Files that contain the file extension PAK are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is a compressed file archive, but the file extension can also be created with Simutrans or Crazy Talk. PAK files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension PAK is classified as a compressed file archive, it is a compressed file type that contains a broad range of data that originates from many different applications. The data that is contained in a PAK file can be compressed or uncompressed; however, this type of file is typically in a compressed file format created with a variety of compression utility programs.
PAK files that are associated with Simutrans are a game file type that contains images, game objects, game positions, and other elements used with Simutrans games. Simutrans is a game which simulates transportation environments.
If the PAK files are created with Crazy Talk, they are an archive file type that contains photos, images, and animations for use with the Crazy Talk application. Crazy Talk is a program created by Reallusion that allows you to convert common photos and images into animations.
How to Open PAK Files
Since PAK files can be opened with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. PAK files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the PAK files are defined as a compressed file archive, you can open them using a variety of compression utility programs. For a Windows-based PC, PAK files can be opened using WinRAR, Microsoft Windows Zip Utility, PowerDesk Pro 8.5 by Avanquest, or 7-Zip. Other programs that will open PAK files in Windows include Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe 2010, WinZip, and PeaZip.
For Mac OS X, you can open PAK files using Apple Archive Utility, which typically comes preinstalled on a Mac PC, or Dare to be Creative Archiver. You can also use Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe 2011, Corel WinZip for Mac, or the Unarchiver, which is an open source compression utility program available for download in the Mac App Store.
If you use the Linux operating system, you can open PAK files with p7zip, which is an open source compression utility available as a free download on the SourceForge website. Other programs include Unzip and funzip, which are also free compression utility programs.
PAK files that are associated with Simutrans can be opened using the Simutrans application, which is an open source transportation simulation program. Simutrans is available as a free download on the Simutrans website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
If the PAK files are created by Crazy Talk, you can open them using the Crazy Talk application, which is available in a free trial version on the Reallusion website. Crazy Talk is compatible with the Windows operating system versions XP and higher.