.TMD File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .TMD file extension:

  1. MySQL Temporary Database File
  2. Nintendo Title Metadata File
  3. PlayStation Game Model File

1. MySQL Temporary Database File

MySQL Temporary Database File

Intermediate database file created by MySQL, an open source relational database program; contains information that helps MySQL complete database recoveries or conversion processes; created in the database directory where the .MYI, .MYD, and .FRM files are located.

TMD files can be created when the myisampack MySQL command is run. If the process is terminated before completion, the temporary TMD files might not be deleted. TMD files may also be created by other MySQL database operations.

Software's name License Platforms
MySQL MySQL Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: July 20, 2010

2. Nintendo Title Metadata File

Nintendo Title Metadata File
  • Developer Nintendo
  • Popularity
    3.0 (3 votes)
  • Category Game Files
  • Format N/A

A TMD file contains title metadata used to verify the integrity and run Nintendo 3DS, Wii, and WiiU games. It stores metadata about the file that contains the actual game data, such as an APP, 3DS, or CIA file, and is referenced to decrypt and verify the contents of the game data file to launch the game. TMD files are typically distributed by Nintendo Update Servers (NUS).

TMD files may store varying metadata depending on the console the game is created to run on. For example, a TMD file for a WiiU game contains the required WiiUOS version, whereas a TMD file for a 3DS game will not include that information.

Most 3DS, Wii, and WiiU gamers will not encounter a TMD file since it is referenced by the Nintendo console in the background when a game is launched. However, gamers who want to emulate a game on their computers will most likely see the TMD file (along with a TIK and CERT file) accompanying the main game data file.

Software's name License Platforms
Citra Citra Free AndroidLinuxMacWindows

Updated: September 26, 2019

3. PlayStation Game Model File

PlayStation Game Model File

3D model used by some games for the PlayStation console systems; saves the geometry (vertices and shapes) for the three-dimensional image; used for game characters, scenery, monsters, and other game objects.

An example PlayStation game that uses TMD files is Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. Some TMD files can be viewed with MilkShape 3D, but without the coloring.

Software's name License Platforms
chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D Shareware Windows

Updated: October 13, 2011

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