The file extension V64 is associated with the Nintendo gaming console by Nintendo, Inc. Nintendo is a manufacturer of a series of gaming devices, software, and video applications. The V64 file extension originates from a Nintendo 64 ROM cartridge.
The V64 file extension is categorized as a game file type which contains data stored in a file which has been dumped from a Nintendo 64 ROM cartridge. The cartridge is typically used in conjunction with Doctor 64, which is a backup device capable of playing video and audio CDs. Doctor 64 also reads the data from a Nintendo 64 ROM cartridge and then transfers the data to a computer using the parallel port.
How to Open V64 Files
The file extension V64 can be opened using Nintendo 64 emulation software which allows the file to be opened and played on a Windows-based PC, Mac PC, or other type of platform. If you are using the Windows operating system, you can open V64 files with Nemu64, which is an emulator available as a free download on the Nemu.org website. You can also opt to use Project64, which is a Nintendo 64 Emulator available as a free download on the Project64-Emu website.
You can also open V64 files using Mupen64Plus, which is a cross platform Nintendo 64 Emulator that is based on a plugin. Mupen64Plus is available as a free download under the GNU General Public License v2 and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and the Linux operating system.
If you are using Mac OS X, you can open the file extension V64 using sixtyforce 0.9.7, which is an emulator that is capable of running Nintendo 64 games on a Mac PC. You can download sixtyforce 0.9.7 at no cost on the sixtyforce website which requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and an Intel Mac.
Daedalus is another open source Nintendo 64 emulator which will open V64 files. Daedalus is available as a free download under the GNU General Public License v2 on the SourceForge website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
V64 files can also be converted to another emulator file format for use with a broader range of emulator software applications. There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert V64 files for you. You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, browse for the V64 file on your PC, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.