Files with dbpf file extension might be found as game archives in Maxis games. Database Packed File archive.

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Software that open dbpf file

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DBPF file extension - Maxis Database Packed File

What is dbpf file? How to open dbpf files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The dbpf file extension is mainly related to a proprietary Database Packed File archive format which used in many Maxis developed games.

The .dbpf file is a compressed container that contains other files. All plugins for SimCity 4  are dbpf files, regardless of their actual file extension. Same goes for SC4 saves.

The default software associated to open dbpf file:

SimCity 4 icon

Maxis logoSimCity 4  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

SimCity 4 is a city-building simulation computer game developed by Maxis. It is the fourth installment in the SimCity series.

Help how to open:

You cannot open this file type manually, it is accessed by the game automatically.

How to convert:

These games files cannot be converted to anything else. However, sometimes modding.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dbpf 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 dbpf file, edit dbpf file, convert dbpf file, view dbpf file, play dbpf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dbpf file - Maxis Database Packed File

Click on the software link for more information about SimCity 4. SimCity 4 uses dbpf 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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dbpf file by default:
SimCity 4 small icon SimCity 4
Other suggested software:
Spore small icon Spore
The Sims 2 Double Deluxe small icon The Sims 2 Double Deluxe

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