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Front-End comparison chart - Nobody has made this yet (anybody can?)


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This is something someone should make eventually.

Would help many many people.

Items I would compare:

  • Host platform support (where it runs on).
  • Emulators supported.
  • Style. (desktop GUI, cabinet friendly, HTPC style etc.)
  • Support for video snaps.
  • Support for other non-AV media (like PDF).
  • Filtering/sorting/grouping type (presets, customizable etc.).
  • Ambient sound and/or attract mode.
  • Media playback and HTPC features (CD/DVD, photos, videos, TV, web etc.).
  • Configuration type (manual text config, separate config app, embedded config section etc.).
  • First release date.
  • Latest release date. (last update)
  • Unique features.
  • Link to it.

Maybe I'll give it a try and then people can add/edit things - hopefully even front-end devs themselves.

 

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That would be incredibly useful

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RetroFE:

  • Host platform support (where it runs on). - Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Emulators supported. - All
  • Style. (desktop GUI, cabinet friendly, HTPC style etc.) - Cabinet, HTPC
  • Support for video snaps. -  yes
  • Support for other non-AV media (like PDF). - no
  • Filtering/sorting/grouping type (presets, customizable etc.). - yes, via text files and favorites support
  • Ambient sound and/or attract mode. - attract mode
  • Media playback and HTPC features (CD/DVD, photos, videos, TV, web etc.). - no, but can be configured to launch a media player
  • Configuration type (manual text config, separate config app, embedded config section etc.). - text config
  • First release date. - 2014
  • Latest release date. (last update) - 2017 (1 or more releases per month)
  • Unique features. - F/OSS, multi platform, merged/sub collections, playlists, highly animated layouts
  • Link to it. - http://www.retrofe.nl

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Good job phulshof.

More?

 

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Launchbox:

  • Host platform support (where it runs on). - Windows 7 or newer
  • Emulators supported. - All
  • Style. (desktop GUI, cabinet friendly, HTPC style etc.) - Desktop, Cabinet and HTPC
  • Support for video snaps. - Yes
  • Support for other non-AV media (like PDF). - Yes
  • Filtering/sorting/grouping type (presets, customizable etc.). - Yes, favourites, sort by meta data fields and playlists
  • Ambient sound and/or attract mode. - Attract mode
  • Media playback and HTPC features (CD/DVD, photos, videos, TV, web etc.). - Yes with a media player setup as an "emulator" or a plugin
  • Configuration type (manual text config, separate config app, embedded config section etc.). - All done in the UI or text if you really want to do so.
  • First release date. - August 26, 2013
  • Latest release date. (last update) - May 26, 2017 (latest official) updated regularly and often
  • Unique features. - Ease of use, own database for media and metadata scraping, user created plugin support, DOSBox built in
  • Link to it. - https://www.launchbox-app.com/
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Need a few more and I'll figure out how to make this pretty


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Great initiative! Please let me know if I can help! Possibly something to make a spreadsheet of (e.g. shared on Google Drive)?

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It would be nice if there were a wiki-based resource for Emulation in general like this that people could freely contribute to. Would be really nice to have a page per platform and all emulators with supported features side by side. 

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