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.CFG File Extension

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File Type 1Configuration File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.1 (184 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySettings Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Generic preference file that stores settings and configuration information; used by various programs, which means different CFG files may store data in different formats; typically should not be opened manually, but may be saved in a text format that can be viewed in a text editor; can sometimes be moved or deleted to revert to a program's default settings.

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Generic configuration files are often named "config.cfg". Text-based CFG files often contain one variable and value per line in the following format:

var1=low
var2=med
var3=high

To test if a program automatically generates a default CFG file, move the configuration file out of the default directory when the program is not running. Then open the program and check the directory to see if a new CFG file has been created.

Linux configuration files typically use the .CONF extension rather than CFG.

Program(s) that open .CFG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
Notepad2
Other text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple TextEdit
MacroMates TextMate
MacVim
Other text editor
Updated 12/27/2010

File Type 2LightWave Configuration File

DeveloperNewTek
Popularity
4.0 (37 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Preferences file created by LightWave 3D, a modeling and rendering application for still frames and animation sequences; saves various application configuration options; used for remembering presets for the user.

Program(s) that open .CFG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
NewTek LightWave 3D
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
NewTek LightWave 3D
Updated 5/17/2011

File Type 3MAME Configuration File

DeveloperThe MAME Team
Popularity
4.0 (19 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySettings Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

Definition

XML keyboard configuration file used by MAME arcade video game emulators; contains keyboard mappings and hotkeys used for playing a game; used for configuring keyboard controls based on the player's preferences.

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Separate CFG files can be saved for different games. This gives players the ability to customize controls separately depending on the game being played.

Program(s) that open .CFG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
MAME
ExtraMAME
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
MacMAME
MAME OS X
Updated 11/16/2010

File Type 4Celestia Configuration File

DeveloperCelestia Development Team
Popularity
3.8 (12 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySettings Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Settings file used by Celestia, a 3D universe simulation program; saved in a plain text format and specifies the data files to load when the program is started; can be edited by the user, but should be done so carefully since improper changes to the file can cause Celestia's loading process to fail.

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Celestia configuration files contain references to .STC, .SSC, .DSC data files, .CEL scripts, .TXF font definitions, and other startup parameters.

Program(s) that open .CFG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Celestia
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Celestia
Linux LogoLinux
Celestia
Updated 7/1/2011

File Type 5Cal3D Model Configuration File

DeveloperCal3D
Popularity
3.8 (12 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
Category3D Image Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Three-dimensional model configuration file used by Cal3D, an open source character animation toolkit; saved in a plain text format and contains references to model components; used for putting all model components together.

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CFG files contain references to Cal3D skeleton files (.CSF or .XSF extension), animation files (.CAF or .XAF extension), meshes (.CMF or .XMF files), and materials (.CRF or .XRF files). They also store the root directory for the referenced files and the model scale.

Program(s) that open .CFG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Cal3dViewer
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
Linux LogoLinux
Cal3D
Vim
Other text editor
Updated 4/28/2011

File Type 6Citrix Server Connection File

DeveloperCitrix Systems
Popularity
3.6 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Contains connection information for connecting to a Citrix server; may include hostname, IP address, server port, username, password, etc; multiple CFG files may be used by Citrix client software to connect to various servers.

Program(s) that open .CFG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Citrix Access Client
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Citrix Access Client
Linux LogoLinux
Citrix Access Client
Updated 4/30/2007

File Type 7Wesnoth Markup Language File

DeveloperThe Battle for Wesnoth
Popularity
3.3 (16 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Game file used by The Battle for Wesnoth, a free turn-based strategy game for Mac, Windows, and Linux; contains source code written in the Wesnoth Markup Language (WML), a proprietary language used for creating scenarios, campaigns, units, and other game content for The Battle for Wesnoth.

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CFG files can be edited using any text editor. Some WML syntax highlighting plugins have been developed for text editors such as Emacs and Vi.

Program(s) that open .CFG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
The Battle for Wesnoth
gVim
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
The Battle for Wesnoth
MacroMates TextMate
Apple TextEdit
MacVim
Other text editor
Linux LogoLinux
The Battle for Wesnoth
GNU Emacs
Vim
Other text editor
Updated 3/22/2011