It is generally not legal to download ROMs or disk images of software for systems like the Commodore 64 unless you own the original physical copies of the software and are creating copies for your own personal use. If you own physical copies of C64 software and want to create ROMs or disk images for use with an emulator, you can do so using specialized software and hardware. Here are the general steps for creating a C64 ROM:
- Obtain a device called a “ROM dumper” that is capable of reading the ROMs from your C64 cartridges. These devices are available from some electronics retailers or online.
- Connect the ROM dumper to your computer and follow the instructions provided to create a copy of the ROM from the cartridge.
- Use a C64 emulator or other software to open the ROM file and run the software.
It is important to note that distributing ROMs or disk images of copyrighted software without permission is illegal in most countries, even if you own the original copies of the software.