Best launcher apps for retro gaming.
Turn your Android TV or handheld into the emulation station it was meant to be!
ARC Browser is a rom collection browser and emulator frontend that maintains a database of all your games, presented in a user friendly way, and let’s you play them using your favorite emulators. Suitable for both phones and tablets (provided you have a gamepad) and of course Android TV!
* A searchable database of all your games, indexed by systems and categories
* Automatically scrape data about your games and download boxart and background images
* Support for native Android games
* Roms with the same filename (excluding text in parenthesis or brackets) are automatically grouped and presented as a single game. When you press Play you can choose which version to load. Useful not only when you have different versions of a game, but also for multi-disc games
* More than 150 configuration templates for different emulators
* Can be used as default launcher
* Support for Oreo TV channels
* Gamepad required
* Boxart, background images and game names in the Play Store screenshots have been blurred or removed to avoid copyright infringement
* This application does not include any emulators or games
* Artwork and metadata scraping from online databases may require the availability of third-party services. If you’re having issues, please check server status first. The developer of this app is not responsible for the availability of such services
Your roms should be named as close as possible to the original game name. There are however multiple settings that you can use to fine-tune the scraping process. For example, converting “, The” in a filename to “The ” and ignoring text withing parenthesis and brackets. If no match is found, it will also try replacing any instance of ” – ” in the filename with “: ” automatically.
BOX ART, BACKGROUNDS, THEMING AND MORE
All of the images in ARC Browser, including but not limited to box art and background, can be customized. For example, if you don’t like the automatically scraped box art, you can use your own. You can also further change the look and feel of the app with themes. More information about this is available here:
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MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Be sure to check out nvidiashieldzone.com for tutorials, image packs and more!
“Official” thread at the GeForce forums: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/874247
ARC Browser v1.20.2 paid / Mirror / Mirror