What is a .JAG File And How To Open It – Atari

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .jag extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .jag file extension and how to open it.

What is a .JAG file?

The .JAG file extension is from Atari Jaguar Game ROM. The development of this file was done by Atari. The format of this game related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .jag file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .JAG file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .JAG file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .jag file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Phoenix software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: RetroArch, MAME and Phoenix.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .JAG 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Phoenix software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .JAG file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the OpenEmu software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use RetroArch, Phoenix and OpenEmu software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .JAG 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 OpenEmu software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .JAG file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .jag file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .JAG 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Phoenix software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .JAG file?

If you are still unable to open the .JAG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .JAG file.jag – Jagex. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .JAG file with the Phoenix, RetroArch, MAME programs on Windows, OpenEmu, RetroArch, Phoenix programs on Mac and Phoenix, RetroArch, MAME software on Linux.