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LaunchBox Alternatives for Mac

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

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. RetroArch icon

    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.

    Main view
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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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  3. Lakka icon

    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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    Lakka vs LaunchBox opinions
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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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    Boxer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.4.0, released in February 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website

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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.

    Screenshot
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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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    DOSBox Launcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DOSBoxLauncher configures and starts DOS applications (e.g. games) using a DOSBox app on the system. DOSBox itself is not part of this app and must be installed separately (see https://www.dosbox.com). A simple configuration with a few parameters is in the focus.

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