Files with chr extension can be also found as part of games based on Bioware Infinity game engines, like Baldur's Gate. These files contain stored character info and are typically accompanied with a .bio file that contains the descriptions.

There are 6 other file types using
the CHR file extension!

empty icon.chr - Borland language stroke font

chr icon.chr - Autodesk 3D Studio Max character data

empty icon.chr - ROSE Online NPC Zscript file

empty icon.chr - CryENGINE character

empty icon.chr - Nintendo DS character tile

empty icon.chr - Blazing Paddles font

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CHR file extension - Bioware Infinity game engine exported character info file

What is chr file? How to open chr files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The chr file extension is is also related to Baldur's Gate or IceWind Dale games that are based on the Infinity game engine.

The chr file stores individual character starting stats and other data. They can be found in the characters folder, typically accompanied by a .bio file that has same file name.

The default software associated to open chr 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:

Baldur's Gata games (at least the sequel) offer a special CharView.exe program that can be used to load up *.chr files and check the NPC data. Works only if the game is installed, not just when run from install disc.

How to convert:

There seems to be no way of converting this file type and it would also serve no purpose.

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with chr file - Bioware Infinity game engine exported character info file

Click on the software link for more information about Baldur's Gate. Baldur's Gate uses chr 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 chr file by default:
Baldur's Gate small icon Baldur's Gate
Other suggested software:
Baldur's Gate II small icon Baldur's Gate II
Icewind Dale
Planescape: Torment small icon Planescape: Torment

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