.RWS File Extension

RimWorld Game Save File

Developer Ludeon Studios
4.6  |  12 Votes

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.

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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 RWS files

RenderWare Stream

Developer Criterion Software
3.3  |  11 Votes

An RWS file may also be a game data file used by a game developed using Criterion Software's RenderWare engine. Typically, RWS files contain in-game music and/or sound effects. However, RWS files may contain other types of game data, such as 3D models, textures, or other game assets.

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Because RWS files' contents vary, programs that can open some RWS files may not be able to open others. For example, while vgmstream can play audio stored in RWS files, it cannot extract or show 3D models stored in RWS files.

Examples of games that use RWS files include:

  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact
  • Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
  • Madagascar

NOTE: Some games use RenderWare Stream files saved with different file extensions. For example, Grand Theft Auto III includes RenderWare Stream files that use the .DFF and .TXD extensions. These extensions denote the specific type of game data the files contain.

How to open an RWS file

If an RWS file contains audio data, you can open it with:

  • vgmstream (multiplatform)
  • Foobar2000, with the vgmstream plug-in installed (Windows)
  • Nullsoft Winamp, with the vgmstream plug-in installed (Windows)

How to convert an RWS file

You can use RWS2WAV (Windows) to convert RWS files that contain audio data to the .WAV (WAVE Audio) format. You can also use Foobar2000 to convert RWS files to WAV and other common audio formats, provided you have the vgmstream plug-in installed.

Programs that open RWS files

Retina Wireless Scanner File

Developer eEye Digital Security
1.3  |  3 Votes

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.

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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

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