File extension: SMC or .smc
Author of the .smc file extension: Nintendo
Category: Game files
Programs that use the .smc file type: SNES9X, ZSNES, SNEeSe
Explanation of .smc file extensions:
The .smc file extension represents a game or ROM image file that contains a copy of a Super Nintendo Cartridge's game data. Using a SNES emulator, users can use the .smc file for playing the Super Nintendo game on their PC.
Typical problems associated with the .smc file extension:
One of the most common problems with .smc files is when the game is copyrighted and protected by some form of encryption. Some games have been released for general purposes while others haven't been.
Another problem is opening and playing the legitimate .smc files.
First, make sure you are using a legal .smc file. These may be public domain roms or roms issued by the game makers for general purpose. Next, make sure you have a SNES emulator installed on your computer. You must have a compatible emulator in order to run the .smc files.
If your computer does not know which program to use to open the .smc files, find the file in Windows Explorer and right-click it. Choose 'open with' and find your desired emulator in the list. To always use the emulator, place a check mark in the box just below the list of programs.
Because .smc files are often distributed over the Internet, you can't always be sure of the source. If you download files or receive .smc files via e-mail, make sure to take precautions such as scanning the files with an anti-spyware and anti-virus program.
In addition, run a registry cleaner to resolve many related .smc errors.
SNES9x - http://www.snes9x.com/
Emulation Information - http://www.lofi-gaming.org.uk/emulation/newbies.php
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