Evil Engine Asset Package
|Developer||Heavy Iron Studios|
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What is a HOP file?
A HOP file is a game asset package used by a Heavy Iron Studios video game, such as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie or The Incredibles. It contains all of a game level's resources, including the level's map, sound, and 3D model files. HOP files are sometimes referred to as Heavy Iron Package (HIP) files.
Heavy Iron Studios is a former subsidiary of THQ. While part of THQ, Heavy Iron Studios published a handful of games that store level data in HOP archives. These games include:
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (GameCube, Xbox, PS2)
- The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (GameCube, Xbox, PS2)
- The Incredibles (GameCube, Xbox, PS2, PC)
- The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer (GameCube, Xbox, PS2, PC)
All of these games were developed using the Evil Engine game engine and published between 2002 and 2005.
How to open a HOP file
HOP files are not meant to be opened by players. However, modders who want to examine or extract the assets a HOP file contains can do so using Industrial Park (Windows), a fan-made HOP and HIP archive utility. Modders can also use Watto Studios Game Extractor or QuickBMS (Windows) to extract the assets a HOP file contains.