File Extension Library

.PNACH File Extension

  • Developer by: PCSX2
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Text

What are .PNACH files and how to open them?

Can't open .PNACH 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 .PNACH file.

What is a .PNACH file extension?

.PNACH file extension is created by PCSX2. .PNACH has been classified as Game Files. The format of .PNACH file is Text.

.PNACH is PCSX2 Patch File

A PNACH file is a cheat code file used by PCSX2, a game emulator for PlayStation 2 games. it contains data that enables GameShark or Code Breaker codes, or other types of cheats. PNACH files include the game title, version of the game (e.g., SLUS), and the cheat code.

PNACH files are saved in a plain text format and can be edited with any text editor. However, you may need to rename the ".pnach" extension to ".txt" to open the file, then rename the extension back to ".pnach".

The cheat code is a hexadecimal code that is used by the emulator to insert modified data into the emulated game at a particular data point. Here are the contents of an example PNACH file:

gametitle=My Game [SLUS 12345] (U)
comment=A comment

The PNACH filename prefix must use the CRC code given to the PlayStation game. It also must be stored in the \patches\ directory of the PCSX2 installation. PCSX2 automatically loads PNACH files that have a CRC code that matches the game CRC code.

NOTE: The term "pnach" is pronounced "patch."

List of all softwares that can open the PCSX2 Patch File

How to fix problems with .PNACH files

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