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What are PACKAGE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PACKAGE file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PACKAGE files.

What is a PACKAGE file?

A .PACKAGE file is a Maxis Package file.

These are computer game archives for Maxis / Electronic Arts games. They contain the game's 3D model information, textures, character information, sounds, and other game data.

Some of the games distributed by Electronic Arts that use the .package file format include The Sims and Spore game series.

How to open PACKAGE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PACKAGE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PACKAGE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested eight different PACKAGE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 20, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PACKAGE files. Remember, different programs may use PACKAGE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

s3pe - Sims3 Package Editors3pe - Sims3 Package EditorUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
The SimsThe SimsUser submitted
Sims3 Package EditorSims3 Package EditorUser submitted
SimsSimsUser submitted
PackageManagerPackageManagerUser submitted
Sims Addons IntegratorSims Addons IntegratorUser submitted
AutoPlay Media Studio RuntimeAutoPlay Media Studio RuntimeUser submitted

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