The pak file extension is traditionally used for package files. These files are used in many programs and especially in computer games. A typical .pak file can contain various resources used in the game, such as graphics or sounds. Can be extracted with specialized tools and sometimes with common archivers.
PAK file extension - Game resource package file
What is pak file? How to open pak files?
The pak file extension is used by some computer games for their resource archives. The .pak files are archives or compressed files, which contains various game files such as graphic files, sprites, game sounds, music, objects and another data, that are required in order to play the game.
Some utilities, often developed by fans, are able to extract the contents of such files. Probably the most used tool is Dragon UnPACker that is able to access the contents of game files from plethora of games.
Games reported to be using PAK format for some of their resource files:
- Blitzkrieg Rolling Thunder
- Quake 2
- Heretic 2
- Hexen 2
- Call of Juarez
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Final Fantasy VIII
- Far Cry
- The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
- Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate
- Maximus XV Abraham Strong - Space Mercenary
- Quake 1
- Lands of Lore
- Dune 2
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- and probably many other...
The default software associated to pak file type:
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Dragon Unpacker is unpacking tool for resource files from computer games, which is very popular in moding community. It supports plethora of file formats and also is able to search for known patterns in unknown file formats.
List of software applications associated to the .pak file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open pak file, edit pak file, convert pak file, view pak file, play pak file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open pak file
- Convert pak file
- Create pak file
- Import pak file
- Extract pak file
- Others pak file