Files with m2 file extension are graphic models for the World of Warcraft MMORPG. These are commonly found within MPQ archives and used for various modding purposes.

There are 3 other file types using
the M2 file extension!

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Software that open m2 file

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M2 file extension - World of Warcraft model object file format

What is m2 file? How to open m2 files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

Game file type icon Game file type

m2 file icon: m2 filetype icon

The m2 file extension is associated with the World of Warcraft MMORPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft (WoW) is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe.

WoW stores models as m2 files, which is a Word of Warcraft proprietary file format. It contains a lot of data such as bones, vertices, textures used, animations, game settings and more.

These m2 files are stored in compressed mpq files. The MPQ files of interest are common.mpq, expansion.mpq and patch-x.mpq in the WoW\data directory.

The default software associated to open m2 file:

World of Warcraft icon

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. logoWorld of Warcraft  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

World of Warcraft (WoW) is  massively multiplayer online role-playing game from the Warcraft franchise. It is one of the most (if not the most) successful MMORPG titles in past decade and pretty much defined the genre.

WoW was originally released in late 2004 later three more expansions were added, namely the Burning Crusade (2007), Wrath of the Light King (2008), Cataclysm (2010) and Mist of Pandaria (2012) with another expansion Warlords of Dreanor (2014), Legion (2016).

Help how to open:

It is difficult to open the *.m2 files, because they are stored in the MPQ Warcraft game archive and it not exist official description of M2 file from developers. Fans develops a special utility, that is called the WoW Model Viewer. the WoW Model Viewer can open *.m2 files, but it is not effective in all cases.

How to convert:

WoW Model Viewer supports export of *.m2 files into another 3D graphic formats such as Lightwave 3D, Waveform OBJ file, Milkshape 3D, Autodesk 3DS file, X3D & X3D in XHTML, but export is not effective in all cases and some bugs can be see in converted file.

List of software applications associated to the .m2 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open m2 file, edit m2 file, convert m2 file, view m2 file, play m2 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting m2 files.

Software that open m2 file - World of Warcraft model object file format

Programs supporting the exension m2 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about WoW Model Viewer for open m2 file action.

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