There are 14 other file types using
the DAT file extension!

empty icon.dat - Program data [common]

dat icon.dat - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1 [common]

empty icon.dat - Game data [common]

empty icon.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape

dat icon.dat - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

dat icon.dat - SPOT image format

empty icon.dat - Unreal Tournament game data

dat icon.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image

empty icon.dat - Shareaza thumbnail

empty icon.dat - Thumbnail cache

empty icon.dat - SWAT database

empty icon.dat - Tecplot ASCII data

empty icon.dat - Barudan Embroidery format

empty icon.dat - Bitcoin wallet

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DAT file extension - Prince of Persia game data

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The dat file extension is associated with the Prince of Persia, an action platform computer game for MS-DOS, Macintosh, Atari ST, Apple II and various other platforms, developed by Brøderbund and Jordan Mechner and released in 1989.

The dat files store various game data, such as models, animations, maps of dungeons for Prince of Persia game.

This dat 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.

The default software associated to open dat file:

Prince of Persia picture or screenshot

Brøderbund Software, Inc. logoPrince of Persia  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Brøderbund Software, Inc.

Prince of Persia is the original 1989 side-scrolling, running, jumping, sword-fighting game. Rather than following the more common jump-and-run mechanics, it focuses on careful advancement through fairly complex levels. Rotoscoping technique is used to give more realism to the animation of the characters' movements.

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How to open DAT files

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 .dat 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 .dat 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 dat file, edit dat file, convert dat file, view dat file, play dat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dat file - Prince of Persia game data

Click on the software link for more information about Prince of Persia. Prince of Persia uses dat 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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