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.PAK File Extension

File Type 1Video Game Package

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.5 (149 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a PAK file?

A PAK file is an archive used by video games such as Quake, Hexen, Crysis, Far Cry, and Half-Life. It may include graphics, objects, textures, sounds, and other game data "packed" into a single file. PAK files are often just a renamed .ZIP file.

More Information

PAK files are primarily used by video games but may also be used by other applications such as the Google Chrome web browser. The format for a PAK file used by one game may differ from the PAK format used for a different game. Therefore, you may have to try multiple programs before opening your PAK file.

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Programs that open PAK files
Windows
Leinen PAK Explorer
Pak Explorer
Sprite Explorer
DePacker
QuArK
Wally
Updated 10/14/2016

File Type 2PAK (Packed) File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.9 (80 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryCompressed Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.PAK File Association 2

Compressed archive format originating from DOS that can contain many files; data in a PAK file may be compressed or uncompressed, but is usually compressed using ZLIB compression.

Programs that open PAK files
Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 21
ESTsoft ALZip
Avanquest PowerDesk Pro
Mac
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
The Unarchiver
Updated 11/18/2016

File Type 3Simutrans Object File

DeveloperSimutrans
Popularity
3.7 (27 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.PAK File Association 3

File used by Simutrans, a free transportation simulation game; contains game object graphics and properties; compiled from a plain text ".dat" data file and a source .PNG image; used for game vehicles, buildings, terrain, and other objects.

More Information

To modify Simutrans objects, users typically don't edit the PAK files directly. Instead, they usually download the source DAT and PNG files used to package a PAK file, modify the files, and then re-pack the contents into a new PAK file. PAK files are built using the MakeObj.exe program.

NOTE: PakBuilder is a GUI program used to create PAK files. It cannot open them.

Programs that open PAK files
Windows
Simutrans
PakBuilder
Mac
Simutrans
Linux
Simutrans
Updated 5/13/2011

.PAK Extension Information

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