What is a .GRF File And How To Open It – Chris Sawyer (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .grf extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .grf file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .GRF file?

The .GRF file extension stands for Transport Tycoon Graphics Resource File. The development of this file was done by Chris Sawyer. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .grf file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .GRF file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .grf file on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GRF 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, 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 OpenTTD software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GRF file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GRF 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: 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 OpenTTD software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GRF file?

If you cannot open the .GRF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .GRF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .grf – Gravity, .grf – Hydesoft Computing, .grf – Javlin, .grf – Golden Software. 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 .GRF file with the OpenTTD program on Windows and OpenTTD software on Linux.