.PKG File Extension

.PKG File Extension

File Type 1

Symbian Package File

Developer Nokia
Popularity
4.3  |  522 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format Text

What is a PKG file?

A PKG file is a text file required to build an .SIS installer file, which is used to install applications on devices running the Symbian operating system (OS). It contains installation information in plain text that defines how to build the SIS installer file. PKG files typically include information about the languages supported by the application, vendor name, software dependencies, application files to copy, and details for digitally signing the file to verify its contents.

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You will most likely only encounter Symbian PKG files if you are developing an application for the Symbian OS. The PKG file must be defined by Symbian developers in order to build a single distributable SIS installer file. When the application is ready to be built, developers typically use the "makesis" command, which is part of the CreateSIS utility. Developers may also use the Sisar or Easy SIS Creator applications, which provide a GUI for building SIS files.

Since PKG files are saved in plain text, they can be opened and modified with a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit, which are bundled with Windows and macOS. If you cannot open the PKG file with a text editor, you most likely have a different type of PKG file. This is due to various file types using the .pkg file extension, which includes the macOS Installer Package and PlayStation Store Download Package formats.

While SIS files are used to install applications, you can unpack the files if you want to view their contents. You can use the free UnSIS tool to unpack SIS files.

NOTE: In 2010, the Symbian Foundation ended and the Symbian OS was discontinued. Nokia eventually stopped accepting software from developers in 2014.

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Programs that open PKG files

Windows
Mac
Linux
Updated February 12, 2020
File Type 2

PlayStation Store Downloaded Package

Developer Sony
Popularity
4.1  |  345 Votes
Category Game Files
Format N/A

What is a PKG file?

A PKG file is a package 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 primarily to transfer 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

Windows
Transfer to a Sony PS3 or PSP
Mac
Transfer to a Sony PS3 or PSP
Updated May 24, 2016
File Type 3

Mac OS X Installer Package

Developer Apple
Popularity
4.1  |  138 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format Binary

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.

More Information

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
Apple Installer
Updated May 24, 2016
File Type 4

CoCreate OneSpace Modeling Package File

Developer Parametric Technology
Popularity
3.8  |  73 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Zip

What is a PKG file?

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.

More Information

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

Windows
Parametric Technology CoCreate Modeling
Mac
Updated March 31, 2010
File Type 5

Midtown Madness 2 Model File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
4.0  |  65 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PKG file?

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

Updated January 29, 2013
File Type 6

Midori-OS Application

Developer Autz64
Popularity
1.0  |  1 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text and Binary

What is a PKG file?

A PKG file is an application that can be run on a Nintendo 3DS or Switch using SmileBASIC and Midori-OS. It contains an app that is written using the BASIC (Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming language and compiled for use with Midori-OS. PKG files are loaded in Midori-OS using the LOAD command and PKG Loader.

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SmileBASIC is a program that allows developers to create BASIC programs on their Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, or Switch. Midori-OS is a mock operating system that SmileBASIC users can install to make creating and executing programs easier. For example, Midori-OS allows users to import and execute precompiled SmileBASIC applications. These applications are saved as PKG files. Midori-OS also allows users to create and load additional PKG files, housing their own SmileBASIC applications.

NOTE: The R-OS Forever and Sakakibara UI SmileBASIC mock operating systems can also load Midori-OS PKG files.

How do I open a PKG file?

Midori-OS PKG files are meant to be loaded on a Nintendo video game console that has SmileBASIC and Midori-OS installed. They are not meant to be opened on a PC. It is unlikely that you will encounter a Midori-OS PKG file on a PC.

Programs that open PKG files

No programs available
Updated June 14, 2021

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