Freeloader for the Wii coming very soon.SourceS

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  1. nephdj

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  2. Julian017

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    I wouldn't buy it, there's probaly going to be a firmware update that makes the disc un-usuable [​IMG]
     
  3. cubin'

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    Probably. But I'll bet there's a loophole of some sort that will keep it working.

    This is GOOD news. Choice/freedom is good.

    oh noez nintendoz losez teh moneyz [​IMG] lawl
     
  4. MaHe

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  5. cubin'

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    Well I'm no expert but with console hacks I've found if there's will then there's often a way. Except with xbox360 homebrew [​IMG]
     
  6. dualscreenman

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    I wonder how the plan to get past the DVD-ROM drive security without a modchip? [​IMG]
    Even now, you need a drive chip to have Trucha-signed isos work. If they are relying on a software bug, then Nintendo will probably render the Freeloader/ any other product Datel decides to make useless.
     
  7. shonosuke

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    WHY DOES EVERYONE ACT LIKE YOUR FORCED TO UPDATE?
    srsly you can just remove the update with trucha
     
  8. LokusT

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    But then you'll probably need a chip if you don't have one installed already, which would also mean you won't really need the Freeloader since you'd be playing backups. They're two exclusive things.
     
  9. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Becurse they are PRESSING the data DIRECTLY to the disc not burning it.
    That means its just like a retail one.
     
  10. Hyperlisk_

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    Homebrew is not 'wrong' or illegal in any way. If it was, then Nontendo would have it's creators assassinated.
     
  11. dualscreenman

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    @superrob
    Ahh, I didn't know that.
     
  12. shonosuke

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    hope it gets dumped by next week
     
  13. thebert

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    Sure you don't have to update, but you'll never get any new features that way either. I want region-free as much as the next guy, but I also want new channels and official stuff more. If you don't update, you don't get that. [​IMG]
     
  14. shonosuke

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    lol...if you care more about channels then region free then wow....
     
  15. MaHe

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    Now, now, there's absolutely no need to be condescending. If he prefers to use official stuff too (so do I, WiiWare and Everyone's Nintendo have a LOT of potential), there's no need to insult him. Also, you must be aware, that Nintendo will probably ship past-3.2 firmware consoles to the store, essentially making Freeloader useless to late adopters. While homebrew might not be the easiest solution, it's certainly the best one, because some exploits aren't patchable, therefore making them universal.

    cubin': Yep, that's true. But all the previous generation consoles had one major advantage/disadvantage - they weren't upgradeable. When the security holes were found, they were only patched in the later revision's of consoles, making things much, much easier [for 'the homebrew lot'] than they are today. Nowadays, it's just a matter of time when an exploit will be fixed, presuming that it's fixable (and so far, this Trucha Signer thingie is, but even if the fix could compromise the compatibility, Nintendo could just place some CRC checks in the bootcode to block the Freeloader disks - just like they did with the WiiKey configuration disk and Freeloaders for GameCube). I'm not sure if Freeloader for Wii is based on this or not, but if it allows the console to boot in the dashboard before running the software on the disk, it can be blocked in no-time.
     
  16. shonosuke

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    Playasia link:
    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-10v-77...er-70-2m98.html


    Email someone sent:

    I have recently noticed the Wii Freeloader available for sale in the shop and there has been much discussion about it on the GameFAQs Super Smash Brothers Brawl message board. Many people including myself are worried that Wii system updates might render the product useless as has happened with some versions of the Gamecube Freeloader. Can you say whether this will be a problem or not.

    This was their response

    Dear Customer

    Further to your email if Nintendo were to release a firmware update which affected the usage of the product we would try to as previously done with our Wii compatible Gamecube products to release an updated version of the product to resolve the problem.

    Regards

    Daniel Leese

    Technical Support
     
  17. vegenigma

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    So you'd have to go out and buy a new version of it then?
     
  18. shonosuke

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    yes,
    But someone on neogaf also emailed and got a different response that says freeloader blocks updates
     
  19. Rock Raiyu

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    Thats also what I got back.

    Edit: Just a note, why buy it when Datel can just release a patch or something when an update comes around. Just wondering.
     
  20. squirt1000

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    Doubt they would bother making a patch... Datel are now ripoff merchants! Charging for a homebrew psp pandora battery tut tut.. Didnt they also release an external Wii modchip?? [​IMG]
     
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