GAM File Type

- The quick facts

What are GAM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GAM 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 GAM file?

GAM files have multiple uses, and Savegame is one of them.

Savegame 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.

How to open GAM files

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

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

Last updated: May 30, 2022

All known file formats using extension .GAM

While Savegame File is a popular type of GAM-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .GAM extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Vectrex Game ROM

The Vectrex was a game console with a built-in vector monitor to display the games. It was introduced in June 1982 by General Consumer Electronics. This type of GAM file contains an exact dump of a game cartridge for this console.

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

More file formats using the GAM extension

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

  • Cyberboard Game
  • Klik'n'Play Game
  • TADS 2 Game
  • The Games Factory Game

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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