GAfile extension

Genetic Art Image Parameters

Have trouble opening the .ga extension? Don't panic! This page explains ga files and suggests programs you may use to open ga files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is GA file?

A GA file is the Softology Visions of Chaos project format. In it, you can create fractal artworks and share them with others via GA files. These files contain plain text data for each fractal, so if you open it in another program, you'll only see the text, a link to the genetic art rule, image options, and gene symbol offsets. Visions of Chaos offers a look at the sample GA files in its catalog if you're wondering what they look like. Additional parameters can be saved as ga2 and ga3, but it is still the same GA file.

More information

Fractal art is patterns of complex geometric shapes. They look the same at any scale, so you can zoom in without losing their uniqueness and quality. To create a fractal, you need to understand the free program Visions of Chaos. He generates such works of art through the continuous cyclical repetition of simple details. The generation process is called mode and uses special tools for this. One such tool is Genetic Art, which uses GA files as a set of parameters for a generation. In the end, you can save the result and share it with others.

If you were sent a GA file that needs to be opened, the Softology Visions of Chaos application would help you with this. Only in this application will you be able to view the fractal. To view, you need to place the file in your Documents/​Visions of Chaos/​Data directory and select the file in the settings window.

However, the task becomes more straightforward if you only need to view or edit the text that the GA file contains. Any text editor like Microsoft Notepad, GNU Emacs, or GitHub Atom will help. Unfortunately, converting the GA file to another one is impossible because it will not display the fractals correctly.


How to open GA file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the ga extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the ga file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the ga file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open GA files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your ga file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.