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Setup Wizard configuration guide

Welcome to the GameEx Setup Wizard

GameEx written by Tom Speirs.

Notice

This program should help make setting up GameEx easy. It will guide you through the important features of GameEx and allow you to customise the main functionality. You can run this program at any time and it will not interfere with your current settings. So you can come back at a later date, and don't have to configure everything now.

WizardMode

Please select your mode:

Options:

  • Basic (Default)
  • Advanced
  • Custom
  • Search
GameEx Links

Relevant Links

Custom Select

This section allows you to select the options you wish to configure.

Search Select

This section allows you to search the options you wish to configure.

Text / Language

This is where you set the default language used in GameEx.

Language/Text

Please select your language:

Options:

  • Brazilian (Portuguese)
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (Default)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Custom
Custom Text

In order to use the custom text below ensure you set language to custom above.

Download Themes

This part of setup allows you to download various themes for use in GameEx. Once a download is complete it should be automatically installed for you.

ThemeDownload

This runs the internal download code.

Theme Selection

Select your default theme in GameEx.

Display Settings

Here you can set various display settings of GameEx.

Use Flat Menus

Don't use sub menu tree structure on Start Page. Set to False to use two levels of navigations from the Start Page. Set to True to have a flat Start Page and list all available sections, apps and items.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Don't switch resolution

Don't change the resolution and use the current windows resolution. If set the next two settings will be ignored.

Options:

  • GameEx wont change resolution (Default)
  • Set resolution to below
X Resolution

The Resolution to display GameEx in. Most resolutions are supported. If a Y resolution of 479 or below GameEx automatically goes into ArcadeMode and displays smaller text and is less graphical. For ArcadeVGA set this to 640 x 288. Also if GameLauncher mode is specified GameEx can display at low resolutions such as 320 x 240

Default:

  • 800
Y Resolution

The Resolution to display GameEx in. Most resolutions are supported. If a Y resolution of 479 or below GameEx automatically goes into ArcadeMode and displays smaller text and is less graphical. For ArcadeVGA set this to 640 x 288. Also if GameLauncher mode is specified GameEx can display at low resolutions such as 320 x 240

Default:

  • 600
Rotate Display

Rotate the display suitable for a vertically mounted monitor or display. There are a few restrictions for this which GameEx will automatically detect but mainly only resolutions between 640x480 and 800x600 are supported and it runs in 16 bit colour. This is a registered version only feature although is possible to use if not registered so you can see if you like this features. Turning this on automatically configures GameEx to only list MAME vertical games in addition it adds the command line to rotate MAME 90 Degrees. It also applied this to Attract Mode.

Options:

  • No (Default)
  • 90 Degrees
  • -90 Degrees
  • Cocktail
  • Flip Y
Show Buttons

Whether to show the Home, Exit, Up and Down arrows or not.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Hide Toolbar

Whether to show the Toolbar or not.

Options:

  • Always Show
  • Show when Mouse Active (Default)
  • Show when Mouse Over
  • Always Hide
Run On Secondary Monitor

If you have a dual display setup the next option allows you to run GameEx on the Secondary Display. Default is false.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Run in ArcadeMode

Turn ArcadeMode on even if displaying at a suitable resolution.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Font Size

Modify the default font size.

Options:

  • Biggest
  • Even More Bigger
  • Bigger still
  • Bigger
  • Normal (Default)
  • Smaller
  • Smallest
Window/Full Screen

Run GameEx in windowed or full screen mode.

Options:

  • Full Screen (Default)
  • Windowed
Full Screen Windowed

When GameEx is Full Screen run windowed full screen. This is not recommmended as you can't switch betwwen apps in Windows and it lowers display performance although fixes issues where focus is lost.

Options:

  • Disabled (Default)
  • Windowed
Hide Desktop

Hide desktop by making the desktop black and hide desktop icons. This also turns off window animations. Goes a long way towards hiding the operating system.

Options:

  • No
  • Hide Operating System (Default)
Time Format

Time format display.

Options:

  • AM/PM (Default)
  • 24 Hour
Main Font

The font to use. Verdana is recommended for Arcade Cab setups. Trebuchet MS is recommended for Media Center setup - and set DisplayBackgroundImage to true Outline Fonts False.

Default:

  • Trebuchet MS
Title Font

The font to use. Verdana is recommended for Arcade Cab setups. Trebuchet MS is recommended for Media Center setup - and set DisplayBackgroundImage to true Outline Fonts False.

Default:

  • Trebuchet MS
Outline Fonts

Outline fonts. Puts a black edge around the fonts used. Deffinitly, recommended for an Arcade Monitor.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Anti Alias Fonts

AntiAlias Fonts. Looks nice at higher resolutions, This is automatically set to false if ArcadeMode is on, 16 Bit colour is used or resolution is, less than 640 x 480.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Background Mode

Display Background image. If set to True displays a Blue gradiented image , in the background. Looks nice, on a PC or TV, This also makes GameEx look similar to Windows Media Center. set this to DisplayBackgroundImage=snap, to make Snap images the background and make the backgrounds of the menus transparent. Set to false to display a Black background.

Options:

  • Display Background images (Default)
  • Display Black Backround
  • Use Game/Item Images as background
Show List Numbers

The next option is whether to show the text of the bottom of the screen that, show current and total items in the current list.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Snap Brightness

Snap/Image/Video Brightness. If DisplayBackground is set to snap, then this next value controls the screen brightness of the images or videos displayed. Select AlphaBlendVideos=true to apply the brightness to videos playing in the background. This could be slow on old systems. Enter a value 0 - 255.

Default:

  • 120
Use 16 Bit Colour

The following setting will use 16 Bit colour instead of 32. You only need to use this if you have low specification video or CPU hardware or you can't get GameEx to set the resolution in 32 Bit Colour. In other words your Video card wont run in 32 bit colour at any useful resolution. This may also improve performance (although not confirmed) so try this setting if you have a lower spec PC in general and GameEx runs slowly. This turns off Font Anti Aliasing as they don't look right when this option is set. (Anti Aliasing does not effect performance though).

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Display Title (ArcadeMode)

Display the Emualtor title at the top of the screen when in ArcadeMode and display the home and exit buttons. Set the following setting to True, to display title text when in Arcade Mode. Default is True, and use standard font sizes. This is recommended if using ArcadeMode at a resolution above 640 x 480. Default is false.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Display Title Text

Display Title Text in GameEx, such as Start etc.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Make Dialog Text White

Display the text inside dialog boxes as white.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Make Toolbar Text White

Display the text inside the toolbar as white.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Menu Transitions

The type of animated transitions to use when navigating between menus, 3D Alpha Blended looks fantastic and the best, but requires a good PC and graphics card.

Options:

  • 2D (Default)
  • 3D Alpha Blended
Deadzone Left/Right

For TV and Low Res monitor use. Shrinks the display with black borders, if GameEx goes off screen on your display.

Options:

  • Disabled (Default)
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  • 25
Deadzone Top/Bottom

For TV and Low Res monitor use. Shrinks the display with black borders, if GameEx goes off screen on your display.

Options:

  • Disabled (Default)
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  • 25
Start Page Zoom animation

Turn off the Focus zoom animation on the start page.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Hide/Show Taskbar

When Full screen GameEx normally hides the windows task bar so there is a smooth transition when launching apps and emus. However if you are launching GameEx from other software you may not want to do this if the taskbar is hidden prior to launching GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable PopUp Descriptions

Show PopUp descriptions and ratings when viewing games and media.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Interface Mode

This setting changes the user interface of GameEx. Gamelauncher mode completely changes the way the user interface works is controlled and displays. It puts GameEx into a simple game mode, with simpler menus, simpler navigation, simpler navigating through your available game lists. Many of the menus are disabled by turning on this setting, and only games lists are available. Navigation is much simpler with paging by pressing left or right, and button 1 and 2 navigate the available lists. Button 3 launches game. Recommended for simple cab setups, where you want to lock things down or its for young children. It also supports low resolutions such as 320X240. Simple mode disables the menus in gameex so there is just a list and no horizontal or vertical menu. Paging can be one by pressing left or right. In addition the Shift1 (default control) key acts as a home button in simple mode. Simple mode offers all GameEx features but with very simple navigation.

Options:

  • Normal (Default)
  • GameLauncher
  • Simple
Display Image/Video List

Use an image based thumbnail list instead of a text based list. You can also show multiple video previews instead of images, but this requires a fast PC.

Options:

  • Yes
  • Yes - Big
  • Yes - Videos
  • Yes - Videos - Big
  • No (Default)
ArcadeVGA Settings

Here you can set various ArcadeVGA settings of GameEx. If your using an ArcadeVGA card from Ultimarc the following settings can be used to automatically run games at the best resolutions.

Use ArcadeVGA settings

Set UsingArcadeVGA to true if using an ArcadeVGA card.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Stretch Res To X

Set StrechResToX and StretchResToY to the resolution to, stretch games to if a game runs at a height above 288, or would display interlaced.

Default:

  • 640
Stretch Res To Y

Set StrechResToX and StretchResToY to the resolution to, stretch games to if a game runs at a height above 288, or would display interlaced.

Default:

  • 288
Vector Res X

Set VectorResX and VectorResY to the resolution to display Vector games in.

Default:

  • 632
Vector Res Y

Set VectorResX and VectorResY to the resolution to display Vector games in.

Default:

  • 264
Try to Stretch to 256

Set TryToStretchTo256 to try and find aresolution with a height of 256 first before using the StretchResToX/Y resolution, and stretch to ResToX/Y only if a resolution above 256 is found.

If your Arcade Monitor rolls, or significantly stretches with a resoluton height of 288, set TryToStretchto256 True.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Sharpen Stretched Games

To use RGB Sharp effect with games that are stretched set UseSharp=True (default).

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Always Stretch x*y

AlwaysStretch is a setting that allows you to always stretch games that have an original game resolution of 999x999 where 999 is the X and Y res. You can specify multiple resolutions by putting a semicolon between the resolutions.

eg. AlwaysStretch=400x256;512x256.

This is a useful setting as some games such as SMASH TV dont have an ArcadeVGA resolution that is near to the original game resolution.

Default:

  • 410x256
ArcadeVGA Links

Relevant Links

Audio Settings

Here you can set various audio settings of GameEx.

Enable Sound FX

Enable Sound Effects in GameEx such as select.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
JukeBox Mode

Enable JukeBox. GameEx now features a fully functional Jukebox. It uses Windows Media Player and you will need version 9 or above. Go to http://download.microsoft.com to get a copy free. You must also add all your audio files to the Windows Media Player Library for the Jukebox to have any music listed. If this is enabled your normal playlist in the MusicPlaylist setting is ignored and on startup GameEx will scan the Windows Media Player Library. If this is set to Audio Tags GameEx will not use Windows Media Player and will scan the files in the playlist directory below for tags. The first time and if you add or delete files from the directory this can make the Jukebox slow to start up. You can also use iTunes if it is installed and used on the computer.

Options:

  • Media Player Library (Default)
  • File Audio Tags
  • iTunes Library
  • UPNP Media Server
  • Disabled
JukeBox Queue Mode

What happens when you click on audio tracks. Whether to queue them or instantly play the track.

Options:

  • Clicking songs queues them (Default)
  • Clicking songs instantly plays
On Queue Finish

What happens when the current play list queue has reached the end.

Options:

  • Play Random Songs (Default)
  • Stop Playing
  • Repeat
Jukebox Startup

Whether to automatically queue up entire library and start playing music when Jukebox is first loaded.

Options:

  • Automatically play music (Default)
  • Wait for track selection
MAME Audio Mode

MAME Audio Mode. Controls what audio is heard when a MAME game starts.

Options:

  • Play Playlist Audio and run MAME with Sound
  • Pause Playlist audio and run MAME with Sound (Default)
  • Play GameEx Playlist audio and run MAME with no sound
  • Pause GameEx Playlist audio and run MAME with no sound
Audio Files (if not Media Player)

Play Playlist and File Audio Tag files. Only works if Jukebox is disabled or set to File Audio Tags.

Default:

  • C:\Music
Arcade Ambiance MP3

Specifically for Arcade Ambiance Arcade.mp3 from http://arcade.hofle.com/. MP3 files in this folder play in the background at all times.

Default:

  • C:\ArcadeAmbiance
Play Ambiance

Enable and play Background Ambience if file exists.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Play Intro Sound

Play Intro Sound on Startup.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Audio in snap/preview videos

Whether to play the sound in snap/preview videos. Default is no.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Play Music/Radio on Startup

Whether to load the selected play list/media library and start playing music at startup of GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Enable media controls

Show Play/Pause Next/Pre and volume controls.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Shuffle Playlists

Shuffle (randomize) Playlists upon loading.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Download Album/DVD/Video Art

Download Album, Video and DVD Art. Dynamically download album art (or nearest match) for the selected Track/Album/Artist. Files will be saved in the GameEx\Media\Albums directory. This also saves DVD artwork for the DVD's module to GameEx\Media\Albums and Video box art to GameEx\Media\Videos\BOXART_.jpg

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Music Volume

Volume level of music playback 0 - 100.

Options:

  • 0
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 50
  • 55
  • 60
  • 65
  • 70
  • 75
  • 80
  • 85
  • 90
  • 95
  • 100 (Default)

Input Settings

Here you can set various input settings of GameEx.

Enable Alpha Paging

Enable Alpha Paging. With this setting enabled, when paging through agames list, The list will jump to the next or previous startingalphapbetic character of a game in the list.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Keyboard DirectInput

Use DX DirectInput for keyboard input, instead of normal windows input.It will be faster, and has better support for when pressing multiplekeys. It is also required for a SlikStik. Default is False.

NOTE: If you are using MEDIA Center with a RemoteControl set this to false, otherwise Volume and Back won't work.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Enable SlikStik and IPAC Support

Enable SlikStik Joystick Support. If you are using a SlikStick, Set this to true. This automatically enables KeyboardDirectInput., Default is False. This may also be needed for IPAC.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Disable Mouse

Disable the Mouse.

Options:

  • Yes Disable Mouse Input
  • No I want to use the Mouse (Default)
Enable Gamepad/Joystick

Enable use of GamePad/Joystick. The last option will make gameex check for activity of game pad for the screensaver and inactivity timer but not use the joystick in the front end.

Options:

  • YES. Initialize and Use devices below (Default)
  • DONT initialise and use Joystick
  • YES, but just for checking activity
Gamepad Device to use

Make GameEx use a specific GamePad, or use all attached devices.

Cab Control Friendly

Turning on this setting optimizes the GameEx user interface navigation for sensitive joysticks and gamepads. It solves the problem of accidental left or right presses while navigating the menus. With this enabled left or right has to be held down to navigate horizontally.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Enable Letter Select

Enable jumping in the list by typing the first letter of an item. For some arcade controls you may want to turn this off as certain controls can be mapped to letters, which could cause inadvertedly jumping in the list.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Trackball Support

Enable trackball and spinner support. Mouse movements scroll the list.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Loop List

When set to on GameEx will loop to the top or bottom of a list after navigating past the top or bottom.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Keyboard Input

These are the key mappings for navigation in GameEx.

Enable Custom Keyboard Controls

Use Custom Control key and button mappings as specified in custominput.ini.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Select

Select Key

Default:

  • 30
Back

Back Key

Default:

  • 48
Paging

Shift Paging Key

Default:

  • 46
Volume

Shift Volume Key

Default:

  • 32
Up

Up Key

Default:

  • 200
Down

Down Key

Default:

  • 208
Left

Left Key

Default:

  • 203
Right

Right Key

Default:

  • 205
Previous Track

Previous Track Key

Default:

  • 44
Next Track

Next Track Key

Default:

  • 45
Home

Home Key

Default:

  • 199
Play/Pause Music

Play/Pause Music

Default:

  • 29
In Game Key

This is the virtual key code that when pressed will display the in game menu when playing a game. So you can do things such as view the manual and control panel. NOTE: It wil not work with all emulators and systems.

Default:

  • F10
Advanced Keyboard Input

These are the additional key mappings for control in GameEx.

Enable Custom Controls

Use Custom Control key and button mappings as specified in custominput.ini.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Forward

Forward Key

Default:

  • 60
Rewind

Rewind Key

Default:

  • 61
Page Up

Page Up Key

Default:

  • 62
Page Down

Page Down Key

Default:

  • 63
Volume Down

Volume Down Key

Default:

  • 64
Volume Up

Volume Up Key

Default:

  • 65
Stop

Stop Key

Default:

  • 66
Play

Play Key

Default:

  • 67
Joystick Input

These are the joystick button mappings for navigation in GameEx.

Enable Custom Joystick Controls

Use Custom Control key and button mappings as specified in custominput.ini.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Select

Select Button

Default:

  • 0
Back

Back Button

Default:

  • 1
Paging

Shift Paging Button

Default:

  • 3
Volume

Shift Volume Button

Default:

  • 4
Up

Up

Default:

  • 202
Down

Down

Default:

  • 203
Left

Left

Default:

  • 200
Right

Right

Default:

  • 201
Previous Track

Previous Track Button

Default:

  • 6
Next Track

Next Track Button

Default:

  • 7
Play/Pause Music

Play/Pause Music

Default:

  • 8
Global Exit

These are keyboard and joystick combos for exiting emulators or applications.

Global Escape Key Combo

Key Combo for global escape of any emulator or application. This is on regardless of whether custom input is enabled as long as the emulator is setup to exit on escape key (e.g map back).

Default:

  • 49|56|66|67|68
Joystick Exit

Global game pad exit combination.

Default:

  • 200|202|3|4|5
Enable Escape Key Exit

As well as the keyboard combo you can also set the escape key to act as a global exit.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Keyboard Shutdown

This allows a key combo to shutdown the PC.

Enabled

Whether to enable the key combo for shutdown.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Keys

Keys to shutdown PC.

Default:

  • 87|88
Shutdown Type

Specify Shutdown type.

Options:

  • Shutdown (Default)
  • Hibernate
Force

Whether to force Shutdown.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Touchscreen / Tablet Settings

This is where you can configure and enable touchscreen/tablet support in GameEx.

Enable

Enable Touchscreen support in GameEx. You probably only want to do this if you are running GameEx with a touchscreen or on a tablet.

Options:

  • Auto (Default)
  • Yes
  • No
Hide Pointer

Hide the mouse pointer/cursor.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Help Screens

Show help screens about controls before launching games.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Click mode

Whether a single tap immediatly selects an item or whether two taps are sometimes required, the first to focus the menu items then the second to select.

Options:

  • Single Tap (Default)
  • First Tap Focuses
Compatible games only

Only list and allow play of touchscreen compatible games with MAME and GameEx arcade.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Exit Taps

If this is enabled then tapping the top left of the screen continuously will exit games.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Credit Taps

If enabled tapping bottom right continuously sends 5 key to MAME and top right sends 1 key. If you are running a 64 bit operating system you must be using a 64 bit MAME version.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show click animation

Show a tunnel animation when there is a tap/click.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No

HTPC / Multimedia Settings

This is where you can configure various HTPC and multimedia settings.

Video / Movie Settings

This enables you to play videos such as music videos and movies in GameEx.

Video Playback

Do you want to enable video playback?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Movie Path/s

The path to your movie video files.

TV Path/s

The path to your TV show video files. ie not movies.

Other Path/s

The path to video files that are not movies or TV shows.

Default:

  • C:\Video;[myvideos]
Startup Video/Dir

Specify a Video to play at Startup. AVI MPG. If a directory is specified GameEx will play a random video from the folder.

Default:

  • C:\Video
Use External Player

Use an external DVD Playing software such as WinDVD. Specify command line below.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Download Descriptions

Automatically try to download video and DVD Description.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Preview Videos

When navigating the list of videos play the video as a snap/preview. Only recommended on fast systems.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes but not DVD and HD (Default)
External Player CMD

CMD Is the full command line including drive, path and file that will be used to launch the external DVD Player. Use [VIDEO] in the cmd to pass the filename of the video..

Change Display Frequency

Change and sync display refresh rate frequency to match frame rate of video. This usually results in smoother video playback and normally works best when running at 1920x1080. This applies to videos and DVDs and can work in conjuction with the next setting.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Change Display Resolution

Change display resolution to match the video or DVD. This allows your TV/display or video processor/receiver to do the upscaling instead of GameEx. It also allows a 1080p display resolution if not already running one. This applies to videos and DVDs and can work in conjuction with the above setting.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Preferred Audio Language

Set the preferred audio language for video and Blu Ray.

Options:

  • English (Default)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Italian
Relevant Links

Video Links.

NetFlix

GameEx can allow you to access the entire USA NetFlix library.

Enable NetFlix

Do you want to enable NetFlix in GameEx?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Picture / Slideshow Settings

This enables you to display pictures such as holiday or family photo's in GameEx.

Enable Picture Display

Do you want to enable picture display?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Picture Path/s

The path to your picture files.

Default:

  • C:\Pictures;[mypictures]
Slide Duration (Sec)

Slideshow duration in seconds between picture transition.

Options:

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12 (Default)
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
DVD and BLURAY Settings

This enables you to play DVDs and BLURAYs in GameEx.

DVD Playback

Do you want to enable DVD playback?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
DVD MPEG 2 Codec

MPEG 2 Codec to use for DVD playback.

Default:

  • 0
Use VMR9/EVR

Use VMR9 for rendering. This may be required for some newer systems. If you have a modern system and DVD's don't play then turn this on.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
DVD Use FFDSHOW

Use FFDShow MPEG 2 Codec for DVD playback.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Enable DVD-BLURAY From Disk

Enable the DVD's module allowing you to play DVD's copied to your hard disk or network drive. This is a registered only feature. This feature supports ISO files. Ensure you install ISO Support when installing GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
DVD from Disk Path/s

The path to your DVD movies. For ISO support ensure you install ISO Support when installing GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\DVD
Use External Player

Use an external DVD or BLURAY Playing software such as WinDVD or TotalMedia. Specify command line below.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
External Player CMD

CMD Is the full command line including drive, path and file that will be used to launch the external DVD Player. You can use [DVD] in the cmd to pass the folder of the DVD for when using DVD on disks.

DVD RIP Settings

GameEx supports ripping DVDs via Handbrake CLI. If handbrakecli.exe is found in the GameEx folder DVD Ripping will be enabled.

Rip Folder

Where to store the ripped DVD Video files.

Default:

  • C:\DVD RIPS
Profile

The profile to use.

Options:

  • Normal (Default)
  • High
Format

The output file format to use.

Options:

  • MP4 (Default)
  • M4V
  • MKV
Custom Command Line

Use a custom command line instead of profile.

Links

Relevant Links

Media Library Settings

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. Registered version feature.

Enable Media Library

Do you want to enable the Media Library?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Audio Play Mode

What happens when you click on audio tracks. Whether to queue them or instantly play the track. Alternativly you can lanuch audio tracks with the video player and show visualisations.

Options:

  • Clicking songs queues them (Default)
  • Clicking songs instantly plays
  • Clicking songs visualizes
eBook Settings

This enables you to view PDF eBooks Text files and comic books in GameEx.

eBook Viewer

Do you want to enable the eBook viewer?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
eBook and Comic Path/s

The paths to your eBook and comic files.

Default:

  • C:\eBooks
eBook Quality

The quality of ebooks. Higher quality takes longer for the ebooks and comics to load while providing better definition. If eBooks or comics load to slowly for you set this to normal

Options:

  • High (Default)
  • Normal
YouTube Settings

This enables the YouTube features in GameEx. Allowing easy searching, browsing and playing of YouTube content within GameEx.

Enable YouTube

Do you want to enable YouTube feautures?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Weather ICON Settings

This is for the weather ICON in GameEx, showing conditions and current temperature for a location you can specify.

Enable Weather ICON

Enable the weather ICON in GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Weather Location

The location to retrieve weather from.

Options:

  • FileName

GameBase Settings

Do you want to setup plug and play support for the GameBase front end? GameBase is a database driven front-end with many databases available. GameEx can use GameBase collections if used in conjuction with GameBase.

Enable GameBase support

Do you want to enable GameBase support?

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Map exit keys

Do you want to enable escape and the global exit combos to quit GameBase. This is sometimes not desirable as the Escape key is used by some systems.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Show Desktop

Whether to not have GameEx try to hide the operating system when launching GameBase. When games do not run full screen DirectX this should be turned off.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
GameBase folder

The folder location of your GameBase installation.

GameBase Links

Relevant Links

Automatic artwork download

GameEx can automatically download artwork and videos for games from EmuMovies if you have an account. Files are downloaded automatically if GameEx can succesfully login and match the system. To match the system ensure you have selected a database. You can create a free account at EmuMovies and you will be be able to download all screenshot snap and title images.

Enable

Enable automatic download.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Emumovies Links

Relevant Links

Karaoke Settings

Here you can set various Karaoke settings of GameEx.

Enable Karaoke

Do you want to enable Karaoke support?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Path to CDG/MP3 Files

Select the folder where your Karaoke CDG Files are located.

Default:

  • C:\Karaoke
Play Mode

Select whether to play Karaoke immediately whenever a song is clicked or queue the songs for later playing either by starting the Karaoke player or clicking a song when viewing the playlist.

Options:

  • Click to play any Song
  • Clicking songs queues them (Default)
KaraokeCheck

Checks that DXKaraoke is installed, otherwise gives the option to install.

Options:

  • Warning

Attract / Screensaver

Here you can set various attract/screensaver settings of GameEx. The attract screensaver is a multi process based attract mode that keeps launching different Mame or emulator games as a screensaver.

Screensaver Mode

Screensaver mode. Either run the GameEx screensaver, or turn off the monitor/display.

Options:

  • Standard GameEx screensaver (Default)
  • Time, weather and slideshow
  • Time and weather
  • Turn Off Monitor
  • Suspend System
Attract Audio Mode

Attract Mode Audio. Controls what audio is heard when Attract Mode is running.

Options:

  • Play Playlist Audio and run MAME with Sound
  • Pause Playlist audio and run MAME with Sound
  • Play GameEx Playlist audio and run MAME with no sound (Default)
  • Pause GameEx Playlist audio and run MAME with no sound
Attract Mode Timer

Attract mode starts and runs a random game every couple of minutes.

Options:

  • Turned Off
  • 1 Minute
  • 2 Minutes
  • 3 Minutes
  • 4 Minutes (Default)
  • 5 Minutes
  • 6 Minutes
  • 7 Minutes
  • 8 Minutes
  • 9 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes
  • 11 Minutes
  • 12 Minutes
  • 13 Minutes
  • 14 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes
  • 16 Minutes
  • 17 Minutes
  • 18 Minutes
  • 19 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes
  • 25 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 40 Minutes
  • 50 Minutes
  • 60 Minutes
  • 90 Minutes
New Game Every

When in attract mode start a new random game or video each time this value is reached.

Options:

  • 2 Minutes (Default)
  • 3 Minutes
  • 4 Minutes
  • 5 Minutes
  • 6 Minutes
  • 7 Minutes
  • 8 Minutes
  • 9 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes
  • 11 Minutes
  • 12 Minutes
  • 13 Minutes
  • 14 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes
Play Videos too

Also randomly play videos when attract mode is running ie. Commercials.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Game to Video Ratio

Game to video ratio to play game vs video.

Options:

  • Just Play Videos
  • Random
  • 1 to 1 (Default)
  • 2 to 1
  • 3 to 1
  • 4 to 1
  • 5 to 1
  • 6 to 1
  • 7 to 1
  • 8 to 1
  • 9 to 1
  • 10 to 1
Videos Path

The folder your videos are located. AVI, MPEG, and MNG are supported.

Default:

  • C:\Video
Only Favorites

When in attract mode/screensaver only launch games that are stored as favourites.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Play Exit Sound

Play the exit sound upon exiting screensaver when it has been running for at least 6 minutes. The file is located in the current theme media folder and called ExitScreensaver.wav.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Also Other Emulators

Also launch other emulators when running. This can be potentially unstable, so ensure all your emulators are setup correctly and work perfectly. If the emulator is set not to allow music to play it will override the audio setting above. MAME needs to be setup for this to work. This is a registered version only feature.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Mute Emulators

Mute the sound when other emulator games are running.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Show MAME Bezel

Show Bezel for Mame games. When on MAME will show a nice Bezel detailing the game and showing marquee and icon images at the bottom of the screen.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Text

Scrolling text for the time and weather screensaver. Keep it short for performance.

Default:

  • Touch screen to start...

Steam

GameEx features plug and play Steam support. If you are using Steam it will automatically be available in GameEx.

Enable automatic login and logout

Login to steam when launching a game and logout when exiting a game.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Steam Username

Your Steam username.

Password

Your Steam password.

Launch Before

Launch this command line before steam.

Launch After

Launch this command line when steam exits.

GameExtender Settings

GameExtender is like a networked LCD display for GameEx but for a real PC Display or TV, it can also be viewed through a web browser.

Server Settings

Here you can set various GameExtender Server settings for GameEx.

Enable GameExtender

Enable GameExtender on the IP Address and port below. GameExtender acts as an integrated web server that can be viewed in any web browser or the GameExtender viewer on a LAN/WAN or on the internet.

IMPORTANT: although when configured to GameExtender can be accessed over the world wide web no security experts have examined GameExtender to ensure there are no security issues with it. Although any reported security issues will be investigated. Use of the GameExtender over networks and internetworks at your own risk. To view in a webbrowser access via http://ipaddress:port. e.g http://127.0.0.1:8383. GameExtender is a feature only available to registered users.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
IP Address

To access GameExtender from a remote PC you may need to use the IP Address of your network adapter of a modem instead of 127.0.0.1.

Default:

  • 127.0.0.1
Port

Port Number

Default:

  • 8383
Custom Images

Use specific images as setup for each system. If not set GameEx will decide what to show.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Not found Snap

When using GameExtender custom images the image to show when a system game image is not specified or found.

Viewer Settings

Here you can set various GameExtender Viewer settings of GameEx.

Server/Domain/IP

Specify the IP Address server or domain name that GameEx with GameExtender enabled on is running.

Default:

  • 90.0.0.13
Port

Specify the IP port that GameEx with GameExtender enabled on is running.

Default:

  • 8383
Display on Secondary

Display the GameExtender on a secondary screen.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Refresh Rate (secs)

Seconds before refreshing the GameExtender.

Options:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7 (Default)
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
Run Windowed

Run the viewer windowed. Useful for testing.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Start With GameEx

Start GameExtender viewer when GameEx starts automatically.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Exit With GameEx

Exit and close GameExtender viewer when GameEx exits.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
GameExtender Links

Relevant Links

GameEx Arcade

GameEx arcade instantly integrates 1000's of free online flash games into GameEx automatically. This will instantly add over 3000 games.

Enable GameEx Arcade

Enable GameEx Arcade.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Links

Relevant Links

Download Emulators

This part of setup allows you to download various emulators for use in GameEx.

Setup MAME?

Do you want to setup MAME? Make sure you have MAME installed (Recommended folder is C:\Emulators\Mame32). If you don't have MAME installed and you wish to use MAME in GameEx then you can download and install MAME now and then continue with the configuration.

Setup MAME

Do you want to setup MAME?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
MAME Links

Relevant Links

MAME Settings

Set the MAME paths.

Mame Path

Specify or Select the folder MAME is in.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32
MAME EXE

Specify the filename of the mame executable. Example MAME.exe or MAME32.exe

Default:

  • Mame32.exe
Rom Path/s

The path to your MAME roms. Multiple ROM paths can be entered separate with semicolons. Make sure there are no spaces between the semicolons and the paths.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\roms
Snap Path

SnapPath. Location of Snap Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\snap
Background Snap Path

SnapPath. Location of Snap Images to show as the background image when GameEx is in the appropriate view mode

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\backgroundsnap
Video Snap Path

AVISnapPath. The following settings allow you to play videos in place of snapshots. Specify the path of the AVI files. If an avi file is found for a ROM it will be played instead of showing the snap. Go to http://tomspeirs.com for information on where to get game videos for MAME. MNG files can also be played back with GameEx. Specify the path to your MAME MNG files here. For MNG's GameEx will also try and play a corresponding MP3 file.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\avisnap
Flyer Path

Locations of Flyer Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\flyers
Cabinet Image Path

Location of Cabinet Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\cabinets
3D Cabinet Path

Location of 3D Cabinets. X Files are supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\cabinets3d
Marquee path

Location of Marquee Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\marquees
Panel path

Location of Panel Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\cpanel
Title path

Location of Title Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\titles
PCB path

Location of PCB Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\pcb
ICON path

Location of MAME ICONS. ZIP files ARE NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\icons
Artwork Preview Path

Location of Artwork preview Images. JPG and PNG are supported. Zip files are NOT supported.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\artworkpreview
Manual Path

Location of Game Manuals in PDF format, ZIP Files ARE NOT supported. Registered Version Feature.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\manuals
Custom Lists Path

Location of MAME 32 custom ini folders. GameEx supports the standard MAME32 .ini folders.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\CustomFolders
Favorites File

If you would like to import a MAME32 favorites.ini file when updating the list specify it here.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\Folders\Favorites.ini
Help Text

If entered the text will show briefly as help when a game is launched.

Game Manual Links

Relevant Links

Advance MAME Settings

Here you can set the advanced MAME settings in GameEx.

MAME Options

Command Line options for when launching MAME.Tip if running on Media Center and on a widescreen TV, set '-resolution widthXheight' to your preffered widescreen resolution. If you have a fast video card newer versions of MAME support hardware acceleration using Direct3D. In this case it's recommended to use '-video d3d -noswitchres -triplebuffer' for fast video cards.

Default:

  • -nowindow -joy -skip_gameinfo
Use Start/Wait

Put 'START/WAIT' before the MAME executable in the command line. This is required if running MAME32 on Windows 98/ME only. Otherwise set to False.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Bypass Disclaimer/Warnings

Automatically bypass the Mame disclaimer and warning screens.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Use Bezel

Enable and have GameEx use Bezel artwork for Vertical games on a horizontal display. You can modify the imagesused by changing mame.png and mask.png in the GameEx\Media\Bezel folder.

Options:

  • Use Bezel for vertical Games (Default)
  • Dont Use Bezel
Enable MAME Info and History

Show a More.. Item which displays text from MAMEInfo.dat and History.dat.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable High Scores

Enable High Scores on the game information page for supported games. For more information visit: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=83614.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Menu Under Games

Don't have MAME show on the Start Page, and put it under emulated games.

Options:

  • Put Menu under Emulated Games
  • Put MAME on Start Page (Default)
Auto Rotate

Whether to automatically add the ROR or ROL command line options to rotate the MAME game based on GameEx rotation.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Run on Launch

Shell the following command before launching a MAME or Zinc game. Leave blank to do nothing. The following square bracketted setting can be used in the command line:

[ORESX] [ORESY] Original game X and Y Resolution
[ARESX] [ARESY] Calculated ArcadeVGA game X and Y Resolution
[GAME] The running MAME games name as displayed in the GameEx games list
[ROM] The MAME ROM NAME
[CONTROL] The control mode number as matched in controls.ini by controlmap.csv

EXAMPLE 1: ShellBeforeLaunch = C:\SwitchRes.bat [ARESX] [ARESY]
EXAMPLE 2: ShellBeforeLaunch = C:\SwithControl.bat [CONTROL]

Run on Exit

Shell the following command after the game has exited. Leave blank to do nothing.

Show Vert/Horiz

Filter the entire Games List for all available lists to just show Horizontal or Vertical Games.

Options:

  • Show All Games (Default)
  • Show Only Horizonal Games
  • Show Only Vertical Games
  • Only Vertical Cocktail Games
  • Auto Based On Display
Only Working Games

Only list MAME games where the driver is known to be fully working. In addition AllowImperfect allows a driver status of IMPERFECT to pass as working. In newer versions of MAME, games such as Galaga havea Driver Status as IMPERFECT although run very well. Set AllowImperfect to True to allow these games not to be filtered when OnlyWorking is set to True. Default for AllowImperfect is True.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Allow Imperfect Games

Only list MAME games where the driver is known to be fully working. In addition AllowImperfect allows a driver status of IMPERFECT to pass as working. In newer versions of MAME, games such as Galaga havea Driver Status as IMPERFECT although run very well. Set AllowImperfect to True to allow these games not to be filtered when OnlyWorking is set to True. Default for AllowImperfect is True.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Verify ROMS

NAME?, and don't include if bad. This makes updating thegame list slow.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Only Existing Roms

Only list MAME games that you have on your hard disk rom directory.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
No Bracketed text

Dont Display game Version (Bracketed) info in the game list.For example if set to true '720 Degrees (rev 1)' Will appear in the list as '720 Degrees'. This is useful if running at a low resolution, as text won't get truncated. Use in conjuction with NoClones=True, tocreate a very clean looking list.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Use Game Filter

Apply a filter to the MAME game list. Seperate words to filter on witha semi colan. Any game name descriptions that contain these words will not be shown in the game list if the GameFilterOn setting is enabled.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Game Filter

Apply a filter to the MAME game list. Seperate words to filter on witha semi colan. Any game name descriptions that contain these words will not be shown in the game list if the GameFilterOn setting is enabled.

Dont Filter these ROMS

Never filter the following ROMS (They will always appear in the list) Seperate with a semi colan.

Default:

  • pacman;splatter
No Adult Games

The following option when set to True will NOT add Adult Games to the list, and these games will not be available from the front end after doing an update list. Default is true.

Options:

  • No Porn Please (Default)
  • Gimme the Porn
No Mahjong Games

The following option when set to True will NOT add Mahjong Games to the list, and these games will not be available from the front end after doing an update list. Default is true.

Options:

  • No Mahjong Games (Default)
  • Gimme Mahjong
No Casino Games

The following option when set to True will NOT add Casino Games to the list, and these games will not be available from the front end after doing an update list. Default is true.

Options:

  • No Casino Games (Default)
  • Gimme Casion
No Clones

Don't add clones to the list if True. Default is false. Use in conjuction with NoGameInfo=True tocreate a very clean looking list.

Options:

  • I don't want Clones
  • I want Clones (Default)
  • No Clones unless better
Show All MAME Games

Show a list of All MAME Games.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MultiPlay Games

Show a seperate list of simultantaneous Multiplayer MAME Games.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show 4 PLAYER Games

Show a seperate list of simultantaneous 4 Player MAME Games.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME CHD Games

Show a seperate list of MAME CHD games.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME Horizontal Games

Allow a list of MAME games that initially were on monitors running Horizontal orientation to be selected from the Start Page.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME Vertical Games

Allow a list of MAME games that initially were on monitors running Vertical orientation to be selected from the Start Page.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME Vector Games

Allow a list of MAME Vector games to be selected from the Start Page, Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME NEO GEO Games

Show a seperate list of Neo-Geo games, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME Originals

Show a seperate list of just MAME original games (Parent Roms), selectable from the Start Page. Default is false.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Adult Games

Show a seperate list of just MAME Adult Games, selectable from the Start Page. Default is false.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME CPS Games

Show a seperate list of Capcom, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME Atari Games

Show a seperate list of games produced/licensed by Atari, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show MAME Golden Era

Show a seperate list of games produced/licensed from 1980 to 1989, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show LightGun Games

Show a seperate list of games that used a lightgun, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Trackball Games

Show a seperate list of games that used a Trackball, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Dial/Spinner Games

Show a seperate list of games that used a Dial or Spinner, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Not Played Games

Show a seperate list of MAME games that have not been played.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Live Online Lists

Registered users can have online live MAME lists of most played in GameEx and MAWS Hall of Fame.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Model 2 Games

Show a seperate list of games that run on Sega Model 2 hardware used in conjuction with the Model 2 Emulator, selectable from the Start Page. Default is true.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Excluded ROMs

These ROMS will not display in MAME lists, they are normally added here by pressing delete in GameEx.

Use CPWizard

Use CPWizard instead of the GameEx internal control panel viewer. CPWizard is a control panel viewer/editor application written by Ben Baker.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
CPWizard Path

Path to CPWizard.exe.

Default:

  • C:\Program Files\CPWizard\CPWizard.exe
Load CPWizard at Startup

If not already loaded, make GameEx load CPWizard at startup. Having CPWizard already loaded vastly improves the speed of showing controls panels using it, but will take up extra memory on your system.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Remove Duplicates

Remove duplicate games and create a clean list. Auto defaults to on when using a game filter and clones.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Auto (Default)
GameExtender Art Path

Specifc Custom Image path for GameExtender.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Mame32\marquees
Catver ini Location

Location of Catver.ini (www.catver.com & www.mameworld.com/catlist) Which provides game category information for your MAME games.

Default:

  • \DATA\catver.ini
Nplayers ini Location

Location of nplayers.ini (http://nplayers.arcadebelgium.be) Which provides GameEx with a list of MAME multiplayer Simultaneous games. A list that only contains MAME multiplayer Simultaneous games is only available if EnableStartPage is set to True. Default is DATA\nplayers.ini.

Default:

  • \DATA\nplayers.ini
History dat Location

Location of History.dat (www.arcade-history.com) Which provides game description information (where available) for your MAME games. Default is DATA\History.dat.

Default:

  • \DATA\history.dat
MAMEInfo dat Location

Location of MameInfo.dat (www.mameworld.net/mameinfo) Which provides game recommended games information (where available) for your MAME games. Default is DATA\mameinfo.dat.

Default:

  • \DATA\mameinfo.dat
Command dat Location

Location of Command.dat (home.comcast.net/~plotor/command.html) Which provides game moves and commands information (where available) for your MAME games. Default is DATA\command.dat.

Default:

  • \DATA\command.dat
Controls ini Location

Location of Controls.ini for Control Panel viewer, and MODE switching.

Default:

  • \DATA\controls.ini
Relevant Links

Relevant Links

Client / Server MAME

Here you can set the Client / Server MAME settings. This allows live online multiplayer game play with GameEx using only arcade controls or a gamepad.

Use Client/Server MAME

Do you want to use Client/Server MAME?

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Client / Server MAME Path

The folder path where Client/Server MAME is located

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\ClientServerMAME
Client / Server MAME EXE

The client/server MAME executable file. Usually vmame.exe

Default:

  • vmame.exe
Client Server / MAME Links

Relevant Links

AdvanceMAME

Here you can set the AdvanceMAME settings for GameEx. AdvanceMAME is an excellent MAME build that is designed to support Arcade Monitors and TV's.

Use AdvanceMAME

Do you want to use AdvanceMAME?

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
AdvanceMAME Path

Whether to use AdvanceMame for launching ROMS. You will still needa valid version of Windows MAME or MAME32 and specify it above. This is required for generating the game list. However if you set UseAdvanceMAME to true The EXE and path below will be used for launching games. Be sure to setup Your advmame.rc file, or use the AdvanceMAMEOptionsBoth Windows and DOS version are supported. DOS only on Win 98/ME

NOTE: Dont use the -sound_volume option in AdvanceMAMEOptions as attract mode uses it.

NOTE: AdvanceMAMEPath should not include the EXE, just the full path to where AdvanceMAME is located. Specify the EXE in AdvanceMAMEExe.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\AdvanceMAME
AdvanceMAME EXE

Whether to use AdvanceMame for launching ROMS. You will still needa valid version of Windows MAME or MAME32 and specify it above. This is required for generating the game list. However if you set UseAdvanceMAME to true The EXE and path below will be used for launching games. Be sure to setup Your advmame.rc file, or use the AdvanceMAMEOptionsBoth Windows and DOS version are supported. DOS only on Win 98/ME

NOTE: Dont use the -sound_volume option in AdvanceMAMEOptions as attract mode uses it.

NOTE: AdvanceMAMEPath should not include the EXE, just the full path to where AdvanceMAME is located. Specify the EXE in AdvanceMAMEExe.

Default:

  • advmame.exe
AdvanceMAME Options

Whether to use AdvanceMame for launching ROMS. You will still needa valid version of Windows MAME or MAME32 and specify it above. This is required for generating the game list. However if you set UseAdvanceMAME to true The EXE and path below will be used for launching games. Be sure to setup Your advmame.rc file, or use the AdvanceMAMEOptionsBoth Windows and DOS version are supported. DOS only on Win 98/ME

NOTE: Dont use the -sound_volume option in AdvanceMAMEOptions as attract mode uses it.

NOTE: AdvanceMAMEPath should not include the EXE, just the full path to where AdvanceMAME is located. Specify the EXE in AdvanceMAMEExe.

Default:

  • -device_video_output fullscreen -quiet -dir_rom "C:\Emulators\Mame32\roms"
AdvanceMAME Links

Relevant Links

Zinc

Here you can set the Zinc settings for GameEx. Zinc is an Emulator for Arcade games based on Sony Playstation hardware. GameEx can use this emulator to launch playstation based games instead of MAME.

Use Zinc

Do you want to use Zinc?

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Zinc Path

The following settings are used if you wish to use the Zinc Emulator (http://www.emuhype.com/) for launching games based on the 3D SONY Playstation hardware instead of MAME. The Zinc Emulator runs these games much better than MAME, and most will run full speed with full sound on modern hardware. Zinc use should appear seemless in GameExand the games will appear as normal in the lists. The game has to be atleast partially supported by MAME, to appear in the list, and the ROMS must be in the MAME ROM Directory specified above. Therefore don't specify the --roms-directory option in Zinc Options.

NOTE: ZincPath should not include the EXE, just the full path to where Zinc is located. Specify the EXE in ZincEXE.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\ZiNc
Zinc EXE

The following settings are used if you wish to use the Zinc Emulator (http://www.emuhype.com/) for launching games based on the 3D SONY Playstation hardware instead of MAME. The Zinc Emulator runs these games much better than MAME, and most will run full speed with full sound on modern hardware. Zinc use should appear seemless in GameExand the games will appear as normal in the lists. The game has to be atleast partially supported by MAME, to appear in the list, and the ROMS must be in the MAME ROM Directory specified above. Therefore don't specify the --roms-directory option in Zinc Options.

NOTE: ZincPath should not include the EXE, just the full path to where Zinc is located. Specify the EXE in ZincEXE.

Default:

  • zinc.exe
Zinc Options

The following settings are used if you wish to use the Zinc Emulator (http://www.emuhype.com/) for launching games based on the 3D SONY Playstation hardware instead of MAME. The Zinc Emulator runs these games much better than MAME, and most will run full speed with full sound on modern hardware. Zinc use should appear seemless in GameExand the games will appear as normal in the lists. The game has to be atleast partially supported by MAME, to appear in the list, and the ROMS must be in the MAME ROM Directory specified above. Therefore don't specify the --roms-directory option in Zinc Options.

NOTE: ZincPath should not include the EXE, just the full path to where Zinc is located. Specify the EXE in ZincEXE.

Default:

  • --renderer=.\renderer.znc
Zinc Links

Relevant Links

Model 2

Here you can set the Sega Model 2 Emulator settings for GameEx. Model 2 is an Emulator for Arcade games based on Sega model 2 hardware. GameEx can use this emulator to launch model 2 based games instead of MAME.

Use Model 2 Emulator

Do you want to use the Model 2 Emulator?

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Model 2 Path

The following settings are used if you wish to use the Sega Model2 Emulator (http://nebula.emulatronia.com/) for launching games based on the Sega Model 2 hardware instead of MAME. The Model 2 Emulator runs these games much better than MAME, and most will run full speed with full sound on modern hardware. Model 2 use should appear seemless in GameEx and the games will appear as normal in the lists. The game has to be at least partially supported by MAME, to appear in the list, and the ROMS must be in the MAME ROM Directory specified above.

NOTE: Model 2 should not include the EXE, just the full path to where the Model 2 emulator is located.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Model2
Model 2 Links

Relevant Links

Daphne

Here you can set the Daphne Emulator settings for GameEx. Daphne is an arcade Laserdisc emulator that allows the playing of games such as Dragon's Lair and Space Ace.

Use Daphne

Do you want to enable Daphne support?

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Use/Map Gamepad

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Daphne Path

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne
Daphne EXE

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • Daphne.exe
Daphne Options

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • vldp -fullscreen -x 640 -y 480 -nohwaccel
Daphne Snap/Video Path

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\images
Daphne Snap Background Path

Images to show in the background when GameEx is in the approprate view mode.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\backgroundimages
Daphne Flyer Image Path

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\flyers
Daphne Cabinet Image Path

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\cabinets
Daphne Title Image Path

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\titles
Daphne Marquee Image Path

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\marquees
Daphne Panel Image Path

The following options enable GameEx to act as a Daphne front end and presents a list of Daphne games that can be selected from the Start Page. DaphnePath, and DaphneSnaps should contain the full path to where the Daphne ExE is located (path only), and the path to snaps to use. Daphne EXE is the daphne executable file (without the path). DaphneSnap is the location of Snap Images DapnheOptions are the global command line options applicable to all games. Set UseDapnhe to true to enable Daphne support in GameEx.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\cpanel
Additional Options

Set additional options for Daphne.

Launch Before

Specify a launchable path and file to be run before launch of Daphne. Ensure to specify the full path, and use quotes where required if the path has spaces.

Launch After

Specify a launchable path and file to be run after launch of Daphne. Ensure to specify the full path, and use quotes where required if the path has spaces.

GameExtender Image Path

Image path to use when using GameExtender with custom images.

Default:

  • C:\Emulators\Daphne\marquees
Daphne Games

Set the various settings for each Daphne game.

Select Daphne Game

Select the Daphne game.

Enabled

Set up the following options for each Daphne Game. Suffix the end of the option with an underscore and a number between one and 30. With Each game having a seperate number. ROMName is the ROM filename GameName is the friendly name shown in the GameEx list GameOptions are the specific command line options for each game Enabled is true or false and whether the game will appear in the list.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
ROM

Set up the following options for each Daphne Game. Suffix the end of the option with an underscore and a number between one and 30. With Each game having a seperate number. ROMName is the ROM filename GameName is the friendly name shown in the GameEx list GameOptions are the specific command line options for each game Enabled is true or false and whether the game will appear in the list.

Default:

  • astron
Name

Set up the following options for each Daphne Game. Suffix the end of the option with an underscore and a number between one and 30. With Each game having a seperate number. ROMName is the ROM filename GameName is the friendly name shown in the GameEx list GameOptions are the specific command line options for each game Enabled is true or false and whether the game will appear in the list.

Default:

  • Astron Belt
Options

Set up the following options for each Daphne Game. Suffix the end of the option with an underscore and a number between one and 30. With Each game having a seperate number. ROMName is the ROM filename GameName is the friendly name shown in the GameEx list GameOptions are the specific command line options for each game Enabled is true or false and whether the game will appear in the list.

Default:

  • -framefile "R:\ARCADE\Daphne\vldp\astron\astron.txt"

Setup Emulators?

Do you want to setup other Emulators? GameEx supports a large number of emulators and because they are written by many different authors the level of difficulty in setting them up in GameEx varies.

Setup Emulators

Do you want to setup other Emulators?

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Emulation Links

Relevant Links

Emulator Selection

Copy the emulators you want from the right list to the left list.

Emulator Setup

Set the various settings for each Emulator.

Select Emulator

Select the emulator.

Enabled

Whether this emulator is enabled and appears in GameEx. e.g Enabled=True

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Start Page Name

The name of the Emulator as it appears on the Start Page. e.g StartPageName=Atari 2600 Games.

Default:

  • Atari 5200
Title Text

The Name that shows when the list of emulator games is displayed.

Default:

  • Atari 5200
Logo

The name of a PNG or JPG Image or video file without the extension and path that will be shown on the Start Page when the emulator is selected. This image must be in the Program Files\GameEx\themes\[selected theme]\Media\Logos folder. Note there are a selection of images already there for most emulated Systems.

Working Path

The working Path in which the Command will be run from. Specify a full path. No UNC paths.

Default:

  • C:\GameEx\DEMO
ROM Path

A single full path to where the ROMS for the Emulator are located. UNC paths are not supported.

Default:

  • C:\GameEx\DEMO\5200\video
Rom Filter

Only list files that match the filter. Use this to select only valid ROMS. Seperate multiple filters with a semi colon. e.g RomFilter = *.bin;*.atr;*.2600. If your ROMS dont show up, make sure this setting is correct, or leave it empty. If Zip/7-Zip is enabled use the extension of the correct files within the archive.

Default:

  • *.avi
Command Line

This is the Command Line used to launch the emulator and ROM. Specify the command you wish to run. The directory and drive would priviously have been set to that specified in the Working Path. You can use any setting from this section by placing it in square brackets. Additonaly you specify [ROM] the Rom Name without file extestion, or [ROMFILE] for the Full ROM File Name with extension.

If the rom filename is an iso file, you can specify [VIRTUALDRIVE] and GameEx
will automatically mount the iso. [VirtualDrive] will be replaced with the
drive letter of the virtual drive. Ensure you install ISO support when
installing GameEx.
To mount the image without changing the cmd line specify [-virtualdrive-]

Here are few examples:

Command=MAME.exe [ROM] -ROMPATH=[ROMPATH]
Command=Project64.exe [ROMPATH]\[ROMFILE]
Command=WINDVD.exe [VIRTUALDRIVE]:\
Command=unz.exe[-VIRTUALDRIVE-]

Default:

  • demo.exe "[rompath]\[romfile]"
Image Snap Path

Path to where snap images are contained.

Default:

  • C:\GameEx\DEMO\5200\video
Background Snap Path

Path to where snap images are contained. Thes images are shown in the background when GameEx is in the appropriate view mode,

Video Snap Path

Path to where snap videos are contained.

Title Snap Path

Path to where title snaps images are contained. JPG or PNG only.

Default:

  • C:\GameEx\DEMO\5200\titles
Box Art Path

Path to where box art images are contained. JPG or PNG only.

Default:

  • C:\GameEx\DEMO\5200\boxart
Cartridge Art Path

Path to where Cartridge art images are contained. JPG or PNG only.

Default:

  • C:\GameEx\DEMO\5200\cart
Game Manuals Path

Specify the path for Game Manuals. Should have extension of PDF, TXT or NFO and match game name. This is a registered version feature.

Default:

  • C:\GameEx\DEMO\5200\manual
Map Keys

Set MapKeys to true to close the applications process if Back or Escape are pressed. If this is on when the button or key is pressed, the application will close and focus will return to GameEx. This won't work if Command is a batch file.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Database

GameEx now features the ability to have databases for emulators, so you can navigate and filter emulators much like you do for MAME eg by category, year and manufacturer along with showing game descriptions. The database files should be MS Access 97 or 2000. There should be tools available out there if you dont have the required software. The files should be in the Data\Emulators\ directory and at least 1 file is included with the install, If you want to modify an included file be sure you , If you want to modify an included file be sure you make a new copy of it.

Default:

  • [Console] Atari 5200
Use Database Name

Replace the name of the game shown in the list from the rom name to the name field if a database is used. This is similar in functionality to MAP files, changing the rom name to a better formatted name.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Help Text

If entered the text will show briefly as help when a game is launched.

Links

Relevant Links

Advanced Emulator Setup

Set the various settings for each Emulator.

Select Emulator

Select the emulator.

Wait Before Keys

Wait for specified milliseconds before sending the Keys specified in SendKeys. This allows for time waiting for the emulator to load up eg. WaitBeforeKeys=4000.

Keys To Send

Send key strokes specified to the application. SendKeys uses the Microsoft Send Keys command. For Example SendKeys="[ENTER]ABCDEFGH". This can be useful for switching the emulator to full screen mode.

Replace Dashes

Set to True to replace Dashes in Rom Name as shown in the list with Spaces.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Replace Underscores

Set to True to replace Underscores in ROM Name as shown in the list with Spaces.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Capitalise Words

Set to true to capitalise the first letter of every word in the ROM Name shown in the list.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Remove Text in Brackets

Set to True to remove any text in brackets at the end of the Rom Name. e.g '720 (JP)' Becomes '720' in the Games List.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Desktop

ShowDesktop will allow the Desktop to be shown instead of a black screen. Unless the application is a full screen DirectX Application or if you just get a black screen set ShowDesktop to True.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Debug Mode

Set to true to debug your emulator config. This shows the desktop and allows you to view the batch file that runs your emulator. This batch file is also located in the Program Files\GameEx\Data\ folder and is called called RunItGame.bat.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Map File

File location of a .map file, that allows you to create a games list for the emulator based on the contents of the file. The file should be a text file list with Rom File Name on the left with extension, and Game name on the right in quotes. MAPfiles are compatible with Game Launcher Map Files. If you specify a full file and path GameEx will load the map file from there, if you just specify a file name GameEx will load the map file from the config directory. MAP files must have the file extension .map.

Also Launch

Full path and file name to a file to launch synchronously with the Emulator. This is usually something like an AutoIT script. This runs at the same time as emulator. See my vp.aut script for Visual PinMame. Maybe also possibly a Trainer.

Launch Before

Launch this command line before the game.

You can specify

[ROMFILE]
[ROM]
[WORKINGPATH]
[SNAPPATH]
[ROMPATH]
[EMU] Emulator Number.

Launch After

Launch this command line when the game exits.

You can specify

[ROMFILE]
[ROM]
[WORKINGPATH]
[SNAPPATH]
[ROMPATH]
[EMU] Emulator Number.

Advanced Config

Advanced Emulator Config File. Located in \CONFIG\EMULATORS\. Look here for Examples.

Excluded Files

Games listed here are excluded from the list. There normally added by pressing delete in GameEx. You can also specify wildcards to exclude files. eg. [BIOS* will exclude all file names beginning with [BIOS

Custom Background

Displays a custom background for the emulator stored in your theme's MEDIA folder. PNG format is recommended.

Play Music

Whether to continue to play any Jukebox music when using the emulator. If on the Jukebox continues to play when in a game, but note this can cause conflicts and cause crashes or the make the emulator not work.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Disable Info Page

Disable the Game Info page (title, box art and info screen) for this emulator regardless of the setting in Enable-Disable features.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Treat as 1 PC game

Tell GameEx this emulator is for 1 PC Game, and then when the emulator is selected it will skip the list of games and automatically launch or show info for the first and only game in the list.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Zip/7-Zip/GoodMerge/RAR

This enables GoodMerge support or supports multiple roms in one 7-zip (.7z) file. It also supports standard zip and rar files allowing emulators that dont support zip files to work when your games are zipped. This is a registered only feature.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Play in Screensaver

Allow games in this emulator to play in the screensaver.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Scan Sub Folders

Also scan for files within sub folders of the rom folder.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Show last played

Show the most/last played games at the top of the games list.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Random/Most Played

Allow this emulator to be listed in most played games and allow it to be played from Random Game. This is on by defauly but it could be usefl to turn off for example if the emulator launches a picture viewer, comic viewer or video player.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Play Selection Music

Play music from the specified folder when navigating this emulator. Registered version feature.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Selection Music Folder

Folder for the music. Registered version feature.

Check for CD/DVD

Check for a file on a device, and prompt to insert cd/dvd if not found. This allows retail games with cd protection to work with GameEx. Registered version feature.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
CD File to check

File to check on CD. If not found GameEx will prompt to insert. Registered version feature.

Controls Path

Path to where images of controls are for the emulator. JPG or PNG only. If an image is found, it will be displayed when launching the game for several seconds. A single image file can also be specified to be used for all games.

Instructions Path

Path to where images of instructions are for the emulator. JPG or PNG only. If an image is found, it will be displayed when launching the game for several seconds. A single image file can also be specified to be used for all games. This can be used as a loading screen.

Game Music Path

Path to where MP3 game music files are located.

TV Advert Path

Path to where video adverts are located. FLV and AVI supported.

Merge Sets

Use with NoInto/GoodSet/Tosec to merge the list of games to show only one game where there may be several with different regions or versions. When selecting the game in the list all the clones will be displayed on the game info page. This feature also works in conjuction with zip support, for example when cd images also need to be extracted. The features works by producing a distinct list of the filenames without bracketed region and version info. Registered Version Feature.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Custom Art Name 1

Name of custom artwork to show on info page.

Custom Art Path 1

Path to custom artwork. JPG or PNG only. PDF and Text files also supported.

Custom Art Name 2

Name of custom artwork to show on info page.

Custom Art Path 2

Path to custom artwork. JPG or PNG only. PDF and Text files also supported.

Custom Art Name 3

Name of custom artwork to show on info page.

Custom Art Path 3

Path to custom artwork. JPG or PNG only. PDF and Text files also supported.

Custom Art Name 4

Name of custom artwork to show on info page.

Custom Art Path 4

Path to custom artwork. JPG or PNG only. PDF and Text files also supported.

Custom Art Name 5

Name of custom artwork to show on info page.

Custom Art Path 5

Path to custom artwork. JPG or PNG only. PDF and Text files also supported.

GameExtender Art Path

Path to artwork to show in GameExtender. JPG, GIF or PNG supported. You can also specify a static single image.

Not found Snap

If selected and valid the image or video to display when no snap is found.

Hide GameExtender

Hide the GameExtender Viewer for this emulator.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Links

Relevant Links

Touchscreen controls

Here you can configure emulators to work with a touchscreen

Send Credits

Send 5 and 1 keys by tapping corners on right of screen.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Send Middle Key

Send key by tapping center of screen.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Middle Key

Key to send.

Middle Key Delay

Time to emulate key down for in milliseconds.

Options:

  • 35
  • 50
  • 75
  • 100
  • 150
  • 200
  • 300
  • 500
  • 750
  • 1000
  • 1500
  • 2000
  • 3000
  • 3500
  • 4000
Send Left Key

Send key by tapping bottom center left.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Left Key

Key to send.

Send Right Key

Send key by tapping bottom center right.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Right Key

Key to send.

Emulator Groups

Emulator groups allow grouping more than 1 emulator into a single list. Emulator groups are always accesible from the start page.

Select Emulator Group

Select the emulator group.

Enabled

Enable emulator group.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No
Start Page Name

The name of the Emulator Group as it appears on the Start Page.

Title Text

The Name that shows when the list of emulator groups is displayed.

Logo

The name of a PNG or JPG Image without the extension and path.

Emulators

Specify emulator numbers to include in this group, separated by semi colon. To include MAME use 0 as the emulator number.

Under Emu Menu

Show the emulator list under the Emulator menu instead of the start page.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No

HTML Applications

Set the various settings for each HTML Application.

Enable HTML Applications

Speficy UseHTMLApps true/false to turn this entire feature on or off. If turned off GameEx will not create the IE Web Browser component, thus saving memory, resources, and solving issues if you have an old version of IE intalled.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Select HTML App

Select the HTML App.

Enabled

Whether to use the html app with GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
URL

The full web address of the application. File locations are also supported.

Default:

  • http://10foot.cbuenger.com/mceWeather/index.php?start=1&lang=2
Name

Name as it appears on the Start Page.

Default:

  • Weather
Logo

Logo for the start page, must be located in the Media\Logos Folder for the selected theme. Specify a JPG or PNG without the extension.

Emulate Mouse

To emulate mouse movement and clicks with the keyboard or Joypad.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide Interface

Hide the GameEx interface. Use this is the app is for full screen streaming video.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No

External Applications

Set the various settings for each External Application. These settings are designed for full screen multimedia apps or games only. Although will partially work with normal windows apps.

Select External Apps

Select the HTML App.

Enabled

Set Enabled if the Application is to be used.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Name

Name is the friendly name of the application as it will appear on the Start Page.

Default:

  • Close And Restart GameEx
Path

Path is the full path to where the application will be launched from.

Default:

  • G:\-DATA-\-MY PROJECTS-\GameEx - VB.net\bin
CMD

CMD Is the full command line including drive, path and file that will be used, Or if the Path is the same as the folder the application is in, you just specify the application here.

Default:

  • CloseAndRestartGameEx.bat
Snap/Logo

Snap is the file name without extension of a PNG or JPG file that will be shown when the item is currently selected on the Start Page. This image must be placed in the Program Files\GameEx\themes\[selected thene]\Media\Logos\ directory.

Show Desktop

ShowDesktop will allow the Desktop to be shown instead of a black screen. Unless the application is a full screen DirectX Application or if you just get a black screen set ShowDesktop to True.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Map Keys

Set MapKeys to true to close the applications process if Back or Escape are pressed. If this is on when the button or key is pressed, the # application will close and focus will return to GameEx. This won't work if cmd is a batch file.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Wait Before Keys sent

Set WaitBeforeKeys, and SendKeys to pause execution for so many milliseconds and then send keystrokes to the application. SendKeys uses the Microsoft Send Keys command. For Example SendKeys="[ENTER]ABCDEFGH" This can be useful for switching the emulator to full screen mode. Look here for how to specify keys such as ALT, CTRL, F1 and Enter

Default:

  • d
Keys to Send

Set WaitBeforeKeys, and SendKeys to pause execution for so many milliseconds and then send keystrokes to the application. SendKeys uses the Microsoft Send Keys command. For Example SendKeys="[ENTER]ABCDEFGH" This can be useful for switching the emulator to full screen mode. Look here for how to specify keys such as ALT, CTRL, F1 and Enter

Emulate Mouse

For registered users this setting will emulate the mouse on a gamepad. When set, pressing the directional pad will move the mouse. Button 1/CTRL will left click. Button 2/ALT will right click.

Options:

  • Disabled (Default)
  • Enabled - Speed 0
  • Enabled - Speed 1
  • Enabled - Speed 2
  • Enabled - Speed 3
  • Enabled - Speed 4
  • Enabled - Speed 5
  • Enabled - Speed 6
  • Enabled - Speed 7
  • Enabled - Speed 8
  • Enabled - Speed 9
  • Enabled - Speed 10
  • Enabled - Speed 11
  • Enabled - Speed 12
  • Enabled - Speed 13
  • Enabled - Speed 14
  • Enabled - Speed 15
  • Enabled - Speed 16
  • Enabled - Speed 17
  • Enabled - Speed 18
  • Enabled - Speed 19
  • Enabled - Speed 20
Also Launch

Application or command to run before launch. Application or command to run at launch asynchronously. GameEx won't wait for the process to exit.

Launch Before

Application or command to run before launch.

Launch After

Application or command to run after exit.

Help Text

If entered the text will show briefly as help when a game is launched.

Radio Stations

Set the various settings for each Radio Station.

Enable Radio

Enable and use the radio features of GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Select Radio Station

Select the Radio Station.

Enabled

Set Enabled if the Radio Station is to be used.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Name

Name is the friendly name of the Radio Station as it will appear on the Start Page.

URL

URL of the Radio Station.

News Feeds

Set the various settings for News.

Enable RSS News

Enable and show News in GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Select News Feed

Select the News Feed.

URL

URL of News Feed.

Default:

  • http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories

Enable / Disable Features

This is where you can enable and disable features in GameEx.

Quick Startup Resume

Upon restarting GameEx quickly resume to the last used menu and skip the intro animation and sound.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Enable Auto GameEx Updates

Automatically download and install new versions of GameEx. Registered Version Feature.

Options:

  • Install updates at startup
  • Ask me If I want the update (Default)
  • Disable Automatic Updates
Enable Rip CD

Enables an option to rip an inserted CD to WMA. Internet access to us.freedb.org is required for this to work. Registered Version Feature.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Start Screensaver

Show an option to start the screensaver immediatly under More Games and Programs.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
MAME - Game sorting

When this is enabled GameEx will sort game names beggining with The by the first character after The.

Options:

  • Change sorting for games starting with The (Default)
  • No change
Emulators - Game sorting

When this is enabled GameEx will sort game names beggining with The by the first character after The.

Options:

  • Change sorting for games starting with The (Default)
  • No change
Show Game Information

Show Game Information Page after selecting a game. True or False.If not set to true, game will launch straight away, otherwise gameinformation and recommended games will display. Recommended Gamesare selectable, and playable. The Game info page will also allow you toview a games flyer and cabinet image.If set to true, GameEx will use MAMEInfo.dat and History.dat when updatingThe game list. The default is True.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Export to MCE

When enabled an item will be shown which when selected will export all most played and favorites to MCE. Registered Version Feature.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Random Game

Enable and show Random Game on the Start Page. This will launch a random game across all emulators.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Theme Picker

Enable and show the theme picker which allows you to change the theme while in GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Disable Please Wait animation

Whether to show the loading animation that displays when GameEx needs to process or load for several seconds.

Options:

  • Dont show
  • Show animation when needed (Default)
Hide Update List

When set to true HideUpdateList hides and disables the Update List menu option in GameEx.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide StandBy

HideStandy hides the standyby menu option on the StartPage.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide Hibernate

Hide Hibernate hides the Hibernate menu option on the StartPage.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide Log Off

HideLogOff hides the logoff menu option on the StartPage.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide Create Snaps

HideCreateSnaps hides the create snaps menu option in custom emulators.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide Change View

Disable and hide the Change View Menu.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Disable Exit

DisableExit disables exiting from GameEx, and hides the exit menu option on the Start Page, and in the Gui. If this last option is set to True the only way to exit GameEx will be to use CTRL-ALT-DELETE, or Shut down/Restart the PC. If you wish to be able to exit from GameExBut not allow shutting down of the PC from the Start Page, then set HideShutDown to True.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Disable Escape Key

Disables exiting of GameEx with the Escape Key.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide Shutdown

The following three options are mainly for Arcade Cabinets running in, Public, or Commercial places, or where children have access. When set to true HideUpdateList hides and disables the Update List button in GameEx, and DisableExit disables exiting from GameEx, and hide the exit buttonon the Start Page, and in the Gui. If this last option is set to True the only way to exit GameEx will be to use CTRL-ALT-DELETE, or Shut down/Restart the PC. If you wish to be able to exit from GameExBut not allow shutting down of the PC from the Start Page, then setHideShutDown to True. HideCreateSnaps hides the create snaps button in custom emulators. HideLogOff hides the logoff button on the StartPage.Default for all five is False.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Hide Restart

The following three options are mainly for Arcade Cabinets running in, Public, or Commercial places, or where children have access. When set to true HideUpdateList hides and disables the Update List button in GameEx, and DisableExit disables exiting from GameEx, and hide the exit buttonon the Start Page, and in the Gui. If this last option is set to True the only way to exit GameEx will be to use CTRL-ALT-DELETE, or Shut down/Restart the PC. If you wish to be able to exit from GameExBut not allow shutting down of the PC from the Start Page, then setHideShutDown to True. HideCreateSnaps hides the create snaps button in custom emulators. HideLogOff hides the logoff button on the StartPage.Default for all five is False.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Show/Enable Favorites

Enable MAME favorites.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Skip Intro

Skip intro.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Disable MAME

Disable MAME usage, no MAME game lists or games will be available from the Start Page is this is set to True.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Enable Configuration App

Enable external config app.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Panel Viewer

Whether to display Control Panel with button mappings and use controls.ini.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Most Played

Enable and show Most Played games on the Start Page. This will take you to a list of the most played games in order.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Last Played

Enable and show Last Played games on the Start Page. This will take you to a list of the last played games in order.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Allow Window Resize

Allow Window to be resized.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Loading Screen

Show the loading screen at startup.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Run Last Game

Show option to run last MAME game on the Start Page.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Hide Zinc

Dont display the MAME Playstation/Zinc list. This is just the displaying of the list. It wont disable Zinc.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Disable Delete Games

DisableRemoveGame turns off the ability to remove games from lists with the delete key.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Auto Exit Games After

This setting, will exit any game or external application automatically after the period set. This is for the purpose of stopping children playing games, but still allowing GameEx to be used.

Options:

  • Disabled (Default)
  • 2 Minutes
  • 5 Minutes
  • 7 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes
  • 25 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 45 Minutes
  • 1 Hour
  • 90 Minutes
  • 2 Hours
Auto Exit Inactivity

This setting, will exit any game or external application automatically after the period set if no keyboard, mouse or joystick activity is detected. This can be used to always allow the screensaver to run, as the game will exit and after further inactivity the screensaver will run.

Options:

  • Disabled (Default)
  • 10 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes
  • 25 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 45 Minutes
  • 1 Hour
  • 90 Minutes
  • 2 Hours
  • 150 Minutes
  • 3 Hours
Fix to emulator

This setting will lock down GameEx for use only with one emulator. All other features will be disabled. If the emulator number is in a group the group will be used. This feature is primarily for GameEx partners with arcade machines in retail stores.

Options:

  • Disabled (Default)
  • Emulator 1
  • Emulator 2
  • Emulator 3
  • Emulator 4
  • Emulator 5
  • Emulator 6
  • Emulator 7
  • Emulator 8
  • Emulator 9
  • Emulator 10
  • Emulator 11
  • Emulator 12
  • Emulator 13
  • Emulator 14
  • Emulator 15
  • Emulator 16
  • Emulator 17
  • Emulator 18
  • Emulator 19
  • Emulator 20
  • Emulator 21
  • Emulator 22
  • Emulator 23
  • Emulator 24
  • Emulator 25
  • Emulator 26
  • Emulator 27
  • Emulator 28
  • Emulator 29
  • Emulator 30
  • Emulator 31
  • Emulator 32
  • Emulator 33
  • Emulator 34
  • Emulator 35
  • Emulator 36
  • Emulator 37
  • Emulator 38
  • Emulator 39
  • Emulator 40
  • Emulator 41
  • Emulator 42
  • Emulator 43
  • Emulator 44
  • Emulator 45
  • Emulator 46
  • Emulator 47
  • Emulator 48
  • Emulator 49
  • Emulator 50
  • Emulator 51
  • Emulator 52
  • Emulator 53
  • Emulator 54
  • Emulator 55
  • Emulator 56
  • Emulator 57
  • Emulator 58
  • Emulator 59
Enable Search

The search feature in GameEx allows you to search across all games, media and the jukebox. Enabling this feature adds the search option to the start page. Registered version feature.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable All Games List

Enable the All Games list, that allows you to view all games in a single list.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Launching Dialog

Show the launching dialog and information when running a MAME or Daphne game.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Show Statistics

Allow the display of statistics and show the menu item in the gameex More games and programs section.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Error Reporting

Submit log file to GameEx developers when non handled errors occur in GamEx.

Options:

  • Ask me each time (Default)
  • Automatically report errors
  • Disable error reporting
Sort list of emulators

Sort the list of emulators setup by name.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Other Systems

Show a selectable list of other systems you have installed that a game will run on on the game info page.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Check for media insertion

If this setting is on (default), GameEx will check for cd/dvd and external media insertion and prompt to play a cd,dvd,blu ray or to browse media on the cd/dvd/usb or device. Having this feature on may affect performance.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No

Tweaks / Performance

Here you can set the Tweaks and Performance settings of GameEx.

Choose Config

Choose your closest system configuration

Options:

  • Very High (Quad Core 2.4Ghz, NVidia GeForce 6600 GT PCIE, 2 Gig RAM)
  • High (Pentium 4 3Ghz, NVidia GeForce 6600 GT PCIE, 1 Gig RAM)
  • Medium (Pentium III 1.2Ghz, GeForce 4 MX 440 AGP 8X, 512 MB RAM) (Default)
  • Low (Pentium II 333 Mhz, VGA S3 AGP 4X, 256 MB RAM)
Load Radio Stations On Thread

When enabled Radio stations will load in the background and not hold up the front end. They will start playing when connected.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Snap/Video Delay

The Timer speed to wait before showing snaps or videos. Set slower to improve responsivness. Set faster to make images/videoes appear quicker.

Options:

  • I have a 486 (Super Slow)
  • Slowest (More responsive)
  • Slower
  • Slow
  • Medium
  • Fast (Default)
  • Faster
  • Fastest (Shows Quicker)
  • I have a 4.2GHZ (Super)
Media Center Exit/Start Mode

Specifies the way in which GameEx is handled when launched alongside MCE.

Options:

  • No Media Center use or interaction
  • Pause and resume (Not recommended)
  • Close and restart (Recommended) (Default)
Exit GameEx if MCE loaded

If this setting is enabled GameEx will continually check to see if ehshell is a running process and if so exit GameEx. This should fix problems if the Home button is pressed on the MCE remote when GameEx is running.

Options:

  • Yes Exit if Home button pressed (Default)
  • No dont check for ehshell process
Load Playlist on thread

When starting GameEx load the initial playlist on a thread. This can really speed up startup time if you have a big music library but means music will not play straight away, and you have to wait before the Jukebox page can be accessed.

Options:

  • Do not load initial playlist on thread (Default)
  • Load initial Playlist on thread
Launch On Startup

The following settings are for launching programs on startup on exit of GameEx. The NoWait settings wait for the application to close before resuming execution. The other two settings run asynchronously with GameEx, and GameEx wont wait for them to Exit. LaunchOnStart fires up pretty much immediately when GameEx Starts and before it initialises audio, graphics or the gameEx interface. The Launch on Exit are the 'Last' things Gameex does. Make sure these settings are blank if you do not wish to use them.

Launch On Startup dont wait

The following settings are for launching programs on startup on exit of GameEx. The NoWait settings wait for the application to close before resuming execution. The other two settings run asynchronously with GameEx, and GameEx wont wait for them to Exit. LaunchOnStart fires up pretty much immediately when GameEx Startsa nd before it initialises audio, graphics or the gameEx interface. The Launch on Exit are the 'Last' things Gameex does. Make sure these settings are blank if you do not wish to use them.

Launch On Exit

The following settings are for launching programs on startup on exit of GameEx. The NoWait settings wait for the application to close before resuming execution. The other two settings run asynchronously with GameEx, and GameEx wont wait for them to Exit. LaunchOnStart fires up pretty much immediately when GameEx Starts and before it initialises audio, graphics or the gameEx interface. The Launch on Exit are the 'Last' things Gameex does. Make sure these settings are blank if you do not wish to use them.

Launch On Exit dont wait

The following settings are for launching programs on startup on exit of GameEx. The NoWait settings wait for the application to close before resuming execution. The other two settings run asynchronously with GameEx, and GameEx wont wait for them to Exit. LaunchOnStart fires up pretty much immediately when GameEx Starts and before it initialises audio, graphics or the gameEx interface. The Launch on Exit are the 'Last' things Gameex does. Make sure these settings are blank if you do not wish to use them.

Seek Preview Videos

Seek inside game preview videos to avoid the fade in.

Options:

  • No (Default)
  • Yes
Snap Best Match

If this is set and GameEx cant find a matching artwork file, it will search the relevant image path and try to find a close match. If your snap/video artwork slows down GameEx a lot when navigating lists turn this off.

Options:

  • Yes Extra search (Slow) (Default)
  • No I'm using slow Drives
Dont Wait for VSync

Normally GameEx waits for a vertical Sync of the display before drawing to the screen. This should offer smooth animation on fast PC's and is normally recommended. Although Waiting for a VSync takes takes up CPU cycles. It may also be a little pointless to wait for a VSync on older PC's where GameEx runs slowly anyway. Setting NoWaitVSync to true will make GameEx Update the screen whenever it can and may make GameEx run a little faster.

Options:

  • Dont Wait
  • Do Wait (Default)
Reduce CPU Utilization

Normally GameEx trys to reduce cpu utilisation, by calculatating time left after a frame then telling the CPU to sleep. If you do not experience totally smooth screen updates in GameEx and your not worried about your cpu usage you can turn this off..

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Use 16 Bit Colour

The following setting will use 16 Bit colour instead of 32. You only need to use this if you have low specification video or CPU hardware or you can't get GameEx to set the resolution in 32 Bit Colour. In other words your Video card wont run in 32 bit colour at any useful resolution. This may also improve performance (although not confirmed) so try this setting if you have a lower spec PC in general and GameEx runs slowly. This turns off Font Anti Aliasing as they don't look right when this option is set. (Anti Aliasing does not effect performance though).

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Alpha Blend Videos

Alpha Blend Videos.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Visualizations

Show visualizations when playing music.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No
Enable Video Thumbs

Allow the video thumb mode to be used. This only works well on high end systems, and only then when not using high resolution videos.

Options:

  • Yes
  • No (Default)
Check for media insertion

If this setting is on (default), GameEx will check for cd/dvd and external media insertion and prompt to play a cd,dvd,blu ray or to browse media on the cd/dvd/usb or device. Having this feature on may affect performance.

Options:

  • Yes (Default)
  • No

Verify Setup

This part of setup allows you to verify your file paths are correct.

Finished Setup Wizard

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