Portable, box-art-based games database and launcher for DOSBox, emulators, arcade cabinets, and PC Games.
Developer Unbroken Software
Emulate, Organize, and Beautify Your Game Collection! LaunchBox is a portable, box-art-based games database and launcher for DOSBox, emulators, arcade cabinets, and PC Games.
A Game Launcher with Style
We originally built Launchbox as an attractive frontend for DOSBox, but it now boasts support for modern games and retro game emulation. We make all your games look pretty.
Organize Your Game Collection
We’re not just pretty; we let you add as much or as little information to your games as you’d like. LaunchBox maintains its own crowd-sourced database for a massive number of games.
LaunchBox includes support for countless emulators. We’re the best launcher for all your retro and console games. Go ahead, play your favorite game from 1985.
Steam Library Imports
We automatically import all your games, including your Steam library. It doesn’t have to be complicated, so we made it easy to get started. If you’re OCD like us, you’re free to customize everything.
Excellent How-To Video Tutorials
The LaunchBox team produces regular how-to videos to address frequently asked questions which help you get your games up and running. Check out our YouTube channel.
We have a GREAT Community
Our forums are home to some of the gaming world’s coolest people. If you need help figuring something out, we suggest that you start there. You’ll find a friend or three.
To install LaunchBox, download the installer (above) and run the EXE. The installer will extract the files to a location of your choosing and optionally create desktop and Start menu icons. DirectX and the .NET Framework will also be updated/installed if necessary. No other changes are made to your system. An uninstaller is provided in the installation folder. The uninstaller merely removes the files in the installation folder and the desktop and Start menu icons.
LaunchBox Portable Download
LaunchBox is built to be portable, primarily so that it can be installed inside of a Dropbox or portable applications folder and sync seamlessly between all of your PCs. Due to this, LaunchBox must be installed inside of a folder that your user account has full permissions to, such as your user folder (default), or your My Documents folder. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and other syncing services folders should work perfectly fine as well.