A z3 file extension is related to the Infocom game module for Z-machine version 3.

There is one other file type using
the Z3 file extension!

z3 icon.z3 - Zonealarm Mailsafe renamed data

Detailed description

Software that open z3 file

Add comment

Bookmark & share this page with others:

Z3 file extension - Infocom game module for Z-machine version 3

What is z3 file? How to open z3 files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

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.

The default software associated to open z3 file:

Frotz picture or screenshot

SourceForge.net logoFrotz  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

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:

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 .z3 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.

Related links:

Infocom entry on Wikipedia

List of recommended software applications associated to the .z3 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 z3 file, edit z3 file, convert z3 file, view z3 file, play z3 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with z3 file - Infocom game module for Z-machine version 3

Click on the software link for more information about Frotz. Frotz uses z3 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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Previous file extension
Z2S file extension

File-Extensions.org > Game file types

Next file extension
file extension Z4


Follow us!

Enter any file extension without dot (e.g. pdf)
Search for file extension details and associated application(s)

RSS feed