.CHR File Extension

A .CHR file is a Borland Character Set, created by Team Salvato.

Open with Team Salvato Doki Doki Literature Club!. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .CHR file?

A .CHR file is a specific type of game file associated with the visual novel game Doki Doki Literature Club!, which is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. This file format is used to store special "Easter egg" content that relates to the game's storyline and characters. The content within these files is linked to specific characters from the game, such as Monika, Natsuki, Sayori, and Yuri, and the file names reflect this association (e.g., monika.chr, natsuki.chr, sayori.chr, yuri.chr).

These .CHR files are typically found in the "characters" folder within the game's installation directory. It's important to note that the game itself does not open these files in the traditional sense. Instead, the presence of these files in the folder is used by the game to trigger certain events or reveal hidden aspects of the story, depending on which files are present or have been manipulated by the player.

While the .CHR files are primarily used by Doki Doki Literature Club!, they can also be opened using other software if you know the underlying file type. For example, some .CHR files, like monika.chr, are actually PNG image files in disguise. To view or edit these files, you can rename the file extension from .chr to .png and open them with any image viewer or editor that supports PNG files.

In summary, .CHR files are integral to the gameplay and narrative experience of Doki Doki Literature Club!, serving as a unique method of integrating game mechanics with story elements. If you are exploring these files, it is usually within the context of playing or analyzing the game.


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