Emulate, Organize, and Beautify Your Game Collection!



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  • Latest Version

    LaunchBox 13.14 LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Unbroken Software, LLC / External Link

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LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms. Launch Box aims to be the one-stop-shop for gaming on your computer, for both modern and historical games. Launch Box is a portable Windows software, box-art-based games database, and launcher for DOSBox, emulators, arcade cabinets, and PC Games.

It includes automated import processes for your MS-DOS games, ROM files, and Steam in order to help get you up and running as quickly as possible. Game box-art and metadata are automatically downloaded from the Games Database, a community-based online database that allows anyone to contribute.

It supports arranging and filtering by genre, platform, ESRB rating, developer, publisher, and much more, and even has custom status and source fields to use to classify your games however you choose. LaunchBox’s interface is incredibly easy to use and powerful all at the same time.

Not only does LaunchBox automatically download the box art for your games, but it also grabs beautiful fanart, screenshots, logos, and more, creating a surprisingly immersive experience. Fanart and other images can be used as the app’s background as you browse your games, which really helps to create an attractive, fun experience.

Features and Highlights from Author

A Game Launcher with Style
"We originally built Launch box as an attractive frontend for DOSBox, but it now boasts support for modern games and retro game emulation. We make all your games look pretty."

Organize Your Game Collection
"We're not just pretty; we let you add as much or as little information to your games as you'd like. Launch Box maintains its own crowd-sourced database for a massive number of games."

We Love Emulation
"It includes support for countless emulators. We're the best launcher for all your retro and console games. Go ahead, play your favorite game from 1985."

Steam Library Imports
"We automatically import all your games, including your Steam library. It doesn't have to be complicated, so we made it easy to get started. If you're OCD like us, you're free to customize everything."

Excellent How-To Video Tutorials
The team produces regular how-to videos to address frequently asked questions which help you get your games up and running. Check out our YouTube channel.

GREAT Community
Forums are home to some of the gaming world's coolest people. If you need help figuring something out, we suggest that you start there. You'll find a friend or three.

Note: Limited functionality in the demo version.

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What's new in this version:

- Improvement: Added a final file matching step for loose media files. This will attempt to better match loosely identified media with games without causing incorrect matches.

- Resolved an issue where the last page of the ROM Import wizard would be skipped in certain scenarios
- Addressed an issue where a Dolphin update would install to an unintended folder
- Updated our internal Dependency Files database with various fixes
- Ensured the Dependency files indicator light accurately reflects the status of files within specific subfolders
- Resolved an issue where using the Dependency files feature to browse for a file could lock the file if you tried to select one already in the correct location
- Resolved an issue with an emulator's configuration information under certain conditions when the emulator is first downloaded
- Improved PCSX2's ability to identify the bios folder location in all scenarios
- Addressed a rare occurrence where the Dependency file lookup would fail when users played a game