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17th May, 2022 - GameEx 18.04

Now supports relative paths and along with some other changes I made this allows for cloud and portable setups.

13th May, 2022 - GameEx 18.03
  • Fix to emulator now supports MAME (emu 0) and Daphne (emu 1000)
  • New fix to emulator group feature
  • These settings are useful for providing a good simple arcade cabinet build
  • Emulator groups, fix to emulator and group have been added to Arcade Edition. Use emulator 0 for MAME and emulator 1000 for Daphne
  • Ability to add more tolerance to the MAME sync refresh feature. This allows the majority of games to run smoothly and lag free at 60fps including Mortal Kombat and Smash TV
  • Fixes gamepad left and right not paging in Arcade Edition
  • New MAME Joystick only filter allowing availability of games that only use a joystick or buttons only. Useful for setups that just use a gamepad or with no spinner, trackball or mouse.
  • Fixes .net framework 4 not installing on Windows 7
  • Upgraded to .net 6 desktop runtime 6.05
  • Fixes GameEx artwork download service not downloading non MAME media
  • Fixes video themes not playing


24th April, 2022 - Big changes. Gone free.

The pandemic, losing my mother during it and dwindling interest from others along with a different situation personally has prompted me to make some significant changes and me wanting to make things purely a hobby again, albeit funded by me.

Everything is now free, including all variations of GameEx, the FTP, artwork download and GameEx Online.

I want to do things purely for the glory, hobby and community, once again.

Hopefully it will bring some renewed interest and a better purpose for me, while not having to worry about taxes, EU red tape and not much income to show for it.

I want to enjoy my work and not compete on a commercial level with free products and a commercial product that spends large amounts of money on marketing and employees.

I also want to give something back. We are all riding off the back of other peoples work and efforts and I want to have more admirable intentions going forward. I was primarily inspired by MAME and that has always been free.

I can afford the cost and hopefully I will get some new support and renewed interest because of my good intentions and I can continue to be motivated, if not more so.

Thank you to everyone who ever purchased something from me and all the support over the years. There has been many high points such as products being shown on Shark Tank twice, Pinball hall of fame and being featured in numerous books, publications and cover disks (if you are old enough to know what they are!)

I have two new free GameEx products in the pipeline and I am in no way slowing things down. Its just time to mix it up again..

Hopefully you will support me in going free for all but if you just purchased and are unhappy feel free to contact me for a refund.

Its all about the hobby and always should be.

Thank you.
Tom Speirs.

20th April, 2022 - GameEx 17.22

Fixed and improved EmuMovies file matching

4th January, 2022 - GameEx 17.17

Adds the all games list to GameEx Arcade Edition.

30th December, 2021 - GameEx 17.15

New feature to add and use an additional alternate emulator to launch MAME games with.

New emulator file/rom include and export filters.

29th December, 2021 - GameEx 17.14

Genres in Arcade Edition now lists and optimizes when other emulators (other than MAME) are used.

29th December, 2021 - GameEx 17.13

New Marquee display feature. Display maarquee and logo images on secondary display. Pretty much plug n play with few settings. Just enable in the setup wizard. If you wish to use images other than logos for emulators set the gameextender custom images folder for each emulator. This feature uses and enables gameextender and optrmizes gameextender viewer for local display.

12th December, 2021 - GameEx 17.11

The latest incarnation of the GameEx front end. Currently in testing.

This version moves GameEx, GameEx Arcade Edition and most of the libraries to .net 6 (Previously .net core).

The reason is simple - significant performance improvements. It even starts up in less than half the time for an initial install.

Windows 7 and greater 64 bit is supported.

It can run along side the regular release of GameEx and GameEx as long as installed in a different folder.

GameEx - "Just play your games".

This release also features optimized anf fadter Emumovies artwork downloading for all versions.


16th November, 2021 - Sale Ending

The 50% off everything sale ends December 5th,

To my American friends please have a safe and happy holiday

Use coupon code: 7ACE8

Store Here.

17th October, 2021 - GameEx 17.02

GameEx 17.02 released

  • Fixes and updates for latest MAME versions.
  • History.dat XML support.
  • Updated MAME support files.
  • Fixes statistics not working.
  • Fixes issue where games would not launch if not logged onto GameEx Online.
  • Tweaked default MAME game filter.
  • Improved font scaling with default theme at 4K.


15th September, 2021 - NOTE: How to cancel

I get a lot of people contact me and ask how to cancel subscriptions. This is especially true in recent times when people are struggling. Please note that you can cancel your subscription in your own PayPal account. I do not need to do this for you.

Thsnk you. Tom.

9th September, 2021 - GameEx 17

New media playback features to GameEx for a change. Now features m3u and m3u plus support. Simply drop an m3u file or an internet shortcut into one of your video folders, and voila IPTV support.

A bit old school now but the GameEx DVD player now includes madVR support.

madVR support is automatic and now also works on GameEx 64 bit installs.

Fixes a rather annoying bug where the please wait animation will always stay on for a minimum of 2 seconds. So subsequently this release is a significant performance improvement.

4th September, 2021 - Updated login requirements

In order to improve security of our systems you can no longer login with your user name but only with your email address. Since user names are public information and email addresses are not this prevents a mallicious hacker from trying to exploit accounts with weak obvious passwords.

If you have trouble logging in to the FTP or GameEx Online please logout and login again to the forums.

30th July, 2021 - X Arcade GameEx Arcade build

I recently built a rig for a good friend. It used an X-Arcade Tank Stick and an Amazon certified refurbished Dell Optiplex connected to TV via a 25 foot HDMI cable. As well as running latest MAME with 60hz sync refresh support and Daphne with HD versions, it features all the third generation consoles which all tend to work well with Arcade Controls. I also added ColecoVision as he had an Adam as a kid.

28th July, 2021 - Lockdown Loco sale. Everything half price.

Lockdown Loco GameEx and Spesoft sale.

Everythinh half price until further notice.

Use coupon code: 7ACE8

Store Here.

5th July, 2021 - GameEx 16.97

When using madVR the GameEx OSD is now rendered using hardware Direct3D.

4th July, 2021 - GameEx 16.96
  • Fixes MNG playback and support on 64 bit.
  • Supports attract mode videos in subfolders.
  • New option to display attract mode videos at correct aspect aspect ratio or stretch. Note: Now not stretched by default.


2nd July, 2021 - GameEx 16.95
  • MadVR integration is working perfecctly again, now with detection for NVIDIA cards and 32 bit app.
  • Fixes ISO mounting bug introduced a few versions back.
  • Fixes UPNP Media servers not being detected in Videos and Media Library.

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27th June, 2021 - GameEx 16.94

New random background videos feature.

26th June, 2021 - GameEx 16.93

Certainly not the best feature in GameEx although it does provide games out of the box. GameEx Arcade is now working again since Flash was removed from Windows thanks to the Ruffle emulator.

YouTube is now also working again in GameEx.

26th June, 2021 - GameEx Arcade - Ruffle

The Flash games on the GameEx Arcade web site are working again thanks to the Ruffle emulator.


7th June, 2021 - Digitizing VHS in 2021

I recently digitized a very cherished 21 year old PAL VHS tape into a 60 fps 4K MP4. I was very impressed with the end result but I had to do a lot of research and experimentation to get it there and I thought it might be useful to share the workflow. This applies to both NTSC and PAL VHS.

Note: This is a high end solution in terms of kit required for best possible results at home

AVerMedia SD PCIe video capture card CE310B (new)

Corsair Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro MK.2 (new)

Refurbished Super vhs player from ebay (need one with TBC and SVIdeo output).

RTX 2080 super or better (already had so did not get scalped). For 1080p can use less.

Capture to avermedia card at highest resolution in 422 from svideo with cropping to x264 lossless and pcm audio with ffmpeg

Deinterlace with avisynth QTGMC preset very slow to x264 lossless and pcm audio with ffmpeg

Encode again lossless but with aspect set to 4:3 (only set meta data, don't resize)

Playback with potplayer (x86) with madvr plugin at 4k with random noise removal and smooth motion to 60hz. (don't need smooth motion for NTSC)

Capture potplayer with Corsair Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro MK.2

Use VirtualDub2 to trim and with crop filter to make 4:3 and encode final result with x264.

13th May, 2021 - GameEx 16.90
  • Several new Retroarch configs added. The PUAE core is the simplest way to get Amiga going I have seen yet.
  • New Cemu config added. I modifed the roms in subfolders emulator option to allso work with archives and this makes this system very easy to get going now.



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