Z8 file extension - Infocom game module for Z-machine version 8
What is z8 file? How to open z8 files?
File type specification:
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.
The default software associated to z8 file type:
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
List of recommended software applications associated to the .z8 file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open z8 file, edit z8 file, convert z8 file, view z8 file, play z8 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others z8 file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with z8 file - Infocom game module for Z-machine version 8
Click on the software link for more information about Frotz. Frotz uses z8 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.).