GameBase - Universal Emulator Frontend

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The latest version from 2010-11-23.

Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.21

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

In winecfg, set the windows version to Windows XP. The installation fails if the version is set to Windows 7.

winetricks allfonts --unattended. Without installation of (some) additional fonts, font rendering in the installer is broken.

Without installation of a specific gamebase, the application will only run as far as giving you a selector to point it to a gamebase. 

Installation of GB64 version 18 required switching the windows version back to Windows 7 (installer refused to work with "XP") but then worked fine.

Setting up paths works, though with a small difficulty (see "what does not work"). After doing that, and scanning with Tools/Verify Available Files, each game was showing screenshot and extras such as box cover.

Setting up vice 3.6.1 automatically via "Emulator Setup Wizard" worked as well, though I experienced one (not reproducible) crash when going there.

What does not

In Tools/GB_v18 options, where directories are configured, there ought to be icons for adding a new path, deleting a path, and navigating up and down, see 5:12 of this video

these icons are broken. They show up as tiny squares. One can still click on them, and they function.

The same icons are also missing in GEMUS/Manage Emulators.

Sadly, actually launching games with vice does NOT work (tested with the "sc" built).


for paths, click on the icons anyway. Consult the video above to see what they're supposed to look like.

What was not tested

sid player

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Not being able to actually launch any games with an emulator frontend is a dealbreaker. :(

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentManjaro 21.2.5Dec 11 20227.21Yes Yes YesGarbageReaper 

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