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05-10-19 09:01 PM
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Been a while since I've used the Retro Game Room and was looking to use the emulator to play some "unavailable" titles. I still have a few ROMs from a backup drive several years back but not what I was looking to play.

So I remember on the bottom of the site there used to be a link to get-your-rom .com. But I'm not seeing that link anymore, and trying to navigate to the website yields a security warning. Is David still affiliated with that site? And from where else could I download ROMs nowadays, if at all?

Sorry if this isn't the right forum for this. But thanks in advance for any info
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The site was discontinued a few years ago. The cost to host all of the roms, the growing legal issues with that kind of site, and the dropping traffic made it no longer worth hosting. I was eventually losing money by having the site up since I wasn't generating enough money from the ads to keep it going. It's technically still up but all the links redirect to Vizzed and it has "deceptive ads" (that I believe my co-owner has on it) which has flagged it as not being listed on Google.
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That's a shame. I thought that keeping websites and servers up would become cheaper over the years.
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Davideo7 : Wow, a few years ago? Guess it's been a bit longer than I thought since my last GBA Fire Emblem adventure. Sorry to hear about the site. Seems most emulation sites are taking all the ROMs down.

Appreciate the response and info!
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Davideo7 : It could be the ads but then again it could be the downloads to because firefox warning says it has deceptive downloads on it. Either way the site has been dead for a long time. I lost access to it a long time ago I think when you transferred to a new server many years back.

It sucks it went down hill but there just was no saving it. Once google banned our index page and adsense is when we started to really lose traffic and income. I also had no idea how bad I'd F up site changing the site links but whatever... it was bound to fail and it is also much more risky compared to what David is doing here on Vizzed. Sure Nintendo threatened to sue him via Vizzed but at the same time you don't see this site getting attacked like GYR did with copyright violations and search index problems.

The later versions of site was pretty bad. We stuffed it with ads to try and make up for losses but it didn't work. Was making only a few dollars a month, with server being a few hundred a month it made no sense to keep it going. It has not been profitable since Obama won office for his second term around 2012. I will never forget that detail about it. So it's been dead for around 7 years in terms of profits, though the site was still up after that it never recovered financially or in any other aspect.

It's not a total loss because GYR was sort of a launching pad for the Vizzed. In the early days GYR helped Vizzed get a few thousand new registered users and got it some traffic (this was when Vizzed had only few hundred members and less then 1000 visitors a day). Then David came up with the RGR concept and that is when things took off for this site.
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