.MD2 File Extension

Quake 2 3D Model

Developer id Software
4.0  |  7 Votes

What is an MD2 file?

An MD2 file is a 3D model used by id Software Quake 2. Primarily, MD2 files contain models of player characters, non-player characters, but some MD2 files instead contain weapon or item models. Only Quake 2 and its expansions use MD2 files.

More Information

Screenshot of a .md2 file in chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D
MD2 file open in chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D

Quake 2 is the second entry in the popular Quake video game series. It was released in 1997, with various expansion packs and platform ports released later.

The game and its expansions use 3D models saved in the MD2 format. Each MD2 file stores information about a model's geometry and the animations used to animate it. It also contains data used to load and apply textures (which are saved in separate files) to the model.

How to open an MD2 file

You can open an MD2 file with chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D (Windows), QuArK (Windows), or wal (multiplatform).

How to convert an MD2 file

You can use chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D to convert MD2 files to many other 3D model formats. To do so:

  1. Import your MD2 file into MilkShape 3D.
  2. Select File → Export.
  3. Choose the format to which you want to convert your MD2 file.
Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open or reference MD2 files

Alcohol Disk Image Segment 2

Developer Alcohol
2.8  |  8 Votes

The third segment of a CD or DVD disc image copied by Alcohol 120% software; part of a sequence of disc image segments (each part ends in .MD0, .MD1, then MD2, etc.); must be joined with the other segments to retrieve the complete disc image.

More Information

MD2 files are often saved with a .MDF file or a .MDS file, which defines the tracks and data structure used by the disc.

Programs that open or reference MD2 files

Free Trial
MISO-J (to join the segments)

Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched all file formats and software programs listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.