.RWS File Extension

File Type 1

RimWorld Game Save File

Developer Ludeon Studios
4.6  |  12 Votes
Category Game Files
Format XML

What is an RWS file?

An RWS file is a save game file created by RimWorld, a sci-fi colony sim game. It contains information about the state of the game, which allows games to be stopped then resumed. RWS files are saved in XML format.

More Information

RWS files are meant to be opened by RimWorld to resume a game. However, you can manually open and edit RWS files since the contents are saved in XML format. You can use a text editor, such as Notepad or TextEdit, to open RWS files.

RWS files are saved in the following locations:

  • Windows - C:\​Users\​[username]\​AppData\​LocalLow\​Ludeon Studios\​RimWorld by Ludeon Studios\​Saves\​
  • macOS - ~/​Library/​Application/​Support/​RimWorld/​
  • Linux - ~/​.cpnfig/​unity3d/​Ludeon Studios/​RimWorld by Ludeon Studios/​Saves/​
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Programs that open or reference RWS files

Updated December 17, 2018
File Type 2

RenderWare Stream File

Developer Criterion Software
3.3  |  11 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

Game data file used by some games that utilize Criterion Software's RenderWare engine; often contains audio data although the binary format supports various kinds of game data including models and textures.

More Information

RenderWare games that use the ".rws" extension may use a file format specific to the particular game. Therefore, some RWS utilities, such as RWS2WAV, may be able to open a file type that other utilities cannot. Examples of games that use RWS files are Burnout 2: Point of Impact and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon.

NOTE: The RWS extension is not used for all RenderWare games that include RenderWare stream data. For example, Grand Theft Auto games do not use the ".rws" extension, but use the .DFF and .TXD extensions instead.

Programs that open or reference RWS files

Updated July 20, 2011
File Type 3

Retina Wireless Scanner File

Developer eEye Digital Security
1.3  |  3 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

File created by Retina Wireless Scanner, a program used for detecting wireless devices; saves data about discovered devices, including IP and MAC addresses, encryption protocols used, and other information.

More Information

Retina Wireless Scanner is used in corporate and security environments to detect unauthorized wireless devices. RWS files act as evidence logs from performed scans.

NOTE: Development and support of the Retina Wireless Scanner software has been discontinued.

Programs that open RWS files

eEye Digital Security Retina Wireless Scanner
Updated July 20, 2011

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