Ultimate Curation List

Where I host all my recommendations

Disclaimer: I have not necessarily tried or do not use or play all things listed here. I just think they seem neat or interesting. I am not exactly an expert on the subjects below, but I have found a lot of things.

More temporal links and things are on the linklog.

Ultimate Freeware List of Excellence

Button Wall

Website Space

Utility Zone

Favorite Net Media

Itch.io Megabundle Games

Kits

Freely avaliable games amd their many mods

I organize these games in folders called Kits, which feature the games, mods, and some utilities

Doom
Wolfenstein 3D
Quake
Build Engine
Marathon
Sonic Robo Blast 2

Bonus Kits

ScummVM for old adventure games

DOS: DOSBox, DOSBox ECE, DOSBox-X, PCem, D-Fend Reloaded (graphical frontend)

FPS

Something Awful's Early FPS Megathread What inspired me to do the Kits idea.
The Force Engine Source port of the Jedi Engine (Star Wars: Dark Forces, Outlaws), based on and by the creator of DarkXL. (Extra levels)
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Interactive Fiction

Websites Interactive Fiction Database The People's Republic of Interactive Fiction Brass Lantern
Stories The Zork Series The Fractured Fairy Tales Series 9:05 A Change in the Weather All Roads An Act of Murder Anchorhead Balances Being Andrew Plotkin Child's Play Christminster Counterfeit Monkey Curses For a Change Galatea Heroes Jigsaw Lost Pig Photopia Rameses Shade Slouching Towards Bedlam Spider and Web The Act of Misdirection The Dreamhold The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet The Weapon Varicella Vespers
Gargoyle Interpreter that supports all IF formats.
Twine The modern IF tool.
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SonicKit

Mobile Port Decompilations Sonic 1 and 2 Sonic CD Turns the Android APKs into PC ports with mod support. Mods avaliable on Gamebanana (Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic CD).
Sonic 1 Forever Sonic 2 Absolute Mods that overhaul both games with new menus and modes. Requires Android APKs. Has mods on Gamebanana (S1 Forever, S2 Absolute).
Sonic 3 Angel Island Revisited Sonic 3 & Knuckles remaster. Requires the ROM of Sonic 3&K from the Steam release. Has mod support (Gamebanana).

Also see Sonic 2 Community's Cut below

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Emulation

Original ROMs are required unless noted

Resources Emulation General Wiki Zophar's Domain Rom Codes Explanation r/emulation r/Roms r/Roms Megathread EmuVR PC-98 Emulation For Beginners Launchbox Fightcade Guide with Automatic ROM Download
ROMs edge|emulation Vimm's Lair CDRomance Hearto's 1g1r collection (Archive) Fightcade ROMs
Emulators RetroArch (Primary) MAME (Arcade) Dolphin (Wii/GC) PSCX2 (PS2) melonDS (DSi) mGBA (GC/GBA Link with Dolphin) Fightcade (Various, online matchmaking with rollback netcode)
Romhacks Romhacking.net ROMHACKING.com SMW Central Metroid Construction Sonic Retro (Hacks Page) FF6 Hacking TecmoBowl.org
Romhack Websites Project M Super Smash Bros. Melee 64 20XX Tournament Edition CTGP Revolution Newer Team The MOTHER 3 Fan Translation Sonic 3D Blast Director's Cut Ocarina of Time Practice ROM Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo New Legacy (Arcade) Street Fighter 2 Mix (Arcade) Street Fighter Zero 3 Mix (Arcade)
Homebrew Homebrew Legends Vintage Is The New Old PDRoms GBADEV Planet Virtual Boy AtariAge SMS Power RetroSouls Free MAME ROMs Llamasoft Archive World of Spectrum MSXdev MSX Resource Center GB Studio NESmaker
Homebrew Games The Return of Traxtor (Amstrad CPC) Night Knight (MSX) Uchūsen Gamma (MSX) Mutants From The Deep (MSX) Halo 2600 (Atari 2600) D-Pad Hero (NES) MazezaM (GB) Into the Blue (GB) Retroid (GB) Streemerz (NES) Anguna (DS, GBA) Blast Arena Advance (GBA) Vulkanon (GBA) BulletGBA (GBA) Lemmings Project (DS) Tanglewood (Genesis/Mega Drive) Xump 2 (Genesis/Mega Drive, Lynx) Super Boss Gaiden (SNES, Nintendo Playstation)
Cannonball (Github) Modernized game engine for the arcade version of Outrun.
Sonic 2 Community's Cut Combined romhack of Sonic 2 and mod of Genesis Plus GX.
Project+ Community made Project M continuation. Downloads have preconfigured Dolphin packs.
PrimeHack (Updater) Dolphin fork for Metroid Prime Trilogy with mouselook.
Slippi Smash Melee with rollback netcode, replays, and matchmaking.
Extreme Gear Labs Sonic Riders (and Zero Gravity) made into eSports. More info here.
Tango Mega Man Battle Network 6 and rollback netcode.
RetroAchievements Achievement and leaderboards system for old games.
CheevoHunter Game progress completion tracker for RetroAchievements.
Unofficial Net Yaroze Europe Archive Site about PS1's Net Yaroze.

Some homebrew sourced from this. (Gemini link) Also from rabidrodent's list.

Itch.io also hosts a lot of homebrew.

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Old Internet Aesthetic Games

Don't know where else to put them so they stay here

Hypnospace Outlaw (Steam) (Itch.io) (Modding Tools) Be a moderator in an alternate universe Geocities-like. 2019 Game of the Year for me.
Subserial Network (Itch.io) Multi-window story about a world of synthetics. Comes with desktop backgrounds to use for maximum immersion.
Secret Little Haven
(Steam) (Itch.io)
Narrative game about being a fan of an anime show in the early internet. Haven't played yet. Trans protagonist.
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