.T64 File Extension

A .T64 file is a Commodore 64 Tape Image File, created by Miha Peternel.

Open with VICE. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .T64 file?

A .T64 file is a special type of computer file that is used to keep a copy of a game or program that originally came from a Commodore 64, which is an old type of computer from the 1980s. This file is like a digital version of what used to be stored on a tape, which was a common way to save and load games or programs on the Commodore 64. The .T64 file has everything that was on the tape, including a list of what's inside the file and all the data needed to run the game or program.

To use or open a .T64 file, you need a special program that acts like a Commodore 64 computer, but on your modern computer or device. These programs are called emulators because they "emulate," or mimic, how the old Commodore 64 worked. Some of the programs that can open .T64 files include VICE, WinVICE, CCS64, and even some online emulators or apps for Android phones, like the Joerg Jahnke Mobile C64 app.

Back in the days of the Commodore 64, there were different ways to save and load games or programs, such as floppy disks, cartridges, and datasettes (which were like music cassettes but for data). The .T64 file format was created by someone named Miha Peternel to help save these games or programs in a way that modern computers can understand and use.

The .T64 format is just one of many formats that people who enjoy using Commodore 64 games or programs on modern devices might come across. Other similar formats include .G41, .D64, and .X64. These formats help keep the old Commodore 64 games and programs alive and playable even though the original hardware is no longer common.


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