In video games, the sounds we hear are the sounds created separately to match the scenarios. There are plenty of software available to generate this kind of sounds but Microsoft XACT is one of the popular ones. This software can create Audios that can be put into games according to the requirement. The files created using this software are the .XSB files. These files do not contain the audio data. Instead, they actually contain the data related to the audio. These files are mostly used for the video games and are stored in the sound directory of the game for easy access.
Programs that can handle XSB files are as follows. Files with XSB suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with XSB extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with XSB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with XSB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with XSB files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft XACT or one to the listed programs: Referenced by various video games. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft XACT installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Microsoft XACT installed on your systems and XSB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why XSB files are not compatible with Microsoft XACT. The most recent version of Microsoft XACT is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Microsoft XACT installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage XSB on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 XSB file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the XSB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. XSB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the XSB file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with XSB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support XSB files. Close all running programs and try opening the XSB file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with XACT Sound Bank files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle XSB files.
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