What is a .NIF File And How To Open It – Gamebase (Simple Steps)


Have you downloaded a file with .nif 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. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .nif file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .NIF file?

The file extension .NIF is Gamebryo Model File. This file extension was developed by Gamebase. The format of this file is binary, and it is a 3D images related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .NIF file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the NifTools software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use NifTools software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NIF 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 NifTools software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NIF file?

If you cannot open the .NIF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .NIF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nim – Nimrod Software Foundation, .nist – NIST, .nitf – U.S. Department of Defense, .njb – Nikon, .nji – Nero. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .NIF file with the NifTools program on Windows.