VTF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a VTF file?

A .VTF file is a Valve Texture Format file. Through our analysis of VTF files, we know that one use of the format is Valve Texture 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 VTF 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 VTF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different VTF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension VTF

While we know of one file format using the .VTF 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 .VTF file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

VTFEditVTFEditUser submitted
3DESIGN cad TDESIGN.8100 TDESIGN.81003DESIGN cad TDESIGN.8100 TDESIGN.8100User submitted
WebVideo AuthorWebVideo AuthorUser submitted
Ceetron GLview ExpressCeetron GLview ExpressUser submitted
VTFEdit ApplicationVTFEdit ApplicationUser submitted
Wondershare Video to Flash EncoderWondershare Video to Flash EncoderUser submitted
GLLayout ApplicationGLLayout ApplicationUser submitted
Design Communications CenterDesign Communications CenterUser submitted
3DESIGN cad3DESIGN cadUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with VTF-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 VTF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!