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

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DBPF file - Maxis Database Packed File

What is dbpf file? How to open dbpf files?

File type specification:

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

A *.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.

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 .dbpf 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 .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).

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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.).

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