Files with PK4 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:

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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 numberous games, such as Quake 4, Prey, or Wolfenstein. 

A *.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.

Help how to open PK4 files:

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

How to convert file with extension PK4:

As far as we know, this .pk4 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.

List of software applications associated to the .pk4 file extension

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: 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).

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

Click on the link to get more information about QuArK for extract pk4 file action.

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