File Extension Library

.PK4 File Extension

  • Developer by: id Software
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .PK4 file?

.PK4 file extension is created by id Software. .PK4 has been classified as Game Files. The format of .PK4 file is Zip.

.PK4 is Doom 3 Engine Game Data File

Compressed game data file used by games that use the id Tech 4 game engine, which was developed by id Software for Doom 3; stores game assets, such as maps, graphics, audio files, or other data used for gameplay; similar to the .PK3 format.

Since PK4 files are compressed using Zip compression, they can be decompressed using any compatible Zip decompression utility.

Other games that use the id Tech 4 engine include Quake 4, Prey, Wolfenstein, and Brink.

List of all softwares that can open the Doom 3 Engine Game Data File
Corel WinZip 23

How to Open .PK4 file on different platforms

Open .PK4 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PK4
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PK4 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PK4 files" Press "Ok"

Open .PK4 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PK4 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PK4 File on Linux

Right click on the .PK4 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PK4 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PK4 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PK4 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PK4 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PK4 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PK4 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PK4 file format
  2. You need to check the .PK4 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)