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the DFS file extension!

empty icon.dfs - BrainSuite 3D surface file

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DFS file extension - Area-51 game data file

What is dfs file? How to open dfs files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The DFS file extension is associated with the computer game Area-51 first person shooter horror computer game developed by Midway Home Entertainment for Windows, Xbox and Playstation 2. The .dfs file stores game data including maps, models, textures, audio etc.

The default software associated to dfs file type:

Area-51 picture or screenshot

Area-51  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Midway Home Entertainment Inc.

Area 51 is a 2005 first-person shooter survival horror video game developed by Midway Studios Austin and published by Midway for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows, and is a loose remake of the 1995 light gun video game of the same name.

Help how to open DFS files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension DFS:

As far as we know, this .dfs file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 53 46 44 58 03 00 00 00

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dfs file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dfs file, edit dfs file, convert dfs file, view dfs file, play dfs file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dfs file - Area-51 game data file

Click on the software link for more information about Area-51. Area-51 uses dfs 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:

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