File Extension Library


.GYM File Extension

  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .GYM file?

.GYM file extension has been classified as Audio Files. The format of .GYM file is Binary

.GYM is Sega Genesis Sound File

Sega Genesis, aka Mega Drive for regions outside of North America, sound format created by the Genecyst emulator; contains video game audio data that was logged from the data sent to the YM2612 sound chip.

The GYM name comes from Genesis YM2612, which is the console's sound chip. By using the Genecyst emulator, users could log the audio data stream sent to the YN2612 sound chip into the GYM file. They could then play the GYM file back with an audio player to listen to the music. However, the .VGM format was later introduced as an improved version of the GYM format and replaced it.

NOTE: The GYM format can be played by the Winamp program with the appropriate plugin.

How to Open .GYM file on different platforms

Open .GYM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .GYM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .GYM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .GYM files" Press "Ok"

Open .GYM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GYM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .GYM File on Linux

Right click on the .GYM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .GYM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GYM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .GYM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .GYM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .GYM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .GYM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .GYM file format
  2. You need to check the .GYM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)