The VCS file extension is related to the Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2 and other computer games develoeped by Valve. The *.vcs file contains shader.

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

vcs icon.vcs - vCalendar event

empty icon.vcs - Video Clipstream video file

empty icon.vcs - Titanfall shader data

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VCS file - Valve Left 4 Dead shader file

What is vcs file? How to open vcs files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The VCS file extension is associated with computer games that uses Steam video gaming engine developed by Valve such as Left 4 Dead or Half-Life 2. A *.vcs file contains valve shader graphics data.

The default software associated to vcs file type:

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.

Left 4 Dead icon

Valve Corporation logoLeft 4 Dead  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Valve Corporation

Left 4 Dead is horror first person shooter computer game. Player with his team fight against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying Boss Infected mutants.

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 .vcs 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 .vcs 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 vcs file, edit vcs file, convert vcs file, view vcs file, play vcs file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others vcs file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with vcs file - Valve Left 4 Dead shader file

Click on the software link for more information about Half-Life 2. Half-Life 2 uses vcs 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 vcs file by default:
Half-Life 2 small icon Half-Life 2
Left 4 Dead small icon Left 4 Dead

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