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Where you finding ROMs these days?

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- Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:52:23 EST 3UCJ3nBm No.747176
File: 1575960743686.jpg -(2929491B / 2.79MB, 4160x3120) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Where you finding ROMs these days?
A year or so ago I know I was having a hell of a time finding MAME ROMs because of all that Nintendo faggotry going after random site admins which closed down a lot of my options. But now... Even the alt-sites I was getting DC ROMs on a few months back have either disappeared or stopped offering public ROM dls.. Used to be able to get anything off Emuparadise but those days seem long gone.

Just looking for PC ver of GTA and London 69. Anyone know a ROM site that still carries them?
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Seifer Almasy - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:47:51 EST jqQHq4OG No.747184 Reply
wtf? you cant torrent gta san andreas? and who calls pc games ROMs?
what are you man?
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Seifer Almasy - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:51:58 EST jqQHq4OG No.747186 Reply
>>747184
oh im kinda too high, you meant the first gta
well i just googled it and downloaded it. it was among the first 5 results.
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Barry Burton - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:43:49 EST cOHk7uSC No.747189 Reply
>>747176
Anything not designed for a specific and easily emulated architecture, for example DOS games, old Windows games, etc will be harder to find. Those technically aren't ROMs either. They usually have a file system and settings are written to them, rather than to a battery.

ROMs are great for piracy due to their packaged nature. The way you get them these days is you download every game ever made for a system usually. That works for anything through the 16bit era.

What format was GTA released in that you want to play? Is it rare? If it's DOS or Win you may just have to find a fixed release. Some are abandonware too, but GOG buys a lot of those.
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Jago - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:48:00 EST hbTBWsD6 No.747192 Reply
>>747189
>The way you get them these days is you download every game ever made for a system usually.

Ewwww, that's just horrendously weird! Who has time to look through all the games on a system, but even before that issue, of those that would want to look through the lot of games on a system, who would want to only be looking at one or two systems? Especially considering that now it's MESS type emulators and retropi type distros that are becoming the standard method of handling roms. People shouldn't be getting put on the spot to have that many roms in front of them.

Instead, it would be better if there were sets of all roms that are 32 Kilobytes, all that are 40KB, all that are 384KB, and so on.
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Soma Cruz - Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:30:14 EST ZXF0uYPd No.747237 Reply
>>747176

I hate spreading my source and hope people will not spread it around too much because it's one of the few good remaining ROM sites.

Look up vimms lair. Looks like a site from the 90s, has every ROM for most old systems and emulators and all sorts, perfect emulation Hotspot. Still gets updated too, I think they just put the whole dreamcast and PSP libraries (at least what they have so far).

But really don't spread it, I'll share with my 420bros. This site is a goldmine and I'm sure will get taken down some day.
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Lakitu - Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:47:01 EST 8md5aTIY No.747238 Reply
>>747237
Thanks for that. This site looks REALLY similar to the first website I made, which was in the late 90's, and just hosted maybe 5-6 (good) SNES ROMs.

I would play them in the computer lab at the community college I was going to at the time.

I would also open up QBASIC, program a quick snowfield in less than 10 minutes, and then leave it running and walk out the door. I thought that was so cool, that I could remember how to write a snowfield off the top of my head that quickly. It wasn't.
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Oxanna Kristos - Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:52:38 EST lmeASA0D No.747259 Reply
>>747237
I'll let you off the hook since it's just 420chan you're sharing with, but I do expect Vimm's to be gone sooner rather than later
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Krista Sparks - Sat, 16 May 2020 19:33:34 EST mB4mXZyZ No.752615 Reply
>>752613
also, many torrents allow you to select which files you want from them without downloading the entire folder
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AC !QqL8nX9URE - Sat, 16 May 2020 21:19:13 EST hi2hFY86 No.752627 Reply
>>747237
Vimms lair is the pimp shit, where I got my Earthbound rom before I "rented" it With the players guide it came with and never returned it about 2 months before the place went under anyways


all those old zips came with the rom and the readme for vimms lmao
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Yoshimitsu - Fri, 21 Aug 2020 20:41:16 EST EZMoKsbt No.755477 Reply
>>747176
trying finding PSP ROMS
User is currently banned from all boards
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Four - Fri, 21 Aug 2020 21:30:42 EST I1LEDewa No.755483 Reply
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People still use sites?
Besides the occasional hacked rom, there really isnt a reason out there not own every rom ever released. Shit wont always be there for you, you know. At somepoint the website you love so much will dissappear so always make a backup of everything you like.
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Alex Mercer - Sat, 22 Aug 2020 00:08:06 EST J5xaS11d No.755492 Reply
>>747259

You think so? That site's been around since the 90s and I'm shocked that it's still standing to this day!
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James Earl Cash - Mon, 24 Aug 2020 10:55:56 EST rweTaUas No.755541 Reply
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I recently got the Redream Emulator with DC roms. Started playing Ecco and Skies and they run great with 90% of games working, and I havent noticed any glitches. They also run on HD. I use this site to DL roms and recommend DL the GDI files.

https://cdromance.com/dc-iso/

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