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.ap File Extension

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

what is a .ap file?

An Amiga archive file is a compressed file used by the Amiga system to distribute programs or applications developed for the Amiga system, which were originally distributed via floppy disks. Since the data storage capacity of a floppy disk was limited to only a few kilobytes of data, Amiga developers created a compression format that can reduce the size of Amiga application files. This compression format was integrated with source code compilation specifications that can be implemented into Amiga applications, and data encoding standards were also integrated into this compression format to also support the compression of other types of files that can be copied from an Amiga system. These compression specifications are implemented into the content of an Amiga archive file, and data encoding standards are also integrated into the data stored in an Amiga archive file so it can be stored in the AP file format. These Amiga archive files are affixed with the .ap extension. There are other programs that implement the AP file format into its processes, though for different purposes.

how to open a .ap file?

Launch a .ap 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 .ap 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 .ap files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ap file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ap file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ap file association errors

applications that open a .ap file

Cloanto Amiga Forever

Cloanto Amiga Forever

The Amiga computer was launched in 1985 bu Commodore, which combined multimedia technology with ease of use that has inspired millions of enthusiastic computer users. Amiga Forever is the Amiga emulator of the Amiga computer. The different editions of Amiga Forever mixes the software and original content with set of videos to chronicles the history behind the Amiga. Editions of Amiga Forever include various emulation engines, operating system versions, games and demoscene productions. The RP9 Editor has a professional authoring feature which creates and edits configurations used for playback on the local system. The Value Edition is a download used in Windows, containing versions 1.2 and 1.3 of the Amiga operating system, that will run majority of classic Amiga games and applications. This edition has 50 games. The Plus Edition is a set of ROM and operating system versions which are all from 0.7 to 3.X, that has a broader selection of preinstalled games and demoscene productions, a gallery of items, and cross-platform content. This edition has more than 100 games.
Cloanto Amiga Forever for Mac

Cloanto Amiga Forever for Mac

Amiga Forever is not available for MAc OS, but developers have stated in their Website that they will soon start working on a Mac version of Amiga Forever which includes the high-quality playback and authoring functionality. The preconfigured Amiga ROM, OS and application software files of Amiga Forever may be used with several Mac OS ports of the UAE version of the Amiga emulation software. The cross-platform content in Amiga Forever is compatible with Mac applications, but intended for technical users who are more experienced in using the emulation on the intended platform. Older versions of UAE work with the ROM and operating system files in Amiga Forever, but developers recommend the use of one of the newer ports and add-ons for Mac OS X like, FS-UAE which is maintained by Frode Solheim, E-UAE maintained by Richard Drummond, E-UAE universal binaries by Jens Weichert, and Hi-Toro Configuration Editor. Preconfigured universal binaries of E-UAE and Hi-Toro can be found in the Private/Mac directory on the Amiga Forever CD. There are also tutorials regarding the use of Amiga emulation on a Mac, these are E-UAE Quick Guide, and Amiga Emulation am Mac a German version.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ap 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, .ap. 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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