What is a .VMAP File And How To Open It – Valve (Visual Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .vmap extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .vmap file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .VMAP file?

The .VMAP file extension is from Valve Source 2 Uncompiled Map File. This file extension was developed by Valve. The file is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .vmap file on 1 platform.

How to open a .VMAP file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .VMAP file on various operating systems.

How to open a .VMAP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .vmap file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Valve Hammer Editor software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VMAP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Valve Hammer Editor software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VMAP file?

If you cannot open the .VMAP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .VMAP file.vmap_c – Valve, .vmba – VMware, .vmc – Microsoft, .vmcx – Microsoft, .vmcz – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .VMAP file with the Valve Hammer Editor program on Windows.