Some of these sites have Fake and Mirror sites, you should only use the ones we link to.
In the case that any of the sites are blocked, use GoodByeDPI or PowerTunnel.

We Strongly recommend you have at least uBlock Origin and FastForward installed.
Browser Userscripts require a Userscript Manager to function, we recommend Violentmonkey.

General Torrent

1337x.to | .st | .gd | .eu (Torrent)

A very popular Torrenting site which has an incredible amount of content, but also has major downsides including insufficient moderation in general (not banning uploaders who have uploaded Malware in the past) and an incredibly unsafe Software category.
Only get Games from FitGirl, DODI, KaOsKrew, 0xEMPRESS, and johncena141 (who uploads Linux Games).
Remember to NEVER get Software Releases from this site.

Empress's new releases can be found here.

RuTor (Torrent)

An old Russian tracker that has plenty of content but with generally less seeders. Some Repackers upload exclusively here.
Only get Games from Chovka and FitGirl.

Repackers

FitGirl (Torrent / DDL)

One of the most well known and reputable Repacker out there, very active and provides Torrent links with DDL mirrors. Only downside being the Repacks can take a long time to install depending on your hardware. Mostly Uploads on 1337x, RuTor, Tapocheck and some DDL mirrors that are linked on her site.

DODI | .download (Torrent / DDL)

Another active Repacker that provides Torrent links with DDL mirrors. Usually takes less time to install compared to FitGirl, while having ever so slightly larger Releases. Other than DDL Mirrors on his site, he Uploads on 1337x.
They also have a forum for requesting re-seeds, asking for support and more.

KaOsKrew (Torrent / DDL)

Old and still ongoing Repackers, recently merged with Masquerade. Their Torrents may have lower seeders compared to other Repackers. They upload on 1337x too.

GNARLY (DDL)

Repacks contain optional lossily compressed assets to reduce Game size further if needed. There are quite a few Console Game Repacks (alongside required emulators).

General DDL

Ova Games (DDL)

A site which focuses on re-uploading Repacks, P2P Cracks, Scene Releases and GOG Rips to various hosts. Rarely includes Torrent links. Takes requests.

GLOAD (DDL)

Uploads Repacks and Scene Releases for PC and various Consoles. Takes requests.

GOG Games (DDL)

Every GOG DRM-free Game, ripped and re-uploaded on Mirrors. Every installer is untouched and has a cryptographic SHA-256 key from GOG.
This site is also accessible through Tor.

GamesDrive (DDL)

Another site that re-uploads Repacks, P2P Cracks and Scene Releases to various hosts. They also take requests.

Forums

CS.RIN.RU (DDL)

Arguably the best site for Game Piracy. It's a well moderated Forum with active members. Not only good for getting Games from, but also learning about different Cracking tools and resources for many Games.
Requires Sign-up.
Most Games that are uploaded to this site are uncracked and require a Steam Emulator to function, especially when it's mentioned that the upload is "Clean (Steam) Files" or when it's uploaded to the Steam Content Sharing (SCS) forum.
        PanDownload - A site which allows downloading Baidu links directly without requiring a Chinese phone number, Check the Help section for information on how to download.
        All ALI213 uploads have the password "9999".
        CS.RIN.RU Enhanced - A Browser Userscript that enhances the UI and the functionality of cs.rin.ru. Make sure to enable SCS in the settings otherwise SCS forums are hidden by default.
        RIN Guide - An okay guide for browsing cs.rin.ru by MIDNYTE. If you need further support, drop in our Discord Server.

Torrminatorr (DDL)

Another well moderated Forum with active Uploaders and discussions that allow Scene Uploads (contrary of CS.RIN.RU), GOG Rips, Retro Games and even Linux Games.
Requires Sign-up.

Other

Online-Fix (DDL / Torrent)

Provides Online-Fixes (Multiplayer) for many Games available, the more complex fixes being coded by their own Crackers (0xdeadc0de and others).
Be SURE to use an AdBlocker such as uBlock Origin, and use FastForward as there are malicious ads.
Requires Sign-up.
Downlading from "Online-Fix Drive" requires a donation, use the other options. Always use burner Accounts for playing Games asking for an Account, such as Microsoft Games asking for a Microsoft Account.

My Abandonware (DDL)

Offers Downloads for old titles and hard to find Abandonware Games, including everything they came with.

F95zone & U18-Chan (DDL)

Big Forums for Adult Games. F95zone is a Forum with various Tools, Translation & Game Request channels, many English Porn Games and even English translated foreign Games such as Japanese Eroges (a searchable index can be found here). U18-Chan instead has exclusively Yiff Games.
They both require Sign-up.

Sukebei & Nyaa (Torrent)

Sukebei is an outstanding source for Japanese Eroges, while Nyaa is an alright source for some Japanese Games and ROMs. It's recommended that you use an Anti-Malware scanner on the files you download and only ever download Japanese Games from these sites.
Most Japanese Games require a Locale Emulator to work. You also might get better results if you search the Game by its Japanese title.

Lewd Patcher (DDL)

Has some Uncensored and Lewd patches for Games, which can be applied as a mod.

Flashpoint (DDL/Torrent)

Preservation project for Adobe Flash Games. Has over 90k Games in its library which are all playable, like the Good Ol' Days.

Apps

qBittorrent | Deluge | Transmission - Free, Lightweight and open source Torrent Clients.
We do not recommend using ĀµTorrent or BitTorrent, as it came bundled with Adware, Spyware, and Crypto-Miners in the past [1]. In its current state, it's Adware and Bloatware. We don't recommend using ĀµTorrent v2.2.1 either due to confirmed Security Exploits.
        qBittorrent Enhanced Edition - A qBittorrent fork with enhanced privacy (IP filtering, auto-ban bots and copyright trolls, auto-update public trackers).
        qBittorrent Guide - A guide for configuring qBittorrent.

IDM | JD2 | XDM | Motrix | FDM - Download Managers that can boost Download speeds. Motrix and FDM support Torrenting, XDM is best for capturing downloads from your Browser, and JD2 is best for downloading multiple files simultaneously.
        Elephant - Adds YT-DLP support to FDM, meaning it can download from all these sites.
        JDownloader 2 Guide - A guide for setting up JDownloader 2.

7-Zip | WinRAR | NanaZip - File archivers, can pack and unpack many archive types such as 7z, rar, zip. NanaZip is a fork of 7-Zip with added functionality and better support for Windows 11.

WinCDEmu - Allows you to mount optical disc images, supports ISO, CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, IMG.
Virtual CloneDrive - Mounts images, supports all the common formats.

HashCheck | OpenHashTab & RapidCRC Unicode - Convenient and Efficient File Hash checkers and verifiers. HashCheck and OpenHashTab integrate into Windows Shell.

Wine - A compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS (non-ARM), & BSD.
        Wine AppDB - Database containing information on the compatibility of various apps and Games.

Radmin VPN | Hamachi | ZeroTier - LAN Emulators, Useful when playing a LAN supported game with a friend that is not in your local area. ZeroTier can be difficult to setup.

Moonlight - Self-host your Games and stream them to play on a plethora of devices ranging from iOS devices to consoles such as Wii U and Vita.
Nucleus Co-op - Play your Games co-op on single computer split-screen that don't normally support it.
Part of the SplitScreen.Me organisation, which has instructions on installing the app itself and individual guides for setting it up for all games listed here.
Parsec - Remote desktop application that works for playing Games together on single computer.

DS4Windows - Turns your Controller into one that all Programs can read, useful with Knockoffs or weird ones.

ALVR - Stream VR games from your PC to your headset via Wi-Fi. Free and Open Source alternative to Virtual Desktop, works really well.
A Guide for wired connection.

Playnite - A Video-Game library manager with the goal to provide a unified interface for all Games, including but not limited to: Steam, GOG, Origin, Battle.net and Uplay. Also has Game emulation support.
Make sure to check out the Add-ons.
Lutris - An easy to use game manager for Linux.

CompactGUI | Compactor - Transparently compresses games, programs and other folders with virtually no performance loss.

Achievement Watcher [cs.rin.ru] - Allows recording Game play time, tracking Game achievements (with notifications) even on Games that you don't own.

Cracking Tools

All the tools listed here are Windows only unless stated otherwise.
Most links here require sign-up on CS.RIN.RU.
All DLC unlocker tools require the actual DLC files to work, to find the DLC files: find the Game topic on CS.RIN.RU and check the first post for links to the DLC files. If there are none, then use the searchbar to search for the DLC files within the thread or just pirate the entire Game and extract the DLCs. Note that rarely, DLC files will come preinstalled with the base Game.

Koalageddon [cs.rin.ru] - An incredibly easy to use DLC unlocker for Steam, Epic Games, Origin, EA Desktop & Uplay (R1 only) for legitimately owned Games. Family Sharing restrictions can also be bypassed. It can also work with Games that have Anti-Cheat such as EAC and VAC, though it is inadvisable to do so (even though there have been no confirmed cases of bans).
        KG-GUI - A simple GUI to configure Koalageddon.
CreamInstaller - Automatically finds all installed Steam/Ubisoft/Epic Games and provides a neat GUI to automatically configure and apply SmokeAPI/ScreamAPI/Uplay R1 Unlocker/Uplay R2 Unlocker/Koaloader which unlock DLCs in their respective platforms.

SmokeAPI | CreamAPI & StellarKey - Tools that can unlock all DLCs on legitimately owned Steam Games, may not work well if the Game has Anti-Cheat. SmokeAPI requires no configuration and therefore is very beginner friendly, it also supports unlocking Steam inventory items. StellarKey is for Linux only.
CreamAPI FAQ. StellarKey may not work well with non-native Linux Games played through Proton.
        creamapi-db [cs.rin.ru] - A database site that generates CreamAPI configuration files quickly.
        Auto-CreamAPI 2 - A tool that makes it quicker to setup CreamAPI by automating some processes.
EA DLC Unlocker v2 [cs.rin.ru] - Tool that can unlock all DLCs on legitimately owned Origin/EA Games.
        Origin DLC Unlocker v1 [cs.rin.ru] - An older but still maintained version that has support for Mac users.
Uplay R2 Unlocker - Ubisoft DLC unlocker, will only work for Games released after October 2020 (that have the upc_r2*.dll/uplay_r2*.dll file).
        Uplay R1 Unlocker - Same as R2 Unlocker, but instead will only work for Games released before October 2020 (that have the uplay_r1*.dll file).
DreamAPI - An easy to use Tool that can unlock all DLCs on legitimately owned Epic and Origin/EA Games, this can bypass Anti-Cheat software unlike ScreamAPI.
ScreamAPI - Tool that can unlock all DLCs on legitimately owned Epic Games.

Goldberg Steam Emu | SmartSteamEmu (SSE) [v1.4.3] - Steam Emulators which can bypass the basic Steam DRM. They also allow playing some Multiplayer Games on LAN with friends and unlock DLCs.
Goldberg supports Linux, it is easy to use and actively maintained with lots of features but lacks some features SSE has, such as: Bypassing SteamStub DRM, a pre-packaged Game Launcher and support for Plugins but development has stopped since April 11, 2017.
SmartSteamEmu is abandoned. If you're having issues with it, try the SSE Reborn Client v1.46.1.
There is a Mac build for Goldberg but it's outdated and only supports Mac x64.
        GoldbergGUI - GUI Tool for applying Goldberg's Steam Emulator easily.
        SSE's Companions - A collection of tools/apps for SmartSteamEmu.
        Reborn SSE Comfy Launcher - An easy to use SSE launcher.
ALI213 & ACTIVATED - ALI213 is an easy to use Steam Emulator which generally works better for VR titles compared to Goldberg and SSE, and has support for bypassing SteamStub DRM too (may not always work). ACTIVATED on the other hand is a Steam Emulator for Mac.
You can also use this small handy guide on setting up ALI213. You can generate Steam Interfaces for ACTIVATED using this tool from the Goldberg Emu, but all in all ACTIVATED is not recommended due to its difficulty to set up.
Steamless - A GUI SteamStub DRM Remover, required if the game has SteamStub DRM.

GreenLuma 2023 - A tool that can bypass the basic Steam DRM, unlock DLCs for legitimately owned Steam Games, bypass Steam region locks, bypass Family Sharing restrictions, unlock Steam achievements for unowned Games, use Steam Cloud for Game saves and more. Here's a slightly edited and outdated FAQ if you've got questions.
Using this tool for Games with Anti-Cheats might get you banned.
This tool can't make you own Games you havent paid for on Steam.
        SteamACFGenerator [cs.rin.ru] - A CLI tool to generate .acf files for GreenLuma with ease.

Origin Unwrapper [cs.rin.ru] - Unwraps the Game executable of Origin/EA Games from its Origin DRM. You will also likely need to use Origin Emulator.
Origin Emulator [cs.rin.ru] - Emulates the basic Origin/EA API. Using this tool you can play Denuvo Protected Origin/EA Games but you have to obtain a Denuvo token. This tool also includes a script to generate Denuvo tokens (you're generally limited to 5 a day with each token being tied to a single PC) only if you own the Game legitimately. The Denuvo bypass method works for Origin/EA Games on Steam too.
        Origin Helper - UserScript that adds some features to the EA/Origin website to help with setting up the Origin Emulator. Apart from allowing generating Denuvo tokens (so you can share it with other people 🤫), it allows generating a pre-configured Origin Emulator config and more.
This UserScript is equivalent to origin_helper_tools.html found in Origin Emulator.

LumaPlay - Emulator for Ubisoft Connect (UPlay), emulates the API so you can run legitimately owned Games without the need for the client. Only works for Games released before October 2020 (that have the uplay_r1*.dll file).

Nemirtingas Epic Emulator - An Emulator which can bypass Epic Online Services for Games on Epic and provide support for Achievements and more.
Since the original Repository has been deleted, you can have a look at the example config files here.

Nemirtingas Galaxy Emulator - Emulator for the GoG Galaxy Launcher, allows LAN play on GoG games that require authentication.
You can have a look at a short guide here.

WorkshopDL - A GUI Steam Workshop Downloader, allows you to download mods from the Steam Workshop. You need to own the Games on your Steam account to be able to download the mods for. However, for Games listed here, in SteamWebAPI, in NetherWorkshopDownloader or in GGNetwork you can download the mods for free using the app!
CWD - GUI Steam Workshop Downloader, can download mods from all Games listed here and more.

Get Data from Steam / SteamDB [cs.rin.ru] - Extracts all the information of the DLCs/Games from Steam/SteamDB and exports in various formats that can be used as a config file for Greenluma, CreamAPI and more. Can also be used to verify SHA1 checksums of the latest build of any Steam Game that can be used to verify Game integrity.

Tulip Steam Game Packer - CLI Steam Games Downloader, has wide range of features such as: automatically archiving, downloading platform specific (Windows, Mac, Linux) content, option to pick different branches and more.
DepotDownloader - CLI Steam Depot Downloader, can individually download DLCs and other Depots of Games (if the DLCs have their own Depots) that you own. It can also download individual manifest files, meaning you can download older versions of Depots/Games/DLCs.
        SteamDepotDownloaderGUI - GUI version.
To find the Depot IDs of various Depots, you can visit https://steamdb.info/, go on the page of the game and select "Depots" on the sidebar. There, you'll find the Depot IDs of various packages you can download.

Steam Achievement Manager (SAM) - A Steam achievements manager where you can add/delete achievements to any game you want.
Using this tool might put your Steam account at risk.

Check out the Release Board of CS.RIN.RU and the RIN SteamInternals for more useful Game Piracy Tools.

Redistributables

Most of the time you can tell which redistributables are required for a specific Steam Game by going on its page at https://steamdb.info/ and clicking the "Depots" section on the sidebar. On the "EXTRE INFO" column, if it mentions "Depot from 228980" then you can be sure those files are required.
Some common redistributables are:

VisualCppRedist AIO - All in One repack for the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes (VC 20XX Redist).
DirectX - A Web-Downloader that installs a number of Runtime libraries for Games that use D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, XAudio 2.7, XInput 1.3, XACT, and/or Managed DirectX 1.1 (DirectX Jun 2010 Redist).
Alternative Offline-Downloader link available here.
.NET - Various versions of .NET, you generally need a single version only (.NET X.X Redist).
XNA Framework - 3.0 | 3.1 | 4.0 - Various versions of the Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable (XNA X.X Redist).

Here you can find an archive of all the Steamworks Common Redistributables downloaded directly from Steam using DepotDownloader on 16/09/2022, by a Ripped Staff Member.

Misc

We recommend you have at least uBlock Origin and FastForward installed.

PrismLauncher - The best way to Play and manage Minecraft. Linked here is a guide to a bypass that allows offline accounts.
We do not recommend TLauncher as there's been proof they distribute malicious payloads.

PreDBs - List of Release Indexes that are used to check whether a Game has been cracked or not. Just a reminder that a Game not being on any list doesnt mean it hasn't been cracked.

ProtonDB - A Community maintained Database of Steam Games with their compatibilities on Linux and Steam Deck graded and ranked.
Wine AppDB - Database containing information on the compatibility of various apps and Games on various platforms such as Linux and Mac (non-ARM).
AppleGamingWiki - Fixes and compatibility information for Games on M1 Apple silicon Macs. Games are tested on Rosetta 2, iOS/iPadOS, Crossover and Parallels.

SteamDB - A Steam Database site that has vast amounts of information about virtually all games on Steam, helps for checking Game versions, partial file checksums of latest builds of any Game, trading cards, Game branches, Game prices in all regions and many more.
        SteamDB Extension - SteamDB's Browser extensions that offers new features to the Steam Web Store such as bypassing age verification, providing quick links to external sites, and more.
Augmented Steam - Great Browser extension for Steam that introduces many new features, like showing prices for different countries, customising the Steam Web Store further and more.
If you decide to use Augmented Steam and the SteamDB extension simultaneously, make sure to configure them accordingly since some of the features may interfere.

VNDB - The largest, most accurate and most up-to-date Visual Novel DataBase on the web.

Piracy Guides - A collection of guides by Zedi. They include Linux gaming (and SteamDeck), console gaming, setup instructions for qBittorrent and Jdownloader 2, and more.
Do NOT use the megathread.md (Pirated Games Megathread) there. Use ours instead.

Skymods - Community driven Steam Workshop library. Use an Anti-Virus to scan the files you download.
GGNETWORK - Online Steam Workshop Downloader, has support for many Games. Only ever use this site to download Workshop mods, and not Games.
Steam Workshop Downloader - Steam Workshop Downloader, only supports Games listed here.
SteamWorkshop.Download - Download Steam Workshop online without having to own the Game. Do note that this site is extremely unreliable.

Kemono - They host leaks of Patreon creators (among other platforms), useful if a Mod is locked behind Patreon. NSFW Warning.

r/LinuxCrackSupport - A Wiki for Linux Game Piracy.
r/QuestPiracy - A Wiki for Oculus Quest Game Piracy.
VRP Wiki - A Wiki for VR Piracy by VRP. Don't use this site for PCVR titles, use CS.RIN.RU or other sites instead.
r/CrackSupport - SubReddit for asking Game Piracy Support.
You can also ask for Piracy Support on our Discord Server

DDL: Direct Download, where you can download a file from a server usually done through your Browser.

 

Torrent: A decentralised Peer-to-Peer file sharing protocol that is very common when sharing Pirated Content, since the file isnt on a single server that can easily be taken down.

 

Repacks: Highly Compressed Games that usually include all released DLCs, language packs, are Pre-Cracked and require minimal Piracy knowledge. Good for beginners and people that have limited Internet bandwidth.

 

Scene: The Warez Scene, mostly referred to as The Scene, is an underground community of people that specialize in the distribution of copyrighted material. They are an extremely private collection of groups. But most of their Releases get leaked to the public. Check our Scene Glossary for other Scene definitions.

 

Mirrors: An alternate download link for the same file, similar to a DDL, but hosted in different places. If one mirror goes down, you can download the file from another Mirror.

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