. Some games wouldn't fully install, so I found the .iso's, dropped them in the games folder and was able to verify it using the discs. But (apparently) some of my disc's are in bad shape, because I couldn't get them to verify. So that brings me here. In the last few days I've considered installing DIOS MIOS. I started reading whatever I could find on it, but it's only left me confused, and worried about how it could effect my Wii. I don't know where to begin so I'm just gonna start listing questions (and concerns) as they come to me... -1.) I've read that DIOS MIOS removes the ability to play retail gamecube discs. Now, I'm not too concerned about this because I have Devolution and usbloader GX, so I'm able to play almost all the games currently on my HDD. But what if I buy more games in the future and want to rip them? Will I lose the ability to rip retail discs in the future? -2.) Originally I was using Cleanrip to rip my games. Now I just use usbloader GX because it seems simpler and it drops them right into the games folder without me having to go to my PC and move files around. Are there any benefits to using one over the other? Does one create a better quality rip than the other? -3.)I've heard that DIOS MIOS has compatibility issues with some games. Will having it installed affect how other programs run? Like lets say that there's a specific game that DM doesn't handle well. And I start up a loader that's not setup for DM, will DM still affect the Wii in such a way that it renders that game unplayable regardless of what loader I use to run it? -4.) What is the most up to date version of DIOS MIOS? *EDIT* so far I found ver 2.9. I'm pretty sure that one's the most current (as of Apr. 06, 2013) -5.) Is there an idiot proof guide on how to install DIOS MIOS? *EDIT* Found one! But I still don't want to install anything until I have a better understanding of how it'll effect my Wii. That's all I could think of..