A rom file extension is frequently used for various ROM images for BIOS or hardware firmware updates. Can also be a Read Only Memory image from older computer types used in various emulators.

There is one other file type using
the ROM file extension!

rom icon.rom - Atari Jaguar Alpine Board/ROM image file

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ROM file extension - Read Only Memory image

What is rom file? How to open rom files?

Read only memory images use .rom file extension. It is used for native file format of ROMs images (older computers or game consoles like ZX Spectrum, Commodore, Amiga, Sony Playstation, Classic Mac OS etc.) that is used by many emulators.

The .rom file is also used for some hardware BIOS update utilities and firmware files like e.g. graphic cards (GPU-Z).

The default software associated to rom file type:

Basilisk II picture or screenshot

Basilisk II  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Christian Bauer

Basilisk II is 68k Macintosh series emulator that allows users to run 68k MacOS software. To run the emulator is still need a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image.

Help how to open ROM files:

You can only use this file with appropriate emulator or firmware/bios update utility.

How to convert file with extension ROM:

As far as we know, this .rom 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 software applications associated to the .rom file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open rom file, edit rom file, convert rom file, view rom file, play rom file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the rom files.

  • Open rom file
  • Save rom file
  • Others rom file

Software that open rom file - Read Only Memory image

Click on the link to get more information about Basilisk II for open rom file action.


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