Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

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Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

Post by Ybalrid » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:17 pm

So, I'm looking around at the options to launch homebrews.

It seems the simplest way would be to use the SD Media Launcher. Problem is that the only thing that I can easily fine online to buy for a good price is the FreeLoader.

Can the FreeLoader be used as a SD Media launcher? I've read somewhere that the 3 products (Action Replay - SD Media Launcher - Free Loader) basically contained the same software (minus the Action Replay part for the two other). Is this actually the case?

All I want to do is to be able to launch .dol files from somewhere, I don't have imports to load, and I would prefer to not have to burn any disks. (it's an hassle ;) )

If not, what would be the best and easiest (and cheapest) option to launch homebrews on a PAL GameCube?
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Re: Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

Post by Ybalrid » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:01 am

Forget that post, I bought a an Action Replay and it works ;-)
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Re: Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

Post by MichaelXD » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:21 pm

Freeloader didn't do anything for me.
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Re: Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:10 am

Yeah, freeloader is pretty useless for homebrew unless if you're using it to boot an out of region original that you have a save game exploit for.
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Re: Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

Post by Streetwalker » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:57 am

Sounds like a convoluted way to boot homebrew. :P
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:02 pm

Streetwalker wrote:Sounds like a convoluted way to boot homebrew. :P
It's the only way I could do it on my Panasonic Q for a while until I got NTSC-J Windwaker :P
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Re: Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

Post by Streetwalker » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:08 pm

Didn't you have a Qoob in there?
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:11 pm

Streetwalker wrote:Didn't you have a Qoob in there?
In the one I sold off, in my main one, nothing.
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Re: Can the Datel FreeLoader be used to boot .dol from SD card?

Post by MichaelXD » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:55 pm

emu_kidid wrote:Yeah, freeloader is pretty useless for homebrew unless if you're using it to boot an out of region original that you have a save game exploit for.
I never even owned homebrew. It was just a regular gamecube.
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