BSP File

What are BSP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BSP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BSP file?

BSP files have multiple uses, and Quake BSP Map is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Quake BSP Map

BSP stands for Binary Space Partitioning and is a technique used to store data for a 3D World. Quake was one of the first games to use this technique, and many games are still using it.

There are multiple variations of game map files using the BSP extension, and they are slightly different. This particular version was one of the first and was used in Quake and Quake II.

How to open BSP files

We have identified one BSP opener that is compatible with this specific type of BSP file.

Programs that open Quake BSP Map files

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Last updated: December 8, 2022

All known file formats using extension .BSP

While Quake BSP Map is a popular type of BSP-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .BSP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Half-Life BSP Map

A newer variation of the Binary Space Partitioning map format invented for Quake is used in Half-Life.

BSP opener for Windows

We have identified one BSP opener that is compatible with this specific type of BSP file.

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Valve Source BSP Map

This is a newer variation of the Binary Space Partitioning map format originally invented for Quake. "Source" is the name of Value Software's game engine that is used in a wide array of popular games like Half-Life 2, Counter Strike, Left 4 Dead, Dota, Titanfall, etc.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different BSP openers which you will find listed below.

Getic 3D BSP Map

Getic is a 3D editor with BSP compiler.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Map

We know that one BSP format is Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Map. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these BSP files

We have identified one BSP opener that is compatible with this specific type of BSP file.

CraftyCraftyDiscontinued

More file formats using the BSP extension

Through our research of BSP files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • BSP Bitmap

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BSP files. Remember, different programs may use BSP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

BASIC Stamp EditorBASIC Stamp EditorVerified
Left DeadLeft DeadUser submitted
VindictusVindictusUser submitted
Left4Dead2Left4Dead2User submitted
Left4deadLeft4deadUser submitted
Counter-Strike - SourceCounter-Strike - SourceUser submitted
Counter-Strike SourceCounter-Strike SourceUser submitted
PortalPortalUser submitted
TitanfallTitanfallUser submitted
Counter StrikeCounter StrikeUser submitted

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