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What are ROMs?
ROMs are the games that are stored inside video game cartridges. ROM stands for Read Only Memory and refers to a type of memory that cannot be modified and stays intact after the device is powered off. For the purpose of emulation, ROM files are dumped from the cartridges and stored and shared over the internet. They can have any file extension.
What are ISOs?
In emulation, ISOs are also games, the difference relies in the source material. While ROMs come from cartridges, ISOs are optical disc based dumps, such as CD's and DVD's. In general many people use the term ROM to refer to ISOs. An ISO File might not necessarily have the .iso file extension. We use the term in general to refer to any disc image file, but depending on the disc tracks it might be necessary to use different extensions like .bin and cue files.
Download ROMs and ISOs at CDRomance
CDRomance offers a vast collection of ROMs and ISOs for download completely free. We collect, research, test and archive thousands of games for you. Our focus is not on having 'every game ever made' but rather rescuing those rare gems you can't get anywhere else. We also support and maintain an updated collection of romhacks and fan translators. It goes without saying there's a lot of effort put into maintaining this site. We hope you can appreciate that and make good use of the site.