BAM File

What are BAM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BAM 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 a BAM file?

BAM files have multiple uses, and Bob's AdLib Music Module is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Bob's AdLib Music Module

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open BAM files

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

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

Last updated: March 8, 2021

All known file formats using extension .BAM

While Bob's AdLib Music Module is a popular type of BAM-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .BAM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

BOYAN Action Module

These BAM files contain the configuration for the advanced communication program for MS-DOS. Boyan was a terminal program that controlled a dial-up modem connected to the PC so that the user could access Bulletin Board Systems in the pre-internet days of the 1980s and 1990s.

Infinity Engine Animation

These BAM files contain the animated images used in Infinity Engine, a gaming engine. BAM files are used in 2D role-playing video games like Dungeons and Dragons.

Panda3D Bam container

These BAM files contain the scene graphs and subgraphs used in Panda3D; a scene graph engine used to create 3D games. Panda3D uses Python and C++ as its coding language. 3D Models get created in Blender or 3ds Max and then gets imported into Panda3D. Through Panda, you set up the virtual world.

More file formats using the BAM extension

Through our research of BAM files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Sequence Alignment/Map Format

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BAM files. Remember, different programs may use BAM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Loan*Calculator! PlusLoan*Calculator! PlusUser submitted
Internet Pictures Corp. iPIX ViewerInternet Pictures Corp. iPIX ViewerUser submitted
Unipro UGENEUnipro UGENEUser submitted
AmortizeITAmortizeITUser submitted
Golden Helix GenomeBrowse Win32Golden Helix GenomeBrowse Win32User submitted

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