Hello everyone. I am thinking about getting a wii and got some really doubts of what to get. I want a wii to runs Wii (Backups included), GC games (even, backups included) (these is very necessary, I am keeping 2 GC controllers, 1 mem card) and run homebrew (emulators, wiware and others). I am thinking about getting a HD in the future. I am not using internet or online play, so is gonna be a total offline console. My doubts :  What is the best in my case : Chip or Softmode? What are the best chips today?  Is there a difference between a HD that powers itself in the USB and a HD that powers with a cable of it own?  The games runs faster in the HD? How much faster? Is this noticiable?  Can i install Homebrew in the HD? I say emulator, roms, games... apps... is these possible?  How is the scene of emulation in the wii today? I saw a video of a guy running FFVII in a PSX emulator. Is these playable? What about N64 emulation? Something close to the original Xbox?  The new games still need updates? Is there a way of not getting update and still playing? I saw a guy telling me that he deleted the update channel (something like it) and he would never update again. Is these safe/good/possible?  Last thing. Is there any resource that came in the last years that I didn't said? I mean... original Xbox really get into something while the years was passing... Thank you, if somebody answers me. Sorry about making too many questions, but I got to know this before I end up buying a new VG. Sorry if there is some english errors too.