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(No limit: I found a game missing from the Sega CD set.)
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**[https://archive.org/details/SgaStrnCmplt ReDump Saturn] Complete set (2015-09-13). Includes manuals and magazines.
 
**[https://archive.org/details/SgaStrnCmplt ReDump Saturn] Complete set (2015-09-13). Includes manuals and magazines.
 
**[https://archive.org/details/almstcmpltdrmcst ReDump Dreamcast] set (2015-09-20). Missing 19 games. Includes manuals.
 
**[https://archive.org/details/almstcmpltdrmcst ReDump Dreamcast] set (2015-09-20). Missing 19 games. Includes manuals.
**[https://archive.org/details/Sega_Mega-CD_and_Sega_CD_Reference_Set_Redump_DAT_and_CUE ReDump Sega CD] set for all regions. Includes DAT files to verify with ClrMamePro.
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**[https://archive.org/details/Sega_Mega-CD_and_Sega_CD_Reference_Set_Redump_DAT_and_CUE ReDump Sega CD] set for all regions. Missing Battle Fantasy/Revengers of Vengeance. Includes DAT files to verify with ClrMamePro.
 
**[https://archive.org/details/tosec?sort=-publicdate TOSEC] (The Old School Emulation Center) sets.
 
**[https://archive.org/details/tosec?sort=-publicdate TOSEC] (The Old School Emulation Center) sets.
 
**[https://archive.org/details/vintagesoftware Vintage Software] Many DOS collections and older games.
 
**[https://archive.org/details/vintagesoftware Vintage Software] Many DOS collections and older games.
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*[http://www.portalroms.com/en Portal Roms] Torrent site for ROMs and ISOs. Mostly Nintendo stuff. Especially good for Wii U, Wii, and no-intro 3DS.
 
*[http://www.portalroms.com/en Portal Roms] Torrent site for ROMs and ISOs. Mostly Nintendo stuff. Especially good for Wii U, Wii, and no-intro 3DS.
 
*[https://romtohome.com/ RomToHome] Slow free downloads for ISOs and ROMs from a variety of consoles including (but not limited to) PS2, Wii, 3DS, DS and PSP.
 
*[https://romtohome.com/ RomToHome] Slow free downloads for ISOs and ROMs from a variety of consoles including (but not limited to) PS2, Wii, 3DS, DS and PSP.
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===Download Limit===
 
===Download Limit===

Revision as of 13:23, 4 November 2016

Downloads

No limit

  • Archive.org:
    • MAME and MESS sets.
    • No-Intro (2016-01-03) for cartridge based systems.
    • ReDump 3DO
    • ReDump PS1 USA set. Requires login.
    • ReDump GameCube USA set.
    • ReDump Saturn Complete set (2015-09-13). Includes manuals and magazines.
    • ReDump Dreamcast set (2015-09-20). Missing 19 games. Includes manuals.
    • ReDump Sega CD set for all regions. Missing Battle Fantasy/Revengers of Vengeance. Includes DAT files to verify with ClrMamePro.
    • TOSEC (The Old School Emulation Center) sets.
    • Vintage Software Many DOS collections and older games.
    • Retrotvdan PSP set A lot of PSP games.
    • Hint: add an / after the zip/rar/tar extension in the URL links for the direct downloads to view that archive's contents online and download them individually instead of the whole obscenely huge data blob.
  • Atarimania Contains a complete Atari 2600 ROM set.
  • The ISO Zone Many systems and PC
  • Planet Emulation Very old, weekly updated and classy French ROM site, full MAME CHDs, also good for GBA ROMs. Just click on "Telecharger" for download.
  • Emuparadise Good for No-Intro sets (Require registration). Hosts a lot of bad disc rips with no indication.
  • Doperoms Has some ReDump PSX/GCN among other things.
  • ROM Hustler Has Renascene PSP dumps. Various platforms, mostly handhelds.
  • Nyaa Torrents Useful for Japanese games.
  • World of Spectrum For ZX Spectrum games and applications as well magazines, cover art, booklets, and much more.
  • MAME Directly from the MAME site. Games that were released with permission for free and non-commercial use.
  • Nicoblog A site where people can share their games.
  • PSNdl PSN Packages direct from Sony. Can get official psx eboots here. Decrypt the files with psnpkgdecryptor-extractor
  • Portal Roms Torrent site for ROMs and ISOs. Mostly Nintendo stuff. Especially good for Wii U, Wii, and no-intro 3DS.
  • RomToHome Slow free downloads for ISOs and ROMs from a variety of consoles including (but not limited to) PS2, Wii, 3DS, DS and PSP.

Download Limit

User Uploaded Direct-Download (Forum post) Sites*

Use some common sense while downloading!

*All require registration.

Verifying Good Dumps

Main article: File_Hashes#Determining_Good_Game_Dumps

Game Recommendations

Game recommendations are highly subjective, but big lists like these usually cover the worthwhile games for each system.

Searching for ISOs

A lot of the above sites have ISOs for disc-based games, but some of the more obscure titles can be hard to find. If you want to find these games, searching for their ID number is generally more effective than searching for their title. Both Mobygames and GameFAQs will list these under the game's release information. This number is region specific and is very useful if you want to find an ISO from a specific region.

Downloaders

These can sometimes come in handy when you need download lots of links and you can't be bothered to manually deal with 13 different parts every 20 minutes, they are also sometimes a necessity when you're faced with a .DLC file, you will then need something like JDownloader to download what you're after. Below are just some of the more popular Downloaders.

NOTE: DO NOT install JDownloader with the web installer, it contains toolbars, adware, malware, etc. Use the offline installers.

JDownloader

pyLoad - An alternative for JDownloader that does not require Java to be installed, it's open-sourced too.