.YCD File Extension

Rockstar Games Clip Dictionary

Developer Rockstar Games
3.0  |  2 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is a YCD file?

A YCD file is an animation file used by a Rockstar Games video game, such as Grand Theft Auto V or Red Dead Redemption 2. It contains compressed and encrypted data used to animate an in-game object. YCD files can be exported to the .XML format using CodeWalker.

More Information

Since Max Payne 3, Rockstar Games has been saving in-game animation data as clip dictionary files. Typically, these files use the .ycd extension. Each YCD file contains multiple animation clips, which a game uses to animate an in-game object. Each clip may be comprised of multiple related animations (e.g. a single clip that uses both a face and arm animation).

How to open a YCD file

There is no easy way to open or edit a YCD file. Determined modders can use the GTA V modding tool CodeWalker to convert a YCD file to XML format. They can then edit the XML file, use CodeWalker to convert the XML file back to a YCD file, and repackage the YCD file into the game it came from.

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Updated December 30, 2021

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