MPQ files, whose acronym stands for Mo'PaQ, or Mike O'Brien Pack, which is the name of its creator, is a file format used in several Blizzard Entertainment games.
The MPQ file format can contain graphics, sounds, and level data for Blizzard games.
Since the popular game Diablo, the MPQ file has been used in many games developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, including Diablo II, StarCraft, WarCraft, StarCraft II.
The MPQ file is an excellent container for binary resources ideal for level maps, character and object models, music, video, which denotes the versatility of the format.
It is a versatile format as it has the capacity for compression, encryption, file segmentation, XML files, cryptographic signature and it can also store multiple versions of the same file for internationalization purposes.
Inside the MPQ file, the data is compressed using compression algorithms Zlib, Bzip2, LZMA, in addition to the traditional PKZIP, this compressed data is also encrypted.
MPQ files can use some compression algorithms that can be combined.
There are a multitude of unofficial tools for opening MPQ files, for modding purposes, for example the MPQExtractor or MPQEditor, developed by independent programmers.
For more information about the software packages with which you can work MPQ files, go to the following link:
If you downloaded a MPQ file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open MPQ File on iOS device follow steps below:
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