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What are ANL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ANL file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ANL files.

What is an ANL file?

ANL files have multiple uses, and SimLife Animal is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

SimLife Animal

These ANL files contain the game files used in SimLife, a video game that simulates the interaction between life-forms in a virtual environment. You could experiment with plant and animal genetics to see if the new species would survive. This game was released on pc, Mac, and Amiga, a home computer that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s.

How to open ANL files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ANL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ANL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different ANL openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .ANL

While SimLife Animal is a popular type of ANL-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ANL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

WinAsks Editor Analysis

We know that one ANL format is WinAsks Editor Analysis. 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 ANL files. Remember, different programs may use ANL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

AlphaeditAlphaeditUser submitted
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NCEDITNCEDITUser submitted
Cold-Formed Steel Design SoftwareCold-Formed Steel Design SoftwareUser submitted

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