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.CSO File Extension

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File Type 1Compressed ISO Disk Image

DeveloperN/A
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Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDisk Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Compressed .ISO disk image file used for archiving PlayStation Portable (PSP) games; can incorporate up to nine layers of compression; created by program such as Prometeus and YACC (Yet Another CSO Compressor).

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NOTE: Greater levels of compression can cause CSO disk images to load slowly.

Programs that open CSO files
Windows
UMDGen
CisoPlus!
PSP ISO Compressor
YACC
Mac
Prometeus
Updated 7/9/2011

File Type 2Compiled Shader Object File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.2 (31 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
Category3D Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File created by compiled .HLSL files written in High Level Shader Language (HLSL), which is shading language developed by Microsoft; contains a compiled shader object, which derives from a HLSL file; retains the same name as the HLSL file but appears as a CSO file after the compile in Microsoft Visual Studio.

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In the OpenGL SDK, CSO files can be compiled using the glCompileShader method. glCompileShader compiles HLSL strings into the shader object. Information about whether or not a compilation was successful can be obtained through the shader object's information log by calling glGetShaderInfoLog.

Programs that open CSO files
Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Microsoft DirectX SDK
OpenGL SDK
Mac
OpenGL SDK
Linux
OpenGL SDK
Updated 10/14/2013

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