NIF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a NIF file?

A .NIF file is a GameBryo file format file. Through our analysis of NIF files, we know that one use of the format is GameBryo file format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open NIF 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 NIF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different NIF openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .NIF

While GameBryo file format is a popular type of NIF-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .NIF extension.

The NIF file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a NIF opener may not be able to open all kinds of NIF files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited NIF viewer.

NetImmerse file format

Through our analysis of NIF files, we know that one use of the format is NetImmerse file format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different NIF openers which you will find listed below.

Notation Interchange File Format

Through our analysis of NIF files, we know that one use of the format is Notation Interchange File Format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different NIF openers which you will find listed below.

OS/2 Network Information File

Through our analysis of NIF files, we know that one use of the format is OS/2 Network Information File. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different NIF openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

NifSkopeNifSkopeUser submitted
ProNestProNestUser submitted
AssetViewerAssetViewerUser submitted
Personal ComposerPersonal ComposerUser submitted
TurboNestTurboNestUser submitted
NestMasterNestMasterUser submitted
HiJaak ApplicationHiJaak ApplicationUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NIF-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 NIF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!