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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .shader 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. In this article we will explain what .shader file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SHADER file?

The file extension .SHADER comes from Godot Engine Shader File. The development of this file was done by Godot. This file belongs to the text format and it is a game related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .SHADER file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .shader file on Windows in 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. The other software that you can use is Godot Engine.

Step 2

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

How to open a .SHADER file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .shader file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Godot Engine software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Godot Engine software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SHADER 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: 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. 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 .SHADER file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .shader file on Linux in 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: Locate the .SHADER 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Godot Engine 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 .SHADER file?

If you cannot open the .SHADER file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SHADER file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .shader – id Software. 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 .SHADER file with the Godot Engine program on Windows, Godot Engine program on Mac and Godot Engine software on Linux.