Files with the file extension PACKAGE are associated with electronic arts games, or they can be an archive file type for the Linux operating system. PACKAGE files contain information and data related to the program that created them.
If the file extension PACKAGE is created by electronic arts games, it is a file type that stores data related to the Sims 2 and Sims 3 games. The data includes objects, characters, sound effects, 3D models, and other information which is typically required for running an electronic game.
PACKAGE files are also related to the Linux operating system. In this case, the files are a compressed file type which is created as an autopackage for Linux systems. Autopackages are a multi-part distribution of binary packages. The purpose of binary packages is to support graphical interfaces to allow third party software designed for Linux to be installed anywhere. By using an autopackage, Linux users are provided with a way to install the latest version of a third party software application.
How to Open PACKAGE Files
If you do not use the Linux operating system, then the PACKAGE file extension is likely associated with the Sims 2 and Sims 3 electronic games. In this case, the files can be opened using the Windows operating system or Mac OS X.
In Windows you can open PACKAGE files using SimPE, which is a game editing application designed for working with files in the Sims 2 and Sim3 games. The SimPE application allows you to modify neighborhoods, create new objects, change colors, and perform other modifications to electronic art games. SimPE is available as a free download from the Sims website with the source code available on the SourceForge.net website.
You can also open PACKAGE files in Windows using the Sims 2 and Sims 3 electronic arts game programs or SporeEdit which is an open source application available as a free download on the SimPrograms website.
For Mac OS X, you can open PACKAGE files using Electronic Arts Spore or by using the Mac versions of the Sims 2 and Sim3 electronic arts game programs.
If the PACKAGE file extension is created by the Autopackage package management system and you use Linux, you can open PACKAGE files using the Autopackage program for Linux. This program is available as a free download from the Softpedia website and will allow you to open PACKAGE file extensions in addition to offering multiple front ends which accommodate graphical interface users as well as command line users that prefer a text-based interface.
Autopackage will also resolve any dependencies in the third party software applications regardless of the method that was used for installation.