Game Imager is a program that reads and writes images used in games. In many games, the images are not a standard format, so you can't use a normal image editing program to change them. So, with the assistance of Game Imager, you are able to convert these game images into different formats, or just view them in the program.

Game Imager was build to allow both individual and mass conversion of images. You can create a new collection of images and save them as a single file, or convert them all into a different format. Conversion can be done into a variety of different formats, including many generic image types like BMP and JPEG, which allows you to edit the images in external programs like Photoshop or Gimp.

Another important feature is the use of plugins. Until now, you needed to download a whole new program when a new image format was developed. With Game Imager, all you need to do is download a small plugin which works together with the program to allow access to these new formats. The plugin system has been developed to be specifically simple, allowing almost anyone to develop a new plugin without great programming knowledge.

Game Imager also comes with some additional functions to make your life easier, such as displaying and changing the colors in an image, and zoom support. The images in the collection are shown as thumbnails so you can visually see what the images look like.

  • Support for a number of generic and game-specific formats.
  • Open and convert as many images as you want, all in one go.
  • Display and change the color palette of an image.
  • Save images as a collection, or as individual files, all with a single click.
  • Support for many different languages.
  • Autorun programs for quick and easy use on Windows computers.

Game Imager (Basic Version) is suitable for most casual users:
  • View images from over 300 games
  • Multiple language support
  • Totally free!
Download Game Imager (Basic Version)
Also requires: Java Runtime Environment (32-bit Version)

Game Imager (Full Version) performs many more advanced functions:
  • View images from over 300 games
  • Edit and save images (for certain games only)
  • Convert images into different formats
  • Extract images for use in external tools like Photoshop or Gimp
  • Multiple language support
  • Only costs $5!

Also requires: Java Runtime Environment (32-bit Version)

Download the latest version of Java (32-bit) from here, then double-click to install it.

Download the Game Imager installer, then double-click to install it.

If you purchased the Full Version, the download link will be sent to you after your payment has been processed.

Run Game Imager by choosing one of the links in your Start Menu. Some of the links in the Start Menu do not work for all computers - try one of the other links if this is the case.

Game Imager doesn't work with 64-bit Java

Some users have experienced difficulty running Game Imager when they have a 64-bit version of Java installed. If you have problems, try installing a 32-bit version of Java instead.

When trying to run Game Imager, I get FileNotFound errors, or there is no text on the program interface

This can occur when you have incorrectly unzipped Game Imager. To unzip the archive correctly, open the Game Imager zip file in your zip program (eg WinZip) and click the "extract" button. Make sure that the box "Use Folder Names" is checked. Now the files should be extracted to the correct folders and the program will work.

When trying to run Game Imager.exe, I get a MissingDll error dialog.

You are using an old version of windows, and will need to update some files in order for the exe file to work. Download and install the Visual Basic 6 Runtime Files - you can find them on - or do a search in Google for them.

When trying to run Game Imager.exe, I get a FileNotFound error dialog.

Some virus checkers do not allow *.bat files to be run on your computer - one such program is Kasperspy. If you have a virus checker, spyware cleaner, or another similar program that runs in the background of your computer, you should disable it and try to run Game Imager again. Remember to turn it back on after you are finished using Game Imager! Some programs will have options that will let you enable specific files - if this is the case then add the *.bat and *.exe files in the Game Imager directory.

How do I _______ in Game Imager?

Game Imager has its own help file which will assist your understanding and use of the features in Game Imager. To access the help, click the big blue question-mark button in the program, or choose 'help' from the 'Help' menu. Choose the topic in the top dropdown box, and the associated help will appear underneath. This help explains what each of the features do and how to use them.

Why are the filenames called "Image ####"

Some files contain more than 1 image. If this is the case, Game Imager assigns a numerical name to them, to make it easier to find the file you want.

How can I report a bug or program error?

If there is a bug in Game Imager, please send me an email with the details of the error. Please provide as much information as possible as to how you obtained the error, so I have the best chance of detecting and correcting the error. Be sure to include any error messages that appear on the screen.

Game Imager will also try to create an error log for the errors that occur - if there are any files in the logs/ directory, then please send the latest file along with your email, it will give me a much greater chance of detecting and fixing the issue.

I edited and saved an image, but it doesn't work in the game.

There are many reasons why an image may not work - for example many games check the images are the right file size and have the right date before they are loaded. Some games only allow images of a certain format, and some games only use images of a particular size, such as 128x128. At all costs - avoid overwriting your original game images because you may have to re-install the game if it doesn't work. Also, altering original game images could cause problems if you try to update the game or apply a patch. WATTO Studios does not make any guarantees that the images will work in your game - so by all means have a go but if it doesn't work then make sure you have a backup.

I tried to open an image that is in the supported games list, but it doesn't work.

Chances are that the plugin can only open some of the images used in the game, or perhaps the image is compressed. Some PC games also use the same extension for different types of files. Thankfully though, you shouldn't encounter this very often.

Game Imager may also have problems with images in game demos or in illegal copies of games - this is because the images are sometimes different to those used in the full purchased game.

Even though Game Imager tries its hardest to open a language pack correctly, sometimes it gets the format wrong. You can force Game Imager to open the file in a particular format, which may work better. Click the "Open" button or menu, then choose the correct plugin from the list in the SidePanel (by default it says "All Files"). By choosing a plugin in this list, it forces Game Imager to open it using this format.

Game Extractor has the ability to read and write archives from many different games. Game Extractor (Full Version) can also find common audio and image files stored within unknown archives, through use of the Format Scanner, and can also preview lots of common file types. Here is a brief list of games which are supported by Game Extractor.

Image Type:
Read Only
Read, Modify, and Save
All can be Read, only some can be Modified and Saved
PC Games

 18 Wheels Of Steel: Haulin*.dds *.png *.tga
 Aces Of The Galaxy*.dds *.png
 Advanced Strategic Command*.bmp *.jpg *.png *.gif
 Adventure Pinball: Forgotten Island*.bmp *.jpg *.Texture
 After Burner 3D*.jpg *.gif
 Age Of Empires 3*.ddt *.bmp
 Age Of Empires 3: The Asian Dynasties*.bmp
 Air Hockey Adrenaline*.tga
 Airborne Assault: Red Devils Over Arnhem*.bmp *.jpg
 Airport Tycoon 3*.bmp *.png
 Alien Crossfire*.bmp *.pcx
 An Untitled Story*.png *.gif
 Ancient Wars: Sparta*.jpg
 Arcade Race: Crash*.bmp *.jpg *.tga
 Art Of Magic: Magic And Mayhem*.bmp *.jpg *.tga
 Astro Avenger 2*.dds *.jpg *.gif
 Attack On Pearl Harbor*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.tga
 Aura: Fate Of The Ages*.dds
 Austerlitz*.bm2 *.raw
 Auto Cross Racing*.jpg
 Avalanche*.dds *.jpg *.png
 Avernum 5*.bmp
 BaboViolent 2*.tga
 Baseball Mogul 2008*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Battle For Wesnoth*.jpg *.png
 Battlefield 2142*.gif *.dds *.png *.tga
 BattleFleet 1939*.bmp *.jpg *.gif
 Battleground Ardennes*.bit *.bmp
 Battlestations Midway*.tga
 Beauty3D Covergirl*.jpg *.tga
 Big Box Of Blox*.bmp *.tga
 Bioshock*.bmp *.png *.Texture
 Bitmap Image*.bmp
 Black And White 2*.dds
 BMW M3 Challenge*.dds *.jpg *.tga
 Boarder Zone*.tga
 Bootfighter Windom*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png
 Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 [PS2]*.tex
 Brian Lara International Cricket 2007*.dds
 Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood*.bmp *.Texture
 Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30*.bmp *.Texture
 Burnout Revenge*.jpg
 BWM M3 Challenge*.bmp
 Caesar IV*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 Call For Heroes: Pompolic Wars*.bmp *.jpg *.gif *.tga
 Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare*.bmp
 Carnivores 2*.tga
 Cave Days*.gif
 Celestial Impact*.jpg *.tga
 City Life*.bmp *.dds *.png *.tga
 Clive Barker's Undying*.bmp *.Texture
 Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion*.jpg *.png *.tga
 Colormental*.bmp *.jpg *.png *.tga
 Command And Conquer 3*.bmp
 Control Monger*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Counterstrike 2D*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Crusades: Quest For Power*.jpg *.gif *.png
 Cryptex Of Time*.jpg *.png *.tga
 Crysis*.bmp *.dds *.png
 Cypher: Code Of Ruin*.bmp *.png *.tga
 Dark Horizon*.bmp *.dds
 DDS Image*.dds
 De Blob*.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 Dead Reefs*.bmp *.dds
 Derelict*.bmp *.jpg *.png *.tga
 Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 Dethkarz*.bmp *.tga
 Deus Ex*.bmp *.Texture
 Deus Ex: Invisible War*.bmp *.dds *.Texture
 Devastation*.bmp *.Texture
 Diplomacy*.bmp *.tga
 Dracula Origin*.dds *.jpg *.png
 Dracula Twins*.jpg *.tga
 Dragons Lair 3*.bmp
 Driving Speed 2*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 DROD: Journey To Rooted Hold*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Ducati World Racing Challenge*.bmp
 Dungeon Lords*.bmp *.tga
 Ecstatica 2*.raw
 Elf Bowling: Hawaiian Vacation*.jpg *.png
 Elf Bowling: The Last Insult*.jpg *.png
 Empire Deluxe*.jpg *.png *.gif
 Empire Earth 3*.bmp *.png *.tga
 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars*.bmp
 Epic Warhammer 40000: Final Liberation*.tga
 Eternal War: Shadows Of Light*.tga *.lmp *.pcx *.wad
 Europa Universalis III*.bmp *.dds *.png *.tga
 Europa Universalis: Rome*.dds *.tga
 EVE Online*.bmp
 Evolva*.dds *.jpg *.png *.gif
 Faces Of War*.bmp
 Falcon 4*.pcx
 Fantasy Wars*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.tga
 Far West*.bmp *.dds *.jpg
 FIFA 08*.bmp
 FIFA 09*.bmp
 FIFA Manager 08*.tga
 FIFA Manager 09*.bmp
 Football Manager 2009*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png
 FRAXY*.bmp *.jpg
 Frets On Fire*.png
 Frontline: Fields Of Thunder*.bmp
 Frontlines: Fuel Of War*.bmp *.tga
 Fury*.bmp *.jpg *.tga
 Galactic Civilizations 2*.dds *.png
 Galactic Civilizations 2: Dread Lords*.png
 Galactic Command: Echo Squad*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 Gems Quest*.jpg
 Genesis Rising*.dds *.jpg
 GHOST Hunters - The Haunting Of Majesty Manor*.jpg *.png
 Ghost Recon*.rsb
 G.I. Combat*.bmp
 GIF Image (Graphics Interchange Format)*.gif
 Glory Of The Roman Empire*.bmp
 Granado Espada*.bmp *.tga
 GTR2*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.tga
 H-Craft*.jpg *.tga
 Halo: Hell On Earth*.bmp
 Hamsterball*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Hard Time*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets*.bmp *.Texture
 Heavy Gear 2*.bmp *.jpg *.tga
 Heroes Of Annihilated Empires*.bmp *.dds *.jpg
 Heroes Of Might And Magic V*.bmp
 High Heat Baseball 2000*.bmp *.tex
 Hitman: Codename 47*.dxt *.pal *.1txd *.3txd *.abgr *.nlap
 Hollywood Mogul*.bmp *.jpg
 House Of The Dead 3*.dds
 Immortal Pongbat*.png
 Jack Nicklaus 5*.pcx
 JAM XM*.jpg *.png *.gif
 Jazz Jackrabbit 3D*.bmp
 Jedi Knight: Mysteries Of The Sith*.mat
 Jetboat Superchamps*.img *.bmp *.jpg
 Jetboat Superchamps 2*.img *.bmp *.jpg
 Jewel Quest 2*.bmp *.jpg *.gif
 Journeys Of The Dragon Rider*.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 JPEG Image*.jpeg *.jpg *.jif *.jfif
 Just Cause*.dds
 Keepsake*.jpg *.png *.tga
 Killer Tank*.spr
 KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child*.pcx
 Knytt Stories*.png
 Kung Fu Panda*.png
 Land Of The Dead: Road To Fiddlers Green *.bmp *.Texture
 Last Call*.jpg *.gif
 Legend: Hand Of God*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events*.bmp *.Texture
 Life Of D. Duck 2*.png
 Live For Speed*.dds *.jpg
 Lost Empire: Immortals*.dds *.jpg *.png
 Lost Planet*.hkx *.tex
 Lux*.jpg *.png *.gif
 Lynn's Legacy*.bmp
 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa*.png
 Maelstrom*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 Magic The Gathering Online*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 Mall Tycoon*.jpg *.tex
 Mall Tycoon 3*.tga
 Mars Miner*.bmp *.jpg *.tga *.gif
 Marvel Ultimate Alliance*.ibt
 Mastermind*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.pic *.png
 Medal Of Honor: Airborne*.bmp
 Men of Valor: Vietnam*.bmp
 Mercinaries 2*.bmp
 Microsoft Casino*.bmp
 Microsoft Flight Simulator X*.bmp *.dds *.gif *.jpg *.png
 Minions Of Mirth*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Mobile Forces*.bmp *.Texture
 Moon Tycoon*.bmp
 Moonshine Racers*.bmp
 Movie Studio Boss*.jpg *.tga
 Muscle Car 3*.dds
 Nascar SimRacing*.dds
 Need For Speed: ProSreet*.jpg *.gif
 Nelly Cootalot*.gif
 Nerf ArenaBlast*.bmp *.Texture
 Night Watch*.bmp
 Nikopol: Secrets Of The Immortals*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 Nitro Stunt Racing*.bnk *.tex
 Officers*.bmp *.dds *.png *.tga
 Overlord*.bmp *.dds
 Pacific Storm*.dds *.bmp *.png *.tga
 Paint Shop Pro*.pal
 Paraworld*.dds *.tga
 Pariah*.bmp *.Texture
 Paris Chase*.dct *.png *.tga
 PBA Bowling 2*.tex
 PCX Image*.pcx
 Peggle*.bmp *.jpg *.png *.gif
 Penny Arcade: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 1*.dds *.jpg *.png
 Penny Arcade: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 2*.dds *.jpg *.png
 Penumbra: Black Plague*.bmp *.jpg *.tga
 Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End*.bmp
 Playboy: The Mansion*.pict
 PNG Image (Portable Network Graphic)*.png
 Populous: The Beginning*.pal
 Portal Prelude*.jpg
 Postal 2*.bmp *.Texture *.gif
 Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time*.dds
 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008*.png
 Pro Evolution Soccer 2009*.jpg *.gif
 Professor Fizzwizzle And The Molten Mystery*.dat
 Pro Pinball: Big Race USA*.pal
 Project Aftermath*.dds *.png *.tga
 Project Eden*.edi
 Pure*.bmp *.dds
 Puzzle Quest*.jpg *.png
 Quantum Of Solace*.dds
 Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire*.bah *.bal *.dah *.dal
 Race*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.tga
 Racer*.jpg *.tga
 Racing Pitch*.jpg *.png
 Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield*.tga *.Texture
 Ratatouille*.png *.gif
 Rayman 3*.gif
 RC Simulator*.bmp *.png *.gif
 Re-Volt*.bmp *.bmq
 Red Alert 3*.bmp *.jpg
 Red Baron 3D*.bmp *.spl
 Redguard: Elder Scrolls Adventures*.gxa
 Redneck Kentucky and the Next Generation Chickens*.bmp *.Texture
 Reflexive Arcade*.jpg
 Rise And Fall: Civilizations At War*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 Rising Eagle*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 RoboBlitz*.bmp *.jpg *.tga *.gif
 RoboHordes*.bmp *.tga
 Rocko's Quest*.bmp
 Rollcage Stage 2*.bmp
 ROM Check Fail*.png
 Rune*.bmp *.Texture
 Sacred 2*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.tga
 Sam And Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die*.gif *.jpg *.png
 Sam And Max: Bright Side Of The Moon*.gif *.jpg *.png
 Sam And Max: Culture Shock*.gif *.jpg *.png
 Sam And Max: Reality 2.0*.gif *.jpg *.png
 Sam And Max: Situation Comedy*.gif *.jpg *.png
 Sauerbraten*.gif *.jpg *.png
 Scarlet Waves*.jpg *.png
 Scud Buster*.jpg *.png
 Secret Mayo Chronicles*.png
 Sensible Soccer 2006*.dds
 Shadow Ops: Red Mercury*.bmp *.tga *.Texture
 Shadowbane: Throne Of Oblivion*.tga
 Shlongg*.bmp *.dds
 Silverfall*.bmp *.dds *.png *.tga
 SimCity Societies*.dds *.png *.tga
 Sins Of A Solar Empire*.dds *.tga
 Ski Challenge 2008*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png
 Slaves To Armok: God Of Blood: Chapter 2: Dwarf Fortress*.bmp
 Solar Wars*.jpg
 Soldat*.bmp *.gif *.jpg *.png
 Sonic Heroes*.bmp *.png *.txd
 Space Combat*.bmp *.png
 Space Hulk*.bmp *.pcx
 Space Tripper*.bmp *.jpg
 SpaceForce: Captains*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 SpaceForce: Rogue Universe*.bmp *.jpg *.tga
 Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars*.jpg
 Splinter Cell*.bmp *.tga *.Texture
 Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory*.tga *.pcx
 Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow*.Texture
 Star Siege*.png
 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen: Maximum Warp*.Texture *.bmp
 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard*.Texture
 Star Wars: Republic Commando*.Texture
 Stranded 2*.bmp *.jpg *.png *.krfl *.rfl
 Strange Attractors*.bmp *.jpg
 Stronghold 2*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 Stronghold Crusader*.bmp
 Sudden Strike 3*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.tga
 Supreme Commander*.bmp *.png
 Supreme Ruler 2020*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png
 Supreme Snowboarding*.tga
 SWAT 4*.Texture
 Synaesthete*.dds *.png
 Syndicate Wars*.bmp *.tga
 Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror*.bmp
 Tales Of Eternia Online*.tga
 Targa Image*.tga
 Taskforce*.bmp *.gif *.jpg
 Terrorist Takedown: Covert Operations*.jpg *.png
 Test Drive 5*.tga
 Test Drive 6*.tga
 Test Drive Unlimited*.bmp
 Test Drive: Le Mans*.tga
 Test Drive: Off-Road*.spr *.tmf
 Test Drive: Off-Road 2*.tga *.raw
 Test Drive: Off-Road 3*.tga
 The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins*.tga
 The Apprentice Los Angeles*.gif *.jpg *.png
 The Bard Tale*.jpg
 The Blob*.dds *.jpg *.png *.tga
 The Club*.dds *.tga
 The Mark*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 The Odyssey Winds Of Athena*.bmp *.dds
 The Princess Bride Game*.png
 The Sacred Rings*.dds *.jpg *.tga
 The Sims Carnival SnapCity*.gif *.png
 The White Chamber*.png
 Theatre Of War*.tga
 Theseus: Return Of The Hero*.tga
 Thread Space Hyperbol*.tga
 Toblo*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent*.bmp *.dds *.jpg *.png
 TORCS: The Open Racing Car Simulator*.jpg *.png
 Tortuga: Two Treasures*.dds *.jpg
 Torus Trooper*.bmp
 TrackMania Nations Forever*.dds *.jpg *.tga
 Transformers: The Game*.gif *.jpg
 Transport Tycoon*.bmp *.gif
 Trials 2: Second Edition*.png
 Tribes Vengeance*.Texture
 Tube Twist*.jpg *.png
 Turok 2: Seeds Of Evil*.bmp
 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter*.bmp
 Turret Wars*.bmp
 Universal Combat*.png *.tga
 Universal Combat: A World Apart*.bmp *.dds *.png *.tga
 Unreal*.bmp *.Texture
 Unreal 2: The Awakening*.bmp *.Texture
 Unreal Tournament*.Texture *.bmp *.gif
 Unreal Tournament 2003*.Texture
 Unreal Tournament 2004*.Texture
 Unreal Tournament 3*.bmp
 Urban Brawl: Action Doom 2*.png
 Urban Terror*.jpg
 Venture Arctic*.jpg *.png
 Virtual Reality Notre Dame: A Real Time Construction*.Texture
 Virtual Remote Control Racing*.bmp
 Virtual Skipper 3*.dds *.tga
 Void War*.bmp *.jpg *.gif *.tga
 VRND: Virtual Reality Notre Dame*.bmp
 War Front: Turning Point*.dds *.tga
 Warpath*.Texture *.bmp
 War Rock*.bmp *.dds *.tga
 War Wound*.bmp *.jpg *.png
 Westward*.jpg *.gif
 Wheel Of Time*.bmp Texture
 Wildlife Park 2*.dds *.bmp *.tga
 Within A Deep Forest*.jpg
 Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory*.gif *.jpg
 World In Conflict*.tga
 World Of Goo*.png
 World Of Padman*.bmp *.gif *.jpg *.png
 Worms 2*.img
 Worms Armageddon*.img
 X3 Reunion*.jpg
 X3 Terran Conflict*.jpg
 X-Com Enforcer*.bmp *.Texture *.pcx
 XIII*.Texture *.bmp
 X-Men: The Official Game*.png *.tga
 X Motor Racing*.tga
 Zak and Jack in Showdown at Monstertown*.jpg
 Zen Of Sodoku*.gif *.jpg *.png
 Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania*.dds