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.