DDW file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ddw - GLBasic World File

The DDW development files are related to GLBasic. The DDW file is a GLBasic World File. GLBasic is a commercial BASIC programming language, that can compile to various platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, as well as some handheld devices.

Development files
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GLBasic World File related extensions:
GLBasic ASCII Scene Data
GLBasic 3D Data
GLBasic Project
GLBasic Source Code
GLBasic Shoebox Data

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

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

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

cdw, dcw, dd, dda, ddd, dde, dds, dfw, drw, dsw, dvw, dw, dwd, dxw, edw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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WorkNC CAD Data
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Operating systems

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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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