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.ELF File Extension

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File Type 1Nintendo Wii Game File

DeveloperNintendo
Popularity
4.0 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryExecutable Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

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.

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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.

Program(s) that open .ELF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Dolphin
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Dolphin
Linux LogoLinux
Dolphin
Updated 10/6/2014

File Type 2Executable and Linkable Format File

DeveloperUnix System Laboratories
Popularity
3.8 (13 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySystem Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

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.

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The ELF format is a standard file format used on many Unix-based systems.

Program(s) that open .ELF files
Linux LogoLinux
readelf
elfdump
objdump
Updated 11/22/2010

File Type 3PlayStation Executable File

DeveloperSony
Popularity
3.1 (7 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

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.

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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.

Program(s) that open .ELF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
PCSX2
NeutrinoSX2
PS2emu
Linux LogoLinux
readelf
elfdump
objdump
Updated 11/22/2010