Quake file formats

From Quake Wiki

  • .bsp : Level (suitable for playing)
  • .cfg : Configuration file
  • .dem : Quake demo, a recorded gameplay session
  • .lmp : 2D HUD/UI graphics, also palette.lmp and colormap.lmp (sort of a catch-all extension)
  • .map : Uncompiled level (must be compiled into a .bsp before playing)
  • .mdl : Model (3D asset for in-game entities)
  • .ms2 : Cached 3D mesh file generated by GLQuake
  • .pak : File archive, contains many files of other types
  • .rc  : Configuration file
  • .spr : Sprite (2D asset for in-game entities)
  • .wad : Quake Textures for map compiling, also gfx.wad
  • .wav : Waveform audio format

Extended engines File Formats[edit]

  • .ent : entity definition file (see EntFiles)
  • .jpg : JPEG image format file
  • .lights : light definition
  • .lit : colored lightmap definition
  • .md2 : Quake II Model format
  • .md3 : Quake III Model format
  • .pcx : PCX image format file
  • .pk3 : Quake III's pak file (zip-archives)
  • .png : Portable Network Graphics image format file
  • .raw : heighfield data
  • .rtlights : realtime light definition file
  • .skin : skin scripts
  • .spr32 : enhanced sprite files
  • .tga : Targa image format file
  • .tpak : Telejano private data files
  • .txt : Textfile, used for various scripts
  • .ogg : Ogg Vorbis compressed audio file

Extended engines Reserved File Formats[edit]

  • .hlit : high-resolution colored lightmap definition. No implementation as yet.

(incomplete...)