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.RWS File Extension

File Type 1RenderWare Stream File

DeveloperCriterion Software
3.3 (9 Votes)
CategoryGame Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an RWS file?

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.

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Programs that open RWS files
Updated 7/20/2011

File Type 2Retina Wireless Scanner File

DevelopereEye Digital Security
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryData Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.RWS File Association 2

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
Updated 7/20/2011

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