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MegaCollections

Where I host all the cool things I find on the internet

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. ★ marks things I personally have played and recommend. Please let me know of anything else I could add in the comments at the bottom.

More temporal links and things are on the linklog (cohost).

Excellent Freeware List

Button Wall

Website Space

Utility Zone

Favorite Net Media

Itch.io Megabundle Games

How all this happened After seeing various Neocities pages host a links page to various cool sites, and some pages like Neonaut's Freeware Games Page of Excellence listing cool games, I wanted one of my own and decided to add one to my website. It started to grow over time, I added more sections, and it grew into more or less this.

As for the Kits, when I started to get into Doom mods, I decided to organize everything I needed to play in a single folder. I then did this for other FPSes, partially inspired by seeing Something Awful's Early FPS Megathread. Eventually, I decided to add that to the site, as a way for others to easily get into this, as well as to highlight the cool stuff that's out there. Then I decided to expand the idea outward to other things that have a lot of community resources.

Kits

Freely avaliable games amd their many mods, and other things that have many community-made stuff

Doom
Wolfenstein 3D
Quake
Build Engine
Marathon
Sonic Robo Blast 2
Sonic the Hedgehog
Steam Deck
Emulation

Bonus Kits

ScummVM for old adventure games (Music Enhancement Project). DREAMM can be used as an alternative for some LucasArts games.

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

VirtualMIDISynth ★: Replaces the default Windows MIDI player and lets you play MIDIs with any soundfont. Roland SC-55 Music Packs ★: Native recordings of game music on the Roland SC-55, playable in any modern source port.

Also see the Freeware: Classic section for more.

FPS

(and Thief)

Something Awful's Early FPS Megathread What inspired me to do the Kits idea.
Sector Effectors (Trello) (Steam Curator) Guide to various FPS games and their source ports and mods.
Quake 2/3
Source Ports for Quake 2 Yamagi Quake II is mostly vanilla. KMQuake2 is limit-removing. vkQuake2 is modern. BONUS: 3.24 Unofficial Patch works for the Steam version.
Quake 3 Arena Stuff ioquake3 and Quake3e for source ports. The Unofficial Patch to fix some things. Flexible HUD to fix widescreen issues. Challenge ProMode Arena hosts its own modification and source port.
Unreal
OldUnreal Non-profit community that hosts downloads for maps and mods for Unreal Gold and Tournament, as well as the OldUnreal patches to make them work on modern systems.
Jedi Engine (Star Wars: Dark Forces, Outlaws)
The Force Engine ★ Source port of the Jedi Engine, based on and by the creator of DarkXL. (Extra levels) (More mods)
Dark Forces Community Patch Makes the game more accessible.
Thief
TFix (Mod DB) T2Fix (Mod DB) Modernizers for Thief 1/Gold and Thief 2.
DarkLoader AngelLoader (Alternate link) Mod and map loaders. (Missions)
Tribes
How To Play Tribes (all games) (Reddit) How do I play Earthsiege 2 on a modern PC (Windows 7/8/10)? (StackExchange) Starsiege Players Download Section Downloads of all games in the series known for the Skiing movement tech.
PlayT1 TribesNEXT Tribes Revengeance Some fan patches/downloads.
Starsiege Players Community site for the original Starsiege.
Descent
DXX-Rebirth Source ports for Descent 1 and 2.
InjectD3 Descent 3 patch.
No One Lives Forever
No One Lives Forever Free downloads of No One Lives Forever, No One Lives Forever 2, and Contract Jack with community patches.
No One Lives Forever 1 - Modernizer (Itch.io) No One Lives Forever 2 - Modernizer (Itch.io) Modernizers.
Spawnsite.net Community map packs for the multiplayer.
Other
Xash3D Open-source clone of Source Engine 1 (Half Life 1).
Hammer of Thyrion Source port for Hexen 2.
Dominatrix (Itch.io) (More Information) SiN port with extra features.

Also see the Mods section in Freeware.

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Retro Console Modding and More

Some stuff can be used on emulators.

Hacks.Guide ★ CFW Guide ★ pspunk CFW Guide ★ PS2 Hacks Wiki ConsoleMods.org Hack your consoles.
GameBrew Open Shop Channel (Wii) Homebrew App Store (Wii U/Switch) Universal-DB (DS/3DS) Homebrew Store (PSP) VitaDB (PSVita) Homebrew apps and games.
Theme Plaza (3DS) Themezer (Switch) VSTema (PSVita) Custom themes.
DS/3DS
Sudomemo ★ Revival of the Flipnote Studio Hatena web service. Also lets you view them in the browser.
Kaeru Gallery ★ The above for Flipnote Studio 3D.
Kaeru Team Runs the above, as well as replacement servers for Miitomo and Pokemon Duel (for phones), as well as a proxy to Wiimmfi on DS.
DSiPaint 3DSPaint Forums and apps for the DSi/3DS browsers.
Satella Zone ★ (Neocities profile) Nintendo Zone archival and revival.
3DS-RPC Add Discord Rich Presence to 3DS. Compatible with RiiTag (below).
PiPass Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Homepass Relay Station (Emulates a Nintendo Zone for Streetpassing).
Wii
RiiConnect24 ★ Revival of WiiConnect24 services. Subsites: RiiTag (Dynamic gamertags for Wii and Dolphin Emulator), Everybody Votes Results, Check Mii Out Miis and other Mii resources, Spiffy360 Archive (themes for the Wii and various Homebrew applications)
WiiLink ★ Alternative to the above, focused on the Japanese exclusive channels. The Food Chanell can even order actual food!
Wiimmfi ★ Revival of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Online Wii and DS games, mostly used for Mario Kart Wii). Also has a friend code converter for region locked games.
DoujinSoft Store WarioWare D.I.Y. archive. Includes games, records, and comics. Includes an online viewer and player (even the games are playable!) and can send/receive games to/from WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase on a RiiConnect24-using Wii, or from savefiles.
WiiNet Enables a bunch of features if visited with the Wii Internet Channel, including games, chat, and YouTube.
Misc Online Service Revival
rverse ★ Miiverse revival project.
Pretendo ★ Nintendo Network revival (Wii U and 3DS online services and games), including Juxtaposition, a Miiverse replacement.
Dreamcast Live Hub for online Dreamcast gaming.
Insignia Replacement for the online servers for the original Xbox.
Destination Home Team for reviving PlayStation Home.
Satellaview+ Randnet+ Revivals of the online services for SNES and N64DD.
Retrocomputing.Network XBAND Server Reimplementation of XBAND for old consoles (Genesis/MD and SNES/SFC).
The Archstones Demon Souls private server for PS3 and RPCS3.
Ultima Ragol Schtserv Phantasy Star Online private servers.
Halo 1: Neutral Host Edition Mod to let an Xbox act as a neutral host in System Link. Also adds additional maps and tweaks.
Playdate
Playnote Studio Flipnote player for the Playdate.
Playorama Video player for playdate.
Index OS An alternate homescreen with folders and sorting.
Playdate Community Wiki List of resources and games.
Multi-console/Other
240p Test Suite (Itch.io) 240p-test-mini (GitHub) Application ROMs for testing video output of consoles and capture cards. Includes MDFourier, for comparing audio signatures.
NESLCDMOD Patch NES/Famicom lightgun games to work on modern TVs.
PortMaster Download and install ports of many games, with a customizable UI. Intended to be used on Linux handhelds.
DS-Homebrew Wiki eip's 3ds index Misc Sites
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Fantasy Consoles

Games can be played independently of the console, often published on Itch.io.

Lexaloffle Home and BBS for PICO-8 (most famous) and Voxatron (3D voxels). Both paid, but PICO-8 also came as part of the Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality.
TIC-80 (Itch.io) Alternate fantasy console. Free with Pro version avaliable.
LIKO-12 (Itch.io) Open-source and free.
Pixel Vision 8 (Itch.io) Customizable fantasy console with a GUI.
WASM-4 WebAssembly-based fantasy console with rollback netcode multiplayer.
LowRes NX (Itch.io) Fantasy console that uses the BASIC language.
Pyxel Python-based retro game engine.
Pyxel Studio Online development environment for Pyxel.
PuzzleScript Open-source HTML5 puzzle game engine.
PuzzleScript Plus The above with more features.
CHIP-8 (Wikipedia) The original fantasy console. (Archive of games)
Octo (Itch.io) Modern browser-based IDE for CHIP-8. C-Octo is a local version of this.
bitsybox bitsy as a fantasy console.
crisp-game-lib JavaScript library for (usually) one-button browser games. Music and SFX is auto-generated. Games here. Similar project by the same dev: MGL.COFFEE
TEC Redshift The real fantasy console within the fiction of EXAPUNKS. Player avaliable for free on Steam. Game collection on GitHub. You will need to purchase EXAPUNKS in order to make games.
Open-source "Real" Consoles (with free games, often emulatable on RetroArch, or the websites have their own emulators)
Uzebox Open-source console. Online emulator.
Arduboy 1-bit card-sized console.
Thumby Keychain-sized handheld. Games can be played within the online code editor.
Vircon32 32-bit 2D console.

Also see the Engines Database for more.

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Interactive Fiction

Websites Interactive Fiction Database The Interactive Fiction Competition The People's Republic of Interactive Fiction Brass Lantern Zarf's Interactive Fiction
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 Aisle Lime Ergot
Gargoyle Interpreter that supports all IF formats.
Frotz Portable interpretor for Z-Machine games.
Twine The modern IF tool.
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ZZT

Famous old game known for its level creator and being made by the founder of Epic Games

ClassicZoo (Itch.io) ZZT fork that adds some improvements but maintains compatability.
The Reconstruction of ZZT Accurate rebuild of the original source code.
Zeta Emulator made for ZZT and Super ZZT.
Museum of ZZT ZZT world preservation.
ZZT Heaven Fansite with good resources.

Also see MegaZeux in freeware.

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Suggest more in the comments!