File Extension Library

.PK4 File Extension

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

What are .PK4 files and how to open them?

Can't open .PK4 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PK4 file.

What is a .PK4 file extension?

.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 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.)