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.RES File Extension

File Type 1Valve Resource File

DeveloperValve
Popularity
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CategorySettings 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.

What is a RES file?

File used by Valve Steam and games developed by Valve; may store information for a user interface skin, custom HUDs, hitsounds, and other information such as the number of times a player has played a map.

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RES files are used by Valve for several purposes:

  • Valve games, such as Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Half-Life 2, and Day of Defeat: Source, use the RES file to store game-related information. Examples of information include custom HUDs, hitsounds, and the number of times a player has played a map.
  • Valve Steam is an application that delivers on-demand games and downloadable content to users. Steam uses the RES file to store interface skin information and allows you to customize the skin.

    RES files that contain skin information are stored in the \Skins\Resources\ directory of the software installation. They are saved in a plain text format and can be viewed with a text editor. Sometimes users modify these files manually in a text editor to change the appearance of the interface.

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Programs that open RES files
Windows
Valve Steam
Updated 3/1/2016

File Type 2C++ Complied Resource Script

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a RES file?

Win32 resource file used when compiling a C++ program; contains resources, such as images, cursors, and version information.

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Programs that open RES files
Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Resource Hacker
ResEdit
Updated 11/6/2012

File Type 3Windows Resource File

DeveloperEmbarcadero Technologies
Popularity
4.0 (16 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a RES file?

Binary file automatically generated by Delphi programming software; contains the program's main icon and version information (if necessary) and is required for compiling a program; may also include other resources used within the application, such as bitmaps, cursors, and string tables.

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Embarcadero Delphi
Embarcadero Technologies C++ Builder
Updated 2006

File Type 4Star Wars KotOR Save Resources File

DeveloperLucasArts
Popularity
3.1 (8 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a RES file?

File used by Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR), a third-person action game based on the Star Wars series; saved alongside a .SAV saved game file and contains additional descriptive information for the save.

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Updated 12/13/2011

.RES Extension Information

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