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11th November, 2022 - Thank you.

I decided to go purely donation based a couple of months back. This was mainly due to overwhelming competition which alone I cannot keep up with. The competition is vast ranging from one commercial windows front end to many free RetroPie and Android solutions. I saw the writing on the wall post lockdown and trying to oprerate commercially in this field is a dying business. I believe there will be no succesful commercial front ends of any viabillity in two - three years time. Having said that I feel many still enjoy GameEx and PinballX, and download services and wish me to continue. I also enjoy it very much. Unfortunaly PayPal ditched me the other week. I can only assume they did not like the lose association I have with games and roms. They have the right as a business to serve who they like and from what I read, they do this frequently. Although I provide no illegal content here or anywhere and I pay my taxes.

I have new payment gateway options now and I ask if you enjoy my products and wish to support me you please switch your renewals over. My costs are not insignificant and I do not want to have to provide a lesser service. Thank you so much, Tom.



8th November, 2022 - GameEx 18.32

For complete MAME list customization if required you can now specify a custom listxml file.



6th November, 2022 - GameEx 18.31

New and updated HBMAME profile and download.



3rd November, 2022 - GameEx 18.30
  • Adds Retroarch emulator profiles for MAME 2013, 2013 Plus and 2010.
  • MAME Listxml files can now be used as map fiiles. Hyperlist, and MAME software lists were already supported.

25th October, 2022 - Don't try this at home! (but it works)


24th October, 2022 - GameEx 18.29
  • Fixes Windows XP compatibilty for installer out of the box
  • Why? I just don't know anymore.
  • Seriously, for Wine and ReactOS, and XP is still awesome!.
  • This is also the first release built on my new Ryzen 7950x DDR5 rig.
  • /ul>

23rd September, 2022 - GameEx 18.25
  • Fixes GameEx process sometimes staying active after exit.
  • Removed demo from installer. It was very dated and got in the way.

22nd September, 2022 - GameEx 18.24
  • Fixes Gamebase support.
  • Improved startup time.

20th September, 2022 - GameEx 18.23

GameEx 18.23 released.

Fixes database issues when used with map files.

Automatic updates are back and automated and synced with the releases on the forum. Arcade Edition has automatic updates too.

When using MAME software list hash xml files as map files the publisher and year fields are used.

The statistics and update download backgrounds have been AI upscaled.



28th August, 2022 - MAME Screensaver

After a 10 year hiatus MAMEScreenSaver is back working with latest MAME release.

Get it here.



28th August, 2022 - GameEx 18.15
  • Fixes marquee not changing when in screensaver.
  • Updates the links, descriptions and text labels for GameEx Online.

19th August, 2022 - GameEx 18.14
Improved APNG support thanks to Scutters.

19th August, 2022 - GameEx 18.12
Just internal code optimizations in this release but in addition from this release forward previous versions are available for download since everything is now free. I would prefer to fix issues but if you are desperate and a new version breaks something for you, you can rollback.

17th June, 2022 - GameEx 18.10
  • Improvements to layout, positioning and scaling of the default theme (version 3 themes). Internally these are now version 5 themes
  • Default selector bar has been AI upscaled.
  • Version 6 themes coming soon with powerful new skinning features and compatible with both Arcade Edition and regular GameEx.
  • Fixes MAME support files not being used since relative parts were supported.
  • Fixes 32 bit versions not launching.
  • Fixes GameEx Online most played list showing strange names or not loading.
  • Fixes threads not aborting causing a hang.
  • Fixes some resources not being released with fonts.