IC8 File Extension

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Neo Geo BIOS

What is IC8 file?

Full format name of files that use IC8 extension is Neo Geo BIOS. IC8 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. IC8 file format, along with 1273 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. MAME is by far the most used program for working with IC8 files. Software named MAME was created by Nicola Salmoria and the MAME team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IC8 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IC8 file extension

Programs that can handle IC8 files are as follows. IC8 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IC8 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with IC8 extension?

Problems with accessing IC8 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Neo Geo BIOS files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install MAME

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IC8 files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download MAME and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IC8 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download MAME installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Nicola Salmoria and the MAME team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of MAME

If you already have MAME installed on your systems and IC8 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that MAME cannot handle files with IC8 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of MAME should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign MAME to IC8 files

If you have the latest version of MAME installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IC8 on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the IC8 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
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where MAME is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IC8 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IC8 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IC8 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the IC8 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 IC8 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the IC8 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the IC8 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the IC8 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with IC8 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the IC8 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with IC8 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Neo Geo BIOS file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with IC8 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Neo Geo BIOS file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IC8 files affecting older versions of given software.

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