A chd file extension is related to the MAME emulator of arcade machines. A chd file contains compressed ROM image.

There is one other file type using
the CHD file extension!

empty icon.chd - Chart FX script

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Software that open chd file

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CHD file extension - MAME compressed ROM image

What is chd file? How to open chd files?

File type specification:

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The chd file extension is used by MAME an emulator for Microsoft Windows operating system that allows users to play video games from arcade machines.

The chd file stores compressed ROM image used by MAME emulator.

The default software associated to open chd file:

MAME icon

MAME  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Nicola Salmoria and the MAME team

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer.

Help how to open:

Use MAME to open *.chd files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .chd 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 software applications associated to the .chd 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 chd file, edit chd file, convert chd file, view chd file, play chd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting chd files.

Software that open chd file - MAME compressed ROM image

Programs supporting the exension chd on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about MAME for open chd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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