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

GameEx was created in 2003 and has been in active development ever since. It started life as an arcade only emulator front end for arcade cabinets and HTPC setups. Since then it has grown phenomenally and now supports all retro game systems, online game services (Steam, UPlay, Origin) and boasts many of its own HTPC features.

Features

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

Supported Systems

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