Information about the .ovl (ovl) file type

This is one of two possibilities that we have on file for the .ovl file extension, follow this link to view both possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .ovl (ovl) file type.

.ovl
Overlay file. The use of overlay files is a programming technique dating back to the days of DOS where programs were limited to 640KB of usable RAM. They allowed an application to load portions of code on demand. Overlay files are not required for Windows applications.

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .ovl files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .ovl. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.