.HO File Extension

GoodEngine Asset Package

Developer Heavy Iron Studios
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What is a HO file?

An HO file is an asset archive used by a Heavy Iron Studios video game. It contains 3D models, audio files, animations, textures, and/or other game assets. Heavy Iron games developed using the Good Engine or Havok game engines use HO files.

More Information

Heavy Iron Studios is a former subsidiary of THQ that has developed or co-developed many popular video games. Between 2007 and 2012, Heavy Iron developed games using the Havok engine and a proprietary engine known as the Good Engine. Games developed using these engines include:

  • Ratatouille
  • WALL-E
  • Up
  • SpongeBob's Truth or Square
  • UFC Personal Trainer
  • Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
  • Harley Pasternak's Hollywood Workout

All these games store their assets and resources in HO files. While most gamers will never encounter an HO file, modders sometimes extract, modify, and repackage the assets HO files contain, to modify the associated game.

How to open a HO file

You can use the following fan-made utilities to extract assets from and replace assets in HO archives:

  • HoExtractor
  • HiHoFile

Additionally, you can use The-GoodEditor-2 (another fan-made utility) to edit some level data that HO files contain.

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Programs that open HO files


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