.SPR File Extension

Half-Life Sprite

Developer Valve
4.0  |  86 Votes

What is an SPR file?

An SPR file is a sprite used by the PC versions of Half-Life, a popular first-person shooter. It contains one or more 2D images used to skin an in-game object, such as a character, visual effect or user interface element. Modders have created tools that allow them to open and edit Half-Life's SPR files.

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Valve Half-Life is a first-person shooter and puzzle-solving game in which players must escape from a research facility while fighting off aliens. The game uses assets saved in a variety of proprietary file formats, including the SPR format. (The PS2 version of Half-Life instead uses sprites saved as .SPZ files.)

Typically, Half-Life's SPR files are saved in the following directory:


Half-Life modders sometimes modify or replace the game's default SPR files. This allows them to customize how in-game objects appear.

How to open an SPR file

You can use SprView or Sprite Explorer to view the sprite(s) an SPR file contains. Additionally, you can use the sprite-related tools on the HL-Programs webpage to create and modify Half-Life sprites.

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Programs that open or reference SPR files

FoxPro Generated Screen File

Developer Microsoft
3.4  |  15 Votes

Executable wrapper file created by the FoxPro database program; includes the "DO FORM" command required to run the screen code within the application; contains code generated from information within a FoxPro form (.SCX) file.

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SPR files are created by FoxPro but can be run within Visual FoxPro.

Programs that open SPR files

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