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.rez File Extension

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

what is a .rez file?

A Lithtech Game Engine Resource File that is used mostly by first-person shooter games was developed for the Lithtech gaming engine, and this gaming engine is implemented into video games like Aliens vs Predator, Blood II, Contract J.A.C.K., The Matrix Online, Purge, Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, F.E.A.R., Noone Lives Forever, Sanity: Aikens Artifact, Tron 2.0, Sierra Entertainment Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza, Jarhead Games Marine Sharpshooter and Valumedia World War II: Normandy. The Lithtech game engine is popular software that creates the above-mentioned first-person shooter games. REZ files are useful when it comes to modifying the content of the games because they include the music, the textures, the meshes as well as other objects necessary for the game. In other words, rez files contribute a lot to the development of the whole game content. Opening, modifying, as well as extracting rez files may require the installation of applications such as the Dragon UnPACKer, the Game Extractor, the BlackAngel WinRez LT Studio and lithrez.exe.

how to open a .rez file?

Launch a .rez 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 .rez 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 .rez files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .rez file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .rez file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .rez file association errors

applications that open a .rez file

Dragon UnPACKer

Dragon UnPACKer

Dragon UnPACKer is a program which allows the user to open the resource file on an explorer like interface. The user may see in the sub directories and extract the files in any location. This software supports almost 80 different kinds of games. In case the game is not supported, Dragon UnPACKer included the HyperRipper which allow the user to search patterns in an unknown file formats and eventually extracts the music, sound texture and anything from the unknown file formats. This software is free software produced by Mozilla. This software can support OGG, MP3, AVI, WAV, BMP, TGA and more. And the user can easily convert the texture format that is custom to TGA and BMP for the user convenience. Dragon UnPACKer runs in Windows XP, WinNt, Win 98 and Win ME. Concerning the hardware requirements, Dragon UnPACKer will run as long as the hardware can run windows 32-bit applications.
BlackAngel WinRez LT Studio

BlackAngel WinRez LT Studio

Released in 2009, the BlackAngel WinRez LT Studio is a collection of tools to help in developing games and developing mods for games that use the LithTech Engines. It extracts, view, created and modifies Rez files. Rez files are used in LithTech games, it contains textures, meshes, maps and other game contents in which developer open through WinRez LT Studio. WinRez LT Studio has a Windows Explorer look that features the functionality of drag and drop and it has shell extension which are accessible by right-clicking any file window so users will be able to rez or unrez. It also features tools that come with the WinRez LT Studio package. The software includes the DTXView which allows users to view and access DTX files in Windows, the DTXShell that enables users to add their preferred thumbnails into Windows, the ResEdit which is used for directly editing strings in Resource DLLs, the WinRez Lt that lets users create or extract Rez files, and users also have the option to modify or alter Rez files through the ResEdit. The software also comes with WinRez Shell that is used in adding WinRez to the context Menus of Windows.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .rez 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, .rez. 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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