The File Extensions Database


.GYM File Extension

  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .GYM file?

.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 solve problems with GYM files

  • Associate the GYM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GYM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GYM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GYM 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 .GYM is Sega Genesis Sound File. Because only the current version supports the latest GYM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .GYM is Sega Genesis Sound File update.
  • To make sure that your GYM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.