Is the WODE still the best option to load USB Wii/GC games?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by MeowTheMouse, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. MeowTheMouse
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    I haven't been following the Wii scene in years, I just installed a WODE on my wii and lived happily ever after. My friend wants me to hack his Wii so I was wondering if it is still the best option.

    And can someone also please direct me to a good cheap site? I'm used to buying from modchip central but the wode there is pretty dam expensive, money isn't a very big issue but I would prefer to find a something cheaper.

    Thanks and sorry for the noobish question.
     


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    Wow.. Thanks A LOT! I didn't know the Wii scene has advance so much! I hope that the wode back ups would work with ModeMii.
     
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    the wode is still superior when it comes to loading GC backups via USB. Unfortunately the guy that made devolution is an anti piracy nazi expecting everyone to have a copy of abandonware games that are 10+ years old in working condition..
     
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    You have an amusing definition of abandonware.
     
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    I don't see nintendo giving you a replacement if your disc cannot be read for a 10 year old game.. anyway this is old news and Dios mios is a long way from reaching the same compatibility as the Wode which is near flaweless at GC USB loading.
     
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    Please stay on topic and be civil to each other.
    Plasma, you've been around for ages, you should know better than to insult people randomly.
    You're a clever lad so I know you won't further derail this thread, PM me if you feel like debating further.
     
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    I dont think tuedj is expecting everyone to have anything , but if they did they could use his app to play the game whilst further maintaining the lovely condition they managaed to keep it in. other than that dios mios is possible , without flaming any fukker.
     
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    No, you're right. I just hate seeing people who seem to not have an understanding of the whole picture calling someone who gave the community his own work for free a Nazi because it wasn't good enough. I'd also thought that people had gotten over that fact by now seeing as the thread about it is relatively inactive these days.

    Anyway, I digress. Op, your most compatible option will be, yes, the wode. Granted, it's also the most expensive.

    Past that would be disk backup loading through Neogamma, provided you have or can get a dvd drive that'll read backups. Second most compatible but you need to burn to good media. (or a mod chip, but you'll still need a backup capable drive, so soft mod is a little more free.

    Past that, it would be Swiss GC, a game cube homebrew that can be run on the wii, loads isos off of an SD Gecko. Geckos are cheap, and swiss works well but doesn't have perfect compatibility.

    Then there's Devolution, which requires you to have the original to authorize the disk to be usb loaded, per-Se, and Dios Mios/Dios Mios Lite, which don't need the disk, and load off of a hard drive or SD respectively. None of the 3 have perfect compatibility.

    I will say my comment still stands on Nintendo not replacing damaged GC disks, a practice no publisher follows regardless of disk age. Take care of the games or buy the warranty from your store, but me having gamed since about 6 (now 20) and my brother from 6 as well (now 13), the only games we've ever damaged were my Game shark Color and my Game shark Advance v1,both by me, because they're built terribly. They do, however, still work. MW3 for the 360 was damaged when my brother accidentally knocked the 360 over. Otherwise, every game since my Sega Genesis is in great condition. Self liability is a wonderful thing.

    Oh, there's also always the option of the Sundriver, but I still to this day don't understand how those work.
     
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    OP never once mentioned GC compatability . just sayin ....
     
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    He did in the topic title.

    So then it now goes without saying that for Wii titles, soft mod is absolutely the way to go. But if you're still looking for perfect gc compatibility, just get a wode and use both on it.
     
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    so he did ... oops
     
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    Sometimes it's hard to get simple answers to simple questions.

    Below is a simple summary of what you can do to get USB loading for the vast majority of Wii and Gamecube games, with minimal effort.

    Wii Games:
    - Install Homebrew Channel
    - Add Wad Manager to your apps
    - Download the most recent version of d2x and install it as base 56 on slot 249
    - Choose between the typical USB Loaders: USB Loader GX, WiiFlow, CFG USB Loader, PostLoader, etc.
    The above will get almost all Wii games working from USB

    For GCN games, you have two options:
    - DIOS MIOS (best option): replaces the Wii's GCN OS/loader and runs games from USB in Wii Mode. Compatibility is very high, with the following remaining issues to be worked out: audio streaming support, multi-game disc support, memory card emulation for about half of the games (but if you get a cheap and big GCN memory card, this is not a problem)
    - Devolution: runs GCN games in Wii Mode and compatibility is high but you need to have the original discs of the games for a one-time validation step. I believe audio streaming is supported
    - The same loaders from the "Wii Games" section above, also load Gamecube games

    For WiiWare/VC games from emunand:
    - d2x supports many games, which you can load from USB Loader GX, WiiFlow and PostLoader but online play does not work and quite a few WW and VC games don't work for different reasons. There are ways around most of those issues but are cumbersome and complicated for someone started out, so you might want to just play the ones that work

    Good luck.
     
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    Or you could softmod
     
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    I believe that's been covered already.
     
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    No, he has much more than two. He has 6 (look at my previous post) (really 7, if you include the Sundriver (and 8 if you include Emulation on the computer)). One of those options, backup disks, will be eliminated if his drive is too new to read them.

    And it's also worth noting that "The same loaders from the "Wii Games" section above" do not load Gamecube games, at least not on their own, they launch Dios Mios and Devolution with parameters telling those programs to load those games. The backup loaders themselves load nothing other than Wii games.
     
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    If you want to play gc backups just get dios mios and USB Loader GX. There that's all you need, seriously.
     
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    So, to load gamecube games with cfgusbloader, I still need to install dios mios? Because I know if I play my retail wind waker game in dios mios, it freezes when I toggle to maps.
     
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    When was the last time you used Dios Mios?
     

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