Basic information about emulator files and how to open emulator files

About emulator files

Emulator file formats are related to emulation software and data formats that contain exact or near-perfect duplicates of the original source (tapes, floppy disks, console cartridges, ROM memories).
Emulator software basically imitates another program, platform or device (mobile phones, game consoles or printers etc.). Very popular are emulators of gaming consoles (Sega, Nintendo, Sony Playstation), old 8-bit or 16-bit computers (Sinclair, Commodore, Atari, Amiga, Apple) or arcade machines emulators.

Emulation software is popular, because older applications and games often do not run well, on modern operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7, or do not run at all. The most popular emulators are Amiga Forever, Commodore Forever, ZSNES or DOS Box. There are many sites on internet with the information about emulation of old programs or games, emulator downloads and emulator file archives.

You can check all emulator file formats sorted by name in our Emulator file type category, that you can access from the main page on the left category bar.

How to open emulator file

Emulator files are very similar to disk images. They represent an exact duplicate of the original disc to be used with the use of Emulator software.

Simply check our database for the emulator file extension you are looking for and in the table below its description you will see a table with software, sorted by platform and actions, that is able to perform a specific action with the emulator files, such as open, run, etc..

Example of emulator software table of recommended applications, sorted by platforms and by actions they are able to perform.

You can also click on each software to open its own web entry on our website, that often contains additional useful information about it, such as developer, website, reviews or other useful articles.

How to open unknown emulator file

More information can also be found in our how to identify unknown file formats article.

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