Open Z3 file

The most common choise: Infocom game module for Z-machine version 3

How to open Infocom game module for Z-machine version 3 .z3 files

Have you had trouble opening the z3 file on your computer? What are z3 files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is z3 file?

A z3 file extension is related to the Infocom game module for Z-machine version 3.

Infocom game module for Z-machine version 3 description

The z3 file extension is associated with Infocom.

The z3 files are compiled game code to files containing Z-machine instructions (called story files, or Z-code files). Z-code files usually have names ending in .z1, .z2, .z3, .z4, .z5, .z6, .z7 or .z8 (and occasionally .dat), where the number is the version number of the Z-machine on which the file is intended to be run.

Types 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 are extremely uncommon; most Z-machine data files are types 3, 5, or 8. Type 6 provides some graphics support.

Interpreters for Z-code files are available on a wide variety of platforms - on various old machines (such as the Apple II, TRS-80 and Sinclair), portable machines (such as Palm OS devices and the Nintendo Game Boy) and most modern platforms.

Suggested software to open z3 file


An interpreter for Infocom games and other Z-machine games

There are other Z3 filename extensions with the same .z3 suffix

z3 - Zonealarm Mailsafe renamed data

A z3 file extension is related to the ZoneAlarm MailSafe, an e-mail protection software. A z3 file contains renamed data.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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