What is a .DIF File And How To Open It – The MAME Team (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dif extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .dif file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DIF file?

The file extension .DIF is MAME CHD Diff File. The developer of this file extension is The MAME Team. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .dif file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .DIF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DIF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DIF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .dif file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the ExtraMAME software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MAME and ExtraMAME.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ExtraMAME software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DIF file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .dif file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MAME OS X software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MacMAME and MAME OS X.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DIF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MAME OS X software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DIF file?

If you are still unable to open the .DIF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DIF file.dif – Microsoft, .dif – TorquePowered.com. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DIF file with the ExtraMAME, MAME programs on Windows and MAME OS X, MacMAME programs on Mac.