- 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
- 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
- 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
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!"
- 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
last updated: 05/09/22