File Extension Library

.HL1 File Extension

  • Developer by: Valve Corporation
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .HL1 file?

.HL1 file extension is created by Valve Corporation. .HL1 has been classified as Game Files.

.HL1 is Half-Life saved game

The hl1 file extension is associated with the legendary first person shooter computer game called Half-Life released in 1998 for PCs and Playstation 2 gaming console.

The hl1 file contains saved gamer's position in the game.

In default Half-Life stores game positions in folder:


How to open:

Use Load Game option in Half-Life to open the saved game positions.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .hl1 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 .HL1 file on different platforms

Open .HL1 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .HL1
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .HL1 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .HL1 files" Press "Ok"

Open .HL1 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .HL1 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 .HL1 File on Linux

Right click on the .HL1 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .HL1 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .HL1 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 .HL1 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 .HL1 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .HL1 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .HL1 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .HL1 file format
  2. You need to check the .HL1 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)