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.SIM File Extension

File Type 1Steam Game Backup Information File

DeveloperValve
Popularity
3.9 (28 Votes)
CategoryBackup Files
FormatBinary

What is a SIM file?

Backup information file used by Steam's backup service, which allows users to backup and restore games using DVDs or other external media; contains settings and other information for the backup, along with a corresponding .SIS file.

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SIM files are used to restore a backup from .SID game data files.

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Programs that open SIM files
Windows
Valve Steam
Updated 4/26/2010

File Type 2SAP Tutor File

DeveloperSAP
Popularity
3.2 (18 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

.SIM File Association 2

Tutorial created by SAP Tutor, a program used to record, edit, and play interactive self-learning units; contains a lesson, which may include screenshot images, text instructions, and assessment questions; used to train employees how to operate software programs.

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SIM files may be played back using the SAP Tutor Player, which is bundled with the SAP Tutor package or available as a standalone program.

NOTE: The size of SIM files may vary depending on how many screenshot images are included in the tutorial.

Programs that open SIM files
Windows
SAP Tutor
Updated 4/2/2010

File Type 3The Sims 3 Sim File

DeveloperElectronic Arts
Popularity
2.8 (4 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

.SIM File Association 3

A SIM file contains a "Sim", which is a virtual person created for The Sims 3, an open-ended life simulation game. It stores information about a pre-made or custom Sim person, which includes his or her personality and appearance. SIM files are typically used for sharing with other users and for backing up Sims persons.

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The .SIM file is one of three main file types, along with .PACKAGE and .SIMS3PACK, used in The Sims 3 to contain custom content. SIM files are typically compressed in a .ZIP or .RAR file and need to be decompressed before being installed. There are many programs available to extract archives, such as Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip, and PeaZip. After you extract the SIM file from the ZIP or RAR file using a decompression program, place the file in the following directory:

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
  • Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
  • macOS: /Users/[username]/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/SavedSims

NOTE: If there is no "SavedSims" folder, you can create one.

Programs that open SIM files
Updated 9/12/2018

File Type 4Aurora Image

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.7 (6 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

.SIM File Association 4

Graphic created or saved in the Aurora image format.

Programs that open SIM files
Windows
XnView MP
Mac
XnView MP
Updated 4/2/2010

File Type 5LogikSim Simulation File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

.SIM File Association 5

A SIM file contains a circuit simulation created by LogikSim, an open source program used to test and design logic circuits. It stores a circuit design, which includes wire connection points and various components.

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Screenshot of a .sim file in LogikSim 0.6.4

SIM file open in LogikSim 0.6.4

SIM files are created and opened using LogikSim. The files are used to store all types of circuits, such as simple AND gates or complex computing systems. There is no other program that supports LogikSim SIM file type. But LogikSim is available to download for free.

NOTE: LogikSim is typically used by high school and college students to learn about circuits and how they work.

Programs that open SIM files
Windows
LogikSim
Updated 1/15/2019

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