How to open SCN files

Did your computer fail to open a SCN file? We explain what SCN files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a SCN file?

Files that contain the .scn file extension are scenario files that are commonly used by real-time strategy computer games, such as Age of Empires, SIM City and Age of Mythology. The SCN file contains a game play map that may include terrain, starting locations and conditions for defeating various accomplishments within the game.

The .scn file extension is also used by ALCATech Software for audio file management. These SCN files position the locations of sounds within the audio files created by the program.

In some cases, the .scn file extension is also used by the Pinnacle Studio software program. These files are used by the software to specify the begin and end point of different scenes.

SCN file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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MGI Software Corp. VideoWavMGI Software Corp. VideoWavUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with SCN-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!