how to open .mdl file?

how to open .mdl file?
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.mdl can be several different kind of file:


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open it in notepad, and scroll through the file for any text clues.
she1Author Commented:
I mean what software to install in order to read a .mdl file?

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To make this look nice, here are the list provided by the above link:

3D Design Plus Model
3D GameStudio Model Entity
Animation:Master 3D Model
ASTi Model Builder
CA-Compete! Spreadsheet
Digitrakker Music Module
Half-life Model
MapShots Software
Moray Wireframe Model
Quake Model File
RapidForm2000 Proprietary Format
Rational Rose Object Design Model
Simulink Simulation Model
Symbian OS MIME Type Library

Ans definetly more to come... MDL as extension is for model, module generally
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