File Extension Library


.IDS File Extension

  • Developer by: BioWare
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .IDS file?

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

.IDS is Infinity game engine

The ids file extension is associated with Infinity game engine created by Bioware Corporation and used in its computer games, such as Baldur's Gate.

The ids file stores resource, scripting or configuration data for the engine.


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 .ids 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 .IDS file on different platforms

Open .IDS File on Windows

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

Open .IDS File on Mac

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

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

Open .IDS File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .IDS files

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