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List of common emulator file extensions

Various ROM cartridges for popular emulation programs that bring old computers and video consoles to live in modern computers.

Common emulation related files may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change.
Whole category of emulation related files contains now 260 file types. Show all emulator file types.

 dat 

The dat file extension is related to various computer games. The dat file stores game data resources.

 g64 

A g64 file extension is related to emulators of Commodore 64 8-bit home computer. A g64 file contains disk image with software for C64.

 gb 

Files with gb extension can be found as ROM cartridges for emulators of the Nintendo Gameboy handheld gaming console.

 gba 

Files with gba extension can be found as ROM images for Nintendo Game Boy Advance emulators.

 mbz 

Files with mbz extension can be mostly found as special emulator plugins for Pogoshell file manager for Gameboy Advance.

 n64 

An n64 file extension is used for Nintendo 64 Emulation ROM image files. An n64 file contains data copied from the Nintendo 64 game cartridge.

 nds 

An nds file extension is used for Nintendo DS game ROM images, that contain identical data found on game cartridges. Such nds game images can be opened with DSemu Nintendo DS emulator.

 nes 

A nes file extension is related to iNES an emulator of classic NES and Famicom videogame consoles from Nintendo. A nes file stores ROM-image captured from NES game cartridge.

 rom 

Files with rom suffix can be most often found as various ROM (read only memory) images, either for emulation purposes or for updating firmware / BIOS.

 smc 

An smc file extension is associated with ROM images for Super Nintendo game console emulators that contain exact copy of data located on physical cartridge.

 smd 

Files with smd extension can be found as exact images of ROM cartridges for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive gaming consoles. Used in emulator software like the Fusion.

 srm 

The SRM file extension is related to the Super Nintendo ROM saved game position files used by Snes9x, ZSNES and others.

 v64 

Files with v64 suffix can be usually encountered as special ROM images for Nintendo 64 emulators. Usually contain game or program that was originally meant for the Nintendo 64 console.

This is a list of some the most common file types from this category and may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change. Whole category of emulation related files contains now 260 file types. Show all emulator files.

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