VPK File Documentation


Feature Value
File Extension .vpk
Full Name Valve Pak File
Developer Valve Corporation
Category Game Files
File Format Binary
Main Use Storing game content for Valve games
MIME Type application/x-vpk
Primary Association Steam, Valve Games
Encryption No native encryption
Compression Supports compressed data
Directory Structure Can contain directories and subdirectories
File References Contains references to various resources (textures, models, sounds, etc.)
Multi-file Support Can be split into multiple .vpk parts
Usage in Mods Commonly used for distributing mods/packages
Platform PC, occasionally used on consoles
Accessibility Can be opened with various file extractors and specific tools
Header Contains version information and index of packed files
Footer Typically contains checksums for file integrity verification
Editability Can be edited and repacked with appropriate tools
Integral Part of Source Engine