.RAD File Extension
File Type 1Reality Adlib Tracker Module
What is a RAD file?
Module created by Reality AdLib Tracker, an audio tracking application; contains note and instrument information for a song; holds up to 32 patterns and 31 instruments; common size is 10k or less.
NOTE: Reality AdLib Tracker and Adlib Tracker II are DOS only applications but can be used through DOSBox, a DOS emulator, on contemporary PCs.
File Type 2Radar ViewPoint Radar Data
.RAD File Association 2
Radar data analysis format used for locating aircraft and monitoring airspace.
File Type 3Citrix Rapid Application Delivery File
.RAD File Association 3
Configuration file used by Citrix XenApp (formerly Citrix Presentation Server) virtualization software; saved in a plain text format and contains a reference to a hosted application profile; used for launching streamed applications, which provide software to users on demand.
RAD files are opened automatically by the Raderun.exe program included with XenApp. This program can also be run manually at the command line.
File Type 4VRAD Lights File
.RAD File Association 4
3D lighting file used by VRAD, a command line program that adds light properties to a .BSP first-person shooter game map file; stores lighting properties for materials, which define the surface appearance of 3D objects.
RAD files are specified in an XML format. They can include settings for normal LDR and HDR (high dynamic range) color and intensity.
To compile lighting properties into an existing BSP map file, use the following command: vrad -lights bspmapname.rad
File Type 5Radiance Scene File
.RAD File Association 5
Scene file used by Radiance, a free ray tracing application; saves objects, materials, and lighting properties; serves as an input for generating an octree (.OCT) file so the scene can be rendered.
RAD files are saved in a text format, so they can be edited easily with a text editor before being converted for rendering.