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What are FX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FX file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your FX 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.

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
fileXpressfileXpressUser submitted
MCPMCPUser submitted

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