BIQ file format description

Many people share .biq files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .biq file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .biq files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bic - Civilization 3 Scenario

The BIC game data files are related to Civilization 3. The BIC file is a Civilization 3 Scenario. Sid Meier's Civilization 3 is a strategy game where you take control of a civilization and manage it over the course of time.

Civilization 3
Game Data files
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biq, bix
Civilization 3 Scenario related extensions:
ROSE Online Effect Data
X-Wing Mission Briefing
Blood Frontier Map Data
Need for Speed: Most Wanted Music Data
StarCraft Map
Dungeon Keeper 2 Game Archive

Naturally, other applications may also use the .biq file extension. Even harmful programs can create .biq files. Be especially cautious with .biq files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .biq file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .biq file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bi, ibq

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

BSC Intermediate Object
Microsoft Visual Basic Include
IsoBuster Managed Image File
OpenEdge ABL Before Image
Bohemia Interactive Addon Signature

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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