FreeLoader Not Update Potected

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by tomqman, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. tomqman

    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

    Aug 7, 2007
    Isle Of Wight released a close-up of the new Wii FreeLoader disc and on it something slightly interesting is revealed. The disc has a caution mark stamped on it which states "FreeLoader for Wii works with all current versions of Wii firmware at the time of release. No guarantee can be given of compatibility with future firmware releases so if online updates are performed on your console this may prevent FreeLoader from functioning correctly."

  2. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

    Feb 14, 2007
    i heard some where that if you show proof of purchase that they will give u a updated version of the disk if u send back the old one.
  3. tomqman

    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

    Aug 7, 2007
    Isle Of Wight
    yer i think datel said that but will they be true to their words
  4. bosscolor

    bosscolor GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 4, 2007
    It will cost to Datel a lot of money if they have to produce new freeloader on every updates....

    Imagine the number of people who's going to send their back the disc [​IMG]

    I'm a bit confused with this tool...
  5. soliunasm

    soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 9, 2007
    United States
    Umm, no it won't.
    100 DVD discs would cost like 20-50$, and 3 Freeloaders sold makes up for that.
    But when everyone has the Freeloader, then they have to rely on their other products.
  6. Link00y

    Link00y Advanced Member

    May 31, 2004
    Gambia, The
    I guess they are now writing this because they do not want to do that "always replace disc" thing anymore. For the GC Action Replay and FreeLoader they produced a disc saying "Works on Wii" - and in fact with firmware update.. it did not anymore.. and therefore they probably had to update because the disc clearly said "Works on Wii" which it in fact did not - now that they point out "An update might break us" they put the risk on the clients.

    However, we'll see how they behave!
  7. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island
    What's so hard about not updating your Wii, you pussies? [​IMG]

    Stop whining and be glad there's a fully working region-free disc for now...what games other than Brawl, which will undoubtedly work with the Freeloader, are you going to import in the next months anyway?
    Europe is getting Mario Kart and Wii Fit early, anyway, and after that there are few, if any, Wii games to look forward to...there will most likely be new region-free solutions by then
  8. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    You get this with modchips though, there is a chance that the next firmware update will render your modchip useless. If Nintendo did it in a specific way they could even stop you from even updating the chip via Gamecube mode.

    I don't know why people are so upset by this, its a fact of updatable firmware, you want more features well it comes at a price.

    Actually the discs cost much less than that, but its the cost of getting around the update, making the glass master (3 in fact) and then sending it to be made, repackaging it, etc. Imagine doing this 2-3 times a year for the next 3-4 years, that is very very costly. If Datel do replace them have respect for them as they doesn't have to do anything more beyond the products initial release.
  9. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    Well they can only make new versions as long that Nintendo dont pacthes the bug traucha signer uses [​IMG]