Files with cdata suffix can be found as audio files from several games from Command and Conquer series. Located within .big archives.

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CDATA file extension - Command & Conquer 3 audio file

What is cdata file? How to open cdata files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

cdata file icon: cdata filetype icon

File extension cdata is used for certain files that contain sound effects/voice data and are located inside the BIG resource files of Command & Conquer 3, Red Alert 3 and possibly other strategy games from EA sharing the same game engine.

Note: CDATA also means character data, but this term is unrelated to this file type.

The default software associated to open cdata file:

Command and Conquer 3 icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logoCommand and Conquer 3  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Electronic Arts, Inc.

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a real-time strategy video game developed and published by Electronic Arts for the Windows and Xbox 360 platforms, and the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 RTS title Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and its expansion pack Firestorm, by Westwood Studios.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logoCommand and Conquer: Red Alert 3  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Electronic Arts, Inc.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is real-time strategy video game based on popular real-time strategy series Command & Conquer. Player selects one from the three available fractions Allies, Soviet Union and Empire of Rising Sun. Each fraction has a fully co-operative campaign, playable with an computer or with another human player online. C&C Red Alert 3 supports on-line gaming via Internet and LAN. Red Alert 3 was released for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Xbox and Playstation 3.

Help how to open:

Unless some kind of modding tool exist to work with these files, there is no way to open them manually.

How to convert:

Unfortunately, we do not know about any converter for .cdata files.

Related links:

CDATA at Multimedia WIKI

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cdata file - Command & Conquer 3 audio file

Click on the software link for more information about Command and Conquer 3. Command and Conquer 3 uses cdata 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 cdata file by default:
Command and Conquer 3 small icon Command and Conquer 3
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 small icon Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3

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