your source for vgm



VGM Central is a hub on the direct connect network.

  1. If you already have a direct connect client and it is setup in active mode, then skip to step 5. If not, read on.
  2. Imagine a direct connect hub a bit like an irc channel or chat room, but you can download from users and search everyone's files at once. Now you have the basic idea, go out and get a client, such as BCDC++ or DC++ (BCDC++ is a lot like DC++, but has options such as bandwidth limiting).
  3. Install it. Once you're running it, use the documentation to help you add shared folders and setup such trivial things such as your nickname and description.
  4. If you can, you will need to now forward ports so you can go into active mode. Active mode is way better than passive - passive users can't connect to each other, and every passive search puts load on the hub. If you are connected directly with a modem, or you are behind a router (that is your own) then you should be able to setup port forwarding. If you are on a university or other shared network, you may not be able to go active. See for more help on this. (They have a DC++ tutorial, and information on many routers).
  5. Now once you've decided you have gone active (or cannot) you should read the rules. Once you've read the rules and are sure you're all good to go, join the hub at
  6. Enjoy.


VGM Central Official Rules

1. Share at least one complete, appropriately labelled (including track numbers), officially released Video Game Music (VGM) album. Singles, rips, redbooks, etc. do not count. If we are unable to locate your VGM, you will be kicked.
2. Do not spam/flood the chat, verbally attack other members, be disruptive (in the chat or through the network), or pretend you didn't see this.
3. Do not change your name for no good reason as it unfairly breaks peoples' queues. However, if you're using a different computer with a different share, then you're counted as a different user. But you need to tell us about it first.

The Neo-Modus Direct Connect client (NMDC) is not allowed, as it allows you to be cloned. You will be banned if you use it. We recommend you use DC++.

If you have a problem with the hub's moderation, feel free to criticise, as long as you can keep it civil. If you start insulting the ops or members of the hub, you will be banned.

Please let other people you refer here know the rules in advance.



Q: What does official VGM soundtrack mean?

A: These are game music albums that have been released and can be bought from certain stores, just like movie soundtracks.

Q: What does unofficial VGM soundtrack mean?

A: These are fan made recordings or direct audio rips from a game, including redbooks.

Q: Is upload limiting allowed in this hub?

A: Yes, as long as it's kept reasonable.



This page was changed, 2010-05-05, after the hubsoftware was changed and verification no longer made necessary. See the old rules here.