Files that contain the GBA extension are associated with GameBoy or GrabIt applications. GameBoy is a handheld device which allows you to interact with a variety of games. GrabIt is Usenet software that provides an easy way for you to work with newsgroup data and downloading headers in addition to other information. GBA files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If GBA files are related to GameBoy, they are a game file type that is in read-only format and contains image files and other elements used with the GameBoy Advanced gaming console. The contents can include game characters emulators, objects, and other components used in an interactive game.
GBA files associated with GrabIt are a data file type which is categorized as a batch file in text format. The contents of this type of GBA file include an organization of commands and other elements which are used to run software components and launch the application. The file is used to run the GrabIt software application for Usenet newsgroups and was initially used with the MS DOS operating system when newsgroups first defined the Internet.
How to Open GBA Files
Since GBA files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. GBA files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the GBA file is associated with GameBoy and you use Windows, you can open it using VisualBoyAdvance, which is an emulator program for the Nintendo GameBoy, or you can use RascalBoy Advance. Other programs that will open these files in Windows include NO$GBA, BoycottAdvance, or BatGBA.
For Mac OS X, you can open GBA files using VisualBoyAdvance, which is available as a free download from the relevant website, or you can use BoycottAdvance available as a free download from the Bannister.org website.
If you use Linux, you can download GBA game files using the KIGB GameBoy emulator, which also works with Windows and Mac OS X.
If the GBA file is associated with GrabIt and you use Windows, you can open it with Notepad or WordPad text editing programs. Simply right click on the GBA file and choose Open With from the drop-down menu. Click on the text editor in the submenu or click on Browse if the program you want to use is not in the list. Choose the text editor to open the file.
If you use Mac OS X, you can open GrabIt GBA files using Apple TextEdit. For the Linux operating system, you can use gEdit or Nano Editor.