The .map file extension is used by computer games that have been created with one of the Quake engines. These files contain uncompiled game maps. These maps are saved in a text-based format, allowing them to be compiled into a .bsp binary map. Some of the gaming applications that use the .map file extension include the first three editions of Quake, Duke Nukem and the Half-Life computer games.
The .map file extension is also used by web designers for hyperlinking purposes. These MAP files allow website visitors to navigate a website by clicking on certain areas within a picture rather than using a traditional text-based link.
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