There are 9 other file types using
the ARC file extension!

empty icon.arc - ARC lossless data compression and archive format [common]

empty icon.arc - Cabela's African Safari game data

empty icon.arc - I-DEAS archive

empty icon.arc - Accelrys/MSI Biosym/Insight II CAR chemistry data

arc icon.arc - Nokia backup archive

arc icon.arc - Norton backup archive

empty icon.arc - Nintendo archive

arc icon.arc - Orgadata LogiKal file

empty icon.arc - FreeArc compressed archive

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ARC file extension - Avalanche Studios game archive

What is arc file? How to open arc files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The arc file extension is related to Just Cause, Mad Max and other computer games for various platforms based on Avalanche video gaming engine developed by Avalanche Studios.

The arc file stores archive with various game data, like graphics, sounds, models, textures etc.

Avalanche Engine games contains several *.arc archives, which  are called game0.arc, game1.arc, game2.arc, etc. and they are about 822 MB size.

 Avalanche Studios games:

  • Just Cause
  • The Hunter
  • Just Cause 2
  • Renegade Ops
  • The Hunter: Primal
  • Rumble City
  • Mad Max
  • Just Cause 3
  • Final Fantasy XV

The default software associated to open arc file:

ArchiveViewer picture or screenshot

ArchiveViewer  Microsoft Windows software

ArchiveViewer is easy to use tool for Windows that allows you to view content of arc/.tab files used by the Avalanche Engine.

Just Cause 2 icon

Avalanche Studios logoJust Cause 2  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Avalanche Studios

Just Cause 2 is action adventure video game for Microsoft Windows and video gaming consoles.

The orders are simple: Hunt down and execute a rogue agent that has stolen top-secret intelligence and millions in Agency cash. For agent Rico Rodriguez, the mission is anything but routine. The target is Tom Sheldon, Rico’s former commanding officer, mentor and friend; a man who knows Rico better than he knows himself.

Just Cause 3 icon

Avalanche Studios logoJust Cause 3  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Avalanche Studios

Just Cause 3 is open world action adventure released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Playstation 4 developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine and destroy General Di Ravello, a dictator from Mediterranean republic of Medici.

Mad Max icon

Avalanche Studios logoMad Max  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Avalanche Studios

Mad Max is post apocalyptic action adventure and vehicular combat video game available for  PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in 2015 where cars are the key to survival. Gamer take role of Mad Max a lone warrior who must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland .

Help how to open:

Use ArchiveViewer to view content and extract data from Avalanche Engine archives.

How to convert:

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

List of software applications associated to the .arc 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 arc file, edit arc file, convert arc file, view arc file, play arc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting arc files.

Software that open arc file - Avalanche Studios game archive

Programs supporting the exension arc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ArchiveViewer for open arc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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