Advanced variable system (all accessible via your custom Extensions)
Write your own Extensions in C# or VB.NET, Have access to Evo libraries directly!
Free extensions including hardware support for UltraStik, ServoStik, LEDWiz, PacDrive, U-HID, Blue-HID, Nano-LED, PacLED64, I-Pac Ultimate I/O, BetaBrite etc. All open source!
Command.dat support (Fighting game move lists)
Built-in manual and asset viewer
Auto image mounting
Much, much more!
*** Q & A ***
Q: Why did it take so long?
A: This has been a long time coming and that's because we've spent extra time adding the features you wanted into the next evolution of gaming front ends!
Q: Who created it?
A: This is the most advanced FE ever written by the best in the scene. In development for over 5 years by coders with over 25 years in FE and arcade app development combined!
Q: Why did you create it?
A: This is a creation born out of love and passion for the retro arcade and emulation community. The cost was great but it's our gift to you and this is only the beginning!
Q: Where is feature X your promo video promised?
A: We have included every feature we promised except for the Theme Editor. It's still in production. Let us know if you're interested!
Q: What about native HyperSpin theme rendering?
A: It's in there we just don't think it's that important. We're not trying to be HyperSpin but we're fans of the project - hi Bill!
Q: What about RocketLauncher?
A: While we think it's a pretty cool project we think if you're paying for a FE like ours it should all be integrated. That's why our Setup Wizard does everything! No 3rd party tools required!
Q: What's the future of GameEx Evolution?
A: Very bright! But we need your support and for us to succeed we need your help to get the word out. So don't just sit there, tell everyone the good news!
- Company logos can be by a year or year range. Use the following in the filename: Bally (1980), Bally (-1980), Bally (1980-), Bally (1982-1988). There is also now no fixed limit on how many you can have.
- Automatically add new and missing tables. This feature is enabled or disabled under General Settings
- Current Pin2DMD support with the existing DLLs is broken now, so I have included new working versions with the installer. Select the option for Pin2DMD when installing.
- Fixes mouse wheel not working in game manager.
- The install now defaults to a 32 bit install, for both new installs and anyone upgrading from a release prior to this one. If you are not using the 32 bit version select the option on install. It caused numerous support issues previously and it just wasn't a good idea to default to 64 bit in hindsight.
Instant Sheller: It allows you to one click shell GameEx or any other front end. Its for Windows XP Service pack 2 and above, Vista, Windows 7 and the latest versions of Windows 10. It also requires the .net framework 2 service pack 1 or above. It features a one click 'Undo'.
Updated May 2018 for support for the latest versions of Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise. For Windows 10 Enterprise it can completely hide everything.
Create snaps and video screen recording has been rewritten. Video capture now records in mp4 format and external driver and software capture methods are supported. There is a new section in the setup wizard for video recording. Geforce experience has been tested to be working. It is also much more responsive to cancelling the process and ffmpeg.exe is required to use this feature now.
Creating video snaps is no longer a registered version feature.
GameEx arcade edition now has an optional 64 bit version as part of the installer. Note: Some plugins may still require the 32 bit version.
This release is a significant update to GameEx and GameEx arcade edition but involves work mainly on the back end. There are also too many fixes to mention in this release but the original purpose of it was to upgrade the DirectX library from managed DirectX to SlimDX. In addition all video rendering is now GPU hardware accelerated. This all provides significant stability and performance improvements, especially on older hardware. On newer hardware 4k 60fps video previews are no issue at all.
There is also a fixed and improved GameLauncher mode and the background snap theme and mode is working as expected again.
Again, there are many fixes in and minor improvements in this release. You may find some issues you had fixed and because the changes are so substantial I will provide the previous releases in case I missed something in my regression testing.