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Game Development Dictionary

File Formats

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  Term Name Description


The model format used in Quake II. Supports vertex interpolation for animation.

VOC File

Creative Labs' sound format made popular with the Sound Blaster.


A plain unformatted ASCII text file.


Extensible Markup Language - A metalanguage written in SGML that allows you to design a markup language, used to allow for the easy interchange of documents on the World Wide Web.

World Wide Web Consortium


Portable Network Graphics. A graphics format that was brought about due to the licensing disagreements conerning GIF and JPEG.


TIFF is an acronym for Tag(ged) Image File Format. It is one of the most popular and flexible of the current public domain raster file formats.


.PCX is a graphic format created by ZSoft. Was sometimes used in DOS and early Windows games as it is a fairly simple format and supports Run-Length Encoding.