File Extension Library

.SC2MAP File Extension

  • Developer by: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SC2MAP file?

.SC2MAP file extension is created by Blizzard Entertainment. .SC2MAP has been classified as Game Files. The format of .SC2MAP file is Binary.

.SC2MAP is Blizzard StarCraft 2 Map File

Game map used by StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a real-time strategy (RTS) game created as the sequel to StarCraft; contains the map name, author, description, size, terrain, units, triggers, pathing settings, and player starting points, as well as various objects; can be used for single player or multiplayer games.

StarCraft II maps can contain the following types of data:

  • Terrain: Includes brush, roads, cliffs, foliage, water, and miscellaneous objects; may be raised or lowered, and noise and smoothing effects can be added.
  • Units: Includes Terran, Protoss, and Zerg units and structures, as well as resources (mineral fields and vespene geysers), miscellaneous shapes, and destructible objects.
  • Doodads: Includes various objects that add variety to the map, such as cliff spires, lava, crystals, trees, flood lights, artifacts, statues, temple building blocks, and others.
  • Points: Includes player starting points, sound emitters, and 2D and 3D points that can be referenced by triggers or other objects.
  • Regions: Used for setting rectangular or circular regions that have certain predefined properties.
  • Cameras: Allows users to place overhead or first-person perspective cameras throughout the map for creating cinematic sequences with triggers.
  • Pathing: Enables map developers to set static or dynamic paths, as well as no-fly zones and blockage points; used by the game's artificial intelligence for routing units.
  • Triggers: Allows users to specify events that occur when something happens; for example, if a base is destroyed, the map creator could trigger a cinematic sequence.
  • Text: Enables map creators to set map text with fonts, colors, images, and gradients.

The StarCraft II Editor (also called the "Galaxy Editor") can be used to create custom maps that are playable in Starcraft II. The editor is included with the StarCraft II installation.

NOTE: The StarCraft II Editor requires you to authenticate with a valid account before you can edit and save StarCraft II maps.

List of all softwares that can open the Blizzard StarCraft 2 Map File
Blizzard Starcraft 2
Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor
Blizzard Starcraft 2
Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor

How to Open .SC2MAP file on different platforms

Open .SC2MAP File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SC2MAP
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SC2MAP file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SC2MAP files" Press "Ok"

Open .SC2MAP File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SC2MAP file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SC2MAP File on Linux

Right click on the .SC2MAP file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SC2MAP File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SC2MAP file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SC2MAP File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SC2MAP files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SC2MAP files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SC2MAP files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SC2MAP file format
  2. You need to check the .SC2MAP file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)