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PCE File Extension

TurboGrafx-16 ROM

What is PCE file?

PCE filename suffix is mostly used for TurboGrafx-16 ROM files. PCE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. PCE file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1509 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling PCE files is Magic Engine, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support PCE file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PCE files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with PCE 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 PCE file

How to open file with PCE extension?

Problems with accessing PCE may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to TurboGrafx-16 ROM 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. Install Magic Engine software

Install software to open PCE file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PCE files is that no program that can handle PCE files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Magic Engine. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PCE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Magic Engine website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Magic Engine

Update software that support file extension PCEYou still cannot access PCE files although Magic Engine is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why PCE files are not compatible with Magic Engine. The latest version of Magic Engine should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate TurboGrafx-16 ROM files with Magic Engine

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PCE files with latest version of Magic Engine you have installed 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.

Associate software with PCE file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PCE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Magic Engine is installed, check the Always use this app to open PCE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PCE file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PCE file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PCE extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PCE is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PCE file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PCE file for viruses
1. The PCE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the PCE 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. PCE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic PCE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the PCE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Magic Engine

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PCE files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with TurboGrafx-16 ROM files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PCE files affecting older versions of given software.

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