What is an NX file?
An NX file is a video game file created to be used with the virtual game console, LowRes NX. It is written in the BASIC programming language and contains the source code of the game that defines how the game functions. You can create your own NX files for use with the app that can be loaded and users can play the game.
You can open an NX file in a text editor, LowRes NX, or any source code editor such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code.
NX File Format
An NX file is saved to disc as plain text file that contains the game instructions. Each NX file has game’s source code that comprises of multiple cartridge ROM entries. These ROM entries have game components information such as graphics, level maps, audio, and other non-source code data for the game. The ROM entries of a program can be added or edited using NX editing programs that come bundled with the LowRes NX.
How to Create NX Files?
Create NX Files On PC
You can create NX files on PC using:
- Text Editors - such as Microsoft Notepad, Notepad++, or Github Atom
- Source Code Editors - such as Microsoft VIsual Studio Code
Create NX Files on iOS
LowRes NX has iOS version that can be used by developers to create NX files from within this app.