Open Z8 file

The most commonly used .z8 file type: Infocom game module for Z-machine version 8

How to open z8 files?

Have you had trouble opening the z8 file on your computer? What are z8 files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is z8 file?

A z8 file extension is related to the Infocom game module for Z-machine version 8.

More information about z8 files: Infocom game module for Z-machine version 8

The z8 file extension is associated with Infocom and used for files that contain 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.

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Suggested software to open z8 file


An interpreter for Infocom games and other Z-machine games

Other Z8 file name extensions using the same .z8 suffix

.z8 - ZoneAlarm Mailsafe renamed file

Open z8 file with software: ZoneAlarm Pro

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