What are WAL files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a WAL 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 WAL files.
What is a WAL file?
WAL files have multiple uses, and Quake Texture Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Quake Texture Data
Files that contain the .wal file extension are most commonly associated with the Quake gaming application. The Quake gaming software uses the WAL files to store the game's mapping textures. It then applies the proper textures to walls and other game-related objects within the gaming software.
How to open WAL files
Important: Different programs may use files with the WAL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WAL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested six different WAL openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 31, 2023
All known file formats using extension .WAL
While Quake Texture Data is a popular type of WAL-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .WAL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
WinAmp Modern Skin
The .wal file extension is also used to store custom skins that are used by the Winamp media program. Winamp is a multimedia player that allows users to play audio and video media on their computers. The software player was developed by Nullsoft. The skins contained in the WAL files change the look and feel of a user's Winamp interface, allowing users to customize their application environment.
Black And White 2 Wall Data
We know that one WAL format is Black And White 2 Wall Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
GFA Raytrace Animation
We know that one WAL format is GFA Raytrace Animation. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of WAL files. Remember, different programs may use WAL 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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