.PIG File Extension

File Type 1

Descent and Descent 2 Game Assets

Developer Interplay Productions
Popularity
4.1  |  13 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is a PIG file?

A PIG file is a game resource file used by Descent or Descent 2, first-person shooter games in which players pilot a spaceship through underground mines. Most notably, PIG files contain textures used in the games. PIG files also contain sound effects and model data.

More Information

In Descent and Descent 2, players battle against an alien computer virus by destroying infected mines' power reactors. Interplay Productions and Parallax Software released the first Descent in 1995 for MS-DOS and Mac; they released Descent 2 in 1996.

Both games store a variety of game assets in PIG files. Descent 2 stores additional textures in .POG files. Those textures replace some of the textures contained in Descent 2's PIG files.

How to open a PIG file

PIG files are not meant to be opened or modified by players. Some Descent modders have created utilities that allow them to modify PIG files, but none of those utilities are currently available for download.

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Programs that open or reference PIG files

Updated August 24, 2022
File Type 2

Pirates of the Burning Sea Data File

Developer Flying Lab Software
Popularity
3.6  |  5 Votes
Category Game Files
Format N/A

What is a PIG file?

Game data file used by "Pirates of the Burning Sea," a subscription-based online multiplayer game; may contain maps, audio data, 3D models, textures, or other data used by the game; stored by default in the "piggs" directory.

More Information

Pirates of the Burning Sea is developed by Flying Lab Software and published by Sony Online Entertainment in the USA.

Programs that open or reference PIG files

Windows
Flying Lab Pirates of the Burning Sea
Updated November 8, 2008

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