A big file extension is related to the HomeWorld SGA archive file format.

There are 4 other file types using
the BIG file extension!

empty icon.big - Electronic Arts game resource package [common]

empty icon.big - Chinese text

big icon.big - Michelin autoroute maps image

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

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BIG file extension - HomeWorld SGA archive

What is big file? How to open big files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The big file extension is also used in Homeworld and Homeworld 2 computer games developed by Relic Entertainment.

These Relic .big archives are in different format than EA BIG archives, but serve same purpose. They contain various resources used in the game, such as graphics, sounds, texts, maps etc.

The default software associated to open big file:

Homeworld icon

Relic Entertainment Inc. logoHomeworld  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Relic Entertainment Inc.

Homeworld is a real-time strategy computer game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1999. In Homeworld, the inhabitants of a forsaken planet discovered an ancient tablet that revealed their true origins and launched them on a perilous voyage to their ancestral home, the far-distant world of Hiigara.

Homeworld 2 icon

Relic Entertainment Inc. logoHomeworld 2  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Relic Entertainment Inc.

Homeworld 2 is a science-fiction real-time strategy computer game developed by Relic Entertainment and released in 2003.

Help how to open:

You cannot open this file type manually, it is accessed by the game automatically.

How to convert:

These games files cannot be converted to anything else. However, sometimes modding.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .big 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 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).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with big file - HomeWorld SGA archive

Click on the software link for more information about Homeworld. Homeworld uses big 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 big file by default:
Homeworld small icon Homeworld
Homeworld 2 small icon Homeworld 2

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