.BLP File Extension

A .BLP file is a Blizzard Texture File, created by Blizzard Entertainment.

Open with Addon Studio for World of Warcraft. Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .BLP file?

The .BLP file extension stands for Blizzard Texture File. It is a special image format used primarily in video games developed by Blizzard Entertainment, such as Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft. These files are used to store textures, which are images that can be wrapped around 3D models in the game. For example, a .BLP file might contain the image used to create the surface appearance of a character's face or the texture of a building.

The .BLP format is somewhat similar to the .TGA (Targa) file format, but it is specifically designed to work with Blizzard's gaming software. This means that .BLP files are optimized for use in Blizzard games and may not be fully compatible with standard image editing tools.

To open or edit .BLP files, you can use specific programs that are designed to work with Blizzard's game assets. Some of these programs include: 1. **Addon Studio for World of Warcraft** - This is a development tool used for creating and managing add-ons for World of Warcraft. 2. **Warcraft 3 Model Editor** - This tool is used for creating and editing models and textures in Warcraft 3. 3. **XnViewMP** - This is a versatile image viewer that supports a wide range of file formats, including .BLP. It can be used to view the content of these files.

Additionally, it's interesting to note that some .BLP files might actually be bitmap (.BMP) images or MIDI (.MID) music files. In some cases, particularly with files found in the \SOUND\ directory of a game installation, you can change the file extension from .BLP to .MID and then open them with any standard MIDI player to listen to the music tracks. This renaming trick allows you to access content in a format that is more universally compatible with common software.


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