I can't run the game.
This can have a number of reasons, either on the side of your browser or on the side of our server. There is no point in discussing
all the possible causes. If the game did not load, try to refresh the game page (F5). If that doesn't help, run the game in another online
emulator. You do this simply by clicking on its name in the table of available online emulators, which you can find under the game in the window:
The game is running, but I cannot control it.
Make sure you are trying to control the game with the correct keys. For most games, you can find the table with control keys on the the
right side of the game page. Check if you have activated an applet, in which the game is running by clicking the mouse on it. If you open another browser window during the game, the applet becomes inactive and you have to click on it again if you want to continue in playing the game.
The game is running very slowly.
Check if you do not run another game in some another browser window. If yes, turn it off. If the game is still slow, quit all running programs you don't need at this moment, and restart the game by reloading the gamepage. If that didn't help, your computer probably isn't powerful enough to emulate this game directly
in the browser.
Is it possible to save unfinished game and continue in playing later?
Yes, some online emulators support this, but others don't. Saving unfinished game is supported, for example, by EmulatorJS or NeptunJS, which can
emulate a whole range of consoles from Atari 2600 to Nintendo 64. Unfortunately, no emulator currently supports saving unfinished DOS games.
How is the second player controlled?
First, check if selected emulator supports the second player. You can find it in the table of properties of individual emulators at the bottom of
the 'Game info' window. If multiplayer is supported, you must manually configure the second player's controls by clicking the 'Controls Settings' icon at the
bottom of the game screen.
Can I control the game with a USB gamepad instead of a keyboard?
Yes, it is possible. Most online emulators support gamepad control. For a better gaming experience, we definitely recommend installing a gamepad. You
can then easily set its controls in the emulator itself by clicking on the 'Controls Settings' icon. If you don't have a USB gamepad, buy one from e.g. Amazon, or AliExpress
or your favorite online store.
I did not found here my favorite game from my childhood. Why?
This can have many reasons. Here is a list of few of them:
1) All games on RetroGames.cz are at least 15 years old. If your game is younger, you will not find it here.
2) The game is older than 15 years, but we do not own their original (cartridge, floppy disks, original game console with built-in game, ...) All the games you find here are legal copies of original games of which we are the legal owner. (See our declaration.) If you have an original game you want to publish here, please contact us via e-mail.
3) The game is older than 15 years and we own the original ROM, but we still did not have time to publish it here. In such case, please be patient. The game will be here sooner or later.
Is it possible to download ROM
files with games from this website?
Yes, but only games that are no longer actively supported by their manufacturers. Games, that are still possible to buy, you cannot download, but you can come back any time and play them here online.
Is this website legal?
Yes. RetroGames.cz emulates only those
consoles whose patents are now invalid. (The validity of a patent is 20
years.) Last patents protecting individual consoles expired
in those years: Atari 2600 (2003), NES (2007), Sega Master System (2009), Sega Genesis (2010),
Game Boy (2010 ) and SNES (2011). This means that the emulation of these consoles is completely
legal. No other console, the server currently emulates. All online games that are available are
legal copies of original games that we physically own. For download we offer only abandonware,
i.e. abandoned software that copyright owners does not support anymore. Server works as a kind of
virtual library, where you can come and temporarily borrow the game in the RAM memory of your computer.
When you close the applet or the browser window, the game will be automatically deleted.