What is a .SOUNDS File And How To Open It – id Software (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sounds extension and you don’t know 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 .sounds file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SOUNDS file?

The file extension .SOUNDS is Quake 3 Engine Sound Definition File. The development of this file was done by id Software. The format of this game related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .sounds file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SOUNDS file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the id Software Quake 3, Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SOUNDS 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the id Software Quake 3 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SOUNDS file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the id Software Quake 3 and Apple TextEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SOUNDS 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the id Software Quake 3 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SOUNDS file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sounds file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the id Software Quake 3 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SOUNDS 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 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 id Software Quake 3 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 .SOUNDS file?

If you cannot open the .SOUNDS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SOUNDS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .soundscript – Rigs of Rods Sound Script File, .sow – Interplay, .sp – Dipl.-Phys.-Ing. Ralf Wirtz, .sp – Buchanan Computing, .sp – Microsoft. 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 .SOUNDS file with the id Software Quake 3, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows, id Software Quake 3, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and id Software Quake 3 software on Linux.