What are XP3 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an XP3 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an XP3 file?
XP3 files have multiple uses, and TVP XPK3 Virtual File System is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
TVP XPK3 Virtual File System
The XP3 files that are used by these file systems are archive files that have been created using the TVP 2 game construction system.
This file format is a very common format for Japanese video games.
An XP3 file is similar to a container file and will normally consist of an archive of the game files that are used to create the associated video game software.
How to open XP3 files
Important: Different programs may use files with the XP3 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your XP3 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different XP3 openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: December 18, 2022
All known file formats using extension .XP3
While TVP XPK3 Virtual File System is a popular type of XP3-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .XP3 file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
KiriKiri Adventure Game System package
KiriKiri, a scripting engine created by W. Dee, also uses the .xp3 file suffix. These XP3 files contain the resource archives that are stored by the KiriKiri software.
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