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.DEM File Extension

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File Type 1Video Game Demo File

DeveloperValve
Popularity
4.3 (131 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

Definition

Game replay file created by various first-person shooter games and most popularly by Counter-Strike (supported by Valve's Source game engine); saves a video recording from one player's perspective in a single or multiplayer game; used for sharing replays with others.

More Information

To play a Counter-Strike DEM file in Windows, first place it in the cstrike\ installation directory. Next, start Counter-Strike and open the console window. From the console window, type viewdemo demoname, where "demoname" is the filename without the ".dem" extension.

DEM files are also used by Hexen II, Quake, and Unreal Tournament. However, the files are only playable on the game for which the demo was created.

NOTE: DEM files created by Source engine games, such as Counter-Strike, can be opened in VirtualDub to play the video frame sequence and record it to other output formats, such as .AVI. There is a size limitation of 2 GB for AVI videos created by Valve's source engine. You can install the Apple QuickTime component to encode the .H264 codec in order to avoid the size limitation.

Program(s) that open .DEM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Valve Counter-Strike
Epic Games Unreal Tournament
id Software Quake
id Software Hexen 2
VirtualDub
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Valve Counter-Strike
Epic Games Unreal Tournament
id Software Quake
Updated 5/22/2014

File Type 2Digital Elevation Model

DeveloperUSGS
Popularity
4.1 (27 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGIS 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 mapping data with elevation information; used by the US Geological Survey.

Program(s) that open .DEM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Golden Software Voxler
TatukGIS Viewer
MicroMouse AccuTrans 3D
Updated 5/18/2012