The File Extensions Database

.ARDUBOY File Extension

  • Developer by: Arduboy
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .ARDUBOY file?

.ARDUBOY is Arduboy Game Package

An ARDUBOY file is a game package used by Arduboy, an open source 8-bit gaming platform. It contains a compiled game, a banner image (700px x 192px), one or more screenshots (128px x 64px) and a .JSON (info.json) file that stores metadata such as title, version, author, and button configuration information.

ARDUBOY packages allow users to upload their games to Arduboy along with other helpful information, such as banners and screenshots. The packages are compressed with Zip compression, which means it is a .ZIP file renamed with the ".arduboy" extension.

You can create an ARDUBOY package by compressing it as a ZIP file. You can open an ARDUBOY package by renaming the file to ".zip" and unzipping the file.

NOTE: You can download and install games onto your Arduboy device with Arduboy Manager or Team A.R.G. Game Loader.

Programs that open Arduboy Game Package
Arduboy Manager
Team A.R.G. Game Loader
Arduboy Manager

How to solve problems with ARDUBOY files

  • Associate the ARDUBOY file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ARDUBOY file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ARDUBOY files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ARDUBOY file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ARDUBOY is Arduboy Game Package. Because only the current version supports the latest ARDUBOY file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Arduboy manufacturer website after an available .ARDUBOY is Arduboy Game Package update.
  • To make sure that your ARDUBOY file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.