.MIX File Extension

Command & Conquer Data File

Developer Westwood Studios
4.3  |  47 Votes

What is a MIX file?

A MIX file is a game data file used by the Command & Conquer (C&C) real-time strategy games. It may contain game scenarios, movies, music, and sounds. Examples of MIX files installed with C&C games include conquer.mix, local.mix, movies.mix, and music.mix.

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Games that use MIX data files include:

  • Command and Conquer
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert
  • Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 2
  • Command and Conquer Renegade

Newer C&C games developed by Electronic Arts (and not Westwood Studios) store game data in .BIG files.

How to open a MIX file

You can open, edit, and manage Command & Conquer MIX files using XCC Utilities (Windows), which is a group of player-created utilities that allows Command & Conquer enthusiasts to play MIX audio and videos, open and edit MIX maps, and create their own MIX files.

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Westwood Studios Command & Conquer games

3ds Max Motion Mixer File

Developer Autodesk
4.2  |  15 Votes

Animation file created by the Motion Mixer component of the 3ds Max animation and modeling software; stores a multi-track mix of motion clips, which are stored in .BIP or .XAF files; used for compositing multiple motions into a single animation.

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Motion Mixer mixes stores information similar to the structure of a multi-track audio mix. The motion clips are similar to audio clips, since users can place clips anywhere on the timeline and add transitions and effects.

MIX files can be reused across several different biped models (two-footed models). They can also be produced to a "mixdown," which can be used for correcting and smoothing abnormal or jittery animation movements.

Programs that open or reference MIX files


MotoGP Game File

Developer Milestone
2.8  |  11 Votes

Gameplay file used by MotoGP, a motorcycle road racing game; files contain data related to gaming experience such as sound effects, bike, track, and rider data; used by all PC editions of MotoGP.

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MotoGP is the official video game of Grand Prix motorcycle road racing. It features riders, teams, career mode, and multiplayer mode. It's available for several gaming platforms including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, and PC.

NOTE: Climax Racing first developed MotoGP and was acquired by Buena Vista Studios in 2006 and renamed Black Rock Studio. Climax Racing/Black Rock Studio developed the first 5 MotoGP games up until MotoGP 07 for the PC platform. Milestone developed the most recent game, MotoGP 13.

Common MIX Filenames

Bikes.mix - File containing data for bike appearance.

Rider.mix - File containing data for rider appearance.

Programs that open or reference MIX files


Microsoft Image Exchange File

Developer Microsoft
3.0  |  8 Votes

A MIX file may also be a vector image created by PhotoDraw 2000, a drawing program included with Microsoft Office 2000. The MIX file format supports both vector and raster graphics. MIX files were used to store images that could be included in Microsoft Office documents.

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MIX files were originally designed for use with Microsoft Picture It!, the predecessor to PhotoDraw 2000. Picture It! became part of the Microsoft Digital Image Suite, which was discontinued in 2006. However, many of the suite's features were included in the Windows Vista operating system.

NOTE: PhotoDraw 2000 was discontinued after version 2.

How to open a MIX file

While Microsoft Picture It! and PhotoDraw 2000 are discontinued, you can open MIX images in XnSoft XnViewMP, a cross-platform image viewing and editing application. You can then convert your MIX image to a more common image format, such as .JPG or .PNG, to use it with other programs.

Programs that open MIX files


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