FX File - opening and understanding

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

What is a FX file?

Files that contain the .fx file extension are most commonly associated with the Microsoft DirectX software application. Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces.

The FX files that are associated with this software are effects files that are created for the Direct3D component of Microsoft DirectX program. 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.

The FastLynx software application is also known to use the .fx file suffix. These FX files contain the online guide files that are referenced by the software program.

How to open FX 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 FX for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different FX openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension FX

While we know of one file format using the .FX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FX file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Microsoft DirectXMicrosoft DirectXUser submitted
GamestudioGamestudioUser submitted
Teton ViewerTeton ViewerUser submitted
Fractal eXtremeFractal eXtremeUser submitted
DirectX ViewerDirectX ViewerUser submitted
Script EditorScript EditorUser submitted
Mixman Spin ControlMixman Spin ControlUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CTPMicrosoft Visual Studio CTPUser submitted
Thoracic Radiology CD-ROMThoracic Radiology CD-ROMUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with FX-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 FX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!