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.MAP File Extension

File Type 1Quake Engine Map File

Developerid Software
Popularity
3.7 (72 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a MAP file?

A MAP file is a game map created for games developed with one of the Quake engines. It is saved in a human-readable text-based format. MAP files are uncompiled but can be compiled into a .BSP binary map file for use in games such as Half-Life, Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3.

More Information

MAP files can be built using several map editors, including Valve Hammer Editor, which also compiles the map into the target BSP format. Another popular tool that uses MAP files is TorquePowered.com's Torque Constructor, which can transform maps into the .DIF format for development. The resulting map files are used for Torque games, which target PC, mobile, and console platforms.

Many game engines use the MAP format, including the Quake engines, Torque Engine, Goldsource Engine, Dark Engine, and Unreal Engine.

NOTE: Valve Hammer Editor 4, which is used for Half-Life, saves map files in the newer .VMF format. The program was previously called "Worldcraft," but is now commonly referred to as "Hammer."

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Programs that open MAP files
Windows
Valve Hammer Editor
Torque Constructor
id Software GtkRadiant
QuArK
MAP3BSPC
Q3Map2
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
Updated 8/18/2016

File Type 2Halo Map File

DeveloperBungie Studios
Popularity
2.8 (22 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.MAP File Association 2

Game map used by Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game of the Halo first-person shooter series; also used by Halo: Custom Edition, an unsupported expansion to Halo: Combat Evolved; saves a game map and can include terrain, objects, spawn points, and other level information.

More Information

Some Halo maps can be edited with Halo Map Tools.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
Bungie Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo Map Tools
Mac
Bungie Halo: Combat Evolved
Updated 3/5/2012

File Type 3Furcadia Dream File

DeveloperFurcadia
Popularity
1.8 (13 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.MAP File Association 3

Game map, referred to as a "Dream," used by Furcadia, a 2D multiplayer online game set in a fantasy world; saves the map width, height, effects such as rain, and objects such as trees, walls, buildings, and magical plants.

More Information

MAP files can be edited using the Furcadia Dream Editor (DreamEd.exe), which is included with the Furcadia installation. Custom maps can be used for playing with others online.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
Furcadia
Updated 8/27/2012

File Type 4Image Map

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
1.6 (13 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryWeb Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.MAP File Association 4

Server-side text file that defines areas of a Web page image that link to different locations; allows users to click on different parts of an image to open different pages.

More Information

MAP files are referenced by an .HTML Web page, but processed by the Web server.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
View in a Web browser
Edit with a text editor
Mac
View in a Web browser
Edit with a text editor
Updated 3/29/2010

File Type 5Fallout Map File

DeveloperBethesda Softworks
Popularity
1.5 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.MAP File Association 5

File used by Fallout 1 and 2, which are post-apocalyptic, futuristic role-playing video games; contains map data that describes the gameplay environment including grid boundaries, walls, scenery, animals, and objects.

More Information

The MAP file is made up of 5 sections:

  1. The MAP file header.
  2. The global and local variables used by the map scripts.
  3. The tile data that makes up the roof and floor.
  4. The MAP scripts that store information about scripts connected to the objects in the map.
  5. The MAP objects, which hold the walls, item, scenery, etc. that appear in the map.
Programs that open MAP files
Windows
Bethesda Softworks Fallout 1
Bethesda Softworks Fallout 2
Updated 8/5/2014

File Type 6Leges Motus Map File

DeveloperLeges Motus
Popularity
1.4 (12 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.MAP File Association 6

Game map used by Leges Motus, a 2D multiplayer shooting game set zero gravity; stores the layout for the map, including spawn points, walls, and the locations of map objects and corresponding sprites; located in the \data\maps\ directory of the game installation.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
Leges Motus
Mac
Leges Motus
Linux
Leges Motus
Updated 2/4/2013

File Type 7TECkit Mapping File

DeveloperSIL International
Popularity
1.3 (12 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryMisc Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.MAP File Association 7

Text mapping file used by TECkit, a program used for text conversion; saved in a plain text format and contains rules that map from one character set to another; compiled into a .TEC file, which can be used to perform the conversion.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
TECkit
pyTecKit
Mac
TECkit
pyTecKit
Linux
TECkit
pyTecKit
Updated 6/27/2011

File Type 8Weather Defender Map

DeveloperSWIFT Weather
Popularity
1.2 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.MAP File Association 8

Weather map format used by Weather Defender, a weather monitoring system designed specifically for Emergency Management Professionals and First Responders; may contain custom geographic and reference layers.

More Information

Weather Defender maps can be saved to store custom configurations for forecasting severe weather. These maps can be quickly loaded to view custom weather forecasts.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
SWIFT Weather Defender
Updated 4/13/2009

File Type 9Rigs of Rods Key Assignments File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
1.1 (8 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.MAP File Association 9

Key assignment file used by Rigs of Rods (RoR), a car, truck, airplane, and boat simulator; contains information that describes how the user's keyboard is mapped out and which keys correlate with specific actions in RoR.

More Information

The information is stored in plain text and appears in the following format: EVENT_NAME    EVENT_TYPE    MAPPING

Common MAP Filenames

input.map - The common name for the MAP file containing the key assignments for the simulator.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
Rigs of Rods
Mac
Rigs of Rods
Updated 7/28/2015

File Type 10NAVIGON Map File

DeveloperNAVIGON
Popularity
1.1 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGIS Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.MAP File Association 10

Map file used by NAVIGON GPS navigation devices; contains a map, including roads and points of interest; used by NAVIGON software to create navigation routes and display map information while driving.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
NAVIGON Sync
Updated 3/29/2010

File Type 11Mapjects Server Webparts File

DeveloperMapjects Development
Popularity
1.0 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGIS Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.MAP File Association 11

File used by Mapjects GRYD, an operations visualization platform for energy management, security management, and logistics; stores a configuration of one or more "Webparts," which are widgets that can be mashed together to produce integrated visualizations; also includes the GIS metadata required to display the data.

More Information

MAP files are server-side data files, and they include both the data and program files for the software package. A corresponding .MAPX file is used to display the information in the MAP file to the user through a Web page.

NOTE: Mapject GRYD renders HTML5, Silverlight, Flash, and PHP, as well as code from the ASP.NET Razor view engine.

Programs that open MAP files
Windows
Mapjects GRYD
Linux
Mapjects GRYD
Updated 2/23/2011

.MAP Extension Information

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