.XMB File Extension

File Type 1

Age of Empires Game Data File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.8  |  4 Votes
Category Game Files
Format XML

What is an XMB file?

Stores data used by different scenarios in Age of Empires, a real-time strategy game; may include level data, sounds, and other information; saved in an XML format and often ends with a "*.xml.xmb" extension.

More Information

XMB files are typically stored in the "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III\data" folder.

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Updated August 3, 2007
File Type 2

Super Smash Bros. XML Binary File

Developer Bandai Namco
Popularity
2.0  |  2 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is an XMB file?

An XMB file is a game resource file used by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It contains XML data that has been converted to binary. Super Smash Bros. uses XMB files to apply lighting and other effects to in-game models.

More Information

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate use many XMB files. All of these files are named effect_locator.xmb. The games use these files to map lighting and other effects files to 3D models.

While most players will never encounter Super Smash Bros.'s XMB files, modders and other interested parties have created utilities that allow them to extract, edit, and repackage XMB files. For example, modders can use the XMBDump utility to retrieve all of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U's XMB files.

How to open an XMB file

You can use the xmb_lib utility (cross-platform) to covert XMB files into .XML files. You can edit the resulting XML files using any text editor and repackage them using xmb_lib.

Programs that open or reference XMB files

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Updated December 2, 2021

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