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LaunchBox Alternatives for Linux

LaunchBox is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Lutris, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to LaunchBox and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to LaunchBox are RetroArch, GameHub, Pegasus and Lakka.

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. Lutris icon

    Lutris

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online

    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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    Lutris vs LaunchBox opinions
    Most users think Lutris is a great alternative to LaunchBox.

    Lets you collect and run all your games, no matter how you are running them, from one place.

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    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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    RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

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

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

    GameHub allows to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from supported sources.
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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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi

    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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    Lakka

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cubieboard
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Odroid

    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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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
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    DBGL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DBGL is a Java frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend.

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    GR-lida

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GR-lida is a graphical interface for managing the most used emulators like DOSBox abandonware VDMSound and ScummVM . This way you can easily run any game prepared for each emulator in today's computers.

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    It's cross platform, it looks good and it works well

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    D-Box

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS

    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.

    D-Box 2.2 in MacOS X 10.6
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    Gelide

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gelide is a configurable frontend which let you manage any kind of emulated system (PC, console, arcade, etc) letting you to catalog and launch any game from any existing emulator under GNU/Linux.

    Discontinued

    Last update 2013-05-27. See http://gelide.sourceforge.net/index.php?sect=downloads

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