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.AR File Extension

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File Type 1Unix Static Library

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CategoryCompressed Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


Archive of one or more files created by ar, the Unix archiver; used most often to create static libraries used by a GNU program linker.

Program(s) that open .AR files
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Linux LogoLinux
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
The Unix archiver (ar)
Updated 12/15/2006

File Type 2Midtown Madness Data File

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CategoryGame Files


This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.


Game data file used by the Midtown Madness and Midtown Madness 2 racing games; stores data referenced by the game in a compressed format; includes in-game menus, car models, textures, tracks, and 3D objects.

More Information

AR files are referenced by the Midtown Madness games and are not meant to be opened manually. However, the contents of AR files can be extracted using a third-party utility, such as deAR for the original Midtown Madness and deAR2 for Midtown Madness 2. They may also be extracted using a Zip decompression utility since they are saved in the .ZIP format.

Program(s) that open .AR files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Midtown Madness
Microsoft Midtown Madness 2
Corel WinZip 18.5
WinRAR 5
Updated 10/31/2011