.DB File Extension

GSC Game World
File Type:
X-Ray Engine Database

Having trouble opening .db extension? Don't panic! This page explains what db files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open db files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DB file?

Db file extension has X-Ray Engine Database file type, developed by GSC Game World, which is associated with the "game files" category.

X-Ray Engine Database file provides objects and other data, related to games that are developed with the X-Ray Engine. The file is quite similar to the .GCF file, associated with Valve-based games.

X-Ray Engine Database files can also involve other file extensions, including .DB1, .DBA, .DBB, .DBC, etc.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

db file icon
GSC Game World
File Type:
X-Ray Engine Database
Game Files

How to open DB file?

Double click the db file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .db extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the db extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the db file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DB files

  • Windows Windows
    • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Data Unpacker S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Data Unpacker

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the db file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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