File Extension Library


.2DA File Extension

  • Developer by: BioWare
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .2DA file?

.2DA file extension is created by BioWare. .2DA has been classified as Game Files.

.2DA is BioWare Aurora engine 2-dimensional array

The 2da file extension is associated with the BioWare video gaming engines known as Infinity and Aurora.

A 2da file is a plain-text file that describes a 2-dimensional array of data.

In BioWare's games, 2da files serve many purposes, and are often crucial to the proper functioning of the game and tools. They describe many aspects of the rules and game engine. Although 2da files are plain text files, they are structured according to a set of rules that must be followed in order for the game and tools to read them correctly.


How to open:

Use any text editor to view content of *.2da files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .2da 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.

How to Open .2DA file on different platforms

Open .2DA File on Windows

  • Right-click a .2DA
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .2DA file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .2DA files" Press "Ok"

Open .2DA File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .2DA file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .2DA File on Linux

Right click on the .2DA file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .2DA File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .2DA file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .2DA File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .2DA files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .2DA files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .2DA files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .2DA file format
  2. You need to check the .2DA file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)