Opening COL files

Did your computer fail to open a COL file? We explain what COL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your COL files.

What is a COL file?

Files that contain the .col file extension are most commonly associated with the Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andreas video games. These files contain collision information for objects that are contained within the associated video game.

The COL files that are used by these video game applications determine the location and the extent of the object damage during a gameplay collision.

The Lotus Notes software application has also been known to use the .col file suffix. Lotus Notes is a collaboration software that was created by the Lotus Development Corp, which was later acquired by IBM. The COL files that are used by this program contain column description files that are referenced by the Lotus Notes software.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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