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.hog File Extension

Developer: N/A
File type: Descent Mission File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .hog. Files with the file extension .hog can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .hog files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .hog file?

Mission parameters and other pieces of game-related data about the activities and results gained by a player of the Descent 2 video game are stored in these Descent mission files. The Descent 2 program locates the corresponding Descent mission file to reference the data stored in the file. The software then displays the mission parameters and also initializes other associated game files required by Descent 2 to provide the player with its integrated set of features for the associated stage or level of the game. A Descent Mission File is encoded with specifications developed for the Descent 2 video game, and these Descent mission files are saved in the HOG format and are affixed with the .hog extension. Interplay developed the HOG format standards and the Descent 2 video game. There are versions of the Descent 2 software that can be installed in computers running on Microsoft Windows-based systems or Mac platforms. These Descent mission files are used as developer files of the Descent 2 software, so the content of these .hog files should not be tampered with.

how to open a .hog file?

Launch a .hog file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .hog file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .hog files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .hog file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .hog file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .hog file association errors

applications that open a .hog file

Interplay Descent

Interplay Descent

Interplay Descent is a 3D first-person shooter (FPS) video game developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay. It is centered on gun and other projectile weapons combat through a first-person perspective. The game features 3D worlds with texture mapping, texture shading, 3D morphing, directional sound effects, and a spectacular soundtrack. It can be played in a single-player or in a multiplayer mode using a platform with MS-DOS, Windows 95, and Mac OS operating system. It is playable on a 386-based PC, but a Pentium CPU is preferred for maximum rendering quality. The video game requires players to fight virus-infected robots while navigating labyrinthine mines. The primary objective of the game is to find and destroy each mine’s reactor core, rescuing hostage workers and escaping before the mine is destroyed by the meltdown. It progresses from the Moon to Mercury, then through the solar system and outbound towards Pluto’s moon Charon. Players gain points through a complementary system that awards points when an enemy robot is destroyed or a reactor is detonated. Bonus points are awarded on completion of a game level and on the number of hostages picked up and safely rescued.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .hog files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .hog. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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