11.8  / 19-11-2020



Launchbox is a front-end wrapper for emulators. Not only does it automatically download box art for games, it also grabs fanart, screenshots, logos and more to create an immersive experience via BigBox.


It also supports arranging and filtering by genre, platform, ESRB rating, developer, publisher, genre, etc. It also 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 can also be automatically downloaded from their Games Database or community-based online databases.





Most Recent Changes

  • New Feature: Steam Achievements are now available inside of both LaunchBox and Big Box! They can be viewed in the game details sidebar and via a popup from the game details menu in Big Box.

  • New Feature: LaunchBox and Big Box now both have a Retroarch Netplay lobby browser! Access it from the tools menu in LaunchBox or the system menu in Big Box.

  • Improvement: Games are now marked as duplicates in the Audit window if there are multiple games with the same LaunchBox Games DB ID assigned to them

  • Improvement: Manuals/documents that have been added as additional apps will now be automatically recognized and dealt with properly in the Delete Platform, Edit Platform, Bulk Edit Platform, and Clean Up Media processes

  • Improvement: The Add/Edit Platform Category window has been overhauled

  • Improvement: New option to hide the Search option from the Big Box system menu while Big Box is locked

  • Fixed: Potential error when downloading media for manually-added games before they are saved for the first time

  • Fixed: On rare occasions, Bulk Edit changes were not properly saving after a restart, mostly affecting Custom Field changes and changes made via the Audit window

  • Fixed: Uplay import was not working due to Ubisoft's changes to Ubisoft Connect

  • Fixed: The "Set Selected Name as Title" button in the Alternate Names section of the Add/Edit window wasn't always adding the currently used title to the list of alternate titles

  • Fixed: The "Prioritize Music Over Video Audio" option in Big Box was sometimes not allowing video audio to play if no music was playing

  • Fixed: Drag and drop functionality was not working in the Add/Edit Platform window

  • Fixed: Very rare "argument out of range" error when submitting MAME high scores for certain games

  • Fixed: Rare "must create DependencySource on same Thread as the DependencyObject" error when editing theme-specific options in Big Box

  • Fixed: The Epic Games importer was occasionally not finding all of a user's games

  • Fixed: Changing a game's platform via the Audit window now removes the game from the list when auditing a specific platform