Editing .pak (section) From Quake Wiki Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in! == Overview == PAK files are commonly used to store data to be loaded by a Quake game [[engines|engine]]. The data may include graphics, objects, textures, sounds, and other game data. Filenames inside PAK files are restricted to a maximum length of 56 characters<ref>Unofficial Quake Specs, http://www.gamers.org/dEngine/quake/spec/quake-spec34/qkspec_3.htm#CPAKF (Note that 0x38 is actually 56, not 50)</ref>. Sub-directories inside the PAK file are part of this. For example a file ''foo.bsp'' in a directory ''maps'' would technically have the name ''maps/foo.bsp'' which has a length of 12 characters. Quake engines usually load the [[pak0.pak]] file in the ID1 subfolder, plus whatever other PAK archives they find in the game directory (subfolder) they're told to use. The PAKs are treated exactly the same as if their contents were extracted into separate files, rather than being packed together in one PAK archive. PAK files are typically named ''pak0.pak'', ''pak1.pak'', ''pak2.pak'', and so on. The [[pak0.pak]] which comes with Quake and lives in the ID1 folder is required by all Quake game engines. Summary: Please note that all contributions to Quake Wiki are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or later (see Quake Wiki:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission! To edit this page, please answer the question that appears below (more info): Who created the Quake Soundtrack (Hint: In three uppercase letters)? Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "http://quakewiki.org/wiki/.pak"