What is a .RES File And How To Open It – Godot (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .res extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .res file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .RES file?

The file extension .RES is Godot Engine Resource File. This file extension belongs to the developer Godot. The file has the binary format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .res file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .RES file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Godot Engine software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Godot Engine.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RES 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 Godot Engine software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RES file on Mac

To open the .res file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Godot Engine software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Godot Engine.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RES 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Godot Engine software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RES file on Linux

To open the .res file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Godot Engine software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Godot Engine.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RES 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Godot Engine software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .RES file?

If you are still unable to open the .RES file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .RES file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .res – Valve, .res – Embarcadero Technologies, .res – LucasArts. 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 .RES file with the Godot Engine program on Windows, Godot Engine program on Mac and Godot Engine software on Linux.