Files with package extension can also be commonly found in games from Electronic Arts, such as the Sims series.

There are 2 other file types using
the PACKAGE file extension!

package icon.package - Microsoft Visual Studio SharePoint package

empty icon.package - Linux Autopackage data

Detailed description

Software that open package file

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PACKAGE file extension - Electronic Arts game data archive

What is package file? How to open package files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The package file extension is related to computer game games developed by  Maxis studio, which is now owned by Electronic Arts.

This format was used in games from popular Sims series as well as in Spore game.

The default software associated to open package file:

The Sims 2 Double Deluxe icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logoThe Sims 2 Double Deluxe  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Electronic Arts, Inc.

The Sims 2 Double Deluxe is collection of original game The Sims 2 and The Sims 2 Nightlife Expansion Pack, The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff Pack, plus a bonus DVD in one great collection.

The Sims 3 icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logoThe Sims 3  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Electronic Arts, Inc.

The Sims 3 is very popular strategic life simulation video game. controls their own Sims in activities and relationships in a similar manner to real life. The Sims 3 supports many operating systems and platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS etc.

Spore icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logoSpore  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Electronic Arts, Inc.

Spore is a computer game from Maxis, where player creates and evolves his creatures, which can then be shared with other users. The game was released in 2008.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to extract data from *.package files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .package file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 44 42 50 46

Related links:

SimPE Download - modding editor for The Sims 2

DBPF Extractor

List of recommended software applications associated to the .package file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open package file, edit package file, convert package file, view package file, play package file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with package file - Electronic Arts game data archive

Click on the software link for more information about The Sims 2 Double Deluxe. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe uses package file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with package file by default:
The Sims 2 Double Deluxe small icon The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
The Sims 3 small icon The Sims 3
Spore small icon Spore

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