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File extensions used in game development?

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I saw several times, expecially in indie games file that ends with .cfg extension, I think it is scripts but don;t know exactly. Can anyone link me to some file extensions used in game development and what they contain, and I mean not basic ones..

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Hello,

The *.cfg extension denotes a configuration file, so such a file would probably used to store settings such as screen resolution, quality vs performance rendering settings, etc.

Wotsit.org has a lot of resources on file extensions in general.

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FYI: the cfg extension, in particular, doesn't indicate any particular "recognized" file format. It's just a convenient extension (as mentioned by fileshadow4126) that's commonly used by many applications. You can't expect the contents of any particular cfg file to correspond to some "standard" format.

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There's no standards for formats "[color="#1C2837"]used in game development". Different companies use different creation software, different processing tools, different middleware, different game engines, different custom solutions, etc...
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[color="#1C2837"]In one game, a "cfg" file might store your keyboard setup. In another game it might store enemy AI behaviours. In another it might contain translations of the game's text in German...

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