FreeLoader Disabled By Update

People using Datel's FreeLoader boot disc will be in for a shock today, Nintendo's latest Wii firmware update renders it useless.

IMPORTANT! - Compatibility with Wii Firmware 3.3x and higher

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control Wii Freeloader is not compatible with Wii firmware 3.3 and higher (released as an online update 17/07/2008).

You can continue to use Wii Freeloader perfectly with any Wii console running firmware 3.2 and below.

Apparently the latest update, 3.3, also plugs the "Twilight Save" hack which had previously allowed gamers to boot homebrew code, frustrating alot of wannabe programmers.

Nintendo haven't commented on the subject but this will no doubt re-ignite the whole "region free" debate, we all know the pains of being a PAL gamer.

CodeJunkies state that you can still play games if you don't update, a narrow minded approach as certain new games will require you to update to the latest version.

Is this the end of the FreeLoader on Wii?

[via uk.codejunkies.com]