BIO files are plain text files. They contain biographies of the 3 starting characters which can be chosen during the character creation stage, and can be found in the
There are no automatic linebreaks or scrolling on the character selection screen, so extra attention should be payed to make sure the length of each indiviual line does not exceed 26 characters (they can be up to 30 lines in length, but it's ugly). Also, the number of lines of content should not exceed 22 lines. The first line of text should be "So-and-so's story", in all capitals. Stylistically, there should be blank lines before and after the title.
(blank line) -- "CHARACTER NAME'S" STORY: | (another blank line) | " | | | | | | | Biography content | --> 22 lines of content | | | | | | | | | | " -- | | ------------------------- | v 26 characters maximum recommended
Taken from Narg's BIO file,
combat.bio, exactly as it is shown (Fallout 2):
NARG'S STORY: Narg's exceptional physique has made him one of the best hunters in the tribe. Narg's first, and usually only, impulse is to crush anything that he can't figure out. Narg has become quite adept at crushing, and slicing, and dicing. Narg would like to prove his worthiness to lead the tribe and he'll let nothing stand in his way.
.BIO files can be opened with any simple text-editing programs, like Notepad or WordPad.
Original document at teamx.ru (in russian)