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 [common]

empty icon.vcd - VisualCADD drawing

vcd icon.vcd - VirtualDrive CD image file

empty icon.vcd - Video CD MPEG movie

empty icon.vcd - Value change dump

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 customized Source SDK (known as Authoring Tools) for their modding.

The default software associated to open vcd file:

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:

Use Source SDK to open *.vcd files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .vcd 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 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting vcd files.

Software that open vcd file - Valve Choreography Data format

Programs supporting the exension vcd on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Source SDK for open vcd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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