As I was saying in another thread where this post was "off-topic", I hope a free rom loader does not appear any time soon because it would mean the death of the future 3ds (piracy) scene. Gateway will pack their bags and leave because they don't see any sales and this means any future advancements they had to offer are also gone. Currently Gateway is the only team progressing the PRO-PIRACY aspect of the 3ds scene. All we have seen from homebrewers are that they are ANTI-PIRACY (and rightfully so). However, Gateway is a business. And in business the first rule is to make profit. If Gateway can't make a profit, then they will stop and leave. Simple as that. So let's hypothetically say a free rom loader appears today. Gateway's sales will drop to ZERO because who would want to pay for something when there's the same alternative but for free? So now since Gateway doesn't see a profit anymore in 3ds they will pack their bags and leave the 3ds scene. That's just the rule of business. Not hard to understand this right? And with that, any future solutions Gateway would provide are gone. Including the solution to the new 7.x crypto if they had solved it (and it seems they have). Gateway would not have any further incentive to progress the 3ds piracy scene. Why would they? Even worse, even if they did provide a solution for the 7.x crypto, it would get copied in a heartbeat by either cloners or the free solution. So this would result again in ZERO sales. From all angles, it makes zero business sense for Gateway to continue. This is the current situation going on. Nintendo dropped new keys in 7.x and nobody can crack them or bypass them ... Except for Gateway since they have the experience, equipment and can basically just throw enough money at it until it works. So, back to our free rom loader. The euphoria of the free rom loader will only be for a short period because it will only support roms up to 7.x. And as time passes we won't see support for newer roms.. Because who can step up to the game and realise the same level as progress as Gateway? I don't see homebrewers attacking this issue as they are AGAINST piracy. Because of the constant cat and mouse game with Nintendo we are screwed if Gateway packs their bags and leaves. When Nintendo drops a new update that uses new crypto keys that nobody can crack/bypass then we need someone like Gateway to solve this problem.