GS8 file format description

Many people share .gs8 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .gs8 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .gs8 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gsx - Genecyst Emulator Saved State

The GSX data files are related to Genecyst. The GSX file is a Genecyst Emulator Saved State. Genecyst was a popular Sega Mega Drive/Genesis emulator for DOS, by Bloodlust Software. Due to its high speed and then-good YM2612 emulation, it was widely regarded as the all-around best Mega Drive/Genesis emulator on the scene, with the nearest competitor being KGen. Genecyst has since been supplanted by newer emulators Gens and Kega Fusion.

Data files
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gs1, gs2, gs3, gs4, gs5, gs6, gs7, gs8, gs9
Genecyst Emulator Saved State related extensions:
Genecyst Emulator Saved State

Naturally, other applications may also use the .gs8 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .gs8 files. Be especially cautious with .gs8 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .gs8 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 .gs8 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

g8, gs, gsi, gso, rs8, s8

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

SIMUL8 Simulation
Gofer Source Code
GemStone Document
GPS Tuner Map Slices Calibration Data
Gosu Class Data
GoldenSection Notes Data

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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