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 museum of all old computers, consoles and even pongs.
  • The Visual Novel Database: comprehensive database about visual novels.
  • useful for translation patches of Japanese games, also has various hacks.
  • RecalBox: make your own retro gaming console and play your old games on your TV or any screen.
  • Emugen: the Emulation General wiki will help you emulate almost every computer or console.
  • The Collection Chamber: rare games packaged and reviewed by Biffman 101.
  • Zomb's Lair: tailor-made release for old gems and high quality patches for old games.
  • Retro Game Champion: this very passionate archivist has created one of the best compilations for most consoles, curating TOSEC, No-Intro and other dump archives ;
  • Classic Adventures Solution Archive: solutions and maps for all text adventure games, on any platform.


  • Essential DOS commands: all DOS commands you will need if you use legacy DOSBox.
  • 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.
  • VilerR's blog: advanced technical posts on old games and computers.


  • 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 provides 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.
  • Widescreen Fixes Pack: alternative to WSGF for few games.
  • Mod DB: download patches and fixes for many old Windows games.
  • nGlide: this glide wrapper emulates a 3Dfx card, perfect for those late 90s games.
  • DxWnd: makes fullscreen games run in a window, allowing many old games to run fine in recent Windows versions.
  • Emupedia: dive back in Win 95/98/ME directly from your browser and launch several classic Win games.
  • and make the update service work again on older Windows versions, from Win95 to Vista, awesome projects!


Acorn Computers

  • Stardot Forum: the online community for all Acorn computers (Atom, BBC Micro, Electron and Archimedes).


Amstrad CPC

  • CPCWiki: the encyclopedia 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 Germany.

Apple II


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

Commodore 64

  • history pages, manuals and ROM downloads.
  • 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.

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ZX Spectrum

  • World of Spectrum: official world archives for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
  • Qaop/JS: emulate the ZX Spectrum in your browser. List of available games here.
  • Spectrum Computing: the best place for all ZX Spectrum games and resources, awesome website!

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