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, plus new and used games, consoles, and accessories, and much more! Whether you're looking for some nostalgia or you're just curious, you're sure to find everything you need!
|| The newest and greatest console emulators.
|| Data, codes, reviews, and more for thousands of games.
|| Purchase classic games, consoles, and accessories online.
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|| Thousands of full-color manuals. Add your own instantly!
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March 7, 2014
|The main menu was redesigned this week using modern CSS. If things look odd give your browser a refresh. This new design is even more efficient but won't look as nice in old browsers.
Also the scrubbing of the GameCube Vault is finished but unfortunately the scrubbing tool has corrupted some games. Now the whole GameCube Vault is being re-tested and any broken games re-loaded. Roughly 25% have been checked so far and the rest should be done this month.
January 9, 2014
|The server is finally fixed and Vimm's Lair is back to normal again.
The GameCube Vault was finished a couple months ago and now the games are being wiped to make them smaller. Basically, GameCube games have a bunch of garbage data inside that is never used. By replacing it with all zeros it zips up smaller (with no side effects!) so it will download quicker.
December 4, 2013
|Sorry about the sporadic downtime lately. It looks like the network card is failing so for now the server's running on a wireless connection. Things will be a bit sluggish until a replacement arrives.