.ROM File Extension
File Type 1Read Only Memory Image
What is a ROM file?
A ROM file is a data file that contains a copy of the read-only memory ROM chip for a hardware device, typically from computer firmware or a video game cartridge. It is commonly used for software emulation or for updating the firmware on a certain device.
If the ROM file is used for emulation, it is typically used to enable older operating system (OS) software to be run on newer Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Or it may be used to play older video games, such as Nintendo or Sega Genesis on a computer using a video game emulator.
NOTE: Since ROM files are used for different purposes they may use different file formatting. Therefore, a ROM used by one program may not be compatible with another program.
File Type 2N64 Game ROM File
.ROM File Association 2
A ROM file is a Nintendo 64 (N64) game file playable with an N64 emulator. It stores the contents of an N64 game cartridge in a read-only file format that can be opened and played using a Nintendo 64 emulation program.
File Type 3Killing Floor Map File
.ROM File Association 3
Game file used by Killing Floor, a co-op survival horror game of the first-person shoot genre; saves the layout of a game map and includes the locations of spawn points, enemies, weapons, and other game objects; sometimes modified by game community members and shared on websites with other players.