AYS File Type

- The quick facts

What are AYS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AYS 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 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

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

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single AYS opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 24, 2021

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. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

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 app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single AYS opener which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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!