FX File Type

- The quick facts

What are FX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a FX file?

FX files have multiple uses, and DirectX Effects is one of them.

DirectX Effects File

Files that contain the .fx file extension are most commonly associated with the Microsoft DirectX application programming interfaces. The FX files related to this software are effects files created for the Direct3D component of Microsoft DirectX technology.

These files contain the plain text effects and properties for the associated file and are used to specify the textures, shading, rendering, lighting and other 3D effects.

How to open FX files

We have identified 2 FX openers that are compatible with this specific type of FX file.

Programs that open DirectX Effects files

Last updated: May 31, 2022

All known file formats using extension .FX

While DirectX Effects File is a popular type of FX-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .FX extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

BluffTitler Effect File

BluffTitler is a Windows application for making intro videos.

FX opener for Windows

We have identified one FX opener that is compatible with this specific type of FX file.


More file formats using the FX extension

Through our research of FX files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Age Of Wonders: Shadow Magic Effects File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

GamestudioGamestudioUser submitted
Teton ViewerTeton ViewerUser submitted
Fractal eXtremeFractal eXtremeUser submitted
DirectX ViewerDirectX ViewerUser submitted
Script EditorScript EditorUser submitted
Mixman Spin ControlMixman Spin ControlUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CTPMicrosoft Visual Studio CTPUser submitted
Thoracic Radiology CD-ROMThoracic Radiology CD-ROMUser submitted
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