GAM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a GAM file?

Files that contain the .gam file extension are most commonly associated with saved game files that are used by a variety of different computer gaming applications. These files allow a user to save the progression of his or her gameplay, eliminating the need to restart the game from the beginning every time he or she stops and then restarts the game.

Popular software games that use the .gam file extension include Baldur's Gate, Dark Engine, TADS and Vectrex.

The Astro-PC software application has also been known to use the .gam file suffix. These GAM files contain astrology data files that are referenced by the Astro-PC software.

How to open GAM 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 GAM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different GAM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GAM

While we know of one file format using the .GAM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GAM file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

GargoyleGargoyleUser submitted
HTML TADS Player KitHTML TADS Player KitUser submitted
HTML TADS InterpreterHTML TADS InterpreterUser submitted
eXtreme GammoneXtreme GammonUser submitted
EXCHESSEXCHESSUser submitted
Mother Of All BattlesMother Of All BattlesUser submitted
Klik & PlayKlik & PlayUser submitted
The Games FactoryThe Games FactoryUser submitted
Make-Your-Own-OpolyMake-Your-Own-OpolyUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GAM-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 GAM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!