MAP (file format)
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The .MAP file extension is used for various different types of files.
- Uncompiled Quake maps. These files are plain text files. 
- Valve's Hammer Editor saved level files in the binary, proprietary .rmf or text-based, human-readable .map format prior to version 4.0.
- In addition, the Halo series uses .map files for the levels. Duke Nukem 3D uses .map files for user-created levels.
- .map files are also used by Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas, a multiplayer modification for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
- Uncompiled Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse maps.
- Debugging maps. These are typically plain text files that indicate the relative offsets of functions for a given version of a compiled binary.
- .map files are used on the site Azgaar's Fantasy Map Generator.
- .map files are also used by the MapInfo Professional Geographic Information System.
- .MAPs are also identified as color maps. An example of such software that supports .map files is SoundSpectrum's G-Force music visualizer.
- Another form of the .MAP file is for HTML image maps. An image map is formatted in HTML and creates click-able areas over a provided image.
- More generically, the .MAP extension can be used to denote any file type that indicates relative offsets from a starting point. MAP file types are used in this way, for example, when variables in software are expected to be "mappped" to a specific spot in memory.