.SPK File Extension
File Type 1Deer Hunter Map File
What is an SPK file?
Game map used by Deer Hunter, a virtual hunting game; includes the terrain, plants, hunting locations, and animals; can be a pre-installed game map or a custom map created by the player.
NOTE: Atari Deer Hunter is no longer available for download.
File Type 2Bright Spark Document
.SPK File Association 2
File created by Bright Spark, an educational application used to teach electronics principles; contains one or more electronic designs as well as written text that teaches the reader about the design; saves the information needed to present the lesson in the software.
Users can interact with diagrams in the software. For example, a user may click a switch that connects a circuit and turns on a lightbulb. The software animates the circuit's new current flow and shows the newly connected circuit.
NOTE: Users can navigate through a list of designs in SPK files using the "Go to next topic" and "Go to previous topic" buttons in the application. Some sample SPK files are included with the software installation.
File Type 3Synology Package
.SPK File Association 3
Installation package used by DiskStation Manager (DSM), an operating system developed by Synology for use with their NAS devices; may contain programs or other software components that extend the base DSM software; can be installed using DSM's Package Manager, which is available with DSM firmware 722 and later.
SPK files are saved in the .TAR format. Therefore, you can also open them with any TAR archive extractor.
File Type 4Artspeak Source File
.SPK File Association 4
Source file written in Artspeak, a computer language used to create a graphical output; contains simple text-based statements that are referenced to draw shapes, lines, patterns, etc.
Artspeak was originally developed in 1970 by Jacob Schwartz. The language only ran on the CDC 6600, which was a supercomputer created by Seymour Cray. It was used to produce a graphical design on a sheet of paper. The language eventually faded away but was brought back in 2012 by Ron Schnell. It can now be used to produce a .PNG graphic instead of a sheet of paper.
NOTE: The SPK file can be created and loaded to display the graphical output using the Artspeak Interpreter web program.