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.NIF File Extension

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File TypeGamebryo Model File

DeveloperGamebase
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Category3D Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

Definition

3D model used by Gamebryo, a game engine used for Fallout 3, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, and other popular video games; supports 3D meshes (geometry), textures, shading, and other model properties; used for storing terrain, game objects, or other 3D models.

More Information

NIF files are also used to store "rigged" models, which contain default geometries that are used as templates for creating new customized models. NIF files can be compiled by the Gamebryo LightSpeed game development software.

NOTE: NIF stands for "NetImmerse File." It is named after NetImmerse, the predecessor to Gamebryo.

Programs that open NIF files
Windows
Gamebase Gamebryo
NifTools
Updated 6/11/2010

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