Open Source D-Fend Reloaded Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to D-Fend Reloaded for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Windows alternative is Small RetroArch iconRetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to D-Fend Reloaded and ten of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to D-Fend Reloaded are Small LaunchBox iconLaunchBox (Freemium), Small Nostlan iconNostlan (Free, Open Source), Small RetriX iconRetriX (Free, Open Source) and Small AmpShell iconAmpShell (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 17, 2019

    • RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • iPad
      • OpenPandora
      • Steam
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      It is an emulator and not a frontend, so Retroarch is in the wrong section being recommended here.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

      D-Fend is a Frontend while RetroArch is an emulator.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago 4 users agree and 3 don't

    • Nostlan is a high quality front-end launcher for video game emulators! Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows!.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Windows Phone
      • Xbox
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • DBGL is a Java frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • D-Box is an easy to use front-end for DOSBox which enables you to run old MS-DOS games and other applications on a modern computer.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • AmigaOS
    • This is an x86 emulator written in pure Java based on the Dosbox project. It currently supports running Dosbox's built in DOS and well as booting into Windows 95/98/NT4.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux