.CGZ File Extension

A .CGZ file is a Linux Drivers Archive, created by Wouter van Oortmerssen.

Open with Cube. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .CGZ file?

The .CGZ file extension is associated with a type of file known as a Linux Drivers Archive. Specifically, it is a map file used in video games that operate on the CUBE game engine, which is designed for first-person shooter games. The .CGZ file contains the layout, design, and objects that make up a game level. This can include both maps that come with the game and those created by users.

To open a .CGZ file, you can use programs like Cube and AssaultCube, both developed by Rabid Viper Productions. These games are built on the CUBE engine, which was also used to create the original Cube game and its successor, AssaultCube (previously known as ActionCube).

The CUBE engine has evolved over time and was later used to develop another game called Cube 2: Sauerbraten. However, it's important to note that Cube 2: Sauerbraten uses a different file format, .OGZ, for storing its map files.

If you are using AssaultCube and need to access .CGZ files, you should place them in the specific directory path on your Linux system, which is: /assaultcube/packages/maps/.

In summary, .CGZ files are crucial for gamers and developers working with games based on the CUBE engine, allowing them to customize and extend gameplay with new or modified maps.


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