How to Patch Wii Games From PAL to NTSC

Written by steven diggs, jr.
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PAL Nintendo Wii video games, which are used in Europe, will not work in an NTSC Wii, which is the broadcast format for North American games. To get PAL Wii games to work on an NTSC Wii, you must be running the Wii firmware 3.2 or lower with a swap disc. This disc, called the FreeLoader, temporarily patches the NTSC Wii system to trick it into working PAL Wii games. If you are running Wii firmware 3.3 or higher, you cannot play PAL games on your NTSC Wii.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the FreeLoader disc into the Wii.

  2. 2

    Press the "Eject" button on the front of the Wii.

  3. 3

    Remove the FreeLoader disc.

  4. 4

    Insert the European game. It will boot up.

Tips and warnings

  • Even though you have an NTSC memory card, it will save PAL games.

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