Opening GBC files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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