What is a .CFG File And How To Open It – Cal3D (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .cfg extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .cfg file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CFG file?

The .CFG file extension is Cal3D Model Configuration File. It was developed by Cal3D. The file has the text format, and it is a 3D images related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .CFG file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CFG file on various operating systems.

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

The .cfg file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Notepad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CFG 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Microsoft Notepad software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CFG file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cfg file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CFG 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple TextEdit software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CFG file on Linux

To open the .cfg file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Vim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CFG 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Vim software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CFG file?

If you are still unable to open the .CFG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CFG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cfg – Configuration File, .cfg – Celestia Development Team, .cfg – The MAME Team, .cfg – NewTek, .cfg – The Battle for Wesnoth, .cfg – Citrix Systems, .cfg – Elecbyte. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CFG file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows, Apple TextEdit program on Mac and Vim software on Linux.