.RW4 File Extension
RenderWare 4 3D Model
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What is an RW4 file?
An RW4 file is a 3D model file used in an Electronic Arts video game, such as Spore or SimCity (2013). It contains meshes, textures, lighting maps, and animations used to show a character or object in-game. RW4 files are found in .PACKAGE files.
Some Electronic Arts video games released in the late 2000s and early 2010s use the RenderWare 4 graphics engine to load and show graphics to players. 3D models used by the RenderWare 4 graphics engine are saved as RW4 files.
Most prominently, Spore and SimCity (2013) use the RenderWare 4 graphics engine. Modders of these games have created tools that allow them to open and examine RW4 files' contents.
How to open an RW4 file
You can open an RW4 file and examine some of its contents in the following modding tools:
- SporeModder FX (Windows)
- SporeMaster (Windows)
- SimCityPak (Windows)
When opening an RW4 file, be sure to open it in a related modding tool. For example, open a Spore RW4 file in a Spore tool, and a SimCity RW4 file in a SimCity tool.