GBC File - opening and understanding

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

What is a GBC file?

Files that contain the .gbc file extension usually store ROM images of video games that were developed for use with the Nintendo Game Boy Color portable gaming device. The original Game Boy device, which was released in 1989, was only able to display black and white images. Nintendo then released the Game Boy Color device in 1998.

Files containing the .gbc file extension store an exact duplicate of the game data that was contained on a Game Boy Color game cartridge. This GBC file allows the Game Boy Color game to be played on a Mac or PC. The PC must have the proper emulation software installed before the GBC file can be played on the computer.

How to open GBC 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 GBC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different GBC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GBC

While we know of one file format using the .GBC 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 .GBC file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
VBA-M - A VisualBoyAdvance ForkVBA-M - A VisualBoyAdvance ForkUser submitted
GB/C/A emulatorGB/C/A emulatorUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
GFI BackUp FreewareGFI BackUp FreewareUser submitted
VisualBoyAdvance emulatorVisualBoyAdvance emulatorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GBC-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 GBC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!