Vimm's Lair

Preserving the classics since 1997.

Welcome to Vimm's Lair! This site is dedicated to nostalgia for many of the greatest game consoles ever made. Inside you'll find detailed info on thousands of games, user ratings and reviews, original full-color manual scans, and much more! Whether you're looking for some nostalgia or you're just curious, you're sure to find everything you need!

Emulation Lair The newest and greatest console emulators.
The Vault Data, codes, reviews, and more for thousands of games.
The Manual Project Thousands of full-color manuals. Add your own instantly!
Message Boards Got a question or comment? Come on in.
FFA Links Browse the free for all links or add your own.
June 23, 2017
Vimm's Lair is proud to present the Wii Vault! This new Vault is a work in progress with a hundred-odd games so far. As always more games will be added (mostly) alphabetically. All games are in .wbfs format and can be played with the GameCube/Wii emulator Dolphin.

All GameCube games in The Vault are scrubbed to reduce their size, but unfortunately the scrubbing tool wasn't perfect and broke several games. To fix that, all games are being re-scrubbed with the tool "wit" using a clean copy verified by redump.org. Roughly half of the GameCube Vault (letters A-L) has been re-scrubbed so far.

The PlayStation 2 Vault is nearly complete as well. Only a handful of games are left to add and most of them were probably never actually released. A couple hundred games still remain picture-less, but the PlayStation 2 Vault hasn't been as popular as expected so focus has shifted to GameCube and Wii.

In other news, Vimm's Lair has switched to HTML5. This can cause problems with very old browsers but it's time to move on. With the shackles removed, expect new tweaks to appear throughout the site.
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March 29, 2017
This first news is a bit dated, but a couple months back Vimm's Lair was running a bit sluggish so more memory was added to speed things up. In other news the PS2 Vault continues to grow and is now 96% complete, with only 78 games left. 67% of games also have screen shots. And finally, Vimm's Lair now supports SSL courtesy of Let's Encrypt.
October 7, 2016
The Vault now supports download resuming. Say you're downloading a large game and when it reaches 99% your browser crashes. Now you can resume right where you left off!

Also the PlayStation 2 Vault continues to grow and out of a total of 1841 US games, 1583 (86%) are available for download and 1128 (61%) have screen shots.
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