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the Z1 file extension!

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Z1 file extension - Infocom game module for Z-machine version 1

What is z1 file? How to open z1 files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The Z1 file extension is associated with Infocom.

The .z1 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.

The default software associated to z1 file type:

Frotz picture or screenshot

SourceForge.net logoFrotz  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
SourceForge.net

Frotz is an interpreter for Infocom games and other Z-machine games. It complies with standard 1.0 of Graham Nelson's specification. It was written by Stefan Jokisch in 1995-1997

Help how to open Z1 files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open game files

How to convert file with extension Z1:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert game files

List of recommended software applications associated to the .z1 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open z1 file, edit z1 file, convert z1 file, view z1 file, play z1 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with z1 file - Infocom game module for Z-machine version 1

Click on the software link for more information about Frotz. Frotz uses z1 file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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