WAL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a WAL file?

A .WAL file is a Quake Texture Data file. 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WAL for different purposes.

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

Other 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 extension.

The WAL 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 WAL opener may not be able to open all kinds of WAL files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited WAL viewer.

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.

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

Black and White 2 Wall data

Through our analysis of WAL files, we know that one use of the format is Black and White 2 Wall data. 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 WAL openers which you will find listed below.

GFA Raytrace Animation

Through our analysis of WAL files, we know that one use of the format is GFA Raytrace Animation . 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 WAL openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
Nullsoft Winamp3Nullsoft Winamp3User submitted
Ashampoo ZIP ProAshampoo ZIP ProUser submitted
Logic Hit KitLogic Hit KitUser submitted
ZipZag ArchiverZipZag ArchiverUser submitted
Ashampoo ZIP FreeAshampoo ZIP FreeUser submitted
FEM-DesignFEM-DesignUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WAL-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 WAL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!