.PBO File Extension

Packed Bohemia Object

A pbo file extension is used by Bohemia Interactive games to compress game assets efficiently. PBO files contain models, textures, sounds, missions, campaigns or add-ons in a packaged format. They use...

General Information

Title PBO File Extension
Extension .pbo
Full Form Packed Bohemia Object
File Type Game Data File
Developer Bohemia Interactive
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store game data
Additional Functions Mod distribution, Game updates
Features Compression, Binary format

File Characteristics

Quality Game-dependent
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable With tools

Use Cases

Game Modding Yes
Game Development Yes
Custom Scenarios Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malicious code
Best Practices Virus scan, Trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2001
Latest Version Associated with game updates

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .sqf, .biedi, .fxy

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Arma Series Paid Windows
DayZ Paid Windows
PBO Manager Free Windows
PBO Viewer Free Windows