.MAP File Extension

id Software
File Type:
Quake Engine Map File

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

What is a MAP file?

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

Typically used by a number of video games created with one of the Quake engines, the file comes in a text-based format. There are multiple game engines that support the MAP format, including Unreal Engine, Dark Engine, Quake Engine, and others.

MAP files may be easily compiled into .BSP binary map files. They can be also converted into a .DIF file format through Torque Constructor.

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

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

How to open MAP file?

Double click the map 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 .map 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 map 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 map 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 MAP 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 map file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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