Having problems opening a MAP file?

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Opening MAP files

Did your computer fail to open a MAP file? We explain what MAP files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your MAP files.

What is a MAP file?

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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About File Extension MAP

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the MAP file format or software that uses files with the MAP suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.