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5 stars"
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If you have exotic tastes or just cant be bothered waiting for games to make their way to our shores (e.g Smash Bros. Brawl) then this is for you. Its cheaper and safer than modifying your console, and it wont void your warranty. It is incredibly easy to use – load the Freeloader disc, eject, then insert your import disc. The only concern is that it is possible that Nintendo could disable the Freeloader in a future firmware update (this also applies to a hardware modification anyhow). The Freeloader represents amazing value for money, and should find a place in every hardcore gamer's collection.

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"Works perfectly"
5 stars"

I have been waiting to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl since I heard about. Seeing as it is already released in the US but still no firm release date for Australia I bit the bullet and imported it along with a freeloader.

The freeloader is so simple to use you just pop it into the drive and wait for the screen to go ‘weird’ twice and eject it. Now you just place your imported game into the drive and it loads like normal.

Some games require that you update your firmware before they will play. By default the Freeloader skips this update but if you want to run it you just have to put the disc in twice before putting the game disc in. You should check the Freeloader website before you do this to make sure that the update doesn't stop your Freeloader working.

If you are impatient like me or just don't want extremely censored versions of games (No More Heroes) then buy a Freeloader you won't regret it.

Description

This is the one you’ve all been waiting for! Wii FreeLoader lets you play ANY region of Wii game on your Nintendo 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 offering which is out in Japan three months before it hits the shelves anywhere else? What about the gridiron football or NBL baseball game that’s never released outside the States? With Wii FreeLoader, you can play ANY region of game on your European 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, and requires no modifications to your console. As well as letting you play Wii games from all regions, Wii FreeLoader also works with imported GameCube games when played on your Wii.

NOTE: This version of Wii FreeLoader is for use on European PAL consoles (including NZ +Australian consoles).

 

Features

  • Play ANY region of Wii or GameCube game on a European Wii.
  • Easy to use.
  • No console modification required.
  • Play games never released in your region.
  • Play local games on your imported console.
  • 100% unofficial.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Copy of the instructions that come included in the Freeloader Package

Getting Started

Follow the simple instructions below to start up FreeLoader for Wii™:

If the Game that you wish to play is from an NTSC region then you may need to first set the display setting to 60 Hz. For best results. This setting is found in the Tools Menu on your console

Insert the FreeLoader for Wii™ disk and it will automatically load and run.

Multiple colour bars on the screen will indicate that FreeLoader for Wii™ is in operation. The colour bars will appear twice then the drive will stop.

Eject the Freeloader disk and now insert the Game Disk that you want to play.

The Game will play as normal.

Game Upgrades

Most game disks have an upgrade program which is loaded before the game application itself.

The purpose of the upgrade program is to update your console, where necessary, with new firmware modules.

When loading a game from another region on your console this upgrade program may have unpredictable results if loaded.

FreeLoader for Wii™ will prevent this upgrade program from being loaded and will only load the main game application.

A number of games will not function unless the upgrade program has first been loaded and so FreeLoader has an alternate. selective alternative load method for these games.

Alternative method

Insert the FreeLoader for Wii™ disk and it will automatically load and run.

Multiple colour bars on the screen will indicate that FreeLoader for Wii™ is in operation. The colour bars will appear twice then the drive will stop.

Eject the Freeloader disk and then RE-INSERT / RE-LOAD the Freeloader disk once more.

The multiple colour bars will appear twice more and the drive will again stop.

Only after the Freeloader disk has been separately loaded on 2 occasions, eject the Freeloader disk and now insert the Game Disk that you want to play. The Game will play as normal and this time the upgrade program will be selectively loaded.

Please be aware that allowing the upgrade program to run may, in a number of cases, still cause unwanted effects.

Since any game updates can create unwanted results or even incompatibility with Freeloader, it is recommended that all new games, even ones from your own region, are loaded via Freeloader’s alternative selective upgrade method.

CAUTION - Online Upgrades.

FreeLoader for Wii™ works with all current versions of Wii firmware at the time of its 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.

We recommend that you consider the benefits of any Online Upgrade against the possible loss of compatibility with freeloader and its functions.

Conclusion

FreeLoader for Wii™ uses proprietary technology to enable your console to play import games from other regions. Using FreeLoader for Wii™ you can now, for example, easily play Japanese or U.S. games on any European console. You must however purchase correct Freeloader version based on country of origin. Europe for Pal, US for NTSC and Japan for Japan.

We recommend you always buy a game designed for your own region wherever possible due to language differences and extra features, etc. However there will be occasions when you simply can’t obtain a game, or are not prepared to wait many months for a foreign title to be released in your region. In these cases, FreeLoader for Wii™ is your passport to playing games from any country, on your console.

If you’re one of the many gamers that bought an imported console and you now want to play games from your own country, then FreeLoader for Wii™ is also ideal for this task. Whichever way you use FreeLoader for Wii™, no modifications to your console are needed and your console’s warranty is kept intact.

 

Release date Australia
March 19th, 2008
Game Platform
  • Nintendo Wii
Publisher
UPC
7194801666558
Product ID
1556150

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