The File Extensions Database

.BMQ File Extension

  • Developer by: Acclaim Entertainment
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BMQ file?

.BMQ is Re-Volt Mipmap File

Mipmap image used by Re-Volt, an old RC car racing game for the PC; contains a low-resolution image in the BMP format that is used for object textures viewed from afar in the game in order to keep the frame rate stable.

Mipmaps are used by Re-Volt to improve texture rendering during gameplay. They are used for textures that are viewed from a distance and don't require large images for detail. If the main texture size is 256x256, the next mipmap image would be 128x128, then 64x64, and then 32x32 after that. Once the camera gets closer to the object texture the BMQ mipmap is replaced with the normal BMP image. By using smaller images, the game's rendering speed is increased.

Programs that open Re-Volt Mipmap File
Acclaim Entertainment Re-Volt
Microsoft Paint

How to solve problems with BMQ files

  • Associate the BMQ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BMQ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BMQ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BMQ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BMQ is Re-Volt Mipmap File. Because only the current version supports the latest BMQ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Acclaim Entertainment manufacturer website after an available .BMQ is Re-Volt Mipmap File update.
  • To make sure that your BMQ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.