.PAK File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .PAK file extension:

  1. Simutrans Object File
  2. Skype Language Settings Package
  3. PAK (Packed) File

1. Simutrans Object File

Simutrans Object File
  • Developer Simutrans
  • Popularity
    4.1 (73 votes)
  • Category Game Files
  • Format Binary

File used by Simutrans, a free transportation simulation game; contains game object graphics and properties; compiled from a plain text ".dat" data file and a source .PNG image; used for game vehicles, buildings, terrain, and other objects.

To modify Simutrans objects, users typically don't edit the PAK files directly. Instead, they usually download the source DAT and PNG files used to package a PAK file, modify the files, and then re-pack the contents into a new PAK file. PAK files are built using the MakeObj.exe program.

Software's name License Platforms
Simutrans Simutrans Free LinuxMacWindows

Updated: July 16, 2018

2. Skype Language Settings Package

Skype Language Settings Package

A PAK file is a package used by Microsoft Skype, a popular online video and audio communication program. It contains user interface (UI) settings in a particular language, such as English, Spanish, and French, that are applied to the Skype UI based on the locale of the user. PAK files are only used by the Windows version of Microsoft Skype.

PAK files are referenced by Skype and are not meant to be manually opened. PAK files can be found in the following directory in Windows:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\locales

NOTE: Language settings are stored in .LPROJ files in macOS.

Software's name License Platforms
Skype Skype Freeware LinuxMacWindows

Updated: May 30, 2019

3. PAK (Packed) File

PAK (Packed) File

Compressed archive format originating from DOS that can contain many files; data in a PAK file may be compressed or uncompressed, but is usually compressed using ZLIB compression.

Software's name License Platforms
Avanquest PowerDesk Pro Avanquest PowerDesk Pro Paid Windows
Corel WinZip Corel WinZip Commercial MacWindows
ESTsoft ALZip ESTsoft ALZip Freeware Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Commercial Windows
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Commercial Mac
The Unarchiver The Unarchiver Freeware Mac

Updated: July 31, 2016

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