An orc file extension is related to the Heroes of Might and Magic VI fantasy turn-based strategic computer game. An .orc files stores game data.

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ORC file extension - Heroes of Might and Magic VI game data

What is orc file? How to open orc files?

File type specification:

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The orc file extension is associated with Heroes of Might and Magic VI computer game and used for its resource data archives.

ORC format seems to be some sort of encoded ZIP archive. There seems to be program called ORC to ZIP and ZIP to ORC converter that is able to convert .orc files to .zip and back.

An .orc files contain various types of data (graphic, sound etc.) used in the game.

  • Data.orc contains various xml setting files, various texts, story dialogues and such
  • Data1.orc contains 3D models and animations
  • Data2.orc contains campaign and singleplayer map data
  • Data3.orc contains sounds and music
  • Data4.orc contains GUI elements, such as icons, loading screens etc.
  • Data5.orc and Data6.orc contains texture data

The default software associated to open orc file:

Heroes of Might and Magic VI icon

Heroes of Might and Magic VI  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Black Hole Entertainment

Heroes of Might and Magic VI is the 6th installment of popular fantasy turn-based strategy series, developed by Black Hole Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. Released in October 2011.

Heroes VI is a prequel to the main campaigns of Heroes of Might and Magic V, taking place 400 year before the events shown in HOMAM V. A legendary Archangel general, resurrected hundreds of years after dying during the Elder Wars, plots to usurp the control over all Ashan, while battling a supposed Demon invasion. 

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

You can use ORC to ZIP program to convert .orc files. You can extract it afterwards and access its contents.

Related links:

Might and Magic Heroes VI *.ORC game archive research forum entry

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

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open orc file, edit orc file, convert orc file, view orc file, play orc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with orc file - Heroes of Might and Magic VI game data

Click on the software link for more information about Heroes of Might and Magic VI. Heroes of Might and Magic VI uses orc 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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