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. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
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 two FX openers that are compatible with this specific type of FX file.
Programs that open DirectX Effects files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
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 file 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.
Age Of Wonders: Shadow Magic Effects File
We know that one FX format is Age Of Wonders: Shadow Magic Effects File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different FX openers which you will find listed below.
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.
|Teton Viewer||User submitted|
|Fractal eXtreme||User submitted|
|DirectX Viewer||User submitted|
|Script Editor||User submitted|
|Mixman Spin Control||User submitted|
|Microsoft Visual Studio CTP||User submitted|
|Thoracic Radiology CD-ROM||User submitted|
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