The File Extensions Database

.SPK File Extension

  • Developer by: Atari
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SPK file?

.SPK is Deer Hunter Map File

Game map used by Deer Hunter, a virtual hunting game; includes the terrain, plants, hunting locations, and animals; can be a pre-installed game map or a custom map created by the player.

NOTE: Atari Deer Hunter is no longer available for download.

File Type 2 Synology Package
Developer by: Synology Category: Misc Files Format: Binary

Installation package used by DiskStation Manager (DSM), an operating system developed by Synology for use with their NAS devices; may contain programs or other software components that extend the base DSM software; can be installed using DSM's Package Manager, which is available with DSM firmware 722 and later.

SPK files are saved in the .TAR format. Therefore, you can also open them with any TAR archive extractor.

Programs that open Synology Package
Corel WinZip 23
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
The Unarchiver
File Type 3 Artspeak Source File
Developer by: Ron Schnell Category: Data Files Format: Text

Source file written in Artspeak, a computer language used to create a graphical output; contains simple text-based statements that are referenced to draw shapes, lines, patterns, etc.

Artspeak was originally developed in 1970 by Jacob Schwartz. The language only ran on the CDC 6600, which was a supercomputer created by Seymour Cray. It was used to produce a graphical design on a sheet of paper. The language eventually faded away but was brought back in 2012 by Ron Schnell. It can now be used to produce a .PNG graphic instead of a sheet of paper.

NOTE: The SPK file can be created and loaded to display the graphical output using the Artspeak Interpreter web program.

Programs that open Artspeak Source File
Artspeak Interpreter
File Type 4 Bright Spark Document
Developer by: New Wave Concepts Category: Data Files Format: Binary

File created by Bright Spark, an educational application used to teach electronics principles; contains one or more electronic designs as well as written text that teaches the reader about the design; saves the information needed to present the lesson in the software.

Users can interact with diagrams in the software. For example, a user may click a switch that connects a circuit and turns on a lightbulb. The software animates the circuit's new current flow and shows the newly connected circuit.

NOTE: Users can navigate through a list of designs in SPK files using the "Go to next topic" and "Go to previous topic" buttons in the application. Some sample SPK files are included with the software installation.

Programs that open Bright Spark Document
New Wave Concepts Bright Spark

How to solve problems with SPK files

  • Associate the SPK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SPK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SPK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SPK file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SPK is Deer Hunter Map File. Because only the current version supports the latest SPK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Atari manufacturer website after an available .SPK is Deer Hunter Map File update.
  • To make sure that your SPK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.