BGA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a BGA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BGA files.

What is a BGA file?

A .BGA file is a Binary GPU Attribute file. These BGA file-formats describe the mesh in a binary form that gets used on GPUs, Graphics Processing Unit. This is used for rendering on the GPU with minimal processing or parsing.

How to open BGA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension BGA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different BGA openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .BGA

While Binary GPU Attribute is a popular type of BGA-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .BGA extension.

The BGA file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a BGA opener may not be able to open all kinds of BGA files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited BGA viewer.

OS/2 Bitmap Graphics Array

Through our analysis of BGA files, we know that one use of the format is OS/2 Bitmap Graphics Array . We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different BGA openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of BGA files. Remember, different programs may use BGA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

XnViewXnViewUser submitted
My ViewPadMy ViewPadUser submitted
Graphic WorkshopGraphic WorkshopUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BGA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with BGA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!