BSP File Type

- The quick facts

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?

Files that contain the .bsp file extension are most commonly associated with the Quake gaming software.

BSP stands for Binary Space Partitioning. The BSP files that are used by the Quake software are map files that are used by the games developed with the software. These files contain information about the layout, objects, and map-level resources for the associated gaming application.

In addition to the Quake gaming applications the BSP file format is used by a variety of other gaming software products including Half-Life, Team Fortress, Counter-Strike and Call of Duty.

The Bioshock gaming software also uses the .bsp file suffix. These BSP files contain saved game files and project files created with the Bioshock application.

How to open BSP files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BSP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BSP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BSP openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Suggest another file format using extension BSP

While we know of one file format using the .BSP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BSP file.

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.

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