(PRWEB) March 05, 2013
File extension PACKAGE, PAK, and PBP are associated with a variety of different file types one of which is a game file. Considering the fact that the game file type contains a variety of different data related to gaming applications, such as game objects, sprites, video files, playing levels, images etc., and can be used with different gaming consoles, software emulators, and other software applications, Avanquest recently published the recommendations on the main types of software to open PACKAGE, PAK, and PBP files.
File extension PACKAGE is a game file type which is designed to be used with a variety of games created by Electronic Arts. Some of the games include the Sims series, Spore and other games which are saved in a compressed file archive format. PACKAGE files contain three dimensional images, audio files, characters, objects, textures, and other elements which can be edited with applications developed by Electronic Arts.
File extension PAK can be a video game package file or it can belong to a transportation simulation game developed by Simutrans. PAK files can contain images, audio files, objects and other game elements which are saved into one file. PAK file elements can also contain properties, terrain, vehicles and other gaming objects which are saved in a plain text format.
File extension PBP is used to update the firmware on a PSP Sony PlayStation Portable Device. PBP files associated with Sony are an image file which can be used to install game demos as well as homebrew games and other applications.
File Extension PACKAGE, PAK, and PBP Software
Depending upon the origin of a game file, the file can be accessed using multiple applications or a single application. Additionally, some game files are designed for editing and modification where other files are simply meant to be opened by an emulator or the native application which created the file. The following software applications will open file extension PACKAGE, PAK, and PBP.
The Sims: The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 games will open file extension PACKAGE. The Sims series of games by Electronic Arts allow for a single player or multiple players and have two new expansions plus a bonus DVD. The Sims series of games is available in a paid version on the Origin Store website and are compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
Spore: Electronic Arts Spore is a single player electronic game of strategy and survival which will open file extension PACKAGE. Spore is available as a paid download on the Origin Store website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
SporeEdit: File extension PACKAGE can be modified using SporeEdit which is a software application that provides a way to perform fast and easy edits to data files associated with the Spore electronic game. Spore Edit unpacks Spore PACKAGE files and provides conversion tools to convert the files to XML (Extensible Markup Language) which creates an open file format. SporeEdit is available as a free download on the Beyond Sims website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
Transport Simulator: Simutrans Transport Simulator is an open source transportation game which allows players to establish a successful transport company. Transport Simulator will open file extension PAK and is available as a free download on the Simutrans website. Transport Simulator is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the
Linux operating system.
PakBuilder: File extension PAK can be opened using PakBuilder which is a software application that provides a set of tools for building Simutrans PAK files. PakBuilder is available as a free download on the Simutrans website and is designed to be used with the Windows operating system.
QuArk: QuArk is a game editing software application that will open file extension PAK. QuArk stands for Quake Army Knife and is designed for use with the Quake game in addition to a variety of other games.
The application is capable of editing maps and models and creating PAK files. QuArk is available as a free download on the SourceForge website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
Sprite Explorer: Wrench Software Sprite Explorer is a software application which is used to create and edit game sprites. Game sprites are characters used for playing a variety of different games. Sprite Explorer will open file extension PAK and is available as a free download on the Wrench Software website. Sprite Explorer is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
DePacker: Aegidian DePacker is an open source software application which is designed for opening and editing file extension PAK. DePacker provides a way to drag and drop PAK files into the application and automatically converts them if necessary. DePacker is freeware written in REALBasic and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system. The DePacker software application can be downloaded at no cost on the Aegidian.org website.
PBP Unpacker: PBP Unpacker is a software application which will unpack and open file extension PBP. PBP Unpacker is available for download on the Dashhacks Network website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
PSP Homebrew: File extension PBP can be opened using PSP Homebrew which is a software application designed to work with Sony PlayStation Portable homebrew games. PSP Homebrew is designed for use with the Windows operating system and is available for download on the PSP Homebrew website.
These are a few of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open PACKAGE, PAK, and PBP files. Further research in the file extension database will reveal additional applications both unpaid and paid which will open or edit these file extensions.