.MENU File Extension

id Software
File Type:
Quake 3 Engine Menu File

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

What is a MENU file?

Menu file extension has Quake 3 Engine Menu file type, developed by id Software, which is associated with the "game files" category.

These menu files are used by video games built on the id Tech 3 game engine (Quake III). They determine the layout of menus and Head-Up Display in the game as well as their properties. .MENU files are saved in a plain-text format and often can be found packed in .PK3 game files. .MENU files allow customizing backgrounds, mouse over behavior, buttons, as well as some first-person elements such as gun crosshairs, menus, colors, text styles, textures, and the arrangement of interface elements on the screen.  

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

menu file icon
id Software
File Type:
Quake 3 Engine Menu File
Game Files

How to open MENU file?

Double click the menu 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 .menu 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 menu 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".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the menu 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 MENU files

  • Windows Windows
  • MacOS MacOS
    • id Software Quake 3 id Software Quake 3
    • Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit
    • Other text editor Other text editor
  • Linux Linux
    • id Software Quake 3 id Software Quake 3
    • Vi Vi
    • GNU Emacs GNU Emacs
    • Other text editor Other text editor

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 menu file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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