A dif file extension is related to the MAME, an emulator of arcade machines. A dif file contains CHD diff saved data.

There are 5 other file types using
the DIF file extension!

dif icon.dif - Navy DIF spreadsheet

empty icon.dif - OS/2 display information file

empty icon.dif - Diff output from Diff command script for Patch command file

empty icon.dif - Digital Interface Format

dif icon.dif - DVCPRO or DV video data

DIF file extension - MAME CHD diff saved data

What is dif file? How to open dif files?

File type specification:

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

The dif file extension is associated with the MAME, an emulator for Microsoft Windows operating system and other platforms that allows users to play video games from arcade machines.

The dif file stores data saved by emulated game.

The default software associated to open dif 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:

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 .dif 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 .dif 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 dif file, edit dif file, convert dif file, view dif file, play dif file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Programs that can create dif file - MAME CHD diff saved data

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

Microsoft Windows:

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