New Wii Freeloader!

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  • Shrub 28 Feb 2008 17:54:09 19 posts
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    Update: It seems that the latest Wii firmware update 3.3 blocks the Freeloader
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    Product info at CodeJunkies site

    Announced at the codejunkies site. This new one apparently lets you play any region Wii (and GC) games on any region Wii. Actually it now appears that there are in fact different versions for US and EU consoles.

    Some proof that it works:
    Der_tolle_Emil wrote:
    Video proof of Japanese Brawl working on 3.1 PAL consoles.
    Domstercool wrote:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4iWEtsZMvE

    That's me with No more Heroes on 3.2E, works fine :)
  • Deleted user 28 February 2008 17:54:54
    \o/

    Please work.

    /eyes US copy of No More Heroes
  • Nylkran 28 Feb 2008 17:55:03 1,086 posts
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    Shrub wrote:
    Product nfo

    Announced at the codejunkies site. This new one apparently lets you play any region Wii (and GC) games on any region Wii.

    If this is true its very awesome.
  • GeeMacca 28 Feb 2008 17:57:04 2,794 posts
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    No More Heroes came straight to mind, please god let it work. Its out in 2 weeks apparently.
  • Nylkran 28 Feb 2008 17:57:42 1,086 posts
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    GeeMacca wrote:
    No More Heroes came straight to mind, please god let it work. Its out in 2 weeks apparently.

    The freeloader or No More Heroes?
  • GeeMacca 28 Feb 2008 17:58:21 2,794 posts
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    The Freeloader.
  • Nylkran 28 Feb 2008 17:59:13 1,086 posts
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    Cool, though I will wait until some reviews have come up.
  • malteaserhead 28 Feb 2008 18:01:05 13,444 posts
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    If true, what's the chances a quick firmware update will nobble this?
  • GeeMacca 28 Feb 2008 18:02:04 2,794 posts
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    Thats what I was thinking... It'll be interesting.
  • GeeMacca 28 Feb 2008 18:03:05 2,794 posts
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    I'll unplug the fucker til i complete NMH.
  • malteaserhead 28 Feb 2008 18:06:47 13,444 posts
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    heh
    Nice workaround ;)
  • Der_tolle_Emil 28 Feb 2008 18:12:39 7,299 posts
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    Oh, I really need this. Screw updates. And even if updates screw it up, I'd be happy to pay for another one. It's not expensive is it?

    Also, quite ironically I was a bit sad that No More Heroes was delayed but thinking that I could now order a US copy and get this as well makes me happy again.

    I just hope that they don't delay it for ages.
  • jambii267 28 Feb 2008 18:12:43 1,366 posts
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    Harvey Birdman and No More Heroes here i come!

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  • malteaserhead 28 Feb 2008 18:14:24 13,444 posts
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    Der_tolle_Emil wrote:
    Oh, I really need this. Screw updates. And even if updates screw it up, I'd be happy to pay for another one. It's not expensive is it?

    Also, quite ironically I was a bit sad that No More Heroes was delayed but thinking that I could now order a US copy and get this as well makes me happy again.

    I just hope that they don't delay it for ages.

    It's 9.99 but the postage is a bit steep (about 5 to the UK?)
    Which isn't Austria :p
    If they don't ship to you, drop me a line...
  • Der_tolle_Emil 28 Feb 2008 18:20:10 7,299 posts
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    I just found the order button :)

    They do ship outside of the UK, 5 pounds as well. But that's not too bad. Already ordered it, I might just order No More Heroes as well now.
  • elredeyegrande 28 Feb 2008 18:20:14 2,382 posts
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    lol @ ecureuil buying a US Wii
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    Website isn't working for me. :(
  • malteaserhead 28 Feb 2008 18:24:03 13,444 posts
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    I thought I heard Groovemeister groan too ;)
    Well, it is claimed that it works for all wii regions, for all game so no one should be missing out...
    /takes pinch o salt
  • Kay 28 Feb 2008 18:29:11 17,820 posts
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    Hmm, wasn't the GC Freeloader a bit fiddly and unreliable to use? I may well pick this up though, just for NMH. Seems cheap enough.

    K
  • malteaserhead 28 Feb 2008 18:31:59 13,444 posts
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    Not in my experience, but I only wanted it for one game and it worked perfectly well with it -
    W116: FE :)

    But yes it can see how it was fiddly for some: didn't some games not work at all and a newer version was needed for others?
  • Gunstars 28 Feb 2008 18:33:16 441 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    Hmm, wasn't the GC Freeloader a bit fiddly and unreliable to use? I may well pick this up though, just for NMH. Seems cheap enough.

    K

    Nah, the GC one was slick, it worked with all of my imports at least.

    NMH, SSBB, TOS2 here I come!
  • Nylkran 28 Feb 2008 18:35:31 1,086 posts
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    Am I the only one that is going to buy a PAL games with my freeloader?
  • malteaserhead 28 Feb 2008 18:38:27 13,444 posts
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    Nah. There's a few importers about here that will probably use it for PAL first games...
    /re-reads last bit 0_o
  • Der_tolle_Emil 28 Feb 2008 18:38:59 7,299 posts
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    Well the US Wii still has the better VC and it's only a matter of time until it stops working.

    Until then though I'll play the shit out of US games. Just ordered No More Heroes.
  • MadMirko 28 Feb 2008 18:39:21 2,974 posts
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    Der_tolle_Emil wrote:
    I just found the order button :)

    Ordered as well. For Baroque, obviously.

    Quick, someone else calculate how many Freeloader revisions there need to be until it becomes cheaper to buy a US Wii (don't forget tax & customs), I have things to meet and people to do.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 28 Feb 2008 18:42:08 7,299 posts
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    13. If you buy the 13th Wiiloader you essentially spent as much money on the freeloaders as you would have if you had bought an US Wii in the first place. Including shipping. And if the Wii doesn#t go down in price.
  • MadMirko 28 Feb 2008 18:45:47 2,974 posts
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    Thanks. :)

    I wonder if I should order more US games. Then again, we would look quite silly if this turns out to be a hoax.

    EDIT: Oh what the heck, since when DON'T I look silly? If it's false alarm I'll at least have a great excuse to buy that US Wii.
  • GeeMacca 28 Feb 2008 18:56:06 2,794 posts
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    I have ordered, but I really really hope this works... Have a feeling I'm going to be disapointed.
  • funkstar 28 Feb 2008 18:56:31 1,194 posts
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    GC freeloader worked great for me (got resi4 US version) so i cant wait to try this wii version out... fingers crossed

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  • ecureuil 28 Feb 2008 19:24:24 76,723 posts
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    elredeyegrande wrote:
    lol @ ecureuil buying a US Wii

    Good luck forcing your Freeloader to download 60hz VC games. :D

    Also when they inevitably block it via updates, like they did with the last one. They'll probably start blocking games out too (straight from the disc), eventually.
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