DBO File Extension

DBO file icon
DarkBASIC Object
  • Developer
    The Game Creators
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is DBO file?

Full format name of files that use DBO extension is DarkBASIC Object. The Game Creators defined the DarkBASIC Object format standard. DBO files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DBO file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 992 other filename extensions listed in our database. DarkBASIC Pro supports DBO files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support DBO file extension

The following listing features DBO-compatible programs. Files with DBO extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support DBO file

How to open file with DBO extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DBO files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DBO extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install DarkBASIC Pro

Problems with opening and working with DBO files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DBO files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install DarkBASIC Pro or one to the listed programs: World Blade3D. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading DarkBASIC Pro installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of DarkBASIC Pro

If the problems with opening DBO files still occur even after installing DarkBASIC Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DarkBASIC Pro is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that DarkBASIC Pro cannot handle files with DBO may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of DarkBASIC Pro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign DarkBASIC Pro to DBO files

If you have the latest version of DarkBASIC Pro installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DBO on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the DBO file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the DarkBASIC Pro installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DBO files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DBO extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DBO extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the DBO file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DBO file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DBO may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the DBO is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. DBO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the DBO file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the DBO file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with DBO extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DarkBASIC Object file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open DarkBASIC Pro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DBO files. Close all running programs and try opening the DBO file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DarkBASIC Object file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DBO files affecting older versions of given software.

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