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.8cm File Extension

Developer: Starbreeze Studios
File type: Module File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .8cm. Files with the file extension .8cm can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .8cm files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .8cm file?

The 8CM file extension is a data file format associated to Starbreeze Studios Fasttracker, music sequencer software used to create and edit module files. The 8CM file extension and Fasttracker were originally created by Fredrik "Mr. H" Huss and Magnus "Vogue" Högdahl in 1997. They are the same people who founded the Starbreeze Studios and developed the tracker after winning in several demo competitions. . These files contain eight channel audio files. The latest version of the tracker is Fasttracker 2.08. Key features include MIDI support and HQ mixer for SB16, volume-ramp editing function, WAV format harddisk recording, and sample editor shortcuts. It also supports Gravis Ultrasound as well as Sound Blaster, Covox and the simple PC speaker. Aside from XCM format some player software supports the .XMZ and .MDZ formats. Files in 8CM file format can be opened with Starbreeze Studios Fasttracker in Microsoft Windows-based systems since it is a DOS based operating system.

how to open a .8cm file?

Launch a .8cm file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .8cm file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .8cm files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .8cm file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .8cm file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .8cm file association errors

applications that open a .8cm file

Starbreeze Studios Fasttracker

Starbreeze Studios Fasttracker

Starbreeze Studios FastTracker is a music tracker (simply referred to as tracker) registered to Triton Production (Starbreeze Studios). It is a music sequencer software for creating and editing module files or arranging notes and sound samples from the module on a timeline using several monophonic channels. The screen interface in Fastracker has the pattern editor in the lower half, while the upper half of the interface has an instrument selector on the right, the general module settings, and some oscilloscopes. The interface also contains a pattern editor that can be switched to sample and instrument editor screens. The X1 file extension in Fastracker identifies the instrument used in the program, provides users with the capability to assign samples and vary pitches, and supports loop-enabled envelopes to control sound volume and stereo panning. Instrument generic settings include default panning, fine tuning, the starting note relative to C-4, and default volume. The minimum operating system is MS-DOS v.3, and the maximum is MS Windows 95. FastTracker is compatible with the DOS-32bit, DOSBox, Gravis Ultrasound like Covox, the Soundplayer of a PC Speaker, and Sound Blaster.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .8cm files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .8cm. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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