.BSP File Extension

id Software
File Type:
Quake Engine Game Map File

Having trouble opening .bsp extension? Don't panic! This page explains what bsp files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open bsp files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BSP file?

Bsp file extension has Quake Engine Game Map file type, developed by id Software, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Typically used by different games created with a Quake game engine, the map file provides layout data, such as resources, objects, etc. It comes in a binary file format.

Users may create BSP files from .MAP files with the help of such tools as Irrlicht or Q3Map2. They can be composed via id Software tools, including DarkRadiant and GtkRadiant as well. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

bsp file icon
id Software
File Type:
Quake Engine Game Map File
Game Files

How to open BSP file?

Double click the bsp file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .bsp extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the bsp extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bsp file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BSP files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the bsp file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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