List of File Formats

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This article contains a list of file formats in Mario Kart 8. For a comparison with Mario Kart Wii see Comparison of Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart Wii File Formats.

Name Description
AAMP Compressed files.
BARS Sound files archive.
BAGLCUBE Unknown. AAMP compressed file. Might be related to BAGLMF, BAGLENV, BAGLCCR, BAGLLMAP, BGSDW.
BFFNT Font files used to display text.
BFLAN Layout animation.
BFLIM Layout images.
BFLYT Layout
BFRES Object files, containing model, animation, and texture information on an object, such as an itembox, a character or a course.
BFSAR Sound archive file for small sound effects.
BFSHA Shader files.
BFSTM Music files used by Mario Kart 8.
BFWAR Small sound effects.
BGENV Posteffect information.
BGLPBD Probably Baked Textures related data.
BIN Binary lookup tables, mostly consisting of integer arrays and / or strings.
BSIS audio database
BYAML A generic data container format, like a binary version of XML.
CPSD Probably Mii related data.
DAT Unknown. FFRA compressed file.
EXBIN Unknown.
FMDL Model data and usually a sub file of BFRES archives.
FTEX FTEX files are texture files and usually a sub file of BFRES archives.
GTX/GSH Texture/Shader file.
KCL Collision information files containing information about when and how objects collide with a course or object.
MSBT Message files containing localized text for use in game screens and menus.
PTCL Graphic particle file.
SARC File archive with a hierarchical file system. Most used together with Yaz0 compression and stored as SZS file. Otherwise often seen with the BARS extension.
SHARCFB BAHS compressed
YAZ0 Compressed files with any data. SZS files are mostly YAZ0 files.