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Future for Freeloader looking decidedly bleak

Datel's Freeloader for Wii met its sad demise many moons ago. At the time, witnesses at the scene claim they saw Wii Menu Update 3.3 standing over the fallen bootdisk, a bloodied machete in hand. But is there a chance we could see a newer version, allowing us to get back to playing imported titles m...

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Datel pulls Freeloader from its site

As one would expect, Datel has gone ahead and pulled the Wii Freeloader from its website. No longer are they selling the product, what with Wii Menu Update 3.3 killing the thing and all. Spencer over at Siliconera discovered that you can still access the product's page through Google search, but all...

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Nintendo adds Update 3.3 to repaired Wiis, internet not happy

Usually, the news that Nintendo updated the firmware on your Wii while it's away for repair would hardly count as news at all. Since yesterday, however, when everybody caught wind of how the latest Wii Menu Update knocked the Twilight Hack and Freeloader on the head, Nintendo's meddling hasn't bee...

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New Wii update spells the end for Freeloader [Update 1]

Turns out the Twilight Hack wasn't the only casualty of the latest Wii Menu Update. Import gamers everywhere are turning on their Wiis to find that the Freeloader disc they purchased to play (for example) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (remember that?) on their PAL Wiis is also rendered useless by the upda...

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Homebrew program enables region-free, Freeloader-free gaming

This isn't quite the perfect solution yet, but homebrewer Nuke's latest program is pretty damned amazing, if it works like it says it does. Gecko Region Free is a homebrew loader for Wii games from any region! It's sort of a free Freeloader without the disc. Why "sort of?" Well, obviously, you ...

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Retailer confirms Japanese Mario Kart Wii working with Freeloader

When NCSX got their shipment of Japanese copies of Mario Kart Wii, they immediately popped a disc into a U.S. system to test the rumor that it wouldn't work with the Freeloader. At first, their experience bore that rumor out: the game boots to a black screen. But what we thought would break Freeloa...

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Rumor: Freeloader not compatible with Mario Kart Wii

If you tried importing the Japanese version of Mario Kart Wii to Europe or the U.S. in order to get your copy early, you may have received this message from Play-Asia: "We received the first small delivery today for testing and unfortunately we have to inform you, that the game is not compatible wit...

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Wii Warm Up: Loading

The Freeloader seems to be of primary importance to European gamers who want to play games the year they come out. But a side effect of that functionality is something that many American and European gamers have always striven for: the ability to play Japanese games. And as for Japanese gamers, we'r...

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Wii FreeLoader now available, mod-less region-free gaming

Finally! After being rendered useless by an August update (that is, if you could get yours to work at all) Datel's previously Gamecube only FreeLoader disc has been released for Wii, promising region-free gaming without the hassle of modding your console. Available in the US for $19.99 and the UK ...

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Where is the Wii Freeloader? Oh, it's finally here!

For those of you looking to import games for your Wii, Datel's Freeloader will likely be the solution for you. But, where exactly is it? We haven't hear anything about the device since 2006 (although there were some rumors floating around last year about it releasing). But now, finally, it looks lik...

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