The first HTML5 based FrontEnd!
I always loved the old style games. The feeling of the classic arcade
games (especially the coin-up ones) is undescribable. The low 2D graphics
the low sound quality are
reminding me all of those hours and money I spend in front of such
a game machine.
Nowadays there are emulators for almost all
types of the old game machines. Perhaps, the best known emulator
is M.A.M.E., which is simulating the old coin-up arcade game
machines. There are a lot of other emulators, for other types of
machines, like DOSBox (a simulator for the old DOS
applications and games). There are also simulators for
Nintendo GameBoy, Atari, Amiga, Commodore and lot of other.
Front Ends are programs to help us organize and run all of these
aold games, using the emulators in the background.
Today, there are lot of game front ends. Some are
commercial and other are free (or even open source).
HTMLFrontEnd it's a FrondEnd for arcade machines. The difference
with the other FrontEnds is that it is HTML5 based. That means
HTMLFrontEnd does nothing by default. Run it and you
will get a blank screen. However when you start
custom themes and change the way it looks and responds.
Because not all people are programmer, HTMLFrontEnd comes with a
default HTML5 theme, in order to see how it works, or modify it
and do whatever you want (e.g. support more emulators).
like a simple browser, that only loads html files which are
saved locally. You can't surf the internet with HTMLFrontEnd for
security reasons, because it enables low level fuctions in order
(Shutdown/Reboot your computer, load the emulators etc).
When you load HTMLFrontEnd the mouse moves
in the apper left corner of the main window and then returns to
the initial position. This is not a bug.
It is done on puprose in order to ensure the embedded browser
will have the keyboard focus.
HTMLFrontEnd (version 5.0a)
(Screenshot) -> Click to download current version
|Download current version:
Compatible with the following operating systems:
||Windows 7, 8 and 8.1
Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher to be installed
No longer support for Windows XP. You can use a slim/light
version of Windows 7 for older machines, but don't remove
After installation don't forget to edit the settings of the
Download default theme:
carousel640x480 version 5.0 new features
- Added gamepad/joystick support
- Bug fixes.
- Ability to change the sound volume of background music,
sound effects, video playback and system master volume
The html code is compatible for all the versions of