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.MAP File Extension

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Quake Engine Map File
Developerid Software
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3.9 (15 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

Uncompiled game map created for games developed with one of the Quake engines; saved in a human-readable text-based format; can be compiled into a .BSP binary map file for use in games such as Half-Life, Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3.

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."

Program(s) that open .MAP files
Updated 8/20/2012

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File TypeHalo Map File
DeveloperBungie Studios
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3.4 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

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.

Some Halo maps can be edited with Halo Map Tools.

Program(s) that open .MAP files
Updated 3/5/2012

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File TypeFallout Map File
DeveloperBethesda Softworks
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2.0 (1 Vote) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

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.

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.
Program(s) that open .MAP files
Updated 8/5/2014

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Leges Motus Map File
DeveloperLeges Motus
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2.0 (1 Vote) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

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.

Program(s) that open .MAP files
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Leges Motus Icon Leges MotusExternal Link
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Leges Motus Icon Leges MotusExternal Link
Updated 2/4/2013

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File TypeFurcadia Dream File
DeveloperFurcadia
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2.0 (1 Vote) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

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.

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.

Program(s) that open .MAP files
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Windows
Furcadia Icon FurcadiaExternal Link
Updated 8/27/2012

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File TypeNAVIGON Map File
DeveloperNAVIGON
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CategoryGIS Files
File Format Description

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.

Program(s) that open .MAP files
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Windows
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Updated 3/29/2010

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File TypeWeather Defender Map
DeveloperSWIFT Weather
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2.0 (1 Vote) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryData Files
File Format Description

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.

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.

Program(s) that open .MAP files
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Icon SWIFT Weather Defender
Updated 4/13/2009

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TECkit Mapping File
DeveloperSIL International
Popularity
2.0 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryMisc Files
File Format Description

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.

Program(s) that open .MAP files
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Windows
TECkit Icon TECkitExternal Link
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Updated 6/27/2011

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File TypeMapjects Server Webparts File
DeveloperMapjects Development
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1.0 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGIS Files
File Format Description

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.

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.

Program(s) that open .MAP files
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Windows
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Linux
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Updated 2/23/2011

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File TypeImage Map
DeveloperN/A
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1.0 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryWeb Files
File Format Description

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.

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

Program(s) that open .MAP files
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Windows
Icon View in a Web browserExternal Link
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Mac OS
Icon View in a Web browserExternal Link
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Updated 3/29/2010