The File Extensions Database

.SCN File Extension

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

What is an .SCN file?

.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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open TreePaint Image
TreePaint Plus

How to solve problems with SCN files

  • Associate the SCN file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SCN file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SCN files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SCN file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SCN is OpenTTD Scenario File. Because only the current version supports the latest SCN file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the OpenTTD manufacturer website after an available .SCN is OpenTTD Scenario File update.
  • To make sure that your SCN file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.