CRE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cre - Infinity Engine Creature

The CRE game data files are related to Baldurs Gate. The CRE file is an Infinity Engine Creature. Infinity Engine is a game engine which allows the creation of isometric role-playing video games.

Baldurs Gate
Game Data files
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Infinity Engine Creature related extensions:
Simple Planes Plane Data
Call of Juarez Game Data
Dota 2 Audio
Delta Force: Land Warrior Mission Data
Doom 4 Model Data
Virtual Orchestra Studio Data

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

Can't open a .cre 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 .cre file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cde, ce, cee, cer, cfe, cr, cr3, crd, crf, crr, crs, crw, cte, dre, fre

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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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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