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Most recognised file format used in games

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Can someone tell me what is the most recognised file format used in games? Thanks Rapps

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exe?

Try to be more precise.. Image file format, movie file format, bsp map, mesh, script?

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.EXE.


On a more serious note, the big ones are probably (in no particular order) lossless JPEG, Targa, PNG, MP3, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, XML, and of course comma delimited text. More specific formats depend, of course, on the kind of data you're referring to.

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.X (For hobbist's at least)

Often you'll see game developers make their own file formats for their games, this way they can ensure they have all the data they need.

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Thanks for getting back. In answer to, be more precise, I was thinking of big commecial video games in general.

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Original post by Rapps
Thanks for getting back. In answer to, be more precise, I was thinking of big commecial video games in general.


No. Your vagueness wan't because we were confused about what kind of games you were asking about. We can't answer your question sufficiently because you haven't identified what kinds of files you are talking about. For instance:

Sound:
.wav
.mp3

Model:
generally a custom model format for each game
.X for most hobby DirectX games

Texture:
.tga

Clarify what kinds of files you are interested in.

-me

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Thanks for getting back. In answer to, be more precise, I was thinking of big commecial video games in general.

In that case, yes they use their own format, mostly packed into a couple of large files.

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