A qvm file extension is related to the Quake Quake Virtual Machine program files.

There is one other file type using
the QVM file extension!

empty icon.qvm - Q virtual machine

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Software that open qvm file

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QVM file extension - Quake Virtual Machine program

What is qvm file? How to open qvm files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The qvm file extension is associated with the Quake, Quake 2 and Quake 3, a family of a 3D action first person shooters based on id Tech 2 and id Tech 3 video gaming engines, developed by John Carmack from id Software.

The qvm files are located in the VM directory included in Quake PAK files.


Quake Virtual Machine is used to run the game module. The VM is a sort of sandbox to limit the damage a rogue or malicious QVM program can wreak.

The default software associated to open qvm file:

Quake 2 icon

id Software LLC logoQuake 2  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
id Software LLC

Quake 2 is first person shooter computer game. Player must fight against alien surface through heavily fortified military installations, lower the city's defenses and shut down the enemy's war machine. Quake 2 is also very popular in multi-player battles.

Quake 3 icon

id Software LLC logoQuake 3  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
id Software LLC

Quake 3 Arena is very popular multiplayer first person shooter released in 1999. In the single-player mode players fight against computer controlled enemies called bots and is prepared to on-line gaming against real opponents.

Quake icon

id Software LLC logoQuake  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
id Software LLC

Quake is legendary first person shooter computer game developed by id software based on id Tech 1 engine (also known as Quake Engine). The player takes the role of an unnamed protagonist sent into a portal in order to stop an enemy code-named Quake.

Help how to open:

Use Quake SDK to open *.qvm files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .qvm 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 qvm file, edit qvm file, convert qvm file, view qvm file, play qvm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with qvm file - Quake Virtual Machine program

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use qvm file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open qvm file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with qvm file by default:
Quake 2 small icon Quake 2
Quake 3 small icon Quake 3

Microsoft MS-DOS:

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