Files with smc extension are associated with ROM images for Super Nintendo game console emulators that contain exact copy of data located on physical cartridge.

There are 3 other file types using
the SMC file extension!

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Software that open smc file

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SMC file extension - Super Nintendo game-console ROM image

What is smc file? How to open smc files?

File type specification:

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

File extension smc is used for Super Nintendo game-console ROM images. They contain a copy of the game data stored on a Super Nintendo cartridge.

The copy can be played on PC using the SNES emulator, like ZSNES.

Updated: November 30, 2023

The default software associated to open smc file:

ZSNES icon

ZSNES  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
ZSNES Development Team

A free open source SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) emulator. ZSNES supports various Nintendo image file formats, such as SMC, SFC, SWC, FIG, MGD, MGH, UFO, bin, GD3, GD7, DX2, USA, EUR, JAP, AUS, ST, BS, 048, 058, 078 etc.

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Help how to open:

The .smc files can be opened and run in ZSNES or Snes9x Super Nintendo emulators.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert the .smc image to other file format.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 00 01 4D 45 20 44 4F 43 54 4F 52 20 53 46 20 33

Related links:

Emulator Zone website

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

Software that open smc file - Super Nintendo game-console ROM image

Programs supporting the exension smc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open smc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with smc file by default:
ZSNES small icon ZSNES
Other suggested software:
Snes9x small icon Snes9x

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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