The Sacred Texts

Recent discussion has me thinking…

It would be nice to get a bunch of the good databases/wikis organized in one place. Post 'em!


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[size=28][b]VIDEO GAMES[/b][/size]
[size=23]**general**[/size]

>!
  • -

    [The Code Hut](https://www.angelfire.com/games2/codehut/)

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    [Games Database](https://www.gamesdatabase.org/)

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    [Giant Bomb Wiki](https://www.giantbomb.com/games/)

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    [FMV World](https://fmvworld.com/games.html)

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    [MobyGames](https://www.mobygames.com/)

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    [raido.moe](http://raido.moe/staff/index.html) (staff credits database)

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    [refuge.tokyo index](https://refuge.tokyo/index.html)

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    [vgmuseum.com](http://www.vgmuseum.com/) (13,750 games!!!)

  • >!

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    [size=18]Disc Images[/size]

    [size=14]PC98[/size] - pc98.org

  • >!

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    [size=18]Game IDs[/size]

    [size=14]PlayStation[/size] - PSX Data Center

    [size=14]SNES[/size] - superfamicom.org

    Game TDB

  • >!

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    [size=18]Guides[/size]

    Before I Play

    Strategy Wiki

  • >!

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    [size=18]Unreleased[/size]

    The Cutting Room Floor

    Games That Weren't

    The Hidden Palace

    Unseen64

  • [size=23]**mods & tech**[/size]

    >!
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    [Game Tech Wiki](https://www.gametechwiki.com/w/index.php/Main_Page)

  • - sister site for [Emulation](https://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Main_Page)
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    [Think Wiki](https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki) (ThinkPad resource)

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    [size=18]**PlayStation general**[/size]
    [PSX Place](https://www.psx-place.com/)

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    [size=18]PlayStation 2[/size]

    PS2 Home

  • [size=23]**by machine**[/size]

    >!
  • - [size=18]**Arcade**[/size] - [Museum of the Game](https://www.arcade-museum.com/), [Arcade Italia](http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/)
  • - [size=18]**ASCII**[/size]
    [size=14]**MSX**[/size] - [Generation MSX](https://www.generation-msx.nl/)
  • - [size=18]**CD-i**[/size] - [The world of CD-i](https://www.theworldofcdi.com/)
  • - [size=18]**Commodore 64**[/size] - [Lemon 64](https://www.lemon64.com/)
  • - [size=18]**Commodore Amiga**[/size] - [Hall of Light](https://hol.abime.net/), [Lemon Amiga](https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/)
  • - [size=18]**Sega Saturn**[/size] - [Satakore](https://www.satakore.com)
  • - [size=18]**SNES**[/size] - [SNES Central](https://snescentral.com/)
  • - [size=18]**PC**[/size] (Windows/DirectX-focused) - [PC Gaming Wiki](https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Home)
  • - [size=18]**PC**[/size] (various) - [VOGONS Wiki](https://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/Main_Page)
  • - [size=18]**PC Engine**[/size] - [PC Engine Software Bible](http://www.pcengine.co.uk/)
  • - [size=18]**WonderSwan**[/size] - [ワンダーゲート対応](https://web.archive.org/web/20030204013055/http://www.swan.channel.or.jp:80/swan/software/r_gate.html) (JP only)
  • - [size=18]**X68000**[/size] - [Bitchin Bits](https://bitchinbits.foolproofdesigns.com/x68000/x68000-game-settings/)
  • - [size=18]**ZX Spectrum**[/size] - [World of Spectrum](https://worldofspectrum.net/)
  • - [SMS Power](https://www.smspower.org/) (Master System, Game Gear, SG-1000, SC-3000, SF-7000, OMV, Samsung Gam*Boy, Aaronix consoles)
  • [size=23]**by format:**[/size]

    >!

    [size=23]**fighting general**[/size]

  • - [size=18]**SNK**[/size] - [Dream Cancel Wiki](http://www.dreamcancel.com/wiki/Main_Page)
  • - [size=18]**Treasure**[/size] - [Treasure Fighters Wiki](http://newchallenger.net/treasure/index.php?title=Main_Page)
  • - [size=14]**Tekken 7**[/size] - [Wavu Wiki](https://wavu.wiki/t/Main_Page)
  • - [The Fighters Generation](https://fightersgeneration.com/fightersgen.htm)
  • - [liquipedia](https://liquipedia.net/fighters/Main_Page)
  • - [Mizuumi Wiki](https://wiki.gbl.gg/)
  • - [SuperCombo Wiki](https://wiki.supercombo.gg/w/Main_Page)
  • - [Super Fighting Wiki](http://newchallenger.net/w/index.php?title=Main_Page)
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    [size=23]otome general[/size]


  • - Otome Kitten
  • - [English Otome Games](https://www.englishotomegames.net/)
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    [size=23]roguelike general[/size]


  • - Rogue Basin
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    [size=23]rpg general[/size]


  • - RPG Classics index
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    [size=23]visual novel general[/size]


  • - Visual Novel Database
  • [size=23]**by developer:**[/size]

    >!

    [size=23]**Arc System Works**[/size]

  • - [Dustloop Wiki](https://www.dustloop.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page)
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    [size=23]Bungie[/size]


  • - [size=18]Halo[/size] - Halo Universe
  • - [size=18]**Marathon**[/size] - [Marathon's Story](https://marathon.bungie.org/story/)
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    [size=23]FromSoftware[/size]


  • - [size=14]Wikidot guides[/size] - Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, Dark Souls III, Bloodborne
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    [size=23]Konami[/size]


  • - [size=18]Metal Gear[/size] - Metal Gear Solid 4 Database (online)
  • - [size=18]**Suikoden**[/size] - [Suikosource](https://www.suikosource.com/)
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    [size=23]Maxis[/size]


  • - [size=18]SimCity[/size] - Simtropolis
  • - [size=18]**The Sims**[/size] - [The Sims Resource](https://www.thesimsresource.com/) (custom content), [Mod the Sims](https://modthesims.info/)
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    [size=23]Nihon Falcom[/size]


  • - [size=18]Ys[/size] - Digital Emelas
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    [size=23]Nintendo[/size]


  • - [size=18]Fire Emblem[/size] - Serenes Forest, Fire Emblem Wiki
  • - [size=18]**The Legend of Zelda**[/size] - [Zelda Dungeon](https://www.zeldadungeon.net/wiki/Main_Page)
  • - [size=18]**Pokémon**[/size] - [Encyclopaediae Pokémonis](https://www.encyclopaediae-pokemonis.org/)
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    [size=23]Paradox Interactive[/size]


  • - [size=18]Paradox Wikis[/size]
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    [size=23]SEGA[/size]


  • - [size=18]Sega Retro[/size]
  • - [size=18]**Phantasy Star**[/size] - [Phantasy Star Cave](http://www.pscave.com)
  • - [size=18]**Sonic the Hedgehog**[/size] - [Sonic Retro](https://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Retro)
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    [size=23]Square-Enix[/size]


  • - [size=18]Dragon Quest[/size] - Dragon Quest Wiki
  • - [size=18]**Final Fantasy** [/size] (general) - [Final Fantasy Wiki](https://finalfantasywiki.com/wiki/Main_Page)
  • - [size=18]**Final Fantasy VII**[/size] - [The Citadel](http://www.ff7citadel.com/compilation/index.shtml)
  • - [size=18]**Final Fantasy XIV**[/size] - [Final Fantasy XIV Wiki](https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/FF14_Wiki) (and [The Lodestone](https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/) of course)
  • [size=28][b]NOT ALL VIDEO GAMES[/b][/size]
    [size=23]**general**[/size]

    >!

    [CRT Database](https://crtdatabase.com/)

    [size=23]**Demoscene**[/size]

    >!
  • - [Demozoo](https://demozoo.org/)
  • - [pouët.net](https://www.pouet.net/)
  • [size=23]**Music**[/size]

    >!
  • - [Gonsiopia](http://www.gonsiopea.com/common/)
  • - [Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music](http://music.ishkur.com/)
  • - [Japanese game vocal song database](https://web.archive.org/web/20191219084825/http://mirage.just-size.net/uta/uta.html) (archive.org, JP)
  • - [Karl's IT Retro](https://www.karlsitretro.com/game_midi_dos_a/) (DOS MIDI rips)
  • - [KH Insider](https://downloads.khinsider.com/)* (VGM MP3s)
  • - [Video Game Music Archive](https://www.vgmusic.com/) (MIDI)
  • - [Video Game Music Database](https://vgmdb.net)
  • - [VGM Rips](https://vgmrips.net/packs/)
  • - [Ys Music Files: All over Falcom Music](http://tk-nz.game.coocan.jp/ysmusic/index.html)
  • >!

    [size=8]*Funbil's KH Insider download tip: “And when using this website, remember to use this python script! Downloading too much will flag that you’re a valuable user and they’ll start hitting you with download limits in a ploy for donations or sharing referral links. Scripts like this one will bypass that stuff and make for a more seamless downloading experience.”[/size]


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    [color=#9432f7][size=23][b]HEROES[/b][/size][/color]

    >!

    @“antillese”#59

    @“connrrr”#502

    @“Gaagaagiins”#429

    @“Funbil”#714

    @“Karasu”#65

    @“KingTubb”#730

    @“MDS-02”#632

    @“Mnemogenic”#750

    @“NoJoTo”#751

    @“tomjonjon”#140

    @“Tradegood”#510

    @“Video Game King”#136

    @“wickedcestus”#185

    @“yeso”#385

    https://marathon.bungie.org/story/

    I like Dreamcancel for a bunch of SNK games (mostly KoF though): http://www.dreamcancel.com/wiki/Main_Page

    http://music.ishkur.com/

    Lots of Sega (and other) goodness here - https://segaretro.org/

    #### Game IDs

    https://psxdatacenter.com/
    https://www.ps2-home.com/forum/page/ps2-game-list-1
    https://www.gametdb.com/

    @“captain”#p123789 I've been using https://wiki.supercombo.gg/w/Main_Page for Street Fighter 6 combo and matchup help.

    I have gotten a lot of search hits lately for older things that have directed me to https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Main_Page. I've been consistently happy every time I get directed there.

    One of the two times I streamed _Persona 4 Arena_ for the Dirtbag Community, I made a comment about how "The literature says...such-and-such". Someone asked me what I meant by "the literature" and I absolutely meant Dustloop. This is a long-winded way of saying I like the thread title.

    Another old favourite, this time for PCEngine stuff: http://www.pcengine.co.uk/

    I believe World of Spectrum is still the place to go for all things Speccy https://worldofspectrum.net/

    If we're doing Obscure Game Repositories:

  • - https://superfamicom.org
  • - https://www.pc98.org
  • - https://www.satakore.com
  • - https://hol.abime.net/
  • - https://refuge.tokyo/
  • - https://fmvworld.com/games.html
  • - https://web.archive.org/web/20030204013055/http://www.swan.channel.or.jp:80/swan/software/r_gate.html
  • - https://www.theworldofcdi.com/
  • - https://www.arcade-museum.com/
  • Oh, and also [BeforeIPlay](https://www.beforeiplay.com/index.php?title=Category:Games). And [VGMuseum](vgmuseum.com/). And [VGMusic](https://www.vgmusic.com/).

    I often end up on Zelda Dungeon when I get stuck in Majora‘s Mask, and I’m always thankful that it's not some terrible fandom site or IGN guide.

    ## Good Posts

    [size=18]Ys[/size] - [size=14]Digital Emelas[/size]

    [size=18]Paradox Grand Strategy & Simulation Wikis[/size] - [size=14][Paradox Plaza](https://wikis.paradoxplaza.com/)[/size]

    [size=18]SimCity[/size] - [size=14][Simtropolis](https://community.simtropolis.com/)[/size]

    [size=18]The Sims[/size] - [size=14][The Sims Resource (Custom Content)](https://www.thesimsresource.com/), [Mod The Sims (Gameplay Mods)](https://modthesims.info)[/size]

    [size=18]Otomes[/size] - [size=14][Otome Kitten](https://otomekitten.com/), [English Otome Games](https://www.englishotomegames.net/)[/size]

    [size=18]Visual Novels[/size] - [size=14][Visual Novel Database (VNDB)](https://vndb.org/)[/size]

    How could I forget: the holiest of holy texts?

    I went to fextralife quite a bit for Elden Ring.

    Also [8wayrun](https://8wayrun.com/) is my go to for Soul Calibur, and for general fighting game stuff (specifically characters, sprites, and art) I've used [the Fighters Generation](https://fightersgeneration.com/) in the past

    these are probably sites you all are already familiar with, but just in case:

    some game databases i've used:
    mobygames: https://www.mobygames.com/
    giantbomb (good for filling in some of mobygames' gaps) : https://www.giantbomb.com/games/
    lemon64 (for commodore 64 games): https://www.lemon64.com/
    lemon amiga (for amiga games): https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/
    smspower (for master system and game gear games): https://www.smspower.org/
    snes central (for snes games): https://snescentral.com/
    generation msx (for msx games): https://www.generation-msx.nl/

    for demoscene stuff, [demozoo](https://demozoo.org/) is fun to browse, as well as [pouët.net](https://www.pouet.net/), though i find that harder to navigate.

    [the cutting room floor](https://tcrf.net/The_Cutting_Room_Floor) is great at uncovering unused things in games and comparing regional differences

    for unreleased games:
    [hidden palace](https://hiddenpalace.org/) deals more with releasing prototypes, previews, and such
    [unseen64](https://www.unseen64.net/) focusses more on finding screenshots and footage of unreleased games
    [games that weren't](https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/) is more general, though seems to focus a bit more on microcomputer games

    @“yeso”#p123792 finally I can close this tab in my phone

    >

    @“antillese”#p123795 Someone asked me what I meant by “the literature”

    hello again :)

    >

    @“Video Game King”#p123804 BeforeIPlay

    you posted this months or years ago, I opened it, meant to bookmark it, didn't bookmark it, lost the tab, and have now finally found peace

    @"KingTubb"#p123891 I left out fextralife on purpose because I don't like their video ads :(

    PC game settings wiki

    https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Home

    Another big game db. Good way to search for rom file name of arcade games.
    https://www.gamesdatabase.org/

    Japanese Falcom music website
    http://tk-nz.game.coocan.jp/ysmusic/index.html

    Game music rips
    https://vgmrips.net/packs/

    Dos midi rips
    https://www.karlsitretro.com/game_midi_dos_a/

    MT-32 and some SC55 game list
    https://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/List_of_MT-32-compatible_computer_games

    X68000 game settings
    https://bitchinbits.foolproofdesigns.com/x68000/x68000-game-settings/

    Game staff list transcribed from game credit screens.
    http://raido.moe/staff/index.html

    CRT db
    https://crtdatabase.com/

    Japanese game vocal song db. Survives in archive.org so incomplete.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20191219084825/http://mirage.just-size.net/uta/uta.html

    i forgot about arcade italia!! i have no idea how i'd figure out what files mame requires for certain games without it.

    also just remembered, gonsiopia is an interesting database of japanese jazz fusion artisits and albums

    https://cathode.church/@rgb/110698993532689811

    Which one of you is this? Either the poster with the great name or the person running Angelfire’s longest lasting Game Genie site?