How do I list the maps contained in a .PAK file for Quake2?

By Mudshark
Oct 12, 2002
  1. I got a .PAK file called PAK5.pak from a Quake2 site..... but no
    list of the maps contained inside it, So I cant fire up any of the
    maps..... I managed to get one to load, only because one of the
    articles on the same web page happened to mention the map
    Is there a way to list them?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Enthusiast Posts: 199

    U most proably can get a pak opener or use winzip. I think the file will open as it is, if not make a copy and save it as .zip and u can look at alll the files in the pak.
  3. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    Tweakster, Thanks for the input.
    But Winzip cannot open the Quake2 file.
    When you install Quake2, you get a file called PAK0.PAK
    this file contains all the maps and other "graphics" that the game
    needs. If you know what the maps are called it's easy enough
    to get the game to start off in which ever one you choose.
    ERASER has a pak file reader..... but I was hoping that I would
    not have to install it just to "open" this file...
  4. deskjet390

    deskjet390 TS Rookie

    look up the website for "pocket quake"
    the guy who makes it is a real genious and so are all the other people on the fourms..........used to play pocket quake alot back in the day
    but yeah you will definately get an answer on how to decompress *.pak files and creating your own
  5. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    Thanks deskjet390, I'll give them a try.
  6. thekilla123

    thekilla123 TS Rookie

    If you want to view any files, pakscape is your best option download it here
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