pak is a collection of three tools. pakx is a command line PAK file extraction/listing tool, pakc is a command line PAK file creator and gtkpak is a Gtk+ front-end to PAK files, featuring a directory tree and table listing the files, plus full support for extracting files and exploding entire PAK files .
Quake game data (filename extension).
The name given by Nintendo to the physical cartridge that Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games come on.
An archive file (similar to a ZIP) where many of the game's files, such as levels and textures, are stored.
(binary) A container/package file, which contains other types of files in an internal directory structure. Quake-1 was the first FPS which used these types of files. This is the enhanced version of an .WAD file.
like a doom .wad file, ".pak"s contain skin model s, custom programming etc. to use a pak in Quake I, put it in a subdirectory of quake such as "ctf", and type " quake -game ctf". paks are usually distributed with TC PC s. utilities are available to view Quake I paks @ ftp.cdrom.com, or try qped
Packed (compressed file name extension) [NoGate Consulting
Compressed Archive File or Quake WAD File