Useful retrogaming links

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Useful links

Some useful links for playing abandonware games. You may suggest new links through the contact page. For specific links and instructions on emulation, go to our how-to play page.

General retrogaming links

Sites useful to any kind of retrogamer, for any platform.

  • ReplacementDocs: The web archive of game manuals. A good place to look for a missing manual, especially for security checks in old games.
  • VGMaps: The Video Game Atlas. Tons of maps for many video games, lots of platforms.
  • VOGONS: very old games on new systems, a forum dedicated to emulation or simply making old Windows games run on recent version of the OS.
  • The Patches Scrolls: thousands of old patches for DOS and Windows games.
  • Old Computers.com: museum of all old computers, consoles and even pongs.
  • The Visual Novel Database: comprehensive database about visual novels.

DOS

  • Essential DOS commands: some basic DOS commands you will need if you use legacy DOSBox, a more complete list can be found here.
  • DOSGaming Subreddit: a good place to ask for help finding a game or running a specific game. Don't miss this post with tons of links to drivers and utilities for DOS games.
  • Sierra Help Pages: all resources needed to keep the classic Sierra games alive.

Windows

  • WinWorld: library of operating systems and various applications and games. Has VMWare images from Windows 1.0 to Windows 2000.
  • VOGONS Vintage Driver Library: a collection of old drivers, contributed by the members of the VOGONS Forums.
  • WSGF: the widescreen gaming forum provide patches for playing old Windows (and some DOS) games in a good condition on wide screens. May be flagged as malware by your browser, use at your own risk.

Mac

Amiga

Amstrad CPC

  • CPCWiki: the encyclopaedia of all things CPC related.
  • CPC Game Reviews: game reviews and downloads of CPC games.
  • CPC Power: preservation site of everything related to CPC/CPC+/GX4000. French website available in english, spanish and german.

Apple II

  • Virtual Apple II: almost all Apple ][ and Apple IIGS ready to play in your browser.

ColecoVision

  • ColecoVision Zone: general information on the ColecoVision console, the games, various pictures and old ads.
  • ColecoVision.dk: a danish website (in english) about the ColecoVision, supports the homebrew scene.

Commodore 64

  • Commodore.ca: history pages, manuals and ROM downloads.
  • C64.com: a C64 preservation project, accept hardware and software donations.
  • Lemon64: tons of games, scans, reviews, and an active forum.
  • C64 Wiki: online encyclopedia on the Commodore 64.

Dragon 32/64

MSX

NES

  • The NES Files: roms, manuals, cartridge pictures, screenshots of NES games.
  • NesConsole: play NES games in your browser.

ZX Spectrum

  • World of Spectrum: official world archive for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
  • Qaop/JS: emulate the ZX Spectrum in your browser. List of available games here.

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