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File Type 1Minecraft Language File

DeveloperMojang
Popularity
4.2 (42 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
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 resource file used by Minecraft, an open-ended game that allows players to create and explore 3D worlds; saves a list of key-value string pairs that map game menus, achievements, and other game objects to names in a given language; used for localization.

More Information

Minecraft LANG files are located within the minecraft.jar archive, which is located in the following directory:

[user]\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin\

LANG files are stored in a plain text format, so you can edit them with a text editor. However, doing so can potentially cause Minecraft not to run properly, so you should backup minecraft.jar before proceeding. To edit LANG files, follow these steps:

  1. Explore minecraft.jar with 7-Zip or another tool that can explore JAR files.
  2. Navigate to the \lang\ folder.
  3. Extract en_US.lang and save it to a location on your computer.
  4. Edit the LANG file with a text editor such as Notepad.
  5. Place the edited LANG file back in the minecraft.jaf archive, overwriting the previous one.
  6. Delete the \META-INF\ folder within the root directory of minecraft.jar.
  7. Restart Minecraft.
Program(s) that open .LANG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Mojang Minecraft
Any text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Mojang Minecraft
Any text editor
Linux LogoLinux
Mojang Minecraft
Any text editor
Updated 11/26/2012

File Type 2Skype Language File

DeveloperSkype
Popularity
2.5 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
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

Language file used by Skype, a popular online communication program; contains language information that changes the language of the Skype user interface.

More Information

LANG files can be loaded within Skype by selecting the "Tools→Change Language" option. They can also be edited by selecting "Tools→Change Language→Edit Skype Language File."

Program(s) that open .LANG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Skype
Updated 5/19/2009