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

empty icon.mcl - Multimedia Manager collection file

empty icon.mcl - MUSHclient world information file

empty icon.mcl - VectorWorks template file

mcl icon.mcl - Microsoft Media Center application shortcut

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MCL file - MCell cellular automaton file

What is mcl file? How to open mcl files?

The MCL file extension is associated with the MCell Cellular Automaton application.

MCL is a Cellular Automata file format introduced with MCLife 1.20, and continued in MCell. It's an ASCII format combining both Life 1.05 and RLE and introducing extensions necessary to store all MCell features.

This file type represents different colored squares on a grid that change according to specified rules. Also known as a Cellular Automaton or CA.

The default software associated to mcl file type:

MCell Cellular Automaton  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Mirek Wojtowicz (Miroslaw Wójtowicz)

MCell is a 32-bit Windows program used to exploring existing and creating new rules and patterns of 1-D and 2-D Cellular Automata. MCell handles all popular formats of Cellular Automata patterns (Life 1.05, Life 1.06, RLE, dbLife, ProLife, XLife, MCLife, MCell and variations of the above), both from UNIX and DOS formats, what makes it a perfect tool for viewing large collections of Cellular Automata patterns available on the Internet.

Help how to open:

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:

As far as we know, this .mcl 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.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .mcl 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 mcl file, edit mcl file, convert mcl file, view mcl file, play mcl 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 mcl file - MCell cellular automaton file

Click on the software link for more information about MCell Cellular Automaton. MCell Cellular Automaton uses mcl 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.).

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