For those looking to free your Wii (the console) from the tyranny of region specific formatting then the FreeLoader is for you. Pop in the disc, load, then insert any Wii or GameCube game no matter the region and you'll be enjoying those imports in no time.
As Datel's Wii FreeLoader doesn't require modification of the console there's no invalidation of the warranty. It's 100% unofficial so don't be expecting any support from Nintendo.
"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 which is out in Japan three months before it hits the shelves elsewhere. What about the soccer or F1 sim which only gets a European release or a gridiron football or NBL baseball game that’s never released outside the States? 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 100% unofficial, but as it requires no modifications to your console, it does not invalidate the warranty. As well as letting you play Wii games from all regions, Wii FreeLoader also works with imported GameCube games when played on your Wii."
Viva La Region-Free Revolucion! Should disc media continued to be region locked in todays digital world?
Clickto visit the Wii FreeLoader on CodeJunkies UK website, click instead for a US version.
The Wii FreeLoader: liberator of regions, crusader of impatience
29 February 2008 | By Jamie Davey