Files with pk4 file extension can mainly be found as game data archives from games based on id Tech 4 game engine, such as Doom 3.

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PK4 file extension - id Tech 4 engine resource file

What is pk4 file? How to open pk4 files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The pk4 file extension is used for resource files in games based on id Tech 4 game engine, also known as Doom 3 engine. It has been used in numerous games, such as Quake 4, Prey, or Wolfenstein. 

The pk4 is standard game resource package that contains maps, models, scripts, textures and other assets.

Most .pk4 files are simple ZIP archives, however some can be encrypted.

The default software associated to open pk4 file:

Doom 3 icon

id Software LLC logoDoom 3  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
id Software LLC

Doom 3 is sci-fi horror first person shooter computer game released in 2004. Doom 3 is a reboot of the legendary computer game DooM with new look on original DooM story. Doom 3 story is set in 2145 on Mars, where scientists opened a gateway to Hell. Mars is under attack of invasion by demons. Main hero is anonymous space marine that must stop this catastrophic invasion. Doom 3 also supports very popular multiplayer gaming.

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil icon

id Software LLC logoDoom 3: Resurrection of Evil  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
id Software LLC

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is expansion pack for the third part of legendary first person shooter called Doom. Resurrection of Evil features twelve new single player levels, six new enemies including the hunter, four new multiplayer maps as well as new weapons such as the double-barreled shotgun from Doom 2.

Help how to open:

Most *.pk4 files can be opened with archivers that support ZIP compression and also some specialized game resource extractors.

How to convert:

These games files cannot be converted to anything else. However, sometimes modding.

List of software applications associated to the .pk4 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 pk4 file, edit pk4 file, convert pk4 file, view pk4 file, play pk4 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pk4 files.

Applications that extract pk4 file - id Tech 4 engine resource file

Programs supporting the exension pk4 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about QuArK for extract pk4 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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