GMS file format description

Many people often share .gms files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .gms files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .gms files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .gms files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .gms file format.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gms - Gesture and Motion Signal Format Data

The GMS data files are related to libGMS. The GMS file is a Gesture and Motion Signal Format Data. GMS (Gesture and Motion Signal) format is a low-level, binary, minimal, but generic format for storing Gesture and Motion Signal data. The libGMS seems to be no longer supported.

Category:Data files
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Gesture and Motion Signal Format Data related extensions:

  • phr iGO Phoneme Data
  • exclude WOW! Diagnostic Exclude Data
  • bsca IBM System/3 BSCA Data
  • ae1 FileMaker Pro Runtime Database
  • hch General CADD Hatch
  • mm3d Misfit Model 3D Model

.gms - GAMS Model File

The GMS data files are related to GAMS. The GMS file is a GAMS Model File. The General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) is a high-level modeling system for mathematical programming and optimization.

Category:Data files
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GAMS Model File related extensions:

  • gdx GAMS Data Exchange File

.gms - GMod Saved Data

The GMS game data files are related to GMod. The GMS file is a GMod Saved Data. Garry's Mod (GMod) is a sandbox physics game using a modified Source engine, created by Garry Newman.

Category:Game Data files
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GMod Saved Data related extensions:

  • dupe GMod Dupe Data
  • gma GMod Addon
  • gmad GMod Game Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .gms file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .gms extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .gms files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .gms files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .gms 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .gms file

To set the .gms 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. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as 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 desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  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 .gms file association. Many applications can open .gms files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .gms file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bms, fms, ghs, gjs, gks, gls, gm, gm5, gmc, gme, gmw, gmx, gmz, gns, gs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .gms filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .gms:

Operating systems

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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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