The File Extensions Database

.ARENA File Extension

  • Developer by: id Software
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ARENA file?

.ARENA is Quake 3 Engine Arena File

Arena information file used by the Quake III engine, id Tech 3; contains specifications for a game arena, such as the map name, game type, briefing text, time limit, and respawn time; saved in a plain-text format.

ARENA files are typically stored in a .PK3 game archive in the /scripts directory.

Programs that open Quake 3 Engine Arena File
id Software Quake 3
Microsoft Notepad
id Software Quake 3
Apple TextEdit
id Software Quake 3

How to solve problems with ARENA files

  • Associate the ARENA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ARENA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ARENA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ARENA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ARENA is Quake 3 Engine Arena File. Because only the current version supports the latest ARENA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the id Software manufacturer website after an available .ARENA is Quake 3 Engine Arena File update.
  • To make sure that your ARENA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.