.BFWAV File Extension


Developer Nintendo
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What is a BFWAV file?

A BFWAV file is an audio file saved in the Binary caFe WAVe (BFWAV) format used by various Nintendo Wii U and Switch games. It is similar to a .WAV file and consists of an INFO and DATA section that stores information about the sound and the actual sound data. BFWAV files may contain a sound effect or background music that is looped during gameplay.

More Information

BFWAV files are typically packaged in .BARS archives, which are delivered with games. You most likely will encounter a BFWAV file only if you extract it from a BARS archive.

NOTE: BFWAV files are used in a variety of games, including Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.

How to open a BFWAV file

You can open a BFWAV file with vgmstream (multiplatform), to play the music the file contains. You can also play BFWAV files with Foobar2000 or Nullsoft Winamp, after installing those programs' vgmstream plug-ins.

How to convert a BFWAV file

With the vgmstream plug-in installed, you can use Foobar2000 to convert BFWAV files to .WAV (WAVE Audio) and other common audio formats.

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Programs that open BFWAV files

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