A vcd file extension is related to the Valve Choreography Data format used by Source engine based video games.

There are 5 other file types using
the VCD file extension!

vcd icon.vcd - Virtual CD-ROM CD image file [common]

empty icon.vcd - VisualCADD drawing file

vcd icon.vcd - VirtualDrive CD image

empty icon.vcd - Video CD file

empty icon.vcd - Value change dump file

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VCD file extension - Valve Choreography Data format

What is vcd file? How to open vcd files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The vcd file extension is associated with the Source engine, which is used by various computer games from Valve Corporation, like Half-Life 2, Portal, etc.

Valve Choreography Data (VCD) is a proprietary file format used to store choreography data in a vaguely XML-like plain text format.

Some Source based games, also use customised Source SDK (known as Authoring Tools) for their modding.

The default software associated to vcd file type:

Source SDK icon

Valve Corporation logoSource SDK  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Valve Corporation

Source SDK is free development environment used to create mods and content for the Source 2006, Source 2007 and Source 2009 engine branches and related video games, like Half-Life 2, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, etc.

Half-Life 2 icon

Valve Corporation logoHalf-Life 2  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Valve Corporation

Half-Life 2 is successor of legendary 3D first person shooter computer game Half-Life. Player takes role of scientist Gordon Freeman that have traveled to City 17 in the Eastern Europe. Freeman is forced to fight against increasingly unfavorable odds in order to survive. In his struggle, he is joined by various allies, including former Black Mesa colleagues, oppressed citizens of City 17, and the Vortigaunts. The game uses the Source game engine, which includes a heavily modified version of the Havok physics engine.

Help how to open VCD files:

Use Source SDK to open *.vcd files.

How to convert file with extension VCD:

As far as we know, this .vcd 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 software applications associated to the .vcd 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 vcd file, edit vcd file, convert vcd file, view vcd file, play vcd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting vcd files.

  • Open vcd file
  • Edit vcd file
  • Create vcd file
  • Others vcd file

Software that open vcd file - Valve Choreography Data format

Click on the link to get more information about Source SDK for open vcd file action.

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