The File Extensions Database

.TLK File Extension

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

What is an .TLK file?

.TLK is BioWare Aurora Engine Talk Table File

Language dialog file used by BioWare first-person shooter games; contains strings of dialog that are displayed during gameplay and allows the game to have multiple localizations for different languages; supported by BioWare's Aurora Engine and Infinity Engine technologies.

TLK files are often named dialog.tlk and are located within the game installation directory.

NOTE: Example games that use TLK files are Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR).

Programs that open BioWare Aurora Engine Talk Table File
Infinity Engine Talk Table Editor
Talk table editor

How to solve problems with TLK files

  • Associate the TLK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any TLK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.TLK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the TLK 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 .TLK is BioWare Aurora Engine Talk Table File. Because only the current version supports the latest TLK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the BioWare manufacturer website after an available .TLK is BioWare Aurora Engine Talk Table File update.
  • To make sure that your TLK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.