The ARE file extension is associated with the BioWare Aurora Engine and used for its area files.

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ARE file extension - BioWare Aurora Engine area file

What is are file? How to open are files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The ARE file extension is used in Bioware's Aurora Engine. A .are file contains static information about an Area. The Area properties that are stored in an ARE fileand contains the area definition, cannot be modified via scripting.

The default software associated to are file type:

Baldur's Gate icon

BioWare logo Baldur's Gate  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  BioWare

Baldur's Gate is a famous computer role-playing game created by BioWare and released in 1998.

Help how to open ARE files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open game files

How to convert file with extension ARE:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert game files

Related links:

Area File Formats (PDF)

List of recommended software applications associated to the .are file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open are file, edit are file, convert are file, view are file, play are file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others are file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with are file - BioWare Aurora Engine area file

Click on the software link for more information about Baldur's Gate. Baldur's Gate uses are file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with are file by default:
Baldur's Gate small icon Baldur's Gate
Other suggested software:
Neverwinter Nights small icon Neverwinter Nights
Baldur's Gate II small icon Baldur's Gate II
Icewind Dale
Planescape: Torment small icon Planescape: Torment

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