D-Fend Reloaded Alternatives

    D-Fend Reloaded is described as 'graphical environment for DOSBox . DOSBox emulates a complete computer including the DOS commandline and allows to run nearly all old DOS based games on modern hardware with any of the newer Windows versions' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to D-Fend Reloaded for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Xbox. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like D-Fend Reloaded are LaunchBox (Freemium), Nostlan (Free, Open Source), RetriX (Free, Open Source) and AmpShell (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 28, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Online
      • Android
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      • iPad
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      • Steam
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      What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. What systems does it play?
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      RetroArch vs D-Fend Reloaded opinions
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      It is an emulator and not a frontend, so Retroarch is in the wrong section being recommended here.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      D-Fend is a Frontend while RetroArch is an emulator.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    1. LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms.
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      LaunchBox vs D-Fend Reloaded opinions
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      Because it is more feature rich and compatible with recent dosbox versions.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Windows Phone
      • Xbox
      RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate as well as possible with Windows.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      AmpShell is a DOSBox front-end for Windows. The purpose of AmpShell is to make you run games in DOSBox with a simple double click. Includes a portable mode with DOSBox already installed.


    3. HyperSpin is an animated arcade frontend for Windows for use on Home Arcade Machines. HyperSpin allows you to create custom menu systems to run most executables with that arcade look and feel. HyperSpin takes a more artwork oriented approach to creating menu's.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac. There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes.
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    4. QuickPlay is a windows powerful universal emulator 'frontend-of-frontends', which has support for countless emulators and systems, old and new, with a philosophy of being quick and easy for new users, yet comprehensive and flexible for old-timers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      DBGL is a Java frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend.
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      DBGL vs D-Fend Reloaded opinions
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      It works well and is simple
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      • Android
      RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX will take care of the rest.
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