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.NIF File Extension

File TypeGamebryo Model File

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Category3D Image Files


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

What is a NIF file?

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.

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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.

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Updated 6/11/2010

.NIF Extension Information

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