A var file extension is related to the Infinity video gaming engine. A var file stores game start variable data.

There are 3 other file types using
the VAR file extension!

empty icon.var - Sterling Software data dictionary

empty icon.var - WebHub web session data

empty icon.var - EES variable data

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VAR file extension - Infinity game engine game start variable data

What is var file? How to open var files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The var file extension is associated with the Infinity game engine created by BioWare for Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Icewind Dale and other computer games.

The var file stores game start variable data, which are used to declare game scripts.

Updated: September 20, 2019

The default software associated to open var file:

Baldur's Gate icon

BioWare logoBaldur's Gate  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
BioWare

Baldur's Gate is a famous computer role-playing game created by BioWare and released in 1998.

Baldur's Gate II icon

BioWare logoBaldur's Gate II  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
BioWare

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is fantasy role-playing game developed by BioWare. This epic sequel of original Baldur's Gate will immerse you in a world of intrigue, adventure and fierce combat where your ability to discern the difference between these sides - with the assistance of steel and spell - determines your fate.

Icewind Dale picture or screenshot

Interplay Entertainment Corporation logoIcewind Dale  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Interplay Entertainment Corporation

Icewind Dale is RPG computer game for Microsoft Windows operating system based on  R. A. Salvatore's the Icewind Dale Trilogy novels.

Planescape: Torment icon

Interplay Entertainment Corporation logoPlanescape: Torment  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Interplay Entertainment Corporation

Planescape: Torment is a computer role-playing video game developed by Black Isle Studios and released by Interplay in 1999. 

Help how to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with var file - Infinity game engine game start variable data

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

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