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    GameEx 14.70

    Various minor changes, fixes and additions.[...]

    GameEx 14.69

    Cosmetic improvemements and fixes.Fixes to Ben Baker's Setup Wizard.Preview images and videos now do a nice cross fade.[...]

    GameEx 14.68

    GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 14.68Thanks to some useful feedback and fixes the wheel view has been improved.The wheel view and GameEx Arcade Editi[...]

    GameEx 14.67

    GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 14.67.Fixes to the MAME list update.For GameEx Arcade Edition, Supermodel Model 3 emulator is an additional integrate[...]

    GameEx 14.66

    GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 14.66Improvements and fixes to MAME list update. Ensures only arcade games are listed now. Fixes some games missing i[...]

    GameEx 14.64

    Minor bug fixes and improvements.The MAME list update is slightly faster.The in built artwork downloader has minor fixes and improvements and it is no[...]

    GameEx 14.64

    Minor bug fixes and improvements.The MAME list update is slightly faster.The in built artwork downloader has minor fixes and improvements and it is no[...]

    A new front end

    Introducing GameEx Arcade Edition.View at YouTube. GameEx Arcade Edition is a derivative version of GameEx that is optimized for arcade controls and[...]

    Introducing VPDB

    Introducing VPDB. With three years in the making I am pleased to introduce to you VPDB. VPDB is a collaboration between developer freezy with sp[...]

    GameEx 14.63

    This release contains some improvements to the EmuMovies in built background downloader. It will now download for systerms where a database is not spe[...]

    GameEx 14.62

    View at YouTube.Big fixes and improvements to GameExtender. It is now working smoothly again in a browser for starters. The server will now automatica[...]

    GameEx 14.60

    Fixes MAME NeoGeo not being recognised correctly with latest MAME release.[...]

    GameEx 14.58

    Thanks to HeadKaze and GreatFlash we have a massive integrated emulator confirg and downloads update with this release. Adding 48 new configuration an[...]

    GameEx 14.57

    Fixes for views. Fixes Daphne logos not showing.[...]

    GameEx 14.56

    Lots of improvements to online game services support:Improved database scrapingImproved wheel and thumb list views with logo supportOrign video downlo[...]

    GameEx 14.55

    This release of GameEx adds a new wheel view and fixes a few bugs.View at YouTube.[...]

    GameEx views demo

    View at YouTube.[...]

    GameEx 14.54

    Adds proper support for logo images in image list / grid view. This makes the recent community logos project redundant.Fixes media content not showing[...]

    GameEx 14.53

    This release adds official wheel logo image support.Also fixes an issue where downloading form emumovies would not show media if paths to media were n[...]

    SNES System Pack

    1 click setup and install of Nintendo SNES with emulator, all media and artwork for GameEx.. 1. Extract somewhere suitable 2. R[...]

    N64 System Pack

    1 click setup and install of Nintendo N64 with emulator, all media and artwork for GameEx.. 1. Extract somewhere suitable 2. Ru[...]

    NES System Pack

    1 click setup and install of Nintendo NES with all media and artwork for GameEx.. 1. Extract somewhere suitable 2. Run 3. Sel[...]

    PinballX 2.22

    This release of PinballX fixes issues and fine tunes support for the new Pinball Arcade GUI. Thanks to everyone on the forums for testing. Please expe[...]

    Brexit madness sale!

    Unless you have been in a cave you will know the British pound exchange rate has hit a record low.I think the UK people can handle a little Brexit and[...]

    GameEx 14.51

    This release has improved support for MAME software lists with improved artwork and GameEx database matching. Software lists can be used by selecting [...]

    GameEx Evolution Alpha 0.1

    I am excited and pleased to announce the first public alpha release of GameEx Evolution. Please try it out and discuss in our newly opened forum. I[...]

    GameEx 14.50

    Extends custom menu sub menus to 300.Fixes system help text.Fixes video play all.[...]

    GameEx 14.49

    Cosmetic fixes.Fixes image mounting.[...]

    GameEx 14.48

    Display fixes[...]

    GameEx 14.47

    Just a quick update. This release adds support for the MAME software list naming convenstion in the GameEx databases. Note. It won't do much yet.I als[...]

    GameEx 14.46

    Several cosmetic improvements in this release making every theme look better in my opinion. There is per pixel scrolling of the game list and a new de[...]

    GameEx 14.45

    Fixes for latest Steam client.Fix for images with alpha in thumbnail view.[...]

    GameEx Online Live TV

    A little unedited demo of GameEx Online playing Live TV and showing a game manual.[...]

    PayPal issues resolved

    As far as I can see the PayPal issues at are now resolved.If you were affected and have not contacted me pleas do.Thanks for your patience[...]

    PayPal billing bug in Invision 4

    Please note there is an intermitent bug we have since we upgraded to Invision 4 a few weeks ago at payments are not being recog[...]

    GameEx 14.44

    Fixes for Daemon Tools image mounting.Fixes video refresh rate changing/[...]

    GameEx 14.43

    Just a minor update to GameEx to support the latest version of catver.ini (MAME categories).In other news the MAME 60fps title videos are nearly compl[...]

    GameEx Evolution Alpha

    GameEx Evolution alpha preview The GameEx development team released GameEx Evolution into private alpha stage last month. Here is an unedited video[...]

    MAME 60fps Title Videos

    I've developed an application that detects, captures and encodes MAME and MESS title video sequences and I currently have two modern quad core systems[...]

    GameEx 14.42

    New MAME feature. This release adds a new clones setting for when updating the MAME list to allow a listing of original games unless the clone has a d[...]

    Another holiday gift

    As well as the existing EmuMovies promotion going on until the new year, new GameEx lfietime licenses now also include a free lifetime Convert-It soft[...]

    GameEx artwork and videos.

    In order to offer more value to your online subscription for GameEx users there is now signficantly more media and videos snaps for your emulated syst[...]

    Buy EmuMovies get GameEx free

    Buy EmuMovies lifetime subscription and get a GameEx liftetime license free.For new GameEx lifetime licenses purchased from now until the new year you[...]

    Power of GameEx Online

    This video shows one of the features of GameEx Online when used in conjuction with the GameEx front end - Live online shared game ratings.Find and exp[...]

    Not so scary gift

    I love the GameEx community we have built together. Its helpful, friendly and fun whilst being grown up at the same time.Some of us are getting older [...]

    Reminder - GameEx License Changes

    Just a reminder that there is only 6 more days left in October and after that time online services access will only be on a yearly basis and also free[...]

    GameEx 14.41

    Fixes some issues introduced due to some unremoved test code.[...]

    Lifetime online ending.

    In order to ensure we are still around for some time to come, lifetime online services access will not be available for purchase after October. Lifeti[...]

    GameEx Price Slash

    All GameEx licenses discounted by over 20% during September and October.[...]

    GameEx 14.40

    Preview videos will now detect and use LAV Filters if installed and a basic LAV Filter installation is now recommended for GameEx over the Shark codec[...]

GameEx is considered to be the most powerful and feature rich front-end for MAME, GameBase, Daphne, PC Games and all command line based game emulators, along with being a complete Home Theatre PC solution or plug in for windows media center. It’s designed to be used seamlessely with arcade controls and various arcade products and also has fully featured tuchscreen and tablet support suitable to be used as a CarPC and touchscreen frontend. GameEx is available as a free or enhanced registered version.

GameEx Evolution


Standard Features:
  • Supports nearly any emulator
  • Advanced support for MAME
  • No other front end has as many options for configuration of MAME and emulators.
  • Optimized for Dual and Quad core Processors
  • Media Center Plug In
  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.
  • Well supported with regular updates.
  • With ten years of development its mature and it just works.
  • Arcade Controls (X-Arcade, Slik-Stik, JPAC,IPAC), MCE Remote, other remote controls and gamepads.
  • Plug-In support including advanced LCD/LED, Ultrastick, and hardware monitor rotation all included in standard install.
  • Specific ArcadeVGA support
  • Native Widescreen and HD support with no scaling required.
  • Completely customizable controls
  • Full Toucshcreen and Tablet PC support
  • Global gamepad and keyboard exit combo to exit any emulator
  • Exit any game with the escape key or remote control
  • In game key. View game info and controls while in a game
  • Highly polished, elegant and effective interface
  • Full featured database driven front end for GameBase and its collections (video)
  • Full integration with GameEx Arcade instantly and automatically adding over 3,500 flash games with new games added daily.
  • Jukebox supports all formats with visulisations and offers integration with iTunes and windows media player.
  • Play the Jukebox while playing games
  • Advanced all formats Video Player with support for different audio and subtitle streams
  • DVD Player with support for choice of codec and FFDSHOW
  • 10 ft DVD Ripping (video)
  • Picture and slide show viewer
  • Internet Radio
  • UPNP / DNLA media server client
  • News Reader
  • YouTube module. Easily browse search and play YouTube content using simple controls.
  • Advanced multi process based attract mode/screensaver
  • Multiple languages, custom languages
  • Theme Editor offers skinning
  • Both advanced configuraztion and easy setzup wizard
  • Emulator and MAME databases, with descriptions and various other data, allows linking and categorising across all systems.
  • Play random background sounds.
  • MAME High Score Support
  • ISO Mounting
  • HTML applications within the interface. Play streaming video from NetFlix and Hulu.
  • Movie Database. Automatically or manually add box art and descrtiptions for your movies.
  • Animated 3D model and X file support.
  • MADVR renderer support for video playback.
  • Plus 100’s more features you wont find in other front ends as standard.
Registered Version:
  • No nag screen. Fast loading
  • Game manual PDF and TXT viewer
  • Access to GameEx Online
  • GameExtender networked display and remote control. Display game information and custom artwork on another display. Remote control GameEx with any web browser or your iPhone or iPad.
  • Full unrestricted access to downloads and the GameEx and PinballX FTP servers.
  • Various MAME lists including on line lists
  • Complete menu customization. Organize the layout, structure and appearance of the gameex pages, and create your own menu system.
  • A new front end first for registered GameEx users – Plug and play Steam support with automatic artwork, videos and database. Access all your installed Steam games from the GameEx interface.
  • Plug and play EA Origin support
  • Plug and play Uplay support
  • Advanced emulator configuration with key and gamepad remapping for programs that dont nativly support it.
  • Karaoke
  • MAME to emulator mapping. Launch specifc MAME games or MAME game types with alternate versions of MAME or emulators
  • Search feature. Easily find all games and media
  • SiliconDust HDHomeRun support adds live TV to GameEx.
  • TV Plugin support including VU Player and ServerWMC.
  • Play DVD and Blu Ray ISOs
  • Automatically exit launched games and programs after a period of inactivity
  • CD Player with album lookup
  • Goodmerge 7-Zip support
  • Merge game lists for games with multiple regions or disks
  • Play emulators in the screensaver
  • Zip support for emulators that dont natively support it.
  • Rotated monitor support
  • Mouse control emulation
  • eBook and Comic Book reader
  • Play seperate music based on emulator list
  • Over 1,000 additional radio stations
  • CD-Ripper with album lookup
  • Automatic updates
  • Export games to windows media center
  • Automatically create all game snaps as images or video
  • Game Statistics, available online through GameExtender and from the interface.
  • Media Library. The Media library brings all your pictures, videos and audio together in one place. It can also be used as an alternative to the jukebox by allowing you to view your music by folder and filename
  • Run GameEx on Linux and Macs under Wine.
  • Free license for the specific Mac OS X version.

Supported Systems

Default supported emulators:
  • MAME
  • CPS-3
  • FB Alpha
  • Mjolnir
  • Model2
  • Nebula
  • Raine
  • WinKawaks
  • Zinc
  • DEmul
  • MESS
  • Stella
  • Z26
  • Atari++
  • Jum’s A5200
  • ProSystem
  • Virtual Jaguar
  • ColEm
  • Meka
  • Virtual Colecovision
  • WinUAE
  • WinArcadia
  • UNZ
  • ODYEmu
  • 02EM
  • Bliss
  • Nostalgia
  • Cxbx
  • MagicFX
  • Mednafen
  • MagicEngine
  • Ootake
  • Dolphin
  • 1964
  • Project64
  • Project64k
  • FCE Ultra
  • Jnes
  • Nessie
  • Nestopia
  • RockNES
  • VirtuaNES
  • SNEeSe
  • Snes9x
  • Fusion
  • GENS+
  • nullDC
  • Gens32 Surreal
  • Dega
  • SSF
  • Yabause
  • neocd
  • NeoGeo CDZ
  • NeoRaine
  • ePSXe
  • pSX
  • Xebra
  • PCSX2
  • BFM
  • MFME
  • Handy
  • Oswan
  • DeSmuME
  • BGB
  • VBA-M
  • VisualBoyAdvance
  • Reality Boy
  • Red Dragon
  • NeoPop
  • PCSP
  • WinVice
  • CCS64
  • DemoBase
  • GameBase
  • SPS
  • WHDLoad
  • SimCoupe
  • DOSBox
  • blueMSX
  • Spectaculator
  • Windows Frotz
Default supported systems:
  • Arcade
  • Sammy Atomiswave
  • Sega Naomi
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Bally Astrocade
  • Coleco Vision
  • Commodore Amiga CD32
  • Emerson Arcadia 2001
  • Fairchild Channel F
  • Fujitsu FM Towns
  • GCE Vectrex
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Magnavox Odyssey 2
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • NEC SuperGrafx
  • NEC TurboGrafx CD
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo N64
  • Nintendo NES
  • Nintendo SNES
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Sega 32X
  • Sega CD
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Saturn
  • SNK Neo Geo
  • SNK Neo Geo CD
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Fruit Machine
  • Atari Lynx
  • Bandai WonderSwan
  • Bandai WonderSwan Color
  • Entex Adventure Vision
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
  • Nintendo Super Game Boy
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy
  • Sega Game Gear
  • SNK Neo Geo Pocket
  • SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • Sony PSP
  • Apple II
  • Commodore 128
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Commodore CBM-II
  • Commodore PET
  • Commodore Plus_4
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • MGT Sam Coupe
  • Microsoft DOS
  • Microsoft MSX
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • Z-Code Interactive Fiction