.PAK File Extension

.PAK File Extension

File Type 1

Video Game Package

Developer N/A
Popularity
4.1  |  716 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is a PAK file?

A PAK file is an archive used by video games such as Quake, Hexen, Crysis, Far Cry, Half-Life, and Exient XGS Engine games. 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
Updated June 3, 2019
File Type 2

PAK (Packed) File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.9  |  217 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format Binary

What is a PAK file?

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

Updated November 18, 2016
File Type 3

Simutrans Object File

Developer Simutrans
Popularity
3.8  |  82 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is a PAK file?

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.

Programs that open PAK files

Windows
Mac
Linux
Updated February 9, 2018
File Type 4

Skype Language Settings Package

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.8  |  27 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is a PAK file?

A PAK file is a package used by Microsoft Skype, a popular online video and audio communication program. It contains user interface (UI) settings in a particular language, such as English, Spanish, and French, that are applied to the Skype UI based on the locale of the user. PAK files are only used by the Windows version of Microsoft Skype.

More Information

PAK files are referenced by Skype and are not meant to be manually opened. PAK files can be found in the following directory in Windows:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\locales

NOTE: Language settings are stored in .LPROJ files in macOS.

Programs that open PAK files

Windows
Updated June 3, 2019

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