The xgs file extension is associated with the XGS Disk image file format used by Joshua M. thompson.

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the XGS file extension!

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XGS file extension - Disk image file

What is xgs file? How to open xgs files?

File type specification:

Disk image (ISO) binary file type icon Disk image (ISO) binary file type

The xgs file extension is associated with the XGS Disk image file format

A "disk image" is typically a file containing every data byte on a diskette- i.e. Catalog tracks, files, DOS (if present) etc.. One kind of disk image, NIB, tries to preserve all disk information (e.g. sector headers, sync bytes, etc.)

Apple II emulators running on a PC, Mac, etc. treat disk image files like diskettes. Disk image files are also a handy way to archive Apple II disks on hard disk and to maintain wares on ftp and other download sites.

This image is usually 800K in size (identical to the newer 2IMG format), and is the older proprietary format used by the earlier versions of XGS. It has been superseded by the 2IMG Universal Format.

The default software associated to xgs file type:

XGS  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Joshua M. thompson

XGS is an Apple IIGS emulator.Since XGS is written entirely in C for Unix systems, it is highly portable, and should compile on most platforms with only a few platform-specific modifications. There are public ports for Unix, Windows 95 & NT, MacOS, and MS-DOS. Joshua maintains the Unix and Win32 versions, the MacOS version is maintained by Michael Bytnar.

Help how to open XGS files:

Your best option to accessing disk image formats is to use some of the virtualization programs that typically support most of the common disk image formats which can be either mounted as virtual drives or burned on physical media.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open disk images

How to convert file with extension XGS:

XGS images can be easily converted into 2IMG format using the XGS "Image" utilities by Matthew Conte, or "Revival" by Thomas Fok.

List of software applications associated to the .xgs 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 xgs file, edit xgs file, convert xgs file, view xgs file, play xgs file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 xgs files.

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Software that open xgs file - Disk image file

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