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FAM file format description

FAM file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with FAM files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the FAM file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing FAM files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Famtasia Emulator ROM Image

The FAM file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Famtasia, serving as a Famtasia Emulator ROM Image. Famtasia was a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator software. It seems that Famtasia is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:Famtasia
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

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#2 PLINK Individual Information File

The FAM file is categorized under Data. It is associated with PLINK, serving as a PLINK Individual Information File. PLINK is a free, open-source whole genome association analysis toolset, designed to perform a range of basic, large-scale analyses in a computationally efficient manner. Visit the website of PLINK for a detailed description of the FAM format.

Application:PLINK
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

PLINK Individual Information File related extensions

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  • bed PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table
  • bim PLINK Extended MAP File
  • clst PLINK Cluster Membership File

#3 The Sims Family Data

The FAM file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with The Sims, serving as a The Sims Family Data. The Sims is a 2000 strategic life-simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. Visit the website of The Sims for a detailed description of the FAM format.

Application:The Sims
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

The Sims Family Data related extensions

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#4 Falcon Compiled Module

The FAM file is categorized under Development. It is associated with Falcon, serving as a Falcon Compiled Module. Falcon is an open source, multi-paradigm programming language. Visit the website of Falcon for a detailed description of the FAM format.

Application:Falcon
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Falcon Compiled Module related extensions

  • fal Falcon Script
  • ftd Falcon Template Document
  • ftr Falcon Translation
  • ftt Falcon Translation Template

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The FAM filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your FAM file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this FAM file.

To set the FAM file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set FAM file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle FAM files with care

Exercise caution when handling FAM files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar FAM files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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