.BS File Extension

.BS File Extension

File Type 1

Printfox Bitmap Image

Developer Scanntronik
Popularity
2.5  |  2 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format N/A

What is a BS file?

A BS file is a bitmap image created by Printfox, a word processing program available for the Commodore 64. It contains a 320 x 200 pixel image. BS files were also used by Printfox's successor, Pagefox.

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In 1986, German software publisher Scanntronik released the Printfox word processor for the Commodore 64. Printfox allowed users to combine text and images to be printed upon an A4 sheet of paper. Most often, users who wanted to add images to their document created them using Printfox's graphics editor, which saved images as BS files.

In 1987, Scanntronik released an updated version of Printfox, called Pagefox. While Pagefox saved images as PG files, it also allowed users to load and use BS files.

NOTE: Printfox Bitmap Images can also be saved as GB files, which contain a 640 x 400 pixel image.

How do I open a BS file?

Despite BS files' age and relative obscurity, you can open them with XnConvert (cross-platform) and XnViewMP (cross-platform). You can also use these programs to convert BS files to a more common image format.

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File Type 2

Baldur's Gate Player Character Script

Developer BioWare
Popularity
2.0  |  1 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text

What is a BS file?

A BS file is a script that can be applied to a player-controlled character in BioWare's Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series of games. It contains a list of in-game triggers and responses used to automate a character's actions. BS files are used to streamline in-game combat or to cheat the game.

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Screenshot of a .bs file in GitHub Atom
BS file open in GitHub Atom

BioWare's Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series of games are role-playing games set within Dungeons & Dragons' Forgotten Realms. Uniquely, these games were created using a game development platform called the Infinity Engine, which simulates pen-and-paper Dungeons and Dragons rules.

Infinity Engine games allowed players to create scripts that controlled their party members' actions. Most times, players created scripts in-game using the games' script editors. These scripts were then saved as BS files.

However, some Infinity Engine modders took it upon themselves to create BS scripts that bent or broke the Infinity Engine's typical ruleset. These mod-created scripts allowed players to quickly strengthen their characters and beat games more easily.

NOTE: Some Infinity Engine scripts control a game's non-player characters. These scripts are saved with the .bcs extension.

How do I open a BS file?

Because BS files are plain text, you can open them with any text editor, including:

To use a BS file as a script in an Infinity Engine game, place the file in your game's {GAMENAME}/Scripts folder. You will then be able to select the script in-game.

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