File Extension Library

.VEC File Extension

  • Developer by: Martin Schweiger
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .VEC file?

.VEC file extension is created by Martin Schweiger. .VEC has been classified as Data Files. The format of .VEC file is Text.

.VEC is Orbiter Vector Map File

File used by Orbiter, a free space flight simulation program; defines a vector map, which is used for displaying space object shapes (e.g., planets); saved in a plain text format and is located in the \Config\...\Data\ directory of the Orbiter installation.

List of all softwares that can open the Orbiter Vector Map File
File Type 2:

CX-Designer Shape File

Developer by: OMRON Category: Vector Image Files Format: Binary

Vector shape used by CX-Designer, a program used for designing the screen interface for OMRON's Programmable Terminals (PTs); saves a shape that can act as a graphic on the screen.

You can create new shapes through CX-Designer's Library window. Right click any drawn shape or imported image and choose "Register Shape File" to include it as a VEC file in the Library.

NOTE: OMRON PTs are used for controlling machines through a touch screen interface.

List of all softwares that can open the CX-Designer Shape File
OMRON CX-Designer
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Vectrex Game ROM File

Category: Game Files Format: Binary

A VEC file is a game ROM file used by Vectrex emulators, which can play Vectrex games as if they were run on the original system. It contains a copy of the game data dumped from the original game cartridge.

VEC files are used by a variety of emulators to play older Vectrex games on computers. Some Vectrex emulators that can open VEC files include MESS, Vecx, and OpenEmu.

Vectrex is a video game console originally released in 1982 by General Consumer Electronics and then by Milton Bradley Company from 1983 to 1984. Vectrex game titles include Berzerk, Armor Attack, Scramble, Space Wars, Star Castle, Rip-Off, Web Wars, and Starhawk.

List of all softwares that can open the Vectrex Game ROM File
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IDRISI Vector File

Developer by: IDRISI Category: GIS Files Format: Text and Binary

GIS file created in IDRISI's vector (VEC) format; used for storing shapes and drawing them as maps or map features; supports points, lines, and polygons and may be stored in an ASCII text format or a binary format.

VEC files should also have an accompanying .DVC file that is required to view the data.

List of all softwares that can open the IDRISI Vector File
SuperMap Desktop GIS

How to Open .VEC file on different platforms

Open .VEC File on Windows

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

Open .VEC File on Mac

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

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

Open .VEC File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .VEC files

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