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

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .inp extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .inp file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .INP file?

The .INP file extension comes from MAME Replay File. The development of this file was done by The MAME Team. This game related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .INP file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the ExtraMAME software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MAME and ExtraMAME software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .INP file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 ExtraMAME software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .INP file on Mac

The .inp file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the MAME OS X software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use MacMAME and MAME OS X software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .INP file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 right click on your file and choose “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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .INP file?

If you are still unable to open the .INP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .INP file.inp – Concept Software, .inp – Dassault Systemes, .inp – Sony. 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 .INP file with the ExtraMAME, MAME programs on Windows and MAME OS X, MacMAME programs on Mac.