.tex

File Type 1 LaTeX Source Document IconLaTeX Source Document
File Format Standard (developed by Donald Knuth)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Document prepared by LaTeX, a high-quality typesetting system; can include text, symbols, mathematical expressions, and graphics; commonly used in computer science, electrical engineering, and physics for typesetting articles, books, and other publications.

LaTeX files also use the .LTX extension.

Open With
Windows

IconTeXworks

IconBaKoMa TeX

IconTeXnicCenter

macOS

IconLyXMac

IconTeXworks

IconTexmaker

Unix

IconTeXworks

IconTexmaker

Updated May 1, 2012
File Type 2 Generic IconTexture File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Bitmap image used for storing textures; can create the appearance of different surfaces and can be applied to both 2D and 3D objects; often used in video games (such as first person shooters) that support 3D texture-mapping.

Example video games that use TEX files include Avalon Heroes (which actually uses the .DDS format for its TEX files), Serious Sam, and Dead Rising 2. To open the TEX files used by Dead Rising 2, first rename them to have the ".big" extension, and then open them with Gibbed's DeadRising2 Tools.

TEX files can be opened by some programs that reference textures or use texture-mapping. They may possibly be opened with a generic image editor.

Open With
Windows

Iconalaplaya Avalon Heroes

IconCapcom Dead Rising 2

IconGibbed's DeadRising2 Tools

Updated 2007
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