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, 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!

Emulation Lair  The newest and greatest console emulators.
The Vault  Data, codes, reviews, and more for thousands of games.
Vault Store  Purchase classic games, consoles, and accessories online.
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.
July 18, 2014
Good news, the GameCube Vault is complete! Each game has been retested with it's new smaller size using Dolphin 4.0.2, and all screen shots have been updated. Dolphin has been making some great strides lately and the next release looks quite promising with many performance and compatibility boosts. Here's hoping they post a new release soon.

With the GameCube Vault done the Vimm's Lair disks are full, so an extra 3TB of growing room has just been added. To fill it a new Vault is in the works which will be coming soon!
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.
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