Speaking of Retro Gaming...
Emulation Links The Best Emulators Out There The NES Classic is sold out, but these emulators do the same thing for free The Emulator Zone A collection of all of the emulators available for each console Zophar.Net My favorite place for emulators and hacking tools Romhacking.Net My other favorite place for rom hacks (patches) and hack tools. See other links in my "New and Indie" section for roms. The ISO Zone The world's finest retro gaming resource ArcadePunks.Com Lots of collected packs of game roms for each console CoolRom.Com boasts being the largest resource on the net. also has emulators EmuParadise.Me Several roms, isos, and games for all consoles and arcade M.A.M.E. systems
Also speaking of Retro Gaming..... DOOM!
id Software's DOOM and other games Classic Doom.Com A pretty damn good resource for walkthroughs and all text things
Doomworld.com Home of the largest forum system for classic doom in existance, with many new projects weekly, as well as the official Cacowards and nominees posts
Wad-Archive A vast archive of over 50,000 .wad and .pk3 files for old school doom, including all the 90's cd-roms. Much like Doomworld, heretic, hexen, and all the other source clones are covered
Realm 667 Even though the front page focuses on the best new projects to hit the community, it is also home to the repository of resources for editing doom mods, including a massive bestiary
ZDoom.org Wiki A great resource for all things related to the Zdoom source port, editing ACS Scripting, Lumps, and of course zdoom.org is where you get the source port. The Zdoom source port is now available for the Raspberry Pi!
WadsInProgress Good spot to find wads/mods that aren't even released yet, and form a cult following of a fanbase for their authors
ID Software's Website Here is the home of the Dallas and Frankfort giants, ID SOFTWARE! Creators of the Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake series
DOOM.COM The official website for the latest doom reboot in 2016! DOOM Finally has its own devoted real website after all these years!
Wolfenstein II at Bethesda id Software's legacy edition of this game was in 1992. It's had very many sequels, including this upcoming one!
And speaking of DOOM and WOLFENSTEIN, What about some QUAKE CHAMPIONS??
Commander Keen Fansite A whole website dedicated to Keen with fanmade sequels
Mini-Doom An indie game project page, with the dev page of Mini-Doom II
DOOM Archive.com A vast archive of thousands of doom wads of all types.
DOOMGEON! a hack and slack dungeon crawler on itch.io, under development for Android devices. Doomshack/Oldsites Nearly 200 archived sites from the 1990's and 2000's that are classic doom-related doomshack.org\\recent The most recent 20 wad file uploads to doomshack.org www.doomshack.org and of course the main site of doomshack.org, ran by doomkid and Mr Crispy. The Sentinel's Playground is now a free, automated server host for Zandronum. Chaosunleashed.net is a massive directory listing server full of mods and level packs Devilhunter.rfc1337.net is another of the same, with Zandronum and Skull tag stuff, wolfenstein, and more GZDOOM, ZDOOM, and QZDOOM my favorite source ports for doom. I currently am always using GZDoom since ZDoom is defunct Zandronum is a multiplayer source port for doom. Brutal Doom is a super hardcore gory crazy mod of doom that also works with other level wads. Music by badass Andrew Hulshult Project Brutality This is the highest quality expansion of content for Brutal Doom v20b that capitalizes on breaking new ground in terms of gameplay, features, weapons, enemies, balance, visuals, sound, and so much more Cacowards Every year these happen at doomworld.com for mappers and other such creators of wads and megawads Realm667 starts with sort of an editorial of the best of the best in new mods, plus offers extended bestiary and weapons, as well as other things Brutal Doom 64 is a BRUTAL remake of the original Nintendo 64's version of DOOM that had new everything including enemy sprites. Now it's even better Doomer Boards General, Projects, Off-Topic, Music, Console & PC Games, Anime, and Mapping Workshop are the boards. Doom WAD Reviews a place for just some guy to post my opinions on WADs he has played starting some time in 2010 Doom 64 RetributionDoom 64 EX and Doom 64 Absolution are all three attempted recreations of the original Nintendo 64 classic. I'm told to get N64EX to be the closest. Quake Soundtrack Now On Vinyl Trent Reznor's masterpiece of a soundtrack for id software's Quake is now available on Vinyl! Sonic Robo Blast 2 is a 3D open source Sonic the Hedgehog fangame built using a modified version of the Doom Legacy port of doom Ancient Aliens my fiance and my favorite modern mod for Doom II -- @doomwadstation.net Doom Wad Station.Net DWS Forums, Doom 4 3 2 and 1, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D Golden Eye for Doom 2 A total conversion for Doom II of 007: Golden Eye 64 Zorasoft.net/doom.html A wad section of someone's site that requires GZDoom 3.0 or above Hacx 2.0 is a main iwad for doom2 source ports that is also it's own free game Harmony by Rabotik is an independant game inspired by 3D shooters from the nineties. Works on GZDoom as an iwad Prodigal GZDoom Wads are made by a random amateur game designer, musician, writer, and 3D artist.
Source Ports of Old Games for Modern PCs Blake Stone Aliens of Gold, and Planet Strike (just copy game files to this folder) See Downloads ECWolf is an advanced source port for Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, and Super 3D Noah's Ark based off of the Wolf4SDL code base. Voxelstein 3D is an FPS game inspired by Wolfenstein 3D. The game uses Ken Silverman's VOXLAP engine to render voxels in software. WolfenDoom EDGE is wolfenstein missions ported to DOOM II, complete with all textures objects sounds and enemies NewWolf WinALL compatible, 3D models, hi-res textures compatible, OpenGL, but no support after 2006 and no episode endings Wolfenstein 3D Total Conversion for GZDoom 2.1.7 Wolf4SDL Same as the original, but supported on all operating systems and versions of windows. Tons of mods and tcs can be played eDuke32 is an awesome homebrew engine and source port of Duke Nukem 3D OpenJazz is a way to play Jazz Jackrabbit on modern machines in high resolution Commander Genius is a software piece that interprets the Commander Keen Invasion of the Vorticons and Galaxy series. DXX Rebirth is a source port of Descent and Descent 2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux SCUMMVM Scripted Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine. Run Win3.1 and DOS on new Windows
For Quake: ezQuakeQuake CD Soundtrack for /id1 folder, Best Source Port: Darkplaces eRampage A nice little source port for Redneck Rampage OpenTyrian is a source port of Tyrian 2000, a space shooter with a new fifth episode released as freeware in 2004 Play COMMODORE AMIGA GAMES on pc scroll to the bottom for WinUAE Amiga Emulator. or look for more here
Music Sites Hype Machine All your music blogs in one convenient location
A New Band A Day It's in the title
Artists.MTV MTV has a database full of information, videos and pictures on specific artists
OurWave Each band or artist gets their 15 minutes of fame with OurWave
OurStage Share and promote music while networking with fans and other bands (and people in the industry)
Reverbnation A place where artists can communicate with other artists, talk with people in the industry and further their career using the tools provided.
FanBridge Mailing list that connects bands with their fans and even offers them deals for being members
Soundcloud Share your sounds and music, Instagram.com for pictures, and Youtube for videos
Spotify Personalize your page, create playlists, and decide whether you want to listen to the playlist you have created or choose from the playlists your friends have created
MySpace Artists and or bands can link up with people in the industry or with people who love their music.
Twitmusic An extension of twitter for musicians
Last.FM Last.fm will introduce you to an artist and recommend another 5+ artists in the same group that you might enjoy
MP3.com Discover new music!!
SoSoActive A site of musical blogs
Artists and Bands The Internet Nirvana Fan Club This site has been around for many many years...
Longer than NIRVANA's official website!. This was my favorite band as a preteen in the 90's Nine Inch Nails official website One of my all-time favorite bands still to this day. This site much like nirvana's wasn't here in the 90's HTDA is Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen, along with Atticus Ross, who he does all his recent movie soundtracks with, and artist Rob Sheridan A Perfect Circle, Tool, and Puscifer are all works of frontman Maynard James Keenan... and all very wonderful bands! I still listen weekly. AWOLNation Official Website Although the new album isn't my favorite of theirs, the past two make up for it! Check out Megalithic Symphony and Run. Garbage Official though this band hasn't had a new album in quite a while and I think they're done, their site still exists! Foo Fighters from the 90's, STILL TOGETHER, and growing strong. Original drummer from Nirvana is the vocalist Elastica. Weird to have here, and they have no official site, just a youtube playlist. This is one of Brianna's favorites and my own. Imagine Dragons Official though album 1 was the absolute best, and everyone knows who they are, I still love their music. KMFDM @ Ear-Music.Net an old favorite of mine I haven't been keeping up with since the early 2000's. Fan Livejournal Andrew Hulshult's IDKFA The full episode "Knee Deep In The Dead" from the original DOOM remastered by the guy from Dusk, Amid Evil, and now Quake Champions Mick Gordon was the mastermind behind the full DOOM (2016 Remake) soundtrack OST. It's interesting how he did it, watch this video. Perturbator is a modern rehash of 80's synthpop with new twists. I have all their albums and I love it! Bandcamp and Soundcloud exclusive, but they do shows too! Master Boot Record here's a one album link, another, a sweet soundcloud with vgclassics, and here are a ton of other bands on one bc page.
Graphics and Web Design Tools Dragon Bones is an animation tool to add bone structures to make things easier to move. Pyxel Edit is a pixel art editor designed to make it fun and easy to make tilesets, levels and animations. Marmoset Hexels 3 is a tool for grid-based vector art, pixel art, design & animation Alchemy isnít software for creating finished artwork, but rather a sketching environment that focuses on the absolute initial stage of the creation process. Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free and open source. Gimp is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes. IcoFX is a free award winning professional icon and cursor editor for Windows. Krita Krita is the full-featured digital paint studio for artists. Krita is available on Windows and Linux. Sculptris is a sculpting tool with a dynamic mesh tesselation that will provide additional detail where necessary, without the user needing to worry about it. Wings3D is a free advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use. It has been developed since 2001 K3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It combines flexible plugins with a visualization pipeline architecture, making K-3D a versatile and powerful tool for artists. MakeHuman is a completely free, innovative and professional software for the modelling of 3-Dimensional humanoid characters. AutodeskFree These are the free educational versions of many autodesk apps, such as 3ds max and audocad ACME Laboratories A page full of tools and generators mostly for fun, the one I use being the labelmaker, but for serious projects. Purveyors of fine freeware since 1972. On the net since 1991. Blog@Mashable.com 13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators. The Generator Blog By using the Text-Image Generator you can easily create your individual text art image. Oldversion.com Graphics Section So many software titles, free to grab, but older versions that are no longer supported. Have fun! Old Versions of Paint Shop Pro (available on OldVersion.Com) I myself prefer and still use Paint Shop Pro 7.04 since I've memorized every shortcut Paint Shop Pro .Com for a more modern version of this wonderful software that you have to pay for! @Creativebloq.com :: | 60 Best Free Photoshop Brushes | 60 Best free fonts for designers Gravit Designer is a full-featured vector design app suitable for all manner of jobs, from screen and icon designs through to presentations, illustration and animation. Vectr is a free editor for creating 2D vector graphics. SVG-EDIT (scalable vector graphics) is an open format that allows you to reproduce your Vector drawings programmatically, and one of the nicest projects is SVG-Edit. Canva is a photo editor, colour palette tool, font combination picker, learning resource, and photo collage maker, and it even features a dedicated infographic maker with hundreds of free design elements and fonts. Photo Pos Windows Only. Typical photo editing tasks such as contrast lighting and saturation, but will also handle more advanced techniques. Free if you don't want Gimp's immense toolset Paint.Net is a Windows-based alternative to the Paint editor that Microsoft shipped with certain versions of Windows. Sumo Paint is a highly capable browser-based image editor. All the standard features you'd expect from a desktop tool are present and correct Sketchup Free provides a friendly and forgiving introduction to building stuff in 3D, starting you off by simply drawing lines and shapes that you can then push and pull around to turn them into 3D forms. Daz Studio is a 3D figure customization, posing and animation tool that enables artists of all skill levels to creating digital art using virtual people, things, and environments Hexagon Also from Daz 3D. A free 3D modelling tool.
Blender :: Free & Open Source 3D Creation Suite.
Much like 3D Studio Max and Maya, and compatible with many expensive alternatives.
Klex for anyone who wants to create impressive graphics in just a few clicks. Not for pro designers Microsoft Expression Web 4 Microsoft made its expression web 4.0 software free of charge. No tech support, but is a powerful alternative to stuff like dreamweaver Google Fonts Project is an extensive catalogue of free and open source designer web fonts Behance is an online community with millions of views each month. It's a resource for artists of all disciplines. Dribbble is another online community to share off your work and see what others are up to IconArchive.com Over 700,000 icons for nearly everything in the world to decorate your desktop
Computers and Internet Bumptop turn your current desktop into a 3D physics environment. I still use this! but i use 2.0 Oldversion.com Software Development Section Old compilers, and other programming tools OLDVERSION.COM Other than the previously listed sections on this page, also includes:
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