AYS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an AYS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AYS files.

What is an AYS file?

An .AYS file is an Ay Emul Skin file. These AYS files contain skins used in AY Emulator, a ZX Spectrum sound chip emulator. ZX Spectrum is a home computer from the 1980s. This emulator can play CDs, MIDI-files, MP3, and MOD music. You can collect many skins for your emulator and even create your own using the skin creation tool.

How to open AYS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension AYS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different AYS openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .AYS

While Ay Emul Skin is a popular type of AYS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .AYS extension.

The AYS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an AYS opener may not be able to open all kinds of AYS files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited AYS viewer.

CS-80V preset

Through our analysis of AYS files, we know that one use of the format is CS-80V preset. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different AYS openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of AYS files. Remember, different programs may use AYS 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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AYS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with AYS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!