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SHIPWORLD File Extension

Starbound Game Data Format

What is SHIPWORLD file?

The data included in files with the extension .SHIPWORLD encompasses information about the spaceship from the game Starbound. This is a complete set of data related to the player's character and their achievements. Starbound, developed by Chucklefish Games, is focused on the exploration of space in two dimensions, visiting new places, acquiring weapons, armor, and items. The .SHIPWORLD files are used for saving and then loading saved information about the ship and gameplay. By default, these are located in the player directory within Starbound.

What Information Do .SHIPWORLD Files Contain?

.SHIPWORLD files store information that allows for returning to a saved state of gameplay. They hold data such as:

  • the type of ship chosen by the player,
  • the object's location on the map,
  • the progression of the storyline, advancement of the player,
  • missions already completed.
The file format does not have an open specification, but attempts have been made to decode it. The data is stored in the form of a specific BTreeDB database.

Other Applications Supporting the .SHIPWORLD Format - starcheat

While Starbound is available on the Steam platform, .SHIPWORLD files are stored in the installation directory on the local disk. These game data files can also be opened in programs other than the game itself. Individuals looking to modify game progress or other information about the ship use the starcheat program. It is also possible to download .SHIPWORLD files from the internet and replace them. Players also create specific mods - game modifications available for installation.

Programs which support SHIPWORLD file extension

The following listing features SHIPWORLD-compatible programs. Files with SHIPWORLD extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support SHIPWORLD file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/29/2024

How to open file with SHIPWORLD extension?

Problems with accessing SHIPWORLD may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Starbound Game Data Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Starbound

Install software to open SHIPWORLD file Problems with opening and working with SHIPWORLD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SHIPWORLD files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Starbound developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SHIPWORLD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Starbound installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Chucklefish LTD website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Starbound

Update software that support file extension SHIPWORLDYou still cannot access SHIPWORLD files although Starbound is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Starbound cannot handle files with SHIPWORLD may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Starbound should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SHIPWORLD files to Starbound

If you have the latest version of Starbound installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SHIPWORLD on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with SHIPWORLD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SHIPWORLD file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Starbound installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SHIPWORLD files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with SHIPWORLD file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SHIPWORLD file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Starbound and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SHIPWORLD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the SHIPWORLD file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper SHIPWORLD file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check SHIPWORLD file for viruses
1. The SHIPWORLD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the SHIPWORLD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the SHIPWORLD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the SHIPWORLD file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the SHIPWORLD file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Starbound Game Data Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Starbound

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SHIPWORLD extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Starbound Game Data Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SHIPWORLD files.

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