SAP (file format)

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SAP is a way to store music data from the Atari 8-bit family that uses the POKEY sound chip. Most popular music for the Atari 8-bit family was written between 1981 and 1987.

SAP files are similar to SID (Commodore 64), SPC (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) and NSF (Nintendo Entertainment System) files because players emulate the CPU and sound hardware of the system to play music.

SAP files can be played by a SAP player, which many platforms have.[1] For example, VLC version 2 and higher can play SAP files on Mac computers using the PowerPC and Intel architectures.[2] There are also tools to turn SAP files to other formats.[3]

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  1. "Game music base - database of Games, Games music and soundtracks". Mirsoft. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  2. "SAP File Extension - What is a .sap file and how do I open it?". FileInfo. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  3. "Atari SAP Music Archive". Atari SAP Music Archive. Retrieved 30 March 2020.

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