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.PBO File Extension

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File TypePacked Bohemia Object

DeveloperBohemia Interactive
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CategoryGame Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


Data file used by several Bohemia Interactive games; may contain mission data, campaigns, or add-ons; saved as a package that includes multiple files.

More Information

Each PBO consists of a header, a data block, and a checksum or signature key. The package may contain .HTML, .CSV, .SQM and SQS files.

NOTE: PBO files are used by several Bohemia Interactive games and are not meant to be opened manually. However, the contents of a PBO file can be viewed and edited using a PBO viewer such as ArmA Tools' cpbo utility.

Program(s) that open .PBO files
Updated 8/10/2014