How to open a file with .map extension?

File Type : Game file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .map file

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What is .map file extension?

The .MAP file extension is used by the uncompiled game map created for games developed with one of the Quake engines. It is saved in a text based format that can be read by users and can be compiled into a .BSP binary map file for use in games such as Half-Life and Quake. MAP files can be created with use of several map editors, including Valve Hammer Editor, which also compiles the map into the BSP format. Another popular tool that uses MAP files is Torque Constructor, which can transform maps into the .DIF format which can be used for development. Many game engines use the MAP format, including the Quake engines, Torque Engine etc.Important: Valve Hammer Editor 4, saves map files in the newer .VMF format. The program was formerly called ""Worldcraft,"" but is now commonly referred to as ""Hammer.""
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open mapfiles:

  • Valve Hammer Editor
  • Torque Constructor
  • id Software GtkRadiant
  • QuArK
  • Q3Map2
  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Other Text Editor