PWN, Pawn Source Code File (.pwn)

The PWN Developer file format

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.

Technical details of PWN files

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.

More information about the PWN file format

File extension .pwn
File category Developer
Associated programs Pawno (Windows)
PawnSciTE (Windows)
PawnoX (Windows)
SA-MP Editor (Windows)
SAMPCE (Windows)
Useful links More on Pawn and PWN files
Developer ITB CompuPhase