Audio Overload

Version2(as of 6/25/2020)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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Rating:2.6  |  50 Votes

Main Features

  • Plays 33 different video game music file formats
  • Decompresses music stored within .7ZIP, .LHA, .RAR, and .ZIP archives
  • Normalizes volume across tracks and can export tracks as .WAV files

Software Overview

Screenshot of Audio Overload
Screenshot of Audio Overload

Audio Overload is an audio player that allows users to listen to authentic renditions of vintage video game music, including tracks from Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Playstation, and Sega Saturn games. Its creator, Richard Bannister, designed the program to emulate the sound hardware of vintage consoles and computers.

Using Audio Overload, you can play music files saved in many different video game-related formats. You can also use Audio Overload to decompress .7Z, .LHA, .RAR, and .ZIP archives, allowing you to access the music files stored within those archives. The program also allows you to normalize volume levels across tracks and export songs as .WAV files.


Audio Overload is a great tool for listening to music from the vintage video games you used to play. If you miss listening to the tracks from your favorite 8- or 16-bit games, this program can help you rediscover them.

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AHXAHX Music Tracker Module
.AYAY Chiptune File
.GBSGame Boy Sound File
.LHALHARC Compressed Archive
.MINIPSFMiniature PlayStation Sound Format File
.MINIPSF2Miniature PlayStation Sound Format File
.MODMusic Module File
.NSFNES Sound Format Audio
.PSFPortable Sound File
.PSF1PlayStation Sound Format File
.PSF2PlayStation Sound Format File
.PSFLIBPlaystation Sound Format Library
.PSFLIB2Playstation Sound Format Library
.ROLAd Lib Synthesized Instrument
.SAPAtari SAP Music File
.SPCSNES Soundtrack File
.SSFSaturn Sound Format
.VGMVideo Game Music File
.VGZVideo Game Music Compressed File
.VTXVTX Chiptune File
.YMAtari ST Audio File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.GZIPGnu Zipped File
.LHALHARC Compressed Archive
.RARWinRAR Compressed Archive
.RAWRaw Audio Data
.S3MScreamTracker 3 Module
.ZIPZipped File
Updated 6/25/2020