.HIP File Extension

Heavy Iron Studios Package

Developer Heavy Iron Studios
4.3  |  6 Votes

What is a HIP file?

A HIP file is an asset archive used by Scooby-Doo: Night of 100 Frights, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, or another Heavy Iron Studios Evil Engine video game. It contains game resources, such as 3D models, textures, audio files, and/or animations. These assets are used to display levels, characters, and in-game menus.

More Information

Evil Engine is a game development engine that Heavy Iron Studios used to develop several video games released between 2002 and 2005. These games include:

  • Scooby-Doo: Night of 100 Frights (GameCube, Xbox, PS2)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (GameCube, Xbox, PS2)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (GameCube, Xbox, PS2)
  • The Incredibles (GameCube, Xbox, PS2, PC)
  • The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer (GameCube, Xbox, PS2, PC)

Scooby-Doo: Night of 100 Frights stores all its game assets in HIP archives. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom and later Evil Engine games store some of their assets in HIP files and some of their assets in .HOP files. (HOP files are formatted the same way as HIP files, but store only level-related assets.)

How to open a HIP file

HIP files are not meant to be opened by players. However, modders who want to examine or extract the assets a HIP file contains can do so using Industrial Park (Windows) or Watto Studios Game Extractor.

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Programs that open HIP files

Houdini Project File

Developer Side Effects Software
3.7  |  11 Votes

Project file created by Houdini, a three-dimensional modeling and animation program; contains 3D shape definitions; may store points, lines, surfaces, fluids, and other objects; may also include project assets, such as embedded images; can be rendered into a 3D scene using Houdini.

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HIP projects are used for creating 3D pictures and animations. They have been developed for movies such as Avatar, Terminator Salvation, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Houdini is available in Escape, Master, and Batch versions.

Programs that open HIP files


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