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Converting LIF to CAL

LIF is an image format associated with Homeworld, the first real-time strategy computer game, released in 1999. The game continues to enjoy popularity and its latest remake was released in 2015. A LIF file contains texture data used as part of the game and might be difficult to open outside the game program.

A CAL image file represents a monochrome bitmap image that uses the CALS raster image standard for storing graphics data. This standard was created in the 1980s by the US Department of Defence as a compressed interchangeable image format. CAL and CALS are extensions used for similar purposes.

So, how to change LIF into CAL?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert LIFs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load LIF Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .lif files you intend to convert into .cal because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select LIFs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .cal files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select CAL as Output Format

Then pick the CAL as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert LIF to CAL via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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