CHI File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CHI file?

A .CHI file is a Chip Tracker module file. Through our analysis of CHI files, we know that one use of the format is Chip Tracker module. 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.

How to open CHI 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 CHI for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different CHI openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .CHI

While Chip Tracker module is a popular type of CHI-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .CHI extension.

The CHI 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 CHI opener may not be able to open all kinds of CHI files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited CHI viewer.

ChiWriter document

These CHI files contain the GUI and the bitmap fonts with a fixed width used in ChiWriter, a text-editor used on MS-DOS, a Microsoft operating system. CHI files are mostly used for the speed and interactivity of editing rather than on the visual appearance. ChiWriter is used to add lines of text, half of the base line-height, above or below the current text.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different CHI openers which you will find listed below.

Windows HELP Index

Through our analysis of CHI files, we know that one use of the format is Windows HELP Index. 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 4 different CHI openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

SeaClear IISeaClear IIUser submitted
ACD/CNMRACD/CNMRUser submitted
ACD/CNMR DBACD/CNMR DBUser submitted
Super Manifestation UltimateSuper Manifestation UltimateUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CHI-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 CHI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!