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the BIG file extension!

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big file icon.big - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time audio package

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BIG file extension - Electronic Arts game resource package

What is big file? How to open big files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The big file extension is commonly used in games developed or produced by Electronic Arts (EA).

The big file is resource container, that can hold various data used in games, such as animations, textures, videos, sounds, language localization and more. This format is also known as EA BIG BIGF file.

These files can be extracted by some specialized tools, such as Dragon UnPACker, which are often used for moding purposes.

Reported game that use BIG format for their resource files:

  • Ajax Club Football 2005
  • Command And Conquer: Generals, Command And Conquer: Tiberian Wars, Command And Conquer: Red Alert, Command And Conquer: Red Alert 2, Command And Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Def Jam: Fight For NY
  • EA Cricket 2005
  • Euro 2000
  • FIFA 1999, FIFA 2000, FIFA 2001, FIFA 2002, FIFA 2003, FIFA 2004, FIFA 2005, FIFA 2006, FIFA 2007, FIFA 2008, FIFA 2009, FIFA 2010, FIFA 2011, FIFA 2012, FIFA 2013, FIFA 2014, FIFA 2015, FIFA 2016
  • FIFA Manager 2006
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (PS2) 
  • NBA 2003, NBA 2004, NBA 2005, NBA 2006, NBA 2007
  • NHL 2003, NHL 2004, NHL 2005, NHL 2006, NHL 2007, NHL 2008, NHL 2009
  • SSX 3
  • UEFA Champions League 2004
  • UEFA Champions League 2005
  • UEFA Euro 2004
  • Need for Speed series
  • and probably many other...

The default software associated to big file type:

FIFA 16 icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logo FIFA 16  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Electronic Arts, Inc.

FIFA 16 is football simulation video game for computers and video gaming consoles with featuring 35 licensed leagues, over 600 clubs, 16,000+ players and 41 licensed stadiums and first FIFA game with 12 women's national teams: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

FIFA 15 icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logo FIFA 15  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Electronic Arts, Inc.

FIFA 15 is football simulation video game for computers and video gaming consoles with featuring 35 licensed leagues, over 600 clubs, 16,000+ players and 41 licensed stadiums.

FIFA 14 icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logo FIFA 14  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Electronic Arts, Inc.

FIFA 14 is football simulation video game for computers and video gaming consoles with 33 fully licensed leagues, comprising over 600 clubs with over 16,000 players, as well as 47 fully licensed international teams and a legends teams.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012 icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logo Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Electronic Arts, Inc.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012 is a car racing simulation computer from the popular game series developed by Electronic Arts.

FinalBIG picture or screenshot

FinalBIG  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Matthias Wagner

FinalBIG is a program used by moders to Extract, View, and Edit files inside of both Generals and Zero Hour .big files.

Dragon UnPACKer icon

Alexandre Devilliers logo Dragon UnPACKer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Alexandre Devilliers

Dragon Unpacker is unpacking tool for resource files from computer games, which is very popular in moding community. It supports plethora of file formats and also is able to search for known patterns in unknown file formats.

Game Extractor picture or screenshot

Game Extractor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Watto Studios

Game Extractor is a tool for opening and extracting various resource files from vide and computer games.

Help how to open BIG files:

Most *.big files can be opened and extracted with Dragon UnPACker.

How to convert file with extension BIG:

The *.big file is an archive with various game data files, textures, sounds etc. It is impossible to convert *.big file to any other file format. You can use any utility and extract data from it. Some of these data can be converted to other formats.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 42 49 47 46
ASCII code: BIGF

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

Hint:
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 of the big files.

  • Open big file
  • Save big file
  • Edit big file
  • Extract big file
  • Others big file

Software that open big file - Electronic Arts game resource package

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open big file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with big file by default:
FinalBIG
Dragon UnPACKer small icon Dragon UnPACKer
Game Extractor
Other suggested software:
Fifa File Explorer
MultiEx Commander small icon MultiEx Commander

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