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.REL File Extension

File Type 1Relocatable Module File

3.7 (9 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

What is a REL file?

File created for Nintendo Wii games such as Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart; contains gameplay data such as stage models and characters referenced by the game; functions similarly to a .DLL file in the Windows OS.

More Information

Mario Kart holds only one REL fill named StaticR.rel. This file contains a lot of the data for Mario Kart and is located in the /rel directory.

REL files referenced by Super Smash Bros. Brawl are located in the "Modules" folder in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl directory. The Stage Switcher application opens and creates REL files, which enables you to switch stages. Each REL stage file has an identifying string of code that looks as follows: 38 A5 00 00 38 80 00 ID. The ID is actually two digits that signify the specific stage.

Common REL Filenames

StaticR.rel - Sole REL file referenced by Mario Kart, whereas Super Smash Bros. Brawl contains a REL file for each character and stage.

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Programs that open REL files
Stage Switcher
Updated 1/6/2014

File Type 2Norton Internet Security Log File

1.0 (3 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.REL File Association 2

Log file created by Norton Internet Security, a program used to protect computers from malware; contains a log of events, such as attacks and alerts.

More Information

REL files use the naming convention "iamX.rel," where "X" is a log descriptor. Common filenames include iamalert.rel and iamtcp.rel.

NOTE: REL files are used by older versions of Norton Internet Security. Norton Internet Security became Norton Security in 2014.

Programs that open REL files
Updated 12/29/2014

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