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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .vmap_c extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .vmap_c file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .VMAP_C file?

The file extension .VMAP_C comes from Valve Source 2 Compiled Map File. The development of this file was done by Valve. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .vmap_c file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .VMAP_C file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .VMAP_C file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Valve DOTA 2 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Valve Hammer Editor and Valve DOTA 2.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VMAP_C file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 DOTA 2 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .VMAP_C file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .vmap_c file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Valve DOTA 2 software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Valve DOTA 2.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .VMAP_C file

2. The second step is locating 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Valve DOTA 2 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .VMAP_C file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .vmap_c file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Valve DOTA 2 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Valve DOTA 2.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .VMAP_C 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Valve DOTA 2 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .VMAP_C file?

If you are still unable to open the .VMAP_C file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .VMAP_C file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vmba – VMware, .vmc – Microsoft, .vmcx – Microsoft, .vmcz – Microsoft, .vmd – MikuMikuDance. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .VMAP_C file with the Valve DOTA 2, Valve Hammer Editor programs on Windows, Valve DOTA 2 program on Mac and Valve DOTA 2 software on Linux.