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    GameEx 14.04

    Updated Plugins by Adultery.[...]

    GameEx 14.03

    Support for the guide button on Xbox controllers to exit the game or enter in game mode after holding for 5 seconds. By default it is set to exit game[...]

    GameEx on Linux

    If you just generally like playing around with hardware and software (like me) then this tip is for you.Although just experimental I am going to expla[...]

    GameEx 14.02

    This release introduces a fully relational movie database module. With full navigation and data for actors, directors, ratings, genres, years and coll[...]

    GameEx 14.01

    Updated XBMC plugin to support Kodi.[...]

    Game Cards

    GameEx Online game cards have had a face lift and its now possible to customize them with your own background. Simply access your game card on GameEx [...]

    GameEx tip time

    Hopefully I can make this a regular thing but if you use GameEx you will know its packed with features and settings so I thought I woud try and post a[...]

    GameEx Online

    In case you missed it GameEx Online went live for eligible GameEx users two days ago.If you look at the site you will see we have partnered with EmuMo[...]

    GameEx 14

    GameEx version 14 GameEx Online, part of GameEx Evolution. For those eligible to a free upgrade to GameEx Evolution. Access at[...]

    GameEx 13.32

    This release is specifically for our VIP users (Contribtuors and Elites) to get early access to the GameEx Evolution Online features such as remote me[...]

    GameEx 13.31

    For registered users this release introduces plug and play Uplay support.[...]

    GameEx 13.29

    For registered users this release introduces plug and play EA Origin support.[...]

    GameEx 13.28

    Updated Xpadder Plugin by Adultery.Fixes and performance improvements browsing UPNP media servers.Accurate logging of operating system version so we c[...]

    Upgrading to Evolution

    Detail on registration for GameEx Evolution is now available:As previously mentioned llifetime licenses registered from September 2013 get a free upgr[...]

    Forum and registration updates.

    In order to enhnance the experience, build and reward the community and allow for the future we have integrated GameEx registrations with our online c[...]

    GameEx sale update

    We are working on some significant changes to registration and licensing to tie in with new services and GameEx Evolution so we are extending the Game[...]

    GameEx Summer Sale ending soon.

    The GameEx summer license sale has been extended slightly to the 10th August.As stated, all new registrations for new or old users will be entitled to[...]

    Get GameEx while it's hot!

    The current 25% discount on GameEx will run until the end of the July.As disclosed you will also get a free upgrade to GameEx Evolution when released.[...]

    Summer Sale - 25% off GameEx

    The price of GameEx has been dropped 25% and any licenses purchased now also receive a free upgrade to the next generation of front ends when availabl[...]

    GameEx 13.27

    Fixes, optimizations, and security enhancments to the integrated EmuMovies downloader.Also includes EmuMovied Download Service Utility version 2.1.[...]

    New GameEx FTP Site

    Announcing a new FTP service for all GameEx users.This is currently a free service and open to all. We welcome user uploads and we are currently hosti[...]

    GameEx 13.26

    Fixes Steam support for latest clientUpdated plugins by Ben BakerUpdated MAME mapping utility by TempestUpdated Plugins by AdulteryFixes GameEx In Gam[...]

    Spesoft-GameEx Wiki

    As you may have noticed a new link entitled Wiki recently appeared in the forum navigation header.  Well today we are pleased to announce the off[...]

    PinballX 1.79

    PinballX 1.79 released.Remotely control the volume on your cab with GameEx Online.Fixes Visual Pinball not closing if table starts with error.[...]

    Slingfront 1.5

    SlingFront Version 1.5 Released Various and substantial changes and enhancements by Oliver.Get it here[...]

    GameEx 13.24

    This release adds support for the new Emumovies GameEx database vidoes for other emulated systems.NES is available via the download service and FTP an[...]

    GameEx 13.22

    Working with EmuMovies this release brings GameEx database videos to life. Read more here. Note: Set the path to the videos under MAME settings.Movie [...]

    Introducing GameEx Online

    As part of GameEx Evolution (the sequel to GameEx) a new feature is being introduced - GameEx Online.GameEx online allows access to your game library [...]

    GameEx 13.21

    Big update to the Game Info Plugin by Adultery.Updated Xpadder Plugin by Adultery.Fixes Steam support for the latest Steam client released last week.[...]

    GameEx 13.20

    Updated XPadder and Game Info plugins by Adultery featuring many new features.Updated LCD/LED Plugin by Ben Baker adding support for the latest device[...]

    GameEx 13.19

    Fixes for latest MAME release.Display reinitialization fix.[...]

    GameEx 13.18

    Big Plugin update thanks to Adultery. Also special thanks to Stu.[...]

    GameEx 13.17

    This release is a database related update.We have included updates to all the databases so they now contain all data even data that is not verified an[...]

    GameEx 13.15

    GameEx 13.15 released. Many updated emulator databases thanks to Flash. We are always looking to improve them and could do with some help. If you w[...]

    GameEx 13.14

    Updated XPadder and Game Info plugins by Adultery.Steam support can now be disabled completely.Number of external applications supported increased fro[...]

    GameEx 13.13

    Updated Game Info Plugin by Adultery.Good to see you back buddy.[...]

    GameEx 13.12

    Minor performance improvements and fixes.[...]

    Introducing PinballX

    PinballX is a free digital pinball front end designed for digital pinball cabinets developed by the author of GameEx. It is compatible with HyperPin m[...]

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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