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GAF File Extension

Total Annihilation Animated Bitmap Format
  • Developer
    Cavedog Entertainment
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What is GAF file?

Full format name of files that use GAF extension is Total Annihilation Animated Bitmap Format. Total Annihilation Animated Bitmap Format specification was created by Cavedog Entertainment. Files with GAF extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. GAF file format, along with 1509 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. The most popular program for handling GAF files is XnView, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about GAF and other supported file formats.

Programs which support GAF file extension

Programs that can handle GAF files are as follows. Files with GAF suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support GAF file

How to open file with GAF extension?

Problems with accessing GAF may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with GAF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GAF files.

Step 1. Get the XnView

Install software to open GAF file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GAF files is that no program that can handle GAF files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing XnView or different compatible program, such as Total Annihilation. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GAF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download XnView installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of XnView and update if needed

Update software that support file extension GAFYou still cannot access GAF files although XnView is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of XnView installed, it may not support GAF format. The latest version of XnView should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Total Annihilation Animated Bitmap Format files with XnView

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GAF files with latest version of XnView you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with GAF file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the GAF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the XnView installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GAF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with GAF file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GAF file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with GAF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the GAF file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check GAF file for viruses
1. Check the GAF file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the GAF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the GAF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the GAF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the GAF file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 GAF 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run XnView

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Total Annihilation Animated Bitmap Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GAF files.

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