New informations about Freeloader

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Shuny, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Shuny
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    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Read that in another forum :

    "Divineo.co.uk has shot us over furter insider information regarding Datel's FreeLoader product for the Wii. So far, 41 Wii import games have been tested on a PAL console, 37 worked without problems while 4 required a firmware update to work. This is disabled but to get these games to work on a lower firmware, you need to do a DOUBLE swap, ie re-insert FreeLoader then insert the game again to work. It is also beleived that there will be three versions of the software, one for each JAP/USA/EU, thus the images are likely not to be final and will have just one respective flag on the front."

    So the Freeloader is a real new hack and not the one used in modchips ported to a disc ...
     
  2. Hit

    Hit GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I hope a backup of the freeloader works fine on modchips [​IMG]
    I need to play manhunt 2, NTSC version doesn't work on my PAL wii
     
  3. bailli

    bailli GBAtemp Regular

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    That sounds to me exactly like the "modchip compatibility".
    What makes you think this is a new hack? These 4 games could very well be MP3, SMG, SSBB and a forth one.
    So I seen no reason why this is different from the modchip/RegionFrii approach.
    And so you will end up with double channels since it seems the "update-block" feature works only on games that work brickblocked...

    EDIT: Hm okay after reading the post for the second time I'm not sure whether the "double swap" means that the firmware is updated or not...
    So maybe no double channels. Or Datel just stole our work too and "manually" runs the IOS updates...
     
  4. TravisTouchdown

    TravisTouchdown Member

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    But will No More Heroes NTSC work on PAL?
     
  5. iori-kyo-k

    iori-kyo-k GBAtemp Fan

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    It's the point of the Freeloader, isn't it ?
     
  6. gotissues

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    With manhunt 2 uncensored already having a release I can only assume that once no more heroes hits the shelves in europe we will have a uncensored edition in a matter of days.
    Still the idea of a freeloader so that PAL users can play NTSC games instantly (without waiting months and months) appeals a lot.

    EDIT":
    The uncensored manhunt 2 version mentioned above works on PAL wiis supposedly.
    It got german text(menus only?) as well if interested
     
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