Emuparadise will no longer offer ROMs or warez

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    For many years, people have referred to "the paradise site" as one of the best places to obtain ROMs of games. From the NES, to the GBA, to the PS2, and more, this site hosted thousands of games. Of course, doing so will bring about the ire of video game developers, and it appeared that Nintendo might have led to the site having to remove many of its ROMs from Nintendo systems as of last year. Now, after 18 years, things seem to be more dire, as Emuparadise will no longer host illegal content or ROMs. The site itself will still be around, and you'll be able to participate on their forums and download emulators, however all "warez" will be removed. The owner of the site plans to have Emuparadise be a retro gaming community, heavily changing how things have been for nearly two decades.

     
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  1. AmandaRose

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    Oh shit thats bad news been using the site pretty much from its very first day. Time to find somewhere else I guess.
     
  2. damiano2712

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    Oh boy, that was my go-to site for ROMs. I guess it's time to move on.
     
  3. Nisem0n0

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    This is actually a big long running site compared to the last one. I wonder how many more will have to follow
     
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  4. Asdolo

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  5. DodgyJudge

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    EVERYONE BACKUP YOUR WAREZ ASAP!!

    This is the begenning of the end of freeware!
     
  6. Skittyusedcovet

    Skittyusedcovet Gbatemp’s Favourite Skitty

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    RIP to our glorious paradise. It will be missed.:sad:
     
  7. fixingmytoys

    fixingmytoys GBAtemp Fan

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    That’s a shame, I know what I will be doing when I get home from work, getting as much as I can for all systems I don’t have or did not get around to getting, me thinks more and more sites will go down. Isozone we have a date you and I
     
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  8. PvD79

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    Roms are going to go further and further underground it looks like
     
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  9. gamecaptor

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    And the circle of life continues. One site falls, another will rise from its ashes!

    It was a great, useful site. It will be missed.
     
  10. BlueFox gui

    BlueFox gui SOMEONE

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    NAS TERRAS DE HUE BR
    aww this site was great
     
  11. Pluupy

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    I hope they keep their music... Ever since my archive HDD's head broke I lost tons of video game music I enjoyed on a daily basis. Emuparadise has been one of my sources for downloading particular favorites.
     
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  12. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

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    Shhh, we can't mention that site by name. :ninja:
     
  13. KingVamp

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    That's a shame.

    Also, they are basically doing what Gbatemp did, right?
     
    Last edited by KingVamp, Aug 8, 2018
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  14. TLOZmaster

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    Thanks for everything Emuparadise, you did it better than everyone else.
     
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  15. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    Rest in Pepperoni Emuparadise, for years it was my storage to get long lost priceless resources, Glory to Emuparadise!
     
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  16. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

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    Technically we can now... :(
     
  17. netovsk

    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    NO!

    NO!!

    NO!!!!!

    GODAMMIT NINTENDO F YOU
     
  18. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    GBATemp did this a long time ago, and it's still going strong. we are now discussing it instead of sharing illegal games.
    I guess they are doing it because they also care about their website and communities and don't want to risk all of it due to recent actions and decision.

    Good luck to the website going "clean".

    I hope they will manage to achieve what they want and keep a good place for all emulation discussion. (don't forget to come here too!)

    edit:
    oh, you beat me to it :P
    yeah, seems to be exactly the same.
     
    Last edited by Cyan, Aug 8, 2018
  19. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    Yeah, "freeware"

    But yeah, this is actually really sad :T they were my go-to for finding everything I wanted to emulate
     
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