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.pak File Extension

Developer: Electronic Arts
File type: Electronic Arts Game Package File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pak. Files with the file extension .pak can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pak files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pak file?

The PACKAGE file extension was developed by Electronic Arts and used as Electronic Arts Game Package Files as they refer to the resource package files that various Electronic Arts (EA) games use. The Electronic Arts games that mainly use these PACKAGE files are The Sims 1, 2 and 3; Spore, The Sims Online and even Simcity 4. These files are necessary for EA games because they contain several game file archives often saved in an XML format. These files also refer to the textures, the game data, the 3D models, the sounds, as well as information about the game characters and neighborhood wherein these files are also saved in DBPF archive format. PACKAGE files can either be edited or repackaged with the use of The Sims 2 free editor called SimPE as well as these files can also be created or modified using The Sims 2 ContentManager. It is a program mainly used for modifying The Sims 2 content.

how to open a .pak file?

Launch a .pak file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pak file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pak files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pak file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pak file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pak file association errors

applications that open a .pak file

Electronic Arts The Sims 2

Electronic Arts The Sims 2

The Sims 2 was released in the early 2000 and was developed by Maxis. This game was originally developed for Microsoft only but later in 2005 there port released to Apple. This game has been offered to mobile platforms such as Nokia offer this game to their OVI store. And around 2009 the Electronics art released another sequel (The Sims 3). The player's main goal is to take care of the character from birth to death. This game has different versions that run in Mac OS X, Windows, Mobile, PlayStation, and GameCube from Nintendo, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable. The hardware components that run on Mac OS X 10.3.8 or higher and should at least be 1.2 GHz PowerPC G4/G5, 256 MB RAM, 3 GB Hard Drive Space. The Windows PC should have Window 98 up to Windows Vista with at least 800 MHz processor, 256 RAM, 3.5 GB of Hard Drive Space.
Electronic Arts The Sims 3

Electronic Arts The Sims 3

The Sims 3 was release in 2009 which was made by The Sims Studio. This software was release for both Window and Mac platforms. This game was also release in Smartphones in the 2010. And the Sims will on operating system of the smart phones such Android and windows phone. Some Game consoles wanted The Sims to be played using the devices such as Xbox360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and Wii. The main strategy of this game is to take care of the Sims for birth until the Sims dies. The Sims 3 has up to million different kinds of Sims of characters. The game will work on Window XP, Window Vista, with at least 2.4 GHz processor or any processor equivalent or higher, 1.5 GB RAM, 128 MB Video Card and 6.1 Hard Drive space. For the Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard and above, 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU or higher, 512 RAM.
Electronic Arts Spore

Electronic Arts Spore

Spore is used the Simeverything Game which was developed by Maxis and Will Wright designed the game. This game was to develop a unicellular organism until it evolves into a complex structured animal. And eventual the animal will become an intelligent, social being. The player now has the knowledge acquired to meet with other species throughout the galaxy. The game is divided in many stages which start at the Cell stage. Cell stage is where the player will save the microbes from other predators. The next is the creature stage, where the player guides the creature from predator on the ground possessing limbs. The next stage is the Tribal stage which will make the character of the player tries to make fire out of stick then civilization stage where other tribe man suggest to build new technology. Finally the Space Stage which the characters now begins to explore the galaxy. This software runs in Window XP and Vista with at least 2.0 GHz processors, 1GB Ram, 128 MB Video Card and 4 GB Hard Drive space.
Ambertation SimPE

Ambertation SimPE

Ambertation SimPE, also known as The Sims 2 Package Editor, is an editor software, obviously for modding the second sequel of Sims 2. It simply allows a user to change anything in the game as it performs different tasks, such as tweaking or browsing Neighborhoods, creating new Objects, changing the color of any Objects including Favorite Object, previewing Object in 3D, cloning Object, and opening an Extended View. This program is built with a new feature called the Family Ties Editor. There is also Scenegrapher plugin that enables you to check common mistakes of any change you make in the game. With the Application Wizards, you can easily create Color Options or a new Recolor via WOS. As a matter of fact, Recolors are based on CEP which is developed by Numenor and RGiles. This means that you can avoid any errors when using other Content Creators with the same color of Object. Another feature is the Scan Folder plugin that lets you organize all downloads, create replacements of skin, and change Skin or Clothing Files.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pak files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pak. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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