The ZIP file extension is related to various computer games and used for its game resource data files.

There are 3 other file types using
the ZIP file extension!

zip - WinZIP Compressed ZIP archive [common]

zip - ObjectBar theme pack file format

empty - Oolite eXpansion pack file

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Software that works with zip file extension

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ZIP file - Game resource archive file

What is zip file? How to open zip files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The ZIP file extension is also sometimes used for resource files in various computer games.

These .zip files cannot be extracted as common ZIP archives, but may be extracted with specialized tools, often used by modders. As any other game resource archives, these files can contain various data used in games, such as sounds, graphics, texts, maps etc.

Reported game that use ZIP format for their resource files:

  • FireStarter
  • Falcon 4.0
  • Hitman: Bloodmoney
  • Hitman: Contracts
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Slave Zero
  • Dethkarz
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Empire Earth 2
  • and probably many other...

The default software associated to zip file type:

Dragon UnPACKer icon

Alexandre Devilliers logoDragon UnPACKer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Alexandre Devilliers

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.

Help how to open:

Dragon UnPACker is able to open some game resource .zip files.

How to convert:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert game files

List of software applications associated to the .zip 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 zip file, edit zip file, convert zip file, view zip file, play zip 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting zip files.

  • Open zip file
  • Extract zip file
  • Others zip file

Software that open zip file - Game resource archive file

Programs supporting the exension zip on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Dragon UnPACKer for open zip file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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