Mirroring the /r/Piracy wiki

UPDATE: This has now been moved to /w/Piracy! Thanks to /u/Tequila_Wolf for letting me know this was an option, and thanks to /u/pavlichenko for letting me know about a few tools that have been removed.

(Introduction by raddle.me user r4tch3t: Hello! I'm doing this as a bit of a "because I can". I figured if this website is gonna stay alive, we need to have at least something tangible that can be provided to users. This is my mission here: Mirror a very comprehensive piracy guide on a website that doesn't have the feds all up in the administration building. Enjoy the extra layer of privacy! This will be posted unfinished, but will be updated/edited when I find the time.)


I. PRIVACY/SECURITY

VPNs

  • Popular VPN services aggressively market themselves on Reddit. Do not subscribe to a service just because Reddit deems it popular, cheap, or because it hits the front page. You are entrusting an entity with your personal data; do your own research. Keep in mind that VPN experiences are completely anecdotal. Someone's experience with a particular VPN may vary from location, servers, operating systems, downloads speeds, etc...

  • With that said, below are some resources with which you may begin your research. Most if not all popular VPNs offer trials and/or immediate refunds. Use them to your advantage in your quest to find a VPN that works best for you. Don't forget to also read their ToS!

  • ThatOnePrivacySite VPN Chart

  • [Choosing the best VPN for you][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]]

  • TorrentFreak 2017 VPN interview

  • TorrentFreak 2016 VPN interview

  • EEF Overview on what a VPN is and how to choose one

  • [/r/VPN/wiki/index][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]]

  • [/r/Privacy/wiki/index][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]]

  • Beware of free VPNs if you plan on using one for online purchases or to log into websites with sensitive data. Many free VPNs are able to provide their free services because they data mine, interpose ads in searches, etc...

  • Beware of pirating VPNs. You wouldn't pirate a condom?

  • [An alternative to purchasing your VPN is hosting your own][[This is a search link on Reddit... any clue on how I would rehost this?]] You will have much more flexibility and you can have your VPS hoster outside your country's copyright law jurisdiction.

 

Adblockers & useful extensions

Useful userscripts

Note: Adblock Protector 2 was chosen instead of AAK-Cont because AAK-Cont has reach end-of-life and it's developer recommends you switch.

  • AdsBypasser to skip countdown ads or continue pages and prevent ad pop-up windows.
  • AntiAdware to avoid installing unwanted applications downloading with legitimate software (e.g. McAfee with Adobe Flash)
  • Get DLC Info From SteamDB automatically creates a DLC list for tools such as CreamAPI, GreenLuma and SmartSteamEmu.
  • uBlock Protector (Chromium) similar to Adblock Protector 2. (For chromium browsers)

 


II. TORRENT CLIENTS

  • Deluge - similar to qbittorrent with a different UI some may find clunky.
  • Qbittorrent - free open-sourced client. No ads and has a built-in search feature that searches popular public trackers. Consistently updated.
  • Tixati - extremely customizable. All menus can be rearranged and color scheme can be changed completely. Many private trackers however may not permit this client to be used.
  • Transmission - popular macOS and unix torrent client.

 


III. TORRENT INDEXERS/SITES

Ordered alphabetically. Make sure your adblocker is on.

For a more extensive list, see [this post][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]] over at /r/torrents

 


IV. EBOOKS/TEXTBOOKS

If you have purchased the kindle edition of your book and wish to strip its DRM and export it to .pdf, view this [guide][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]] on how to deDRM your book.

If the ebook you are searching is available for kindle, you may also [borrow][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]] the ebook, use the guide, and then return it back.

 

Popular sites for books

See /w/List_of_Free_Online_Libraries for more.

Custom Search Engines

Private trackers

Magazines

Comics

 


V. COURSES/TUTORIALS

  • See Section III & X. Many popular torrent indexers have courses such as Rutracker, 1337x.to, and demonoid.pw.
  • freetutorials.us - Udemy, Lynda, Pluralsight courses available via torrents.
  • gfxdomain.net - computer graphics design tutorials/courses via fileshosters (some through torrents).
  • git.ir - hosts many courses/tutorials from udemy, tutsplus, lynda, etc... Available through direct download links.

 


VI. GAMES

Roms

Scene groups do not have official websites. If you find a site using the name of a scene group, they are impersonating them. Beware of these sites; often they may package the release with malware.*

 


VII. MOVIES/SERIES (streaming)

   Make sure your adblocker is on.

Anime

 


VIII. MUSIC

  • Deezloader [app] - Download songs from Deezer in 320kbps quality. You can convert your Spotify playlist to a Deezer playlist and download it via Deezloader as well. Can be found in thepiratebay.org.
    • [updated fork with FLAC support can be found here.][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]]
  • Spotify Dogfood [app] - The Spotify Dogfood mod provides an ad-free Spotify experience on Android devices.
  • rutracker.org - Russian tracker with an extensive music catalog.
  • Redacted.ch - private music tracker. Visit interviewfor.red to join.
  • Soulseek - P2P network used for music.
  • Youtube-dl - command-line program to download video/audio from Youtube videos and other sites.
  • Youtube-dl-gui - GUI for youtube-dl for those not proficient in using the command line.

 


IX. ANDROID

Torrent clients

  • Flud - free ad-supported client.
  • Libretorrent - ad-free open source client. Similar UI to Flud.
  • BiglyBT - no nonsense, ad-free, open source client.

APK download sites

  • Mobilism.org - largest forum for pirated apps, games, ebooks, etc...
  • onhax.me - similar content to mobilism. Use an adblocker when browsing.
  • apkmirror.com - contains untouched and signed release apks. Useful if searching for a prior version of an application.
  • apkpure.com - similar to apkmirror.com

Apps

  • Terrarium TV - movie/series streaming app. "Premium ad-free" versions can be found in mobilism.org
  • Mobdro - live streams aggregator (Sports, TV, etc...)
  • Spotify Dogfood CORE - Spotify with no ads, skipping, and the ability to choose quality. Can found in mobilism.org
  • Fildo - music streaming and download.
  • Mobilism for Android - mobilism in an app (apps/games)
  • ACMarket - "cracked play store." (apps/games)

 


X. TOOLS

   For:

  • Microsoft Toolkit
  • KMSAuto Net
  • KMSpico
  • Windows Loaders
  • AMTEmu
  • Universal Adobe Patcher 2.0
  • CCMaker

       Visit the [wiki here][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]].

  • u/Apodacaac has published two very easy to follow 'How to Patch Adobe CC 2017" guides for [MacOS] and [Windows] [[Google drive threads, should probably rehost soon]]

 


XI. DIRECT DOWNLOAD SITES

 


##XII. MISCELLANEOUS

Misc. apps:

  • Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool - lightweight program that pulls Windows and Office isos directly from Microsoft's techbench site. All .isos are untouched and safe.

  • [MegaDownloader][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]] - Batch download Mega links like IDM or jDownloader. Bypass Mega bandwidth limit completely given you have a VPN or are able to switch IP addresses on the fly.

  • EZBlocker – Spotify Ad Blocker - lightweight .exe that blocks and mutes Spotify ads on Windows.

*Spotify Anti-Ad Host File - A hosts file to make sure you never have to hear another Spotify ad again.

Misc. websites:

  • u/wtfdidijustdoshit's [extensive list of must-have Android apps, and Android apk forums.][[Reddit thread, will rehost soon]]
  • Squawkr.io - Get notified when a movie releases. You can also set parameters such resolution.
  • predb.me - livestream of searchable releases.
  • subscene.com (multinlingual subtitles for movies/series)
  • addic7ed.com ((multinlingual subtitles for movies/series))
  • Free Premium Leechers List - maintained by u/H1dd3nM1nd
  • emuparadise.me - NDS ROMS, PSP ROMS, PSX ROMS, NES ROMS, SNES ROMS, MAME WII ROMS, etc...
  • Vimm's Lair - large collection of ROMs

Microsoft stuff:

 


Credits to reddit user u/Klappa4Me for doing a lot of the heavy lifting.


For transparency and credit, here's the change-log on the original Reddit thread:

10 days ago	dysgraphical (added Android section, RED, few more)
22 days ago	dysgraphical (minor formatting fixes)
22 days ago	dysgraphical	
22 days ago	dysgraphical (updated ebook site links)
1 month ago	dysgraphical	
1 month ago	dysgraphical
2 months ago	dysgraphical	
3 months ago	WiFilter	
3 months ago	WiFilter (Further userscript and ROM edits)
3 months ago	dysgraphical (Test edit)
3 months ago	dysgraphical (added suggestion thread link to top)[[only applies to original Reddit thread]]
3 months ago	dysgraphical (removed DCMA'd ROM link)
3 months ago	WiFilter (Added userscripts and roms)
3 months ago	WiFilter (Tixati link)
3 months ago	dysgraphical	
3 months ago	dysgraphical	
3 months ago	dysgraphical (creation of Megathread in Reddit wiki)