File Extension Library

.SHADER File Extension

  • Developer by: id Software
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Text

What are .SHADER files and how to open them?

Can't open .SHADER 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 .SHADER file.

What is a .SHADER file extension?

.SHADER file extension is created by id Software. .SHADER has been classified as Game Files. The format of .SHADER file is Text.

.SHADER is Quake 3 Engine Shader File

Shader properties file used by games developed with id Tech 3, the Quake III engine; contains definitions for map textures, such as image files, scale, motion, and lighting settings; referenced by other game components, such map loaders, to set appearance properties within the game.

SHADER files are stored in a plain-text format and can be viewed with a text editor. They often are located in the /scripts directory of a .PK3 game package file.

List of all softwares that can open the Quake 3 Engine Shader File
id Software Quake 3
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
id Software Quake 3
Apple TextEdit
id Software Quake 3

How to fix problems with .SHADER files

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