Workaround to download roms off Emuparadise again!!

Just a couple of days ago Nintendo hit the rom world hard by issuing cease and desist to a very popular rom sites and loveroms. In the wake of that Emuparadise has decided to take down their database of roms to avoid any kind of lawsuit from Big N.

Let’s face it, downloading console roms has always been a touchy subject with Video game companies & developers. But no video game company in history has gone out of business due to downloading of roms.

Now there is a small bright light at the end of this road, of course, someone has discovered a way to download roms off of Emuparadise again as the rom database is still there! It seems all they have done is take down the direct download links but reddit user u/EptunLP has found a workaround and has written a script to basically force the links to download roms from Emuparadise again.

All you have to do is install a userscript which adds a workaround link right above the original download link.

The file is still being downloaded from EmuParadise servers.

Chrome users: Download TamperMonkey

Firefox users: Download GreaseMonkey

After that click here, press install, and you are done! If you already had a page with a rom open refresh it and you should see a new link above the original one, enjoy.

EDIT: Maybe its just me but it doesn’t work when straight clicking the link on firefox, right clicking and selecting to open it in a new tab works.

You can also manually add this updated script that uses the first link to download, so it doesn’t open a new tab.

  1. // ==UserScript==
  2. // @name         EmuParadise Download Workaround – 1.1.2
  3. // @version      1.1.2
  4. // @description  Replaces the download button link with a working one
  5. // @author       Eptun
  6. // @match*/*/*
  7. // @require
  8. // @grant        none
  9. // ==/UserScript==
  10. (function() {
  11.     ‘use strict’;
  12.     const id = document.URL.split(‘/’)[5];
  13.     $(‘.download-link’).children()[0].href = `/roms/getdownload.php?gid=${id}&test=true`;
  14. })();

Like any work around its only going to work for so long before they fix it, so what are you waiting for, get to downloading everything you can before you can’t.



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One comment

  1. Sadly this script (and all similar scripts) work only if there’s only ONE download link in that page.

    For things like the Dreamcast games, where you have a choice between CDI and GDI formats, it won’t work.

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