A 256 file extension is related to the Descent 2 video game. A 256 file stores color palette.

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

empty icon.256 - Formula One 2001 game data

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256 file extension - Descent 2 colour palette data

What is 256 file? How to open 256 files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The 256 file extension is associated with the Descent 2, a 3D first person shooter for MS-DOS and various other platforms, developed by Interplay.

The 256 file contains color palette used by Descent 2.

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.

Updated: May 11, 2019

The default software associated to open 256 file:

Descent 2 icon

Interplay Entertainment Corporation logoDescent 2  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
Interplay Entertainment Corporation

Descent 2 3D is action first person shooter computer game. It is a successor of Descent 1 the first game with six full degrees of freedom. Descent 2 contains new episodes, enemies and weapons. It is also supports multi-player game. Another advanced feature is a support of 3Dfx Voodoo cards for better graphics performance and higher resolution.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .256 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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).

Settings file type for software that use 256 file - Descent 2 colour palette data

Programs supporting the exension 256 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Descent 2 for settings 256 file action.

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