The File Extensions Database

.SCM File Extension

  • Developer by: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .SCM file?

.SCM is StarCraft Map File

Game map used by StarCraft, a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment; includes various types of terrain and resources; may be created in different sizes, including 96x96, 128x128, 192x192, and 256x256.

Many maps are included with StarCraft for both solo campaigns and multi-player games. Custom maps may also be created using the Map Editor.

Programs that open StarCraft Map File
Blizzard StarCraft
Blizzard StarCraft
File Type 2 GIMP Script-Fu Script
Developer by: GIMP Category: Plugin Files

Script written for the GIMP image editing program; used for automating actions or adding artistic effects to images opened in the GIMP editor; similar to a Photoshop plugin, but saved as a script file.

GIMP scripts should be placed in the following locations for different operating systems:

Mac: $HOME/Library/Application Support/Gimp/scripts/

Windows: %UserProfile%\.gimp-2.x\scripts\

Unix: $HOME/.gimp-2.x/scripts/

After copying an SCM file into the scripts directory, you can refresh the list of scripts in Gimp by selecting Filters → Script-Fu → Refresh Scripts.

Programs that open GIMP Script-Fu Script
File Type 3 Scheme Source Code File
Category: Developer Files Format: Text

An SCM file is a source code file written in Scheme, a programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It is typically edited with a text editor and then run using a Scheme interpreter, which reads the syntax and executes the program. SCM files can be edited with any text editor, but they are best modified using an editor that supports Scheme syntax highlighting.

Scheme is part of the Lisp family of programming languages. It is most often used in academic environments for teaching functional programming concepts.

Programs that open Scheme Source Code File
File Viewer Plus
MIT/GNU Scheme
File Type 4 ScreenCam Screen Recording
Developer by: SmartGuyz Category: Video Files Format: Binary

PC screen recording created using ScreenCam screen capture software; acts as a "screen camcorder" that records the exact activity displayed on the screen of a Windows computer; can be streamed using StreamCam software.

ScreenCam was originally developed by IBM Lotus and is now owned by SmartGuyz.

Programs that open ScreenCam Screen Recording
SmartGuyz ScreenCam
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
File Type 5 CLEO Compiled Script
Developer by: CLEO Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Compiled script written for CLEO, a third-party scripting engine for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (GTA SA); enables players to expand the features of game using custom functions called "opcodes;" can be created using Sanny Builder, a GTA modding utility.

To use an SCM file with GTA SA, it must be placed in the \CLEO\ directory in the game installation folder.

Programs that open CLEO Compiled Script
Sanny Builder
Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
File Type 6 Super Chain Media File
Developer by: SuperMV Category: Video Files

Audio or video file encoded with the SCM codec; includes digital copyright protection DRM, which guarantees the valid transmission of media over the Internet; developed by SuperMV, an audio and video interactive research company.

SCM files can be played in various media players if the SuperMV SCM codec is installed.

Programs that open Super Chain Media File
Media Player Classic with SCM codec
Microsoft Windows Media Player with SCM codec
File Type 7 Samsung Channel List File
Developer by: Samsung Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Archive file exported from some Samsung TVs using a USB connection; contains a list of channels saved on the television, including cable and satellite stations; used for saving exported channel lists.

SCM files may be extracted and then edited with SamyGO program. However, this process is not supported by Samsung.

Programs that open Samsung Channel List File
SamyGO ChanEdit
SamyGO ChanEdit
SamyGO ChanEdit
File Type 8 Schema File
Category: Text Files

Descriptor file that describes another document, such as an XML file; typically specifies the structure and formatting of the document as well as what type of data it can contain.

SCM files are often found on Unix systems but may be used on other platforms as well. Other types of XML schema files include Document Type Definition (.DTD) files and W3C XML Schema (.XSD) files.

How to solve problems with SCM files

  • Associate the SCM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SCM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SCM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SCM 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 .SCM is StarCraft Map File. Because only the current version supports the latest SCM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Blizzard Entertainment manufacturer website after an available .SCM is StarCraft Map File update.
  • To make sure that your SCM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.