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Chao
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(02-28-2008, 06:23 PM)
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Confirmed?: Free Loader for Wii due in about 10 days

Divineo.co.uk has confirmed to us that in around 10 days, Datel are set to release Freeloader for the Nintendo Wii. The product allows you to play import games from all over the globe and a single version works on PAL, USA and JAP consoles.

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Originally Posted by VOOK

Oh and I promised this,

Originally Posted by CODEJUNKIES

This is the one you’ve all been waiting for! Wii FreeLoader lets you play ANY region of Wii or GameCube game on your Nintendo Wii! At last, you can import games from other territories and play them on your Wii…

Videogamers the world over get really frustrated when games are released in other territories long before they reach the shops in their home country, if they ever get released at all. You want to play that blockbuster survival horror which is out in Japan three months before it hits the shelves elsewhere. What about the soccer or F1 sim which only gets a European release or a gridiron football or NBL baseball game that’s never released outside the States? Or maybe you bought an imported Wii because you wanted to get it early, and you now want to play games from your own region without buying a second machine. Well, now you can. With Wii FreeLoader, you can play ANY region of game on your Wii!

Wii FreeLoader is really easy to use. Simply insert your FreeLoader disc and load it in the usual way. When the drive stops, eject the Wii FreeLoader disc and insert the game, which then loads and plays just like it would on its own region of Wii. It’s as simple as that!

Wii FreeLoader is 100% unofficial, but as it requires no modifications to your console, it does not invalidate the warranty. As well as letting you play Wii games from all regions, Wii FreeLoader also works with imported GameCube games when played on your Wii. It won’t work in a GameCube console, though – for that, you need Freeloader for GameCube, also available from Codejunkies…

Features

* Play ANY region of Wii or GameCube game on ANY Wii.
* Easy to use.
* No console modification required.
* Doesn’t invalidate warranty.
* Play games never released in your region.
* Play local games on your imported console.
* 100% unofficial.

ATTENTION EVERYONE

I have actually had a LONG conversation with one of the codejunkies technical experts over the phone yesterday, when I ordered freeloader (the phone call at their expense - they called me back!)

This is what freeloader does, confirmed by codejunkies staff, who actually investigated my questions when I asked about it, TESTED it, and then called me back:

• WII FREELOADER IGNORES ALL REGION-CODING.
• WII FREELOADER IGNORES ALL WII UPDATES ON A WII GAME DISK (INCLUDING SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL).
• WII FREELOADER IGNORES THE NECESSITY OF CHECKING FOR GAME UPDATES; THUS ALLOWING THE GAME FILES TO BE PLAYED SAFELY WITHOUT ANY RISK OF BRICKING YOUR WII CONSOLE.
• CODEJUNKIES STAFF HAVE CONFIRMED TO ME, BY PHONE, THAT IF A WII FIRMWARE UPDATE SOMEHOW BLOCKS THE WII FREELOADER, THEY WILL SEND YOU AN UPDATED WII FREELOADER FREE OF CHARGE WHEN ONE IS CREATED, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE PROOF OF PURCHASE OF YOUR ORIGINAL COPY OF WII FREELOADER.


Hope this helps everyone!

===MESSAGE RESPONSES===

-ok i really need this question answered i have the latest update for the wii will freeloader work do you think ?
-Yes, it will.

-But surely Nintendo wouldn't actually break someone's Wii just because they used a freeloader? It's not like it's illegal or anything... yet.
-They can legally block modchips in europe, but I do not believe they can legally block software (a.k.a. freeloader discs)

-Sounds good, but until someone updates their wii and confirms that their wii and freeloader survived the update it just sounds too risky.
-Codejunkies has confirmed it's completely safe because wii freeloader loads the game file, ignoring all updates on a game disk.

-If it DOES bypass the updates, Nintendo could change the format of some games in the near future making them unplayable even with a Freeloader (they did so in the SNES era with Super Mario RPG by making it unplayable using region-changing devices). So you would be spending over £50 on one game.
-It bypasses all updates and plays the raw game file safely, with the wifi and everything safe - this has been confirmed 100% by codejunkies to me.

-Brawl will come with an update just like metroid prime 3 and super mario galaxy. It will not work
-Yes, it comes with an update, but use of the wii freeloader allows that update to be ignored.

-So moving swiftly on....I've gone ahead and order the freeloader and smash bros. After reading all the pages of this thread I'm very skeptical about what will happen once I run the freeloader.
-You have every right to be skeptical, but it is unneeded, as codejunkies have tested the Freeloader with a japanese version (with update on disk) with BOTH european, and american consoles.

Originally Posted by batbeg

Only £9.99! Holy shit!

Link Man
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(02-28-2008, 06:24 PM)
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:D :D :D
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CrushDance
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OMNGGGGGGGGG
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Today in International News: A new report shows a sudden, unexpected, and dramatic revival of religious faith in Europe, completely reversing decades of migration away from beliefs.
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Fenix
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(02-28-2008, 06:26 PM)
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DAY 1.
angelfly
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(02-28-2008, 06:27 PM)
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I want it but after what they did with the GC version I'm not sure if I'll be picking one up.
Myke Greywolf
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(02-28-2008, 06:27 PM)
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Looking forward to it being disabled by a firmware update

Just kidding.
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(02-28-2008, 06:28 PM)
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Hurray for Europe!
Bleda
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(02-28-2008, 06:29 PM)
OMG! Best news ever!
x3sphere
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(02-28-2008, 06:29 PM)
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Remember Nintendo can easily block this with a firmware update.
Rogerkiller
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(02-28-2008, 06:29 PM)
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day 1 :D

but does nintendo will really let this work for a long time?
well a system update can stop this from working, right?
near
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(02-28-2008, 06:30 PM)
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Finally! This is what i've been waiting for, i'm going to pick up a Wii maybe next week:D

Edit: Okay, reconsidering.
Waku
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(02-28-2008, 06:31 PM)
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Thats one Gimpedass Freeloader.
Fenix
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(02-28-2008, 06:31 PM)
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Isn't that the old version Crushed?
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(02-28-2008, 06:31 PM)
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I love Europeans so much, I want to hug them!
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(02-28-2008, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fenix

Isn't that the old version Crushed?

That's what I was thinking...
MadFuzzy
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(02-28-2008, 06:32 PM)

Originally Posted by JSnake

Seems it only works for Gamecube games. http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=102816

Read the replies.

So basically this is the same version as the one that was out last summer that stopped working after firmware version 3.0 then. My copy of it is already a lovely coaster.
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(02-28-2008, 06:32 PM)
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Finally: Freeloader for Wii




* Compatible with US Wii™ consoles for Gamecube™ playback (does NOT play import Wii™ games)

Mithos Yggdrasill
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(02-28-2008, 06:32 PM)

Originally Posted by LinkAMN

QFTW. Enfin, c'est pas trop tard.
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Europeans are just so well-groomed and kind. Such sweet people.
Chao
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(02-28-2008, 06:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by JSnake

Seems it only works for Gamecube games. http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=102816

Read the replies.

What? It looks different from the GameCube one. You can read in the box "Play your Wii games from any country". Are they fucking kidding with us?
Air Zombie Meat
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(02-28-2008, 06:33 PM)
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Now, lets see who actually reads the thread before posting!Knew it was too good to be true :(
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(02-28-2008, 06:33 PM)
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Yay! I'm happy, my username now makes more sense. :D

EDIT: wait, maybe I spoke too soon. :(
Fenix
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(02-28-2008, 06:33 PM)
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Bah
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(does NOT play import Wii™ games)

:lol

More gifs, please.

Originally Posted by Crushed

That's not misleading at all!

Love the size of the letters changing depending on the information.
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(02-28-2008, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Region-Free Wii

Yay! I'm happy, my username now makes more sense.

EDIT: wait, maybe I spoke too soon. :(

angelfly
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(02-28-2008, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crushed

Followup: Europe plunges into depression as the entire population of the continent abandons faith, family, and all hope of life.

Reason:



http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...n-70-1ssh.html

That's the old version.
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(02-28-2008, 06:35 PM)
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[IMG]http://i31.************/30ddtmh.gif[/IMG]
Danj
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(02-28-2008, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fenix

Bah

Humbug.
Magicpaint
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(02-28-2008, 06:35 PM)
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I am angry and sad and depressed. wat to beliv.
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STOP TOYING WITH MY HEART.
Spiegel
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(02-28-2008, 06:36 PM)
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http://www.divineo.co.uk/cgi-bin/div-uk/wii-dfr.html

Can't see the image. Is the same one?
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(02-28-2008, 06:36 PM)
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so this will let me play US/Japanese Gamecube games on my PAL Wii?

Like the ones I just spent weeks looking for and rebuying in PAL format?

fuck. And yes. Both in equal measures. I didn't find Resi4 or pikmin, so I can still play those I guess
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Puppies for all!
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Originally Posted by Crushed


It's just a rebranded GameCube Freeloader in new packaging.
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near
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Why do people think its the gamecube one? It clearly says Freeloader Nintendo Wii. :lol

Datel are set to release FreeLoader for the Nintendo Wii

AlphaTwo00
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(02-28-2008, 06:40 PM)
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* Not compatible with Wii™ after firmware upgrade 3.0

What's the point then?
Shrubbery
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(02-28-2008, 06:40 PM)
So what's this then?

http://uk.codejunkies.com/Products/W..._EF000595.aspx

This is the one you’ve all been waiting for! Wii FreeLoader lets you play ANY region of Wii or GameCube game on your Nintendo Wii! At last, you can import games from other territories and play them on your Wii…

aparisi2274
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Here is the link to codejunkies.com shop where you can buy this thing...

http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/W..._EF000593.aspx

Originally Posted by codejunkies


This is the one you’ve all been waiting for! Wii FreeLoader lets you play ANY region of Wii or GameCube game on your Nintendo Wii! At last, you can import games from other territories and play them on your Wii…

Videogamers the world over get really frustrated when games are released in other territories long before they reach the shops in their home country, if they ever get released at all. You want to play that blockbuster survival horror which is out in Japan three months before it hits the shelves elsewhere. What about the soccer or F1 sim which only gets a European release or a gridiron football or NBL baseball game that’s never released outside the States? Or maybe you bought an imported Wii because you wanted to get it early, and you now want to play games from your own region without buying a second machine. Well, now you can. With Wii FreeLoader, you can play ANY region of game on your Wii!

Wii FreeLoader is really easy to use. Simply insert your FreeLoader disc and load it in the usual way. When the drive stops, eject the Wii FreeLoader disc and insert the game, which then loads and plays just like it would on its own region of Wii. It’s as simple as that!

Wii FreeLoader is 100% unofficial, but as it requires no modifications to your console, it does not invalidate the warranty. As well as letting you play Wii games from all regions, Wii FreeLoader also works with imported GameCube games when played on your Wii. It won’t work in a GameCube console, though – for that, you need Freeloader for GameCube, also available from Codejunkies…

Features

* Play ANY region of Wii or GameCube game on ANY Wii.
* Easy to use.
* No console modification required.
* Doesn’t invalidate warranty.
* Play games never released in your region.
* Play local games on your imported console.
* 100% unofficial.

near
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(02-28-2008, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlphaTwo00

What's the point then?

Thats from the old freeloader for the Gamecube. That 'Crushed' linked here.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...n-70-1ssh.html
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Originally Posted by aparisi2274

Here is the link to codejunkies.com shop where you can buy this thing...

http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/W..._EF000593.aspx



[IMG]http://us.codejunkies.com/Images/products/medium/wii-free-loader-medium.jpg[IMG]


Woah, woah, woah, so this might actually be good news for European Wii owners?


That resurgence in faith might happen after all!
Jaded Alyx
(02-28-2008, 06:42 PM)
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Move along people, nothing to see here!



EDIT: Then again...PRAISE BE!!
C.T.
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isn't that the "old-new" version?

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