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12th May, 2020 - Premium support sessions.

I am trialling premium 1 on 1 support sessions for GameEx and PinballX direct from me for the more discerning of you.

Available in the Store.

10th May, 2020 - Ultimate Retro Console

Only worthwhile systems and games.

Intel NUC 8 series, I3, Short
Sabrent Rocket Q - 2TB - M2 NVME
Official Microsoft XBOX One controller x 2
15 Foot Micro USB cable x 2

Windows 10 1909
Instant Sheller
GameEx Arcade Edition
MAME 0.220

Note: Frame skipping is due to 4k 60fps video capture over remote connection. System runs at 60fps full frame rate at 1080p



5th May, 2020 - GameEx 16.41

Optimisations to arcade edition.

GIF animations for theme logos are supported.

30th April, 2020 - GameEx 16.40

GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 16.40 released.

Introducing video processing effects.

Video processing effects are performed on your GPU and can apply scanlines and video preview and video theme upscaling (look great at 4k). They are enabled under display settings and for advanced users the HLSL .fx files are located in the media folder.

A higher end video card is recommended for the video upscaling to avoid potential slowdown.

14th April, 2020 - GameEx 16.33

I've removed rotation from the wheel list going forward. It never looked right and all the logos were different sizes. Looks so much better now.

14th April, 2020 - GameEx Arcade Edition 16.32

New look for GameEx Arcade Edition. When a video theme is not available but you have other artwork a dynamic video theme will be rendered. This works well for systems that have no video themes and also works well for systems that do not have a full collection of video themes with seamless cross fade between the two.

10th April, 2020 - GameEx 16.31

GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 16.31 released.

Video recording of your games has been a feature in GameEx for some time. This release makes that feature more accesible with a specific dekstop utility in the start menu program group.

New setting to check for existence of files in map files. Note: This is on by default so you may have to adjest this setting if updating some conigurations.

Gamelauncher mode in GameEx Arcade Edition now has two modes same as regular GameEx, normal and MAME categories.

A few small performance improvements.

26th March, 2020 - Stuck at home?

Please take a moment to think about online activity if your stuck at home. Watch your younger children as usual whilst they seem quiet and occupied. Watch out for an increase in scams and other activity whilst criminals and other undesirables are also loosing income and targets. Watch your own addictions too. If in doubt and you see this post feel free to run it by me. Be safe.

24th March, 2020 - Prices slashed

Prices drastically reduced due to the weak British pound.

Get it while you can at this price and help out a one man small business at the same time.

Store here.

15th February, 2020 - Instant Sheller 1.10

15th February 2020 - Instant Sheller Version 1.10
Includes an implementation of HackBGRT to change the boot logo on Windows 10 UEFI installs (requires secure boot to be disabled).
Improved dialog boxes to restart system.
Brand new feature to allow command arguments to be set on a shelled application and the ability to undo and reboot on windows startup by tapping the U key.
Fixes app locking up on applying and undoing settings.

9th February, 2020 - GameEx online API
Just wanted to point out that this is a powerful addition. It can allow control of GameEx and PinballX in lots of ways. It does not require additional hardware. As well as Google assistant, it should work well with many cloud services including Cortana, and Alexa. For common uses use an account at https://ifttt.com.

7th February, 2020 - GameEx Online API - Google Voice

New GameEx online API. Control GamEx and PinballX from applications and the cloud. A front end first.

1st February, 2020 - New GameEx Arcade Edition GameLauncher mode.

No brainer front end control.


31st January, 2020 - GameEx - Gamelauncher mode

Emulation PC for 4 year old:

i recently built a PC gaming box for a 4 year old and used GameEx Gamelauncher mode for the front end. Quick video showing it in action.

I purchased a refurbished mini Dell OptiPlex 9020 for $250 US and two Amazon wired Xbox 360 controllers.

The box runs several emulators under Retroarch and the latest MAME. It handles latest MAME, N64 and PSX with upscaling with ease and runs at full frame rate with MP4 videos. Its also incredibly easy to use due to GameEx Gamelauncher mode and all games can be exited by holding down the guide button on the controllers.


New GameEx - Gamelauncher mode - MAME:

Simple kid and arcade cab friendly front end mode with different lists by MAME Arcade game category.



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.



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