File Extension Library

.NIF File Extension

  • Developer by: Gamebase
  • Category: 3D Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .NIF file?

.NIF file extension is created by Gamebase. .NIF has been classified as 3D Image Files. The format of .NIF file is Binary.

.NIF is Gamebryo Model File

3D model used by Gamebryo, a game engine used for Fallout 3, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, and other popular video games; supports 3D meshes (geometry), textures, shading, and other model properties; used for storing terrain, game objects, or other 3D models.

NIF files are also used to store "rigged" models, which contain default geometries that are used as templates for creating new customized models. NIF files can be compiled by the Gamebryo LightSpeed game development software.

NOTE: NIF stands for "NetImmerse File." It is named after NetImmerse, the predecessor to Gamebryo.

List of all softwares that can open the Gamebryo Model File
Gamebase Gamebryo

How to Open .NIF file on different platforms

Open .NIF File on Windows

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

Open .NIF File on Mac

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

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

Open .NIF File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .NIF files

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