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!
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FFA Links Browse the free for all links or add your own.
September 16, 2018
Vimm's Lair is back online! A disk error on the server corrupted the OS and it took a while to re-install everything. All should be back to normal now.
August 12, 2018
As many have noticed downloads are still slow or not starting at all. While more bandwidth was added this week, now the disks can't handle the strain. Last night the main server was moved to a new box which holds more disks and has better cooling. Now data's being shuffled to even the strain and mirrors are being made, and this process will continue for many days. In the meantime download speeds will be kept low so downloads should work, but may last a while.
July 27, 2018
Lots of updates to report today. Back in April the final games were added to the Wii Vault, possibly making it the first complete US Wii collection on the internet. The Game Boy Advance Vault has also been converted from Good games to No-Intro. That leaves just three Vaults using Good games; Nintendo, Game Boy, and Game Boy Color. The PlayStation Vault is also being updated with Redump verified .bin files, replacing the many different formats there now. Games will be updated alphabetically (as always) and so far the B's are nearly finished.

A recent surge of traffic is straining bandwidth and greatly slowing downloads. More is on the way in a week or two, but until then downloads may continue to be slow.
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