What is a .ARENA File And How To Open It – id Software (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .arena extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .arena file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ARENA file?

The file extension .ARENA is Quake 3 Engine Arena File. The development of this file was done by id Software. The file has the text format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .arena file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ARENA file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .ARENA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ARENA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .arena file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the id Software Quake 3 and Microsoft Notepad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ARENA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the id Software Quake 3 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ARENA file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .arena file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the id Software Quake 3 and Apple TextEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ARENA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the id Software Quake 3 software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ARENA file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .arena file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the id Software Quake 3 software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ARENA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the id Software Quake 3 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ARENA file?

If you cannot open the .ARENA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ARENA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .arf – WebEx Communicatons, .arff – University of Waikato, .arg – Autodesk, .arch00 – Sierra, .architect – SQL Power. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ARENA file with the id Software Quake 3, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, id Software Quake 3, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and id Software Quake 3 software on Linux.