GameEx is a graphical DirectX based front-end for MAME, Zinc, Daphne, PC Games, and all command line based emulators, along with being a complete Home Theatre PC solution, especially when gaming is a priority or important. It also makes a good CarPC frontend. The original goal was for it to be used on Windows XP Media Center and also Arcade Cabinets. It will run on any version of Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Vista.
It has support for Ultimarcs J-PAC and ArcadeVGA, LCDVFD Displays, the MCE remote control, Gamepads, full Mouse control, Widescreen displays, Vertical (rotated) displays , volume control, Music playlists and a fully functional Jukebox including visualisations and support for ogg, mp3, wma, m4a and flac .
Music can be played and controlled while playing games. The software also features a Video Player including aspect control, resuming of videos at a later date, play all and play all randomly features , Internet Radio tuner (asx, pl, m3u, wma), Picture and Slide show viewer, Ebook and Comic Book reader , CD Player and CD Ripper with Automatic lookup of CD title and track information from the Internet, News Reader (RSS 1 & 2), and should work with HotRod and X-Arcade, SlikStik/IPAC controllers.
It has support for playing MAME and other emulator game videos (avi, mpg, mng) for the selected game while navigating the lists. GameEx also features a multi process based attract mode, that keeps launching different games. It supports multiple languages, and themes with built in theme editor including the ability to have animated backgrounds using avi or mpeg files. The application is highly configurable via the use of an included configuration tool with help and explanations for most settings, although GameEx can also be up and running within a few minutes.
GameEx features a DVD Player (complete menu and chapter navigation) with support for FFDSHOW, a DVD's module allowing playing DVD's stored on your hard disk and an all formats Video Player both with automatic box art download.
These features have an on screen display, have support for various aspect ratios, and can be controlled with a Gamepad, Arcade controls, remote control and keyboard (you can navigate a DVD's menu and chapters with all devices) The Video module can also play DVR-MS using FFDSHOW (on Windows XP). Videos and DVD's can also show at ArcadeVGA resolutions on an Arcade Monitor at the correct aspect ratios.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Updated Game Info Plugin