PWN - Pawn Source Code File

What is a PWN file

The PWN file format and respective extension are associated with a programming language called Pawn. Pawn is an open source and thus free to use programming language. It’s used to embed scripts written in Pawn in games. PWN files are not typically used directly as they merely store the code in a plain text format. Instead, the source code is compiled into another file format. The resulting AMX file contains the actual executable code.

The most common usage of PWN files and the Pawn programming language comes from the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. PWN files can be used to create mods for the game’s multiplayer mode.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open PWN documents:

  • Pawno (Windows)
  • PawnSciTE (Windows)
  • PawnoX (Windows)
  • SA-MP Editor (Windows)
  • SAMPCE (Windows)
Extension PWN
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