W3G File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a W3G file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .W3G files.

What is a W3G file?

A .W3G file is a WarCraft III Recorded Game file. Files that contain the .w3g file extension are normally associated with the Warcraft III gaming application. The Warcraft III computer game, distributed by Blizzard, is a real-time strategy game that allows users to play one of four different races (orcs, humans, undead, and night elves) to thwart the Burning Legion.

The W3G files that are used by this gaming software are used to store game replay files. These files contain the activity of a gameplay scenario and are saved automatically to the program's installation folder.

Each time the game is played, the W3G file is automatically updated.

How to open W3G 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 W3G for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different W3G openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension W3G

While we know of one file format using the .W3G 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 .W3G file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of W3G files. Remember, different programs may use W3G files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with W3G-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 W3G-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!