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File Type 1Symbian Package File

DeveloperNokia
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4.3 (96 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategorySettings Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a PKG file?

A PKG file is a package created for Symbian OS devices. It contains instructions in plain text format that are required to create a .SIS file, including the vendor name, software dependencies, and application files to copy.

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PKG files are used to build a SIS file with the "makesis" command, which is part of the CreateSIS utility.

Programs that open PKG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
CreateSIS
Easy SIS Creator
UnSIS
Updated 5/24/2016

File Type 2PlayStation Store Downloaded Package

DeveloperSony
Popularity
4.1 (218 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

What is a PKG file?

A PKG file is a file downloaded from Sony's PlayStation Store, an online store with games, movies, and demos for PS3 and PSP devices. It is saved in an encrypted format that is only recognized by compatible Sony devices and is used specifically for downloadable games, game updates, and demos.

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Packages downloaded from the PlayStation Store can be transferred to a PSP or PS3 via USB, Memory Stick, or a network connection.

Programs that open PKG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Transfer to a Sony PS3 or PSP
Mac OS X LogoMac
Transfer to a Sony PS3 or PSP
Updated 5/24/2016

File Type 3Mac OS X Installer Package

DeveloperApple
Popularity
3.9 (35 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryCompressed Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a PKG file?

A PKG file is a package of compressed installer files used to install a software program. It is commonly used for installing software in Mac OS X and may be installed individually or referenced by an installer script included with the software.

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Double-click the package to install the files. Right-click (Control-click) and select "Show Package Contents" to view the files stored in the package. Apple Installer is the built-in utility for opening PKG files included with Mac OS X.

Programs that open PKG files
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple Installer
CharlesSoft Pacifist
Updated 5/24/2016

File Type 4Midtown Madness 2 Model File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.8 (24 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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Category3D Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

Definition

Game data file used by Midtown Madness 2 (MM2), a 3D racing game; saves a 3D model of a car; located within .AR game archives and can be edited with ZModeler.

Programs that open PKG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Midtown Madness 2
Zanoza ZModeler
Updated 1/29/2013

File Type 5CoCreate OneSpace Modeling Package File

DeveloperParametric Technology
Popularity
3.7 (35 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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Category3D Image Files
FormatZip

Zip

This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

Definition

File created by CoCreate software programs, which are used for 3D modeling; contains the files for a 3D model in a compressed format; used to reduce the size of a model design for transferring over the Internet.

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PKG files in Modeling 2005 or earlier use proprietary and CPIO (.CPIO files) compression. PKG files in Modeling 2006 and later use Zip compression.

NOTE: CoCreate OneSpace Modeling is now known as CoCreate Modeling. It was also previously known as OneSpace Designer Modeling and SolidDesigner.

Programs that open PKG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Parametric Technology CoCreate Modeling
Adobe Acrobat DC
Mac OS X LogoMac
Adobe Acrobat DC
Updated 3/31/2010