.DEF File Extension

.DEF File Extension

File Type 1

M.U.G.E.N Character Definition File

Developer Elecbyte
Popularity
3.8  |  45 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text

What is a DEF file?

A DEF file is a game data file used by M.U.G.E.N (or just Mugen), a free sprite-based game engine used for making 2D fighting games. It contains the definition for a character, which includes the character name and version information. DEF files also store the character specification files (.CNS, .SFF, .CMD, .SND, and .AIR) used by the engine.

More Information

You will most likely only encounter a DEF file if you create games with the M.U.G.E.N engine. DEF files that store information for characters are located in the chars/ directory, while DEF files that store system-related information are located in the data/ directory.

Common DEF Filenames

[character_name].def - DEF file that stores information for a specific character.

fight.def - DEF file that stores information about the appearance of a fight in the game.

select.def - DEF file that stores a list of characters and stages available to select in a game, as well as the flow of the game's arcade mode. You can edit this file to add custom characters and stages to a game.

system.def - DEF file that stores information about the appearance of system screens, such as character selection and title screens.

How do I open a DEF file?

While DEF files are referenced by M.U.G.E.N and are not meant to be opened, you can open DEF files with a text editor since they are saved in plain text. Some text editors you could use in Windows are Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad. In macOS, you can use Apple TextEdit.

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Programs that open DEF files

Mac
Linux
Updated August 19, 2020
File Type 2

Module-Definition File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.8  |  38 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format N/A

What is a DEF file?

Lists the exports and attributes of a program to be linked by an application linker; used in software development when creating a DLL.

More Information

DEF files are used by Microsoft Visual C++, a component of Microsoft Visual Studio, as well as other C++ development software.

Programs that open DEF files

Updated 2006
File Type 3

SmartWare II Data File

Developer SmartWare
Popularity
3.8  |  18 Votes
Category Spreadsheet Files
Format N/A

What is a DEF file?

Spreadsheet and database format used by SmartWare II database software.

Programs that open DEF files

Windows
SmartWare
Updated 2006
File Type 4

IOBit Malware Fighter Definitions File

Developer IObit
Popularity
3.6  |  11 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a DEF file?

File used by IObit Malware Fighter, a program used for removing malware and spyware from the PC; saves virus definitions used for identifying and removing malware from the computer.

More Information

DEF files use the filenames core000.def, core001.def, core002.def, etc. They are stored in the \db\ directory of the IObit Malware Fighter installation.

Programs that open DEF files

Windows
IObit Malware Fighter
Updated October 1, 2012

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