.CHD File Extension
- Developer by: The MAME Team
- Category: Game Files
- Format: Binary
What are .CHD files and how to open them?
Can't open .CHD file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CHD file.
What is a .CHD file extension?
.CHD file extension is created by The MAME Team. .CHD has been classified as Game Files. The format of .CHD file is Binary.
.CHD is MAME Hard Disk Image
Arcade game disk image used by some MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) emulator games; stores a compressed version of the entire contents of an arcade machine's hard disk; used in conjunction with a game ROM to load the game.
To load a MAME arcade game, you typically need to place the CHD file in a directory has the same name as the ROM's filename prefix (some emulators use a single generic directory for all CHD files). For example, for a ROM with the filename mygame.zip, a CHD file named mygame.chd, and a ROM directory Roms, emulators commonly use the following convention:
Some CHD files are large in size due to the original size of the arcade hard disk. Therefore, even though CHD files are compressed, they may still require large amounts of disk space.
List of all softwares that can open the MAME Hard Disk Image