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.bgl File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
File type: Flight Simulator Scenery File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .bgl. Files with the file extension .bgl can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .bgl files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .bgl file?

Files known as Flight Simulator scenery files are saved in the BGL format and are appended with the .bgl extension. These BGL files are data files specifically categorized as game files, and Microsoft developed the BGL format for the Gold edition of its Flight Simulator X software. These BGL files contain data that may be referenced by the Flight simulator X Gold edition program during gameplay. The content of these BGL files includes details and files used in the different visual environments or sceneries available in the Flight Simulator X Gold edition software, such as flight routes and airport locations among others. Simple virtual environments used in the game may require one or a small number of BGL files, though reference data for more complicated sceneries with many details are stored in multiple BGL files. The creation and compilation of custom BGL files can be done using the FSX Planner software. Users can install the FSX Planner to start developing custom virtual sceneries for the Flight Simulator X Gold edition software.

how to open a .bgl file?

Launch a .bgl file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .bgl file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .bgl files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .bgl file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .bgl file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .bgl file association errors

applications that open a .bgl file

Flight Simulator X

Flight Simulator X

Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a gaming software that lets you experience realistic, interactive aircraft missions. It is the tenth version of the flight simulator program that runs on Windows platform. Free Flight lets you travel from the airport in your hometown to any place. Dynamic Living World features a world of motion with airport vehicles, wild animals, livestock, air traffic, ships and boats on lakes and oceans and auto traffic on highways. New Aircraft lets you choose from 21 legacy and new aircrafts. Shared Skies lets you can choose missions and airports, act as air traffic controller, create your own team, and play online with chat using your headset. BGL [Flight Simulator Scenery File] is a game file that contains data of a scenery for an airport or flight location in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Small locations require single BGL format, while big airports or complex locations require multiple BGL. BGL files that are inclusive with Flight Simulator should not be edited. But you can create BGL files using third-party application such as FSX Planner to customize your locations. You can save it in the Addon Scenery directory or in the Custom directory within Flight Simulator’s main folder.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .bgl files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .bgl. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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