Besides consulting services, BabelSoft also strieves to deliver innovative, intuitive and reliable applications related to the entertainment domain:
Media Preview, engineered for performance and scalability, is an extension for Windows' File Explorer to generate and display media file thumbnails.
Since 2007, with the massive migration from 32- to 64-bit Windows, media thumbnailing in Windows' File Explorer has been in a bad state. Windows natively handles very few media file formats while third-party applications didn't work on 64-bit versions of Windows and never have been updated to fix this. Late 2011, the first version of Icaros surfaced to mitigate this issue at the cost of computers' stability because of its bad software design, letting enthusiasts with big promises but mixed results.
Early 2012, Media Preview was introduced to definitively address the situation, offering what's expected from any Windows application: a streamlined and stable application, requiring just a few clicks to be installed and to work on any system configurations. It has been so successful that subsequent versions of Icaros have since completely replicated the software architecture of Media Preview and also included most of the innovative functionalities offered by Media Preview.
Since its inception in early 1997, MAME has always been an all-in-one application, emulating most of the arcade machines released from the '70s to the years 2000s. Mid-2015, MAME dramatically evolved to include consoles and computers in its scope, by merging with its sister-project MESS. Now, it can emulate nearly any video game related machines released since the '50s. However, this diversity comes at the cost of a smart but complex machine parameterization system.
Negatron comes to the rescue by automating as many tasks as possible and by presenting the main functions in an intuitive user interface, compatible with Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The very first beta has been released late 2015 to a restricted public audience and has been improved upon release after release, always focusing on usability through automation and ease of use. MAME may emulate several dozen of thousands of machines and be compatible with as many more pieces of software, Negatron should always provide you with the tools required to enjoy decades of retrogaming.