File Extension Library

.SPA File Extension

  • Developer by: MikuMikuDance
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SPA file?

.SPA file extension is created by MikuMikuDance. .SPA has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .SPA file is Binary.

.SPA is MikuMikuDance Sphere Mapping File

3D model effects file used by MikuMikuDance, a dance and rhythm synchronization game; saved as a .BMP image but uses the ".spa" extension instead; used for adding a shiny look to 3D model features such as hair or clothes.

SPA files may also incorporate transparency (e.g., .PNG or .TGA files), but they are most commonly created from non-transparent bitmap images.

NOTE: You can create a SPA file by drawing a Bitmap image (".bmp" file) with any graphics editor and renaming the extension to ".spa."

List of all softwares that can open the MikuMikuDance Sphere Mapping File
File Type 2:

Nintendo DS Particle File

Developer by: Nintendo Category: Game Files

Particle file used by Nintendo DS games, such as New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart; contains images used to illustrate particles, such as sand, dust, and sparks, for animations.

The SPA file is referenced by the game to illustrate splashing water, fire explosions, and other game actions. The file can also be edited to modify the appearance of the particles.

List of all softwares that can open the Nintendo DS Particle File
MKDS Course Modifier

How to Open .SPA file on different platforms

Open .SPA File on Windows

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

Open .SPA File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SPA 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 .SPA File on Linux

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

Open .SPA File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SPA 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 .SPA 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 .SPA files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SPA files

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