Friday, September 20, 2013

Important File Extensions - Updated

Hello Everyone,
today I'll be talking about some of a few important File Extensions, this could prove very useful in sorting out what Rom Image Files are for what kind of Emulator . And, also what Files may be important when playing a computer game. So, I shall compile an list of these file types; and what Emulator would be the best to Emulate the Rom Image file.

Legend: Extension - File Type - Owner - Best Program to Use (for Windows, In my Opinion)
*The term "Unknown Data" means that I currently don't know that Info, yet.

.gb - Gameboy Emulator Rom Image file - Nintendo - VBA-M  Emulator
.gbc - Gameboy Color Emulator Rom Image file - Nintendo - VBA-M  Emulator
.gba - Gameboy Advance Emulator Rom Image file - Nintendo - VBA-M  Emulator
.nds - Nintendo DS Emulator Rom Image file - Nintendo - DeSmuME NDS Emulator
.nes - Nintendo Emulator Rom Image file - Nintendo - RockNES Emulator
.gcm - Nintendo GameCube Emulator Rom Image file - Nintendo - Dolphin Emulator
.z64 - Nintendo 64 Emulator Rom Image file -Nintendo - Project64 Emulator
.smc - Super Nintendo Emulator Rom Image file - Nintendo - ZSNES Emulator
.swf - Shockwave Flash Object - Adobe Systems, Inc. - Adobe Flash Player (SA Projector)
.iso -  Optical Disk Image file (ISO-9660) - ISO.org - Lightning UK! ImgBurn (Create&Burn)/ Slysoft Virtual Clone Drive (Mounting)/ VLC Media Player (DVD-Video Playback)
.a26 - Atari 2600 Emulator Rom Image file - Atari - Stella Emulator
.rgss3a - RPG Maker VX Ace Encrytped Archive - Enterbrain, Inc. - RPG Maker VX Ace
.rvdata2 - RPG Maker VX Ace Data file (Game Save file, "save01.rvdata2") - Enterbrain, Inc. - RPG Maker VX Ace
.rvproj2 - RPG Maker VX Ace Project file - Enterbrain, Inc. - RPG Maker VX Ace
.smzip - StepMania Package file - Chris Danford (Creator of StepMania) - StepMania 3.9
.gcf - Game Cache File - Valve Corporation - Valve Steam
.mcr - ePSXe Memory Card file - The ePSXe Team - ePSXe PS1 Emulator
.esm - Elder Scrolls Master Data file - Bethesda Softworks - Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, and Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim (For Example: Morrowind.esm (Core Master file) and Bloodmoon.esm (Expansion Pack Master file))
.esp - Elder Scrolls Mod/Plug-In file - Bethesda Softworks - Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, and Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim  (For Example: Blood Glass Weapons.esp (Plug-In))
.ess - Elder Scrolls Saved Game file -Bethesda Softworks -Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, and Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
.a52 - Atari 5200 Emulator Rom Image file - Atari - MESS (Multi-Emulator Super System) Emulator
.bin - Sony PlayStation BIOS Binary file - Sony Entertainment - Required for Emulation by All PSX and PS2 Emulators
.bin - Nintendo DS BIOS Binary file - Nintendo - May be Required for Emulation by Some Nintendo DS Emulators.
.crs - StepMania Course Data file - Chris Danford (Creator of StepMania) - StepMania 3.9
.cht - SNES Emulator Cheat File - Unknown Data - ZSNES Emulator
.elf - Sony PlayStation Executable file - Sony Entertainment - PCSX2 Emulator or an Home-brewed PS2, PS3 or PSP  Console


.elf - Nintendo Wii Game File - Nintendo - Dolphin Emulator or an Home-brewed Wii Console
.dol - Nintendo GameCube Executable file - Nintendo - Dolphin Emulator or an Home-brewed GCN or Wii Console
.ips - Internal Patching System Patch file - Unknown Data - Lunar IPS (LIPS)
.dek - Magic the Gathering Virtual Deck (Library) file - Wizards of the Coast - Wizards of the Coast: Magic the Gathering Online
.omod - Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Mod Archive file - Unknown Data - Oblivion Mod Manager (For Example: Moonshadow Elves.omod (Mod))
.nvm - Playstation2 BIOS Config File - Sony - PCSX2 PS2 Emulator
.img - Grand Theft Auto Data File - Rockstar Games - GTA3, GTA:VC, GTA:SA, GTA4 (PC)/IMGtool (GTA3-SA; Editor), SparkIV (GTA4; Editor)
.vhd - Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft - Oracle VM Virtual Box
.yz1 - Yamizaki Zipper File - Yamizaki Zipper - IZArc 4.1.8
.rar - WinRAR Compressed Archive - Eugene Roshal - WinRAR 5.0
.db - Database File - Microsoft - Microsoft Access 2013 or LibreOffice Base 4.1
.eml - E-Mail Message - Microsoft - Mozilla Thunderbird 17 or Microsoft Outlook 2013
.doc - Microsoft Word Document - Microsoft - Microsoft Word 2013 or LibreOffice Writer 4.1
.docx - Microsoft Word Open XML Document -  Microsoft Word 2013 or LibreOffice Writer 4.1
.ppt - Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation - Microsoft - Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or LibreOffice Impress 4.1
.pptx - Microsoft PowerPoint Open XML Presentation - Microsoft - Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or LibreOffice Impress 4.1
.odt - Open Document Text Document - Oracle - LibreOffice Writer 4.1 or Microsoft Word 2013
.odp - Open Document Presentation - Oracle - LibreOffice Impress 4.1
.abw - AbiWord Document - AbiSource - AbiWord 2.8
.ods - Open Document Spreadsheet - Oracle - LibreOffice Calc 4.1 or Microsoft Excel 2013
.xls - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet - Microsoft - Microsoft Excel 2013 or LibreOffice Calc 4.1
.xlsx - Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet - Microsoft - Microsoft Excel 2013 or LibreOffice Calc 4.1
.wri - Windows Write Document - Microsoft - Windows Wordpad (Which replaced Windows Write; Since Windows 95) or Microsoft Word 2013
.rtf - Rich Text Format File - Microsoft - Windows Wordpad, Microsoft Word 2013, Notepad++, AbiWord 2.8, gEdit 2.30 for Windows, and LibreOffice Writer 4.1
.crx - Google Chrome Extension - Google, Inc. - Google Chrome 29
.mov - Apple QuickTime Movie - Apple, Inc. - Apple QuickTime 7.7.4, VLC Media Player, and Windows Media Player 12 (Only version 12 has Native support)
.wmv - Windows Media Video - Microsoft - Windows Video (Windows 8 App), Windows Media Player (Windows 95-Windows 7/8), and VLC Media Player
.xap - Microsoft Silverlight Application - Microsoft - Microsoft Silverlight Browser Plug-In or Windows Phone OS
.jar - Java Archive File - Oracle - Oracle Java 7 Runtime Environment
.air - Adobe AIR Installation Package - Adobe Systems, Inc. - Adobe Air 3
.srt - SubRip Subtitle File - Unknown Data - VLC Media Player
.zmv - ZSNES Video File - ZSNES - ZSNES Emulator
.raw - Nintendo Wii and Gamecube Emulator Save File - Dolphin - Dolphin Emulator
.rpy - Python Script File -  Python Software Foundation - Python 3.3.2 IDE
.rpy - Ren'Py Script File - Ren'Py - Ren'Py Launcher 6.15.7
.py - Python Script File -  Python Software Foundation - Python 3.3.2 IDE
.torrent - Bittorrent File - BitTorrent - Deluge 1.3.6 for Windows, uTorrent 3.3, Fuze, and Bittorrent 7.8.1












[Note1: PS1: pSX Emulator or ePSXe Emulator, use this BIOS: scph1001.bin (or scph101.bin)]
[Note2: PS2:  PCSX2 Emulator, use this BIOS file: scph39000.bin] (It is against the Law to "Hotlink" to or "Host" a Sony PlayStation BIOS file on your site, You just have to Google the "File name" yourself)
[Note3: NDS: the DeSmuME Emulator or the No$GBA Emulator or the iDeaS Emulator, use these BIOS files: arm7.bin or arm9.bin] (It is also against the Law to "Hotlink" to or "Host" a Nintendo DS BIOS file on your site, You just have to Google the "File name" yourself)  
[Note4: Almost All of the File Extension information was found on The Central File Extension Registry: FileInfo.com]
[Note5: an NVM file functions just like an PS2 BIOS File; Example: “SCPH-90001_BIOS_V18_USA_230.NVM” (Actual Current USA PS2 BIOS Filename)]
[Note6: The Office Suite “LibreOffice”, is Powered by Java; this is why it is “Cross-Platform”, So keep your Java Runtime Environment Updated]

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