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Postby pawelsYO » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:09 pm

Hi, just interested in the subject of tuning, and I would like to ask what are all those different file extensions? because im not sure of that
I mean:
xdf, dam, hex, ori, bin, a2l

and sometimes i can find file without extension, how can i reconize what file is this?

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Re: File extensions

Postby mexanico1971 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:46 am

windows or other OS all ways shows file tipe !
execpt Ori , that"s mean original file from ecu

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Re: File extensions

Postby mexanico1971 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:48 am

windows or other OS all ways shows file tipe !
execpt Ori , that"s mean original file from ecu

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Re: File extensions

Postby makis20vt » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:08 pm

what is the file extension when i read a file from ecu?

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Re: File extensions

Postby iliya_d » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:53 pm

makis20vt wrote:what is the file extension when i read a file from ecu?

Usually you give a file extension of your choice - for example, * .bin * .ori etc.

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Re: File extensions

Postby MikeyPSF » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:46 am

EcuFlash also gives you the option of storing ROM images in a .srf file format which stands for 'structured ROM format'. In addition to the standard ROM image which is typically stored in a .bin or .hex file, it also includes some vehicle information to help positively identify the vehicle model/market/etc.

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Re: File extensions

Postby svjanson » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:49 am

I always use .bin as an extension.

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Re: File extensions

Postby GhostRiderxFx » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:46 am

i got a file with the extenision ,8ORG
Cant find any info on it, but it works with winols
Anyone know what it is?

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Re: File extensions

Postby cappuccino34 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:34 pm

You can add your own extension to a file, it is there for the comuter to recognise what program is required to open it and also for the user to recognise what the file is. Original files tend to get given .bin (for binary) .ori or .org (short for original) extensions. When I started I used a program and emulator from Racelogic, long ago out of production and support. They advised me when doing training to use .org for original files and .mod for modified files so as not to get things confused. .bin could be any binary, so is less specific.

.xdf is used with tuner-pro software as their address descriptor, rather like .a2l and .dam, which are factory-developed descriptors and can be imported into some hex editing software programs.

.hex is used to show that it's the actual ECU file (hexadecimal) data that is manipulated in hex editing software. It is still a binary file anyway so it could just as well have a .ori, .bin, .whatever extension which is only there for help in identification.

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