BAM file format description

Many people share .bam files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bam file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bam files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bam - Infinity Engine Animation

The BAM game data files are related to Baldurs Gate. The BAM file is an Infinity Engine Animation. Infinity Engine is a game engine which allows the creation of isometric role-playing video games. BAM files describe animated graphics. Such files are used for animations and interactive GUI elements and for logical collections of images. The format supports multiple animation cycles, each containing multiple frames.

Baldurs Gate
Game Data files
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Infinity Engine Animation related extensions:
ROSE Online 3D Model Data
Magic: The Gathering Deck
RealFlight Content
Chips Challenge DAC File
Starship Troopers Data
Mass Effect 2 for Xbox Saved Game

.bam - SpliceV BAM Data

The BAM data files are related to SpliceV. The BAM file is a SpliceV BAM Data. SpliceV is a tool to visualize coverage, canonical, and backsplice junctions.

Data files
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SpliceV BAM Data related extensions:
SpliceV Backsplice Junctions Data

.bam - OHRRPGCE Music Data

The BAM audio files are related to OHRRPGCE. The BAM file is an OHRRPGCE Music Data. Official Hamster Republic Role Playing Game Construction Engine (OHRRPGCE) is an easy-to-use utility with which you can create your own 2D RPG game in a style similar to the classic Final Fantasy games on the NES.

Audio files
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OHRRPGCE Music Data related extensions:
Prorunner 2.0 Music
SimSynth Audio Data
Wwise Encoded Media
OtsAV Media Library
Windows Media Audio Redirector
Cubase Recording

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bam file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bam files. Be especially cautious with .bam files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bam file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bam file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

abm, am, ba, bah, bak, bal, ban, bm, bma, bqm, bwm, bxm, bzm, fam, gam

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Broderbund PrintMaster Banner
Train Simulator 3D Animation Data
Commodore 128 VDC BitMap Image
Scifer External Header Archive
Infinity Engine Game Data
BMA Archiver Compressed Archive

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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