The File Extensions Database

.CNS File Extension

  • Developer by: Elecbyte
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .CNS file?

.CNS is M.U.G.E.N. Character States File

Game properties file used by M.U.G.E.N. (or just Mugen), a free 2D fighting game engine; stores character states, which are the positions that the fighters assume after an event has occurred, such as jumping or receiving a punch or kick.

The M.U.G.E.N. engine uses common states for all characters, which are stored in the common1.cns file in the \data\ directory of the game engine installation. However, you can also override common states with specific states for an individual character. The specific states are saved in the \chars\ directory.

NOTE: CNS files use plain text formatting and can be modified with any text editor.

Programs that open M.U.G.E.N. Character States File
Elecbyte M.U.G.E.N.

How to solve problems with CNS files

  • Associate the CNS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CNS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CNS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CNS 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 .CNS is M.U.G.E.N. Character States File. Because only the current version supports the latest CNS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Elecbyte manufacturer website after an available .CNS is M.U.G.E.N. Character States File update.
  • To make sure that your CNS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.