croxis wrote:My zip comment was just a reference for those unfamiliar with VFS, but those special package files offer some advantages over strict normal filesystem methods.
Absolutely. Of course, it needn't be zip specifically. Many of our files are compressed already, so we don't need that feature. (Braid, IIRC, uses uncompressed zip for this very reason.)
I don't think there's a generic term for this, but in deference to Doom, I suggest "WAD-like". ("WAD" is short for "Where's All the Data?")