What is a .DBA File And How To Open It – Crytek (Easy Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .dba extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .dba file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .DBA file?

The file extension .DBA is from CryENGINE Animation Database File.It was developed by Crytek. This development related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .DBA file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DBA file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Crytek CryENGINE SDK software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Crytek CryENGINE SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DBA file

2. The second step is locating 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Crytek CryENGINE SDK software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DBA file?

If you are still unable to open the .DBA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .DBA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .dba – The Game Creators, .dba – Palm. 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 .DBA file with the Crytek CryENGINE SDK program on Windows.