File Extension Library

.RWS File Extension

  • Developer by: Ludeon Studios
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: XML

What are .RWS files and how to open them?

Can't open .RWS 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 .RWS file.

What is a .RWS file extension?

.RWS file extension is created by Ludeon Studios. .RWS has been classified as Game Files. The format of .RWS file is XML.

.RWS is RimWorld Game Save File

An RWS file is a save game file created by RimWorld, a sci-fi colony sim game. It contains information about the state of the game, which allows games to be stopped then resumed. RWS files are saved in XML format.

RWS files are meant to be opened by RimWorld to resume a game. However, you can manually open and edit RWS files since the contents are saved in XML format. You can use a text editor, such as Notepad or TextEdit, to open RWS files.

RWS files are saved in the following locations:

  • Windows - C:\Users\[username]\AppData\LocalLow\Ludeon Studios\RimWorld by Ludeon Studios\Saves\
  • macOS - ~/Library/Application/Support/RimWorld/
  • Linux - ~/.cpnfig/unity3d/Ludeon Studios/RimWorld by Ludeon Studios/Saves/
List of all softwares that can open the RimWorld Game Save File
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File Type 2:

RenderWare Stream File

Developer by: Criterion Software Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Game data file used by some games that utilize Criterion Software's RenderWare engine; often contains audio data although the binary format supports various kinds of game data including models and textures.

RenderWare games that use the ".rws" extension may use a file format specific to the particular game. Therefore, some RWS utilities, such as RWS2WAV, may be able to open a file type that other utilities cannot. Examples of games that use RWS files are Burnout 2: Point of Impact and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon.

NOTE: The RWS extension is not used for all RenderWare games that include RenderWare stream data. For example, Grand Theft Auto games do not use the ".rws" extension, but use the .DFF and .TXD extensions instead.

List of all softwares that can open the RenderWare Stream File
File Type 3:

Retina Wireless Scanner File

Developer by: eEye Digital Security Category: Data Files

File created by Retina Wireless Scanner, a program used for detecting wireless devices; saves data about discovered devices, including IP and MAC addresses, encryption protocols used, and other information.

Retina Wireless Scanner is used in corporate and security environments to detect unauthorized wireless devices. RWS files act as evidence logs from performed scans.

NOTE: Development and support of the Retina Wireless Scanner software has been discontinued.

How to fix problems with .RWS files

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