What is a .FAR File And How To Open It – Electronic Arts

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .far 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. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .far file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .FAR file?

The .FAR file extension comes from The Sims Archive File. The development of this file was done by Electronic Arts. The format of this file is binary, and it is a game related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .FAR file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .FAR file on your operating system/device.

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

The .far file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Dragon UnPACKer software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Electronic Arts The Sims and Dragon UnPACKer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FAR file

2. The second step is locating 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Dragon UnPACKer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FAR file on Mac

To open the .far file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Electronic Arts The Sims software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FAR file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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 Electronic Arts The Sims software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .FAR file?

If you cannot open the .FAR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .FAR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .far – FARO Technologies. 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 .FAR file with the Dragon UnPACKer, Electronic Arts The Sims programs on Windows and Electronic Arts The Sims program on Mac.