What is a .HOG File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .hog extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .hog file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .HOG file?

The file extension .HOG comes from Descent Mission File. The file is a game related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .HOG file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Interplay Descent 2 software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HOG 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 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 Interplay Descent 2 software 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 .HOG file on Mac

The .hog file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Interplay Descent 2 software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .HOG 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Interplay Descent 2 software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .HOG file?

If you cannot open the .HOG file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .HOG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .hoi4 – Paradox Development Studio, .hol – Microsoft, .honmod – HON Modification Manager, .hot – Electronic Arts, .how2 – Visma. 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 .HOG file with the Interplay Descent 2 program on Windows and Interplay Descent 2 program on Mac.