What is a .CRY File And How To Open It – Crytek (Visual Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .cry extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .cry file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CRY file?

The .CRY file extension is CryENGINE Map File. It was developed by Crytek. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .cry file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CRY file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .CRY file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Crytek CryENGINE SDK software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Crytek CryENGINE SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CRY 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Crytek CryENGINE SDK software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CRY file?

If you cannot open the .CRY file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CRY file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .crypt – WhatsApp, .crypt1 – WhatsApp, .crypt10 – WhatsApp, .crypt12 – WhatsApp, .crypt5 – WhatsApp. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CRY file with the Crytek CryENGINE SDK program on Windows.