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LaunchBox is described as 'was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms. LaunchBox aims to be the one-stop shop for gaming on your computer, for both modern and' and is a game library manager in the gaming software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to LaunchBox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Raspberry Pi. The best alternative is Playnite, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LaunchBox are Lutris, RetroArch, GameHub and Pegasus.

LaunchBox alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Game Library Managers or DOS Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LaunchBox.
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  1. Playnite icon

    Playnite

    22 alternatives to Playnite 

    Video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin and Uplay, providing one unified interface for your games.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportPlaynite support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPlaynite can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Support for scriptingPlaynite supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  Controller SupportPlaynite supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    5.  PortablePlaynite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Playnite vs LaunchBox opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Playnite is a great alternative to LaunchBox.
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    Loving the program so far

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    Does the same job for free (completely) and uses the Internet Games Datab which I find better

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  2. Lutris icon

    Lutris

    • Linux
    • Online
    • FLATHUB
    43 alternatives to Lutris 

    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch) all your games acquired from any source, in a single interface.

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    Most users think Lutris is a great alternative to LaunchBox.
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    Lets you collect and run all your games, no matter how you are running them, from one place.

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    Guest

    Launchbox is primarily designed for importing libraries of retro game roms and then setting up as a frontend to launch external emulators.

    Lutris is primarily a community driven frontend for managing wine and proton emulation configs for modern windows games.

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    Launchbox is internally capable of batch imports for supported platforms. Lutris can only batch import from a few sources.

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  3. RetroArch icon

    RetroArch

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    137 alternatives to RetroArch 

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

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    1.  Controller SupportRetroArch supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    2.  Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Online updater
  4. GameHub icon

    GameHub

    • Linux
    • AppImageHub
    • Flatpak
    23 alternatives to GameHub 

    Games library manager. Supports: Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, Humble Trove, Wine and RetroArch.

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    1.  Dark ModeGameHub supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Controller SupportGameHub supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    GameHub allows to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from supported sources.
    GameHub supports non-native games as well as native games for Linux.

It supports multiple compatibility layers for non-native games:

    Wine / Proton
    DOSBox
    RetroArch
    ScummVM

It also allows to add custom emulators.

GameHub supports WineWrap — a set of preconfigured wrappers for supported games.
    GameHub supports multiple game sources and services:

    Steam
    GOG
    Humble Bundle
    Humble Trove

Locally installed games can also be added to GameHub.
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    It's focus is on launching native linux games. Doesn't support adding a complete no-intro romset, and it's wine/proton support is dismal

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    Pegasus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi
    22 alternatives to Pegasus 

    Pegasus is a graphical frontend for browsing your game library (especially retro games) and launching them from one place. It's focusing on customizability, cross platform support (including embedded devices) and high performance.

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    1.  PortablePegasus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. Lakka icon

    Lakka

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cubieboard
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Odroid
    20 alternatives to Lakka 

    Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display.

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    Linux-OS not meant to be used as game library organizer.

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  7. BizHawk icon

    BizHawk

    • Windows
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to BizHawk 

    BizHawk is a multi-system emulator designed predominantly around the production of Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS). BizHawk focuses on core accuracy and power user tools while still being an easy-to-use emulator for casual gaming.

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    Excellent emulation in most of the systems I have run, simple/classic GUI, and it is updated regularly. It combines the ease and functionality of some of the classic standalone emulators into a multi emulator. LaunchBox is great, but for those looking for less frills, BizHawk is very good.

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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    115 alternatives to Nostlan 

    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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    1.  Controller SupportNostlan supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
    Cemu (Wii U) [Windows & Linux* using Wine]
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    RetriX

    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox
    102 alternatives to RetriX 

    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.

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    RomStation

    14 alternatives to RomStation 

    Simple and all in one emulation with RomStation!

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    • All in one GB, GBC, GBA, NDS, NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Game Gear, Master System, MegaDrive, 32X, Mega-CD, Dreamcast, Neo-Geo, PS1, PS2 and Arcade together in one program.

    • Fast access to games The entire RomSt.

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