What is a GXT file?
The .gxt file extension is used for text files in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game series. These files contain the game’s text and dialogue, and are used to display subtitles, mission objectives, and other text-based information within the game. The .gxt files are typically located in the “text” or “text\american.gxt” folder of the game’s installation directory, and can be edited using a text editor such as Notepad or Sublime Text. Note that editing .gxt files may require some knowledge of the game’s scripting language and file structure. It’s always a good idea to make a backup of any files you plan to modify, and to test your changes carefully to avoid causing problems or errors within the game.
GXT File Format – More Information
Here is some more information about GXT files in the Grand Theft Auto series:
- GXT stands for “Grand Theft Auto Text”
- GXT files are used to store text and dialogue used in the game, including mission objectives, subtitles, and in-game messages
- Each GXT file corresponds to a specific language or region (e.g. “american.gxt” for English, “french.gxt” for French, etc.)
- The format of GXT files varies slightly between different games in the series, but generally consists of a series of text strings and their associated IDs
- GXT files can be edited using a text editor such as Notepad or Sublime Text, but care must be taken to preserve the original file structure and encoding
- GXT files can also be extracted and re-packed using various modding tools, allowing for customization of in-game text and dialogue.
Some examples of GTA games that use GXT files include:
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Grand Theft Auto V