8th December, 2019 - GameEx 16.09

Improvements and fixes to Gamelauncher mode

Default theme images have been upscaled and quality has improved.

16th November, 2019 - GameEx 16.00
  • The project has moved to .net framework 4 and SharpDX. All operating systems and features are still supported.
  • Image loading optimizations and speed improvements.
  • GameEx Arcade flash games now load in a desktop app rather than browser, giving a nice experience now.
  • Fixes MAME snap aspect ratio.

22nd September, 2019 - Minionsoft arcade remakes for Windows 10

These are some very good arcade remakes by Minionsoft created some time ago.

This install includes 6 games.

The purpose of the project is to get the games to work on Windows 10..

The following arcade remakes are included.
- Star Wars
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Missile Command
- Moon Patrol
- Phoenix
- Scramble

The project also uses dxwnd.

I could not find license files for any on the programs so this is released as freeware/fanware.

Download here.

14th August, 2019 - GameEx 15.61

GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 15.61 released.

Fixes for latest MAME release.

Fixes GameEx Online web site and game cards for GameEx Arcade Edition.

Bug where external dialog box would show if preview video was a certain resolution.

Fixex issue where iit was not possible to enable other emulators in attract mode with GameEx Arcade Edition.

17th June, 2019 - PinballX 3.46
  • Fixes GameEx Online.
  • Fixes screensaver start for plugins. Can now be cancelled.
  • Joystick input now additionally supports x/y and pov.

12th June, 2019 - Evolution 1.06

GameEx Evolution 1.06 released.

  • Keyboard and mouse input now works in the frontend if RAW input is not available. This allows other remote desktop solutions to work. (Extensions not supported).
  • Fixes downloading extensions in repository manager.
  • Fixes crash on startup if front end display settings get corrupted.

21st May, 2019 - PinballX 3.43

PinballX 3.43 released.

Fixes for Visual Pinball 10.

9th May, 2019 - GameEx Evo 1.05

Includes new EVO specific Repository Manager utility

2nd April, 2019 - GameEx Evolution 1.03

GameEx Evolution 1.03 released.

Fixes all reported issues on the forums.


12th March, 2019 - PinballX 3.30

PinballX 3.30

  • New instruction card Apron display support.
  • Loading GIF animations fixed.
  • The frontend now supports full screen exclusive display mode again.
  • Improved display number handling. If you have issues check your display settings.
  • Performance improvements and fixes. Specifically fixes issues on systems with only 2 CPU cores.
  • Fixes not restoring all artwork when returning from in game mode.
  • PinballX will detect if its launched on startup of windows and wait before obtaining and initializing displays.

22nd November, 2018 - Thanksgiving and beyond sale.

Here is your opportunity to get GameEx Evolution and the rest of the lifetime package at half price.

Now half price until end of November to celebrate the recent release of GameEx Evolution.

You will also get a coupon for Emumovies lifetime at half price and the first 25 lifetime pruchases starting midnight black Friday get EmuMovies free.

12th November, 2018 - GameEx Evolution 1.02

GameEx Evolution 1.02 released.

Fixes some minor issues reported on the forums.

11th October, 2018 - GameEx Evolution

GameEx Evolution v1.01 Beta

Proudly presented to you by Spesoft in partnership with Headsoft and FlashBang Studio.

Some of the features you'll see in v1.01:

*** Features ***

  • Pre-configured system profiles for 200+ emulators
  • 3 default themes (Default, Blue and Black)
  • Supports multiple orientations and aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, horizontal & vertical)
  • Multiple list display modes (List, Grid, Page, Carousel, Wheel and CoverFlow)
  • Multiple game lists (All, Completed, Favourites, NextToPlay, Played and RecentlyPlayed)
  • Databases for every system
  • Auto emulator app and asset download
  • Full system auditing and game list editor
  • MAME Software List support
  • Advanced MAME filtering system (Genre, Category, Manufacturer, Year, Orientation, Rotation, Controls, Players, Buttons, Alternating, Mirrored, Service, Tilt and Cocktail)
  • Advanced System filtering (Publisher, Developer, Year, Category and Players)
  • Other Filter Flags (File, Video, Region, Language and Media)
  • Advanced emulator launch and logging system
  • Steam game import
  • Stats (LastTimePlayed, HasPlayed, HasRecentlyPlayed, HasNeverPlayed, TotalTimePlayed, TimesPlayed, HasCompleted, IsFavorite, IsNextToPlay)
  • 2D & 3D object support
  • 32 and 64-bit support
  • Frame-based animation
  • Theme skinning system
  • Bitmap font support with editor
  • Extensions (including scripts and plugins)
  • 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!

Q: I need help or have a question!
A: Great! Please visit our GameEx Evolution Forums


*** GameEx Evolution is: ***

Developed by Headsoft (
Ben Baker (Headkaze) [Code, Design and Artwork]

Published by Spesoft (
Tom Speirs [Sales, Code, Testing and Support]

With Help from FlashBang Studio (
Michael Ware (Greatflash) [Database, Code, Artwork, Testing and Support]

And Hanka Design (
Markus Hanka [Logo, Early UI Design Prototypes]

Full Credits: gameex/com/evo-credits


*** Thanks ***

Also thanks to our staff for all their amazing and continued work on our forums over the years:

Adultery, Carny_Priest, DazzleHP, Draco, freezy, GimmeClassics, hansolo77, nullPointer, rablack97, RedDog, stigzler, Tempest, tthurman and zeenon

Download GameEx Evolution here

21st September, 2018 - GameEx 15.50

New, now includes a 64 bit version of GameEx.

Some plugins and gamebase music is not supported in the 64 bit version. If this is a problem for you, uncheck the option during installation.