An adv file extension is related to the Dune computer game from Virgin Games. An adv file contains audio driver.

There are 4 other file types using
the ADV file extension!

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empty icon.adv - The Witcher game data

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ADV file extension - Dune audio driver

What is adv file? How to open adv files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The adv file extension is associated with the Dune, an adventure and strategic video game for MS-DOS, Amiga and Sega CD.

The adv file stores audio driver that is used to playback audio data in Dune on various sound cards and pc speaker.

This adv file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: September 20, 2019

The default software associated to open adv file:

Dune picture or screenshot

Virgin Games, Inc. logoDune  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
Virgin Games, Inc.

Dune adventure video game based on same named Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel released in 1992 for MS-DOS, Amiga computers and Sega MegaCD.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .adv file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .adv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open adv file, edit adv file, convert adv file, view adv file, play adv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with adv file - Dune audio driver

Click on the software link for more information about Dune. Dune uses adv file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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