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PK3 File Extension

PK3 file extension is created by ZDoom, also known as ZDoom Package. PK3 has been classified as Game Files. This file is saved during a zipped format. you will view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program. You can open PK3 files in id Software Quake 3 program.

ZDoom Package File Type

ZDoom Package File Type
Extension .pk3
Developer ZDoom
Popularity 5.0 (299 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program id Software Quake 3
Category Game Files
Format Zip
Updated 4/1/2024

What is a PK3 File Type?

The PK3 files are used primarily by ZDoom, an application used for older games such as Doom, Heretic and Hexen. They can also be used by Sonic Robo Blast 2 (SRB2), a fan-made, open-source Sonic the Hedgehog game.

SRB2 started using the 2.2 version of PK3 files, replacing .SRB files to store game resources. SRB2 uses PK3 files to store games-ons, as well as Doom WAD files.


How to Open PK3 File?

If you are a game moderator trying to edit the contents of the PK3 file, you can use the free SLADE utility for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.Since the PK3 files are Zip @ - compressed, you can unpackage and access the resources in the files with the 'Zip utility, such as Microsoft Explorer (Windows), Core WinZip (Windows), Apple Utilive Archive (MacOS) and Peipat format files.


Free online PK3 Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .PK3 (ZDoom Package) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to PK3, merge, split and compare the PK3 files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.


PK3 Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the ZDoom Package .PK3 File Extensions while opening the .PK3 files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open PK3 Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for ZDoom Package on your system such as id Software Quake 3.
  2. Associate default Id Software id Software Quake 3 program for *.pk3 (ZDoom Package) files.

    Associate PK3 Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.PK3 (e.g example.pk3) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Id Software id Software Quake 3 program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .pk3 files.

    Associate PK3 Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.PK3 (e.g example.pk3) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Id Software id Software Quake 3 program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .id Software Quake 3 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for PK3 File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the PK3 files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open PK3 File on Windows

Software License Developer
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip image. Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 16 for Windows Open Source 7-Zip
id Software Quake 3 image. id Software Quake 3 N/A for Windows Commercial id Software
QuArK image. QuArK 6 for Windows Freeware QuArK
ZDoom image. ZDoom 000 for Windows Free ZDoom

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PK3 File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
GZDoom image. GZDoom 000 for MacOs Free GZDoom
id Software Quake 3 image. id Software Quake 3 N/A for MacOs Commercial id Software

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PK3 file on Linux

Software License Developer
GZDoom image. GZDoom 000 for Linux Free GZDoom
id Software Quake 3 image. id Software Quake 3 N/A for Linux Commercial id Software

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PK3 file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PK3 file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PK3 file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

PK3 file extension icon image.About PK3 - ZDoom Package

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Updated 4/1/2024

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