A 256 file extension is related to the Atari picture image file format.

There are 2 other file types using
the 256 file extension!

empty icon.256 - Formula One 2001 game data

empty icon.256 - Descent 2 colour palette data

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256 file extension - Atari picture image

What is 256 file? How to open 256 files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The 256 file extension is associated with Atari 400, 800, 130, 65 XE and XL family of 8-bit computers, developed by Atari and released in 1979.

The 256 file stores picture image from Atari (80x96 resolution with 256 colors).

This 256 file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open 256 file:

RECOIL picture or screenshot

RECOIL  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Piotr Fusik and Adrian Matoga

RECOIL is picture image viewer of picture image formats from classic computers.

Help how to open:

Use RECOIL to open *.256 files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .256 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 256 file, edit 256 file, convert 256 file, view 256 file, play 256 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

256 file viewer - programs that view 256 file - Atari picture image

Programs supporting the exension 256 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about RECOIL for view 256 file action.


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