What is a .PK3 File And How To Open It – ZDoom (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .pk3 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pk3 file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PK3 file?

The .PK3 file extension stands for ZDoom Package. The developer of this file extension is ZDoom. The format of this file is zip, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .pk3 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .PK3 file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PK3 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PK3 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .pk3 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the SLADE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: ZDoom, GZDoom, Sonic Robo Blast 2 and SLADE.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PK3 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SLADE software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PK3 file on Mac

The .pk3 file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the SLADE software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use GZDoom, Sonic Robo Blast 2 and SLADE software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PK3 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SLADE software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PK3 file on Linux

To open the .pk3 file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the SLADE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is GZDoom, Sonic Robo Blast 2 and SLADE.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PK3 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SLADE software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PK3 file?

If you are still unable to open the .PK3 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PK3 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pk3 – Id Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PK3 file with the SLADE, ZDoom, GZDoom, Sonic Robo Blast 2 programs on Windows, SLADE, GZDoom, Sonic Robo Blast 2 programs on Mac and SLADE, GZDoom, Sonic Robo Blast 2 software on Linux.