What are ABK files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an ABK file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an ABK file?
ABK files have multiple uses, and Arena Opening Book is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.
Arena Opening Book
These ABK files contain opening books used in Arena, a software used to play chess games against chess engines.
Arena is a free GUI for chess and helps you analyze your chess games or test chess engines.
You can simulate a real competitive match against a chess engine by connecting an electronic DGT Chessboard to your computer.
How to open ABK files
We have identified one ABK opener that is compatible with this specific type of ABK file.
Programs that open Arena Opening Book files
Last updated: February 26, 2022
All known file formats using extension .ABK
While Arena Opening Book is a popular type of ABK-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .ABK file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Need for Speed: Underground Audio File
These ABK files contain the audio used in Need For Speed: Underground, a popular racing video game developed by EA, a video game company.
These files contain the audio for car sound, sirens, menu audio, and soundtracks.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different ABK openers which you will find listed below.
AMOS Memory Bank
These ABK files are resource data files used by AMOS, a BASIC-like programming language for the Amiga, a personal home computer that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. AMOS supports up to 15 resource banks per program, and each one can contain data like sound effects, music, graphics, menus, animations, etc.
You usually do not need to edit or view these files, as they only contain information usable by the software program that uses them.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of ABK files. Remember, different programs may use ABK files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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