PSID File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PSID file?

A .PSID file is a Commodore 64 SID Music file. These PSID files contain music composed for the Commodore 64 SID (Sound Interface Device) sound chip. The music was used in games and demoscene productions on the Commodore 64, a home computer popular in the 1980s and 1990s. C64 emulators and SID music file players let you play back these SID tunes on modern hardware.

How to open PSID 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 PSID for different purposes. We have identified 1 PSID opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of PSID file.

Programs that open these files

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Suggest another file format using extension PSID

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