SPECIAL RESOURCES

RECOMMENDED TOOLS/PROGRAMS

  • SOULSEEK: incredible p2p filesharing program. mostly used for music but you can find pretty much anything there i really cant recommend it highly enough. absolutely vital in any music enjoyers arsenal
  • qBITTORRENT: torrenting client without any gross adware
  • JDOWNLOADER: cool download manager program, makes DDLs way easier
  • YOUTUBE-DL GUI: never try to fuck with youtube to mp3 websites again with this
  • BANDCAMP DOWNLOADER: basically the above just for bandcamp
  • CALIBRE: open-source program for reading and sorting .epub and other ebook files
  • uBLOCK ORIGIN: best adblocker evar
  • LUCKY PATCHER: great tool for modding .apk files (i use it for free in-app purchases or removing ads)
  • UNIVERSAL CYRILLIC DECODER: chances are you will download something from a russian site and the encoding in the .txt files will be super fucked. you can try putting it through here to turn it normal for easier translation

GENERAL

  • rutracker: my beloved. best torrent tracker
  • 1337x: another favorite torrent tracker
  • m0nkrus: very trusted source with tons of good software (especially adobe stuff)
  • darck repacks: repacked software, video games, android apps...tons of shit
  • getintopc: DDLs for an unimaginable amount of software incl. 3d/cad, graphic design, multimedia... even operating systems!
  • awesome piracy: massive and very well-put together masterlist of piracy and piracy-adjacent resources
  • r/piracy: incredible megathread of piracy resources
  • r/freemediaheckyeah: another incredible resource for piracy

VIDEO GAMES

  • r/roms megathread: huuuge list of roms with great tips & tricks. this site rules
  • fitgirl: great repacks for pc games, my first choice for pc games. heavily compressed, small files & fast download times!
  • gog-games: tons of reuploaded games from GOG, if fitgirl doesnt have something this & steamunlocked are my second choice
  • steamunlocked: reuploaded, pre-installed games from steam
  • cs.rin.ru: a forum for game piracy with a few torrent links (i always get ts4 from anadius here)
  • oldgamesdownload: awesome archive of abandonware games from the 70s to the early 00s, mostly pc but some old consoles too!
  • vimm's lair: a collection of roms for different consoles all the way from 1985 thru 2008, resources for emulation and 400+ manuals for various consoles and games!
  • dlpsgame.org: my own first choice for roms. has games for every playstation console, 5th-8th gen nintendo consoles, and various PC games
  • game-2u: like dlpsgame but with torrents. roms for TONS of different consoles, from retro to modern
  • cdromance: another go-to for roms. they even have a bunch of english & spanish patched roms :D
  • hshop: 3ds games, updates & dlc. can download directly or generate qr codes to scan with a cfw 3ds
  • romhacking.net: resource for rom hacking & homebrew

3D MODELING/CGI (NEW FANCY WEBPAGE!)

BOOKS & TV/MOVIES

  • library genesis: great source for various ebooks. has books, magazines, comics, academic articles, etc mostly in .epub format
  • sci-hub: free access to literally millions of research papers & academic books
  • it ebooks: books on IT, programming languages, machine learning, etc
  • mangadex: awesome manga hosting site with tons of scanlations
  • nyaa: torrents for anime, manga, & other east asian media
  • ustvgo: free streaming of live TV with most cable channels in the usa available
  • pdfdrive: mmmm im so full from pdfs yum
  • r/moviestreamingsite: movie/tv streaming sites seem to pop up and leave like whack a moles so thank you to redditors for keeping up with them
  • jewfrogs book collection: "featuring somewhere around 400 books ranging from animorphs to 19th century surgical guides!"

AUDIO

  • audioz: general audio & creative software, sample packs, plugins, & free educational content
  • plugintorrent: vsts, patches/presets, sample packs, and tutorials for various vsts!
  • audiotools: same as above basically
  • scorser: free access to sheet music, tabs, midis, etc
  • kvraudio: check the free vst categories
  • vstplanet: tons of free vsts, a lot of them are old and weird so i love this site
  • jackdark vsts: my favorite vsts. tons of old weird and slightly broken plugins for trashing audio up real good

MISCELLANEOUS

last updated: 05/09/22