.KWN File Extension
Game Level Asset Archive
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What is a KWN file?
A KWN file is an archive used in an Étranges Libellules video game, such as Asterix & Obelix XXL. It contains the assets (models, animations, textures, and sounds) used in a specific game level.
Étranges Libellules was a French video game developer that released a handful of games, including Asterix & Obelix XXL, Asterix at the Olympic Games, and How to Train Your Dragon. To develop their games, Étranges Libellules used a game development engine called the K engine.
Games developed using the K engine store each level's assets in a level-specific KWN archive. If an asset is used across multiple levels, a copy of that asset is stored in each level's KWN file.
How to open a KWN file
KWN files are not meant to be opened by players. However, players interested in examining the assets that KWN files contain can do so using AdrienTD's ELB Tools (Windows).