What are ADX files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an ADX 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 ADX file?
ADX files have multiple uses, and ADX lossy compressed audio is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
ADX lossy compressed audio
These ADX files contain the lossy proprietary audio compression format used for video games. CRI Middleware created this audio format. The looping function of ADX audio made this format useful for background sounds in video games. Sega Dreamcast made use of this audio format for their video games. The Sonic the Hedgehog series makes use of this audio format.
How to open ADX files
Important: Different programs may use files with the ADX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ADX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different ADX openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: November 11, 2022
All known file formats using extension .ADX
While ADX lossy compressed audio is a popular type of ADX-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .ADX file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
These ADX files contain audio created by Aodix, a software designed by Juan Antonio Arguelles that acts as a basic sequencer program and uses the Amiga style "tracker" interface. It has an integrated sampler and synth and progressively drops in favor of a VST (Virtual Studio Technology) host. Due to the passing of the developer, Juan Antonio Arguelles, this software is unfinished. The last version released was Aodix v4 that came with its own set of new features.
Lotus Approach Database index
These ADX files contain the indexes of your database created in Lotus Approach, a database management system. You can do regular maintenance on your indexes to ensure it doesn't grow more extensive than what the database itself can support. Maintenance also helps to get rid of corrupt files that can potentially damage your database.
MSX Sound Performance System Player XPL-A Song
We know that one ADX format is MSX Sound Performance System Player XPL-A Song. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
TunerPro Datastream Definition Format
We know that one ADX format is TunerPro Datastream Definition Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of ADX files. Remember, different programs may use ADX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|DkZ Studio||User submitted|
|CFGEDIT Application||User submitted|
|TunerPro Application||User submitted|
|IBM AS/400 Client Access||User submitted|
|Acomba Suite Construction||User submitted|
|Paie Construction||User submitted|
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