Tag Archives: freeloader
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 | 06:35 BST
Gamesgeek’s apparently sent an email out containing a statement from Datel on Freeloader’s incompatibility with the now-released Wii Firmware 3.3. It doesn’t look good, in a nutshell.
We have received this from Datel today regarding Freeloader – and we wanted to let you know this important information ASAP to keep you informed:
*** Please note, due to circumstances beyond our control Wii Freeloader is not compatible with latest version Wii firmware 3.3 and higher, just released (released as an online update 17/06/2008). You can continue to use Wii Freeloader perfectly with any Wii console running firmware 3.2 and below. If you upgrade to Wii firmware 3.3 or higher this WILL disable the Freeloader function and it will stop working for all future use on all import games. ***
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 15:53 BST
According to NintendoEverything, a Wii update released today may do quite a sharp job of removing hacks and killing Freeloader.
From the site:
It looks like if you update your Wii, the Twilight Princess save data will be deleted if it corrupted by the well-known exploit. A new update to the Wii system will “check for and automatically remove such save files” that are unauthorized save files. So, it looks like those who wish to update their Wii system will no longer be able to take advantage of the notorious Twilight Princess hack in the future.
Reports are coming in that the Wii Freeloader no longer works with this new update. Also, most have been able to use the homebrew channel, but if it was not installed before the update, it still seems that you will be unable to install it after the update.
More through the link.
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 | 15:56 BST
Play-Asia’s just put the following message to those with pre-orders for the Japanese version of Mario Kart Wii, according to GoNintendo:
This is an important e-mail update regarding your pending preorder Mario Kart Wii (w/ Wii Handle) (Nintendo™ Wii Japan, NTSC J)
We received the first small delivery today for testing and unfortunately we have to inform you, that the game is not compatible with the Datel Freeloader (US and PAL Version).
In case that this affects your preorder, please contact our customer service as soon as possible to amend/cancel your order, as otherwise we will ship your order within the next 48 hours.
If you own a Japanese Wii and you do not want to change your orders, you do not have to reply to this email.
Once again thanks for shopping with us and sorry for the inconvenience caused.
That’s a shame. Or not. Depends whether or not you’re Nintendo Europe, really.
Fri, Mar 21, 2008 | 12:48 GMT
It seems Datel has lived up to its earlier promise that the Wii Freeloader would be firmware proof.
An minor firmware update was released yesterday that added ad support for the upcoming WiiWare in the Shop Channel.
Reports from various Wii-centric forums across the ‘net say Freeloader has held firm, so users can still boot games from other regions on their machines.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Mar 04, 2008 | 15:25 GMT
According to this, the Wii version of Freeloader can’t be beaten by firmware uprages. The device allows any Wii to play import games, so you can buy a game from the US or Japan and play it in your European Wii.
“We can confirm that on every occasion that the product is used when the disc is inserted in the console that it allows the usage of any imported Wii game discs and disables the console from been able to update its firmware, if the disc is removed after been inserted and reinserted this will again enable the console to update its firmware but still allow the usage of the any imported Wii game discs,” said manufacturer Datel.
Freeloader for Wii should release in the middle of March.
Thu, Feb 28, 2008 | 19:48 GMT
According to this, Datel is going to release Freeloader for Wii in ten days. The device essentially breaks console region locks, so you can play games from anywhere in the world on a single machine. We’ll bring you more on this when it launches.