.ELF File Extension
File Type 1Executable and Linkable Format File
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System file created in the Executable and Linkable Format (ELF), which was previously known as the "Extensible Linking Format;" can store executable programs, memory dumps, and shared libraries.
The ELF format is a standard file format used on many Unix-based systems.
File Type 2Nintendo Wii Game File
Executable file format used by the Nintendo Wii, a video game console released by Nintendo in November, 2006; may be transferred to a PC and played on the Dolphin Emulator.
NOTE: "Homebrew" Wii programs created by users may also be saved as ELF files. They can be transferred to the Wii console via an SD card.
File Type 3PlayStation Executable File
File used by the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming systems; contains most of the contents from a video game disc; includes game data, object code, shared libraries, and other data.
ELF files are sometimes edited to modify PlayStation gameplay.
NOTE: PlayStation ELF files use the "Executable and Linkable Format," which is a standard file format used on Unix systems.