VMF file format description
Many people share .vmf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .vmf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .vmf files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.vmf - Valve Map File
The VMF game data files are related to Valve Hammer Editor. VMF file is a Valve Map File. VMF is a proprietary format that stores raw (pre-compile) map data, used by the Valve Hammer Editor to save production-stage maps and prefabs. Valve Hammer Editor is Valve Software's map creation program for their game engine, Source.
- Valve Hammer Editor
- Game Data files
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- Valve Map File related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .vmf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .vmf files. Be especially cautious with .vmf files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .vmf file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .vmf file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
bmf, vmd, vlf, vhf, mf, vmv, fmf, vmr, cmf, gmf, vmg, vmb, vf, vme, vmc
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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