File Extension Library

.SCN File Extension

  • Developer by: OpenTTD
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SCN file?

.SCN file extension is created by OpenTTD. .SCN has been classified as Game Files. The format of .SCN file is Binary.

.SCN is OpenTTD Scenario File

Game file used by OpenTTD, the open source follow-on project to Transport Tycoon; saves a game scenario, which defines the starting conditions for a map played by the user; may include the landscape, buildings, cities, train tracks, and other features.

NOTE: SCN files are also used by the original Transport Tycoon.

List of all softwares that can open the OpenTTD Scenario File
Microprose Transport Tycoon
File Type 2 Age of Mythology Scenario File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Scenario file used by Age of Mythology, a real-time strategy game where players participate in mythological campaigns by controlling armies and units; contains a campaign map with terrain, units, player starting locations, and victory conditions.

SCN files store pre-installed and custom scenario content. They are found in the "scenario" folder within Age of Mythology installations. Custom scenarios can be built within the Age of Mythology scenario editor.

Microsoft Age of Empires also uses SCN files.

List of all softwares that can open the Age of Mythology Scenario File
Microsoft Age of Mythology
Microsoft Age of Mythology: The Titans Expansion
Microsoft Age of Empires
File Type 3 Pinnacle Studio Scene File
Developer by: Pinnacle Systems Category: Video Files

Contains information about multiple scenes within a single video file; used by Pinnacle Studio to describe scenes and to specify when they begin and end; typically saved along with an .AVI file with the same filename.

SCN files can also be opened by Paul Glagla's DVdate and ImageGrab programs.

List of all softwares that can open the Pinnacle Studio Scene File
Pinnacle Studio 22
File Type 4 SimCity Scenario File
Developer by: Maxis Category: Game Files

Contains a starting scenario for a SimCity project; includes various types of buildings, roads, bridges, and terrain information; used by SimCity 2000, also known as SC2K.

List of all softwares that can open the SimCity Scenario File
Maxis SimCity 2000
Maxis SimCity 2000
File Type 5 Orbiter Scenario File
Developer by: Martin Schweiger Category: Data Files Format: Text

Data file used by Orbiter, a free space browsing and simulation program; used for creating automated space simulations; includes information about the space scraft, the space travel route, camera angles, and the space environment; saved in a plain text format.

List of all softwares that can open the Orbiter Scenario File
File Type 6 TD Scan Data File
Developer by: Technology Design Category: Data Files Format: Binary

An SCN file is a data file created by TD Scan, a software suite used to view, analyze, and create reports of ultrasonic data. It contains a scan of ultrasonic data from industrial components such as pipeline welds, forgings and castings, and pressure vessels welds.

TD Scan is used for monitoring and analyzing the performance industrial facilities such as nuclear power plants. It offers real-time data collection, video tracking, and Time-of-Flight-Diffraction (ToFD), Pulse Echo, and corrosion mapping capabilities. The program stores scans in the SCN file, which is used for complete scans or for split scans that can be joined together when the data size becomes too large.

NOTE: To open an SCN file in TD Scan, select File → Open Scan File.

List of all softwares that can open the TD Scan Data File
Technology Design TD Scan
File Type 7 TreePaint Image
Developer by: TreePaint Software Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Image file created by TreePaint Plus, a program used to create print designs for photoengraving, silk-screen processes, and other types of print mediums; supports 256 color, 65,536 color, or 24-bit true color formats; may contain colorway and silk-screen separation information; used for textile and fashion solutions.

List of all softwares that can open the TreePaint Image
TreePaint Plus

How to Open .SCN file on different platforms

Open .SCN File on Windows

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

Open .SCN File on Mac

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

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

Open .SCN File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .SCN files

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