INP File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open an INP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .INP files.
What is an INP file?
Files that contain the .inp file extension are most commonly associated with video game replay files. These files are created by the MAME arcade emulation software.
The INP files that are created by the MAME software application store the replay data of a gamer's gameplay using the compressed MAME file format. This allows users to record videos of their gameplay experiences into the INP file format.
Game players often record and play back their recorded gameplay videos and share them online. INP files are often used when sharing game tips and advice online with other gamers. For example, in World of Warcraft, if a game player wants to show other players how to succeed in end-game content, he or she could create an INP file that shows how the strategy works.
How to open INP 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 INP for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different INP openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension INP
While we know of one file format using the .INP 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 .INP file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of INP files. Remember, different programs may use INP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.