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What are STATE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a STATE file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your STATE files.

What is a STATE file?

STATE files have multiple uses, and BlastEm Snapshot is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

BlastEm Snapshot

BlastEm is an open-source emulator of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive that runs on modest PC hardware, enabling you to run your old console games on your PC. The snapshot files contain a saved game session.

How to open STATE files

We have identified one STATE opener that is compatible with this specific type of STATE file.

Programs that open BlastEm Snapshot files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .STATE

While BlastEm Snapshot is a popular type of STATE-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .STATE file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Atari++ Save State

The Atari++ Emulator is a Unix-based emulator of the Atari 8-bit computers, namely the Atari 400, 800, 400XL, 800XL, 130XE, and the Atari 5200 game console.

The state file used by the emulator contains a saved game session that can be resumed at a later time.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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