Files with smd extension can be found as exact images of ROM cartridges for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive gaming consoles. Used in emulator software like the Fusion.

There are 6 other file types using
the SMD file extension!

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smd icon.smd - Scheme data

SMD file extension - Sega Genesis ROM emulator data

What is smd file? How to open smd files?

File type specification:

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

File extension smd is used for disk images of cartridges of video games for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive gaming consoles.

These .smd file contains exact copy of ROM cartridge, that can be used in emulators to make the games playable on computers.

SMD ROM files allows the game to be played in the same way as if it were loaded from the original cartridge.

Updated: December 4, 2023

The default software associated to open smd file:

Fusion icon

Fusion  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Fusion is Windows emulator for Sega SG1000, SC3000, Master System, Game Gear, Genesis/Megadrive, SegaCD/MegaCD and 32X game consoles.

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Help how to open:

Use Fusion emulator to handle .smd ROM images.

How to convert:

Can be exported to other Sega Genesis ROM files with SBwin utility.

Find converter to smd file type:

bin to smd

md to smd

txt to smd

List of software applications associated to the .smd 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 smd file, edit smd file, convert smd file, view smd file, play smd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 smd files.

Software that open smd file - Sega Genesis ROM emulator data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with smd file by default:
Fusion small icon Fusion
Other suggested software:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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