A 2da file extension is related to the BioWare Aurora engine and used for its 2-dimensional array files.

There is one other file type using
the 2DA file extension!

empty icon.2da - BioWare Infinity game engine AD&D rule set

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Software that open 2da file

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2DA file extension - BioWare Aurora engine 2-dimensional array

What is 2da file? How to open 2da files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The 2da file extension is associated with the BioWare video gaming engines known as Infinity and Aurora.

A 2da file is a plain-text file that describes a 2-dimensional array of data.

In BioWare's games, 2da files serve many purposes, and are often crucial to the proper functioning of the game and tools. They describe many aspects of the rules and game engine. Although 2da files are plain text files, they are structured according to a set of rules that must be followed in order for the game and tools to read them correctly.

The default software associated to open 2da file:

Baldur's Gate icon

BioWare logoBaldur's Gate  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

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

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to view content of *.2da files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .2da file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .2da file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 2da file, edit 2da file, convert 2da file, view 2da file, play 2da file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with 2da file - BioWare Aurora engine 2-dimensional array

Click on the software link for more information about Baldur's Gate. Baldur's Gate uses 2da 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 2da 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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