.CTEX File Extension

Cooked Texture

Developer Retro Studios
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What is a CTEX file?

A CTEX file is a compressed texture used by the video game Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. It contains a 2D image used to skin a 3D model or object. It also contains metadata that describes the texture's file size, width, height, and format.

More Information

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is a platforming game available for the Nintendo Wii U and Switch. Retro Studios released the Wii U version of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze in 2014 and the Switch version in 2018.

Both versions of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze use textures saved as CTEX files. However, the Wii U version's CTEX files are compressed using LZSS compression, while the Switch version's are compressed using zlib compression.

How to open a CTEX file

CTEX files are not meant to be opened. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze loads CTEX files when players play the game.

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Programs that open CTEX files

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