How did we get to where we are now?

A brief history

EmuBook was originally just a list for our founder and some people on a discord server (including Skittles) to be able to get some old games and emulators easily. On November 30, 2020, however, they had the idea to make a master list so anyone could find any rom they wanted. That master list evolved over time into what was planned to be a network of docs with roms. That idea then morphed into the site and repository.

The site went live on December 24, 2020 with over 1,200 roms sourced from unverified locations. These spanned from the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and Fairchild Channel F to the Wii, PS2, and Xbox. The largest section of the repository was dedicated to the Commodore 64, specifically the tapes for the computer.

Around March of 2021, it was realized how sketchy the sources of the roms were, and the site was changed to only include dumps from the staff themselves, the MarioCube Repository, and Rare Gaming Dump, as this would prove that nothing sketchy was happening behind-the-scenes.