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Price: $69.90
This item is currently sold out and unavailable
Item Number: DTL-FLD
Publisher: Datel
Jan/UPC Code: 890664001648
Update From Datel: June 17, 2008
* Please note, due to circumstances beyond our control Wii Freeloader is not compatible with latest version Wii firmware 3.3 and higher, just released (released as an online update 17/06/2008). You can continue to use Wii Freeloader perfectly with any Wii console running firmware 3.2 and below. If you upgrade to Wii firmware 3.3 or higher this WILL disable the Freeloader function and it will stop working for all future use on all import games. *
Update March 13, 2008
 A batch of USA Wii Freeloaders arrived yesterday and all preorders have shipped as of Wednesday afternoon. New orders will ship today.
    NCS tested the Freeloader yesterday on one of our USA Wii consoles (Firmware v3.1) and found it to be as easy to use as the original Gamecube version which was released many moons ago. Simply tuck the disc into the Wii's motorized drive, boot it up, and wait for the menu to appear. Next, tap the eject button and insert your Japanese or European Wii game and you're on your way to becoming an international player. For our playtest, we loaded up Oneechanbara Revolution followed by Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon but we didn't have any European Wii games loose in our library. Datel however assures us with the following words from the product packaging, "Play Your Wii Games From Any Country On Your Wii Console!"
    Who are we to doubt them? Please note the version that we have in stock is the USA Wii console version of the Freeloader.

Update March 12, 2008
   All preorders and new orders for the Wii Freeloader [for the USA Wii console] will ship today. Please note the following disclaimer on the back of the product packaging:
Caution: 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 revisions so if Online Updates are performed on your console this may prevent Freeloader from functioning correctly.

Update March 11, 2008
From the Publisher
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. 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, 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.

Product Features
» Play ANY region of Wii or GameCube game on ANY Wii.
» Easy to use.
» No console modification required.
» Play games never released in your region.
» Play local games on your imported console.
» 100% unofficial.

NCS is currently only supplying the Wii version of the Freeloader

Update October 4, 2007
Please note the Freeloader is currently sold out. Datel is working on a new revision of the product which may overcome the Wii firmware 3.0 update issues but we'll update our customers once additional news is available. Thanks for reading.


Incompatibility Update - August 9, 2007
The Wii firmware 3.0 update released yesterday renders the Freeloader software incompatible. Please do not purchase the Freeloader if you intend on using it only on your upgraded Wii since it will not boot.

Incompatibility Update - May 18, 2007
Please note the latest version of the Freeloader which is compatible with the USA Wii to play Japanese Gamecube games is no longer compatible with newer versions of the Gamecube hardware. Ironic isn't it?

If your Gamecube only has an Analog AV port on back of the console and does not have the Digital Video port (for component video output), it will not be able to boot this new version of the Freeloader.

«©NCSX» With the use of a simple universal boot disc, the Gamecube Freeloader allows USA/JPN/EUR Gamecubes to play USA/JPN/EUR Gamecube games. This means a PAL or NTSC Gamecube console will play PAL/NTSC games with the use of this boot disc.

If you have a USA Gamecube, you will need to use the Freeloader to play Japanese games such as Battle Stadium D.O.N, Naruto Gekitou Ninja, Shaman King, and all those other Japan exclusive releases.

Steps for playing a Japanese import on a USA Gamecube
1) Insert Freeloader into Gamecube and close lid
2) Power up and wait for the Freeloader title screen
3) When prompted with "Insert Game Disc," open the lid
4) Remove the Freeloader disc
5) Insert Gamecube import disc
6) Close lid
7) Play

Thanks to a customer in the UK, we can now confirm that NTSC Gamecube consoles (Japanese and USA) will play European PAL Gamecube games in 50Hz or 60Hz (as long as the game supports both video modes.) NCS also confirms compatibility with Panasonic Gamecube DVD units for playing USA and EUR Gamecube software.

Note that USA and JPN save data may not be saved to the same memory card and separate USA and JPN memory cards are required.

July 23, 2003 Update: Please note that the Japanese version of F-Zero GX does not work properly with Freeloader v1.06B. The following information is from the main NCS website at:

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