File Extension Library

.REL File Extension

  • Developer by: Nintendo
  • Category: Game Files

What are .REL files and how to open them?

Can't open .REL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .REL file.

What is a .REL file extension?

.REL file extension is created by Nintendo. .REL has been classified as Game Files.

.REL is Relocatable Module File

File created for Nintendo Wii games such as Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart; contains gameplay data such as stage models and characters referenced by the game; functions similarly to a .DLL file in the Windows OS.

Mario Kart holds only one REL fill named StaticR.rel. This file contains a lot of the data for Mario Kart and is located in the /rel directory.

REL files referenced by Super Smash Bros. Brawl are located in the "Modules" folder in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl directory. The Stage Switcher application opens and creates REL files, which enables you to switch stages. Each REL stage file has an identifying string of code that looks as follows: 38 A5 00 00 38 80 00 ID. The ID is actually two digits that signify the specific stage.

Common REL Filenames

StaticR.rel - Sole REL file referenced by Mario Kart, whereas Super Smash Bros. Brawl contains a REL file for each character and stage.

List of all softwares that can open the Relocatable Module File
Stage Switcher
File Type 2 Norton Internet Security Log File
Developer by: Symantec Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Log file created by Norton Internet Security, a program used to protect computers from malware; contains a log of events, such as attacks and alerts.

REL files use the naming convention "iamX.rel," where "X" is a log descriptor. Common filenames include iamalert.rel and iamtcp.rel.

NOTE: REL files are used by older versions of Norton Internet Security. Norton Internet Security became Norton Security in 2014.

List of all softwares that can open the Norton Internet Security Log File
Symantec Norton Security 2017

How to fix problems with .REL files

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