The File Extensions Database

.256 File Extension

  • Developer by: Interplay
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .256 file?

.256 is Descent 2 Color Palette File

File used by Descent 2, a first person shooter game where players battle as ships in outer space; contains a color palette with RGB values; describes colors used by .PIG texture files.

256 filenames correspond to their associated PIG file. For example, a 256 file named "example.256" would be associated with a PIG file named "example.PIG".

Programs that open Descent 2 Color Palette File
Interplay Descent 2
Interplay Descent 2

How to solve problems with 256 files

  • Associate the 256 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any 256 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.256 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the 256 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .256 is Descent 2 Color Palette File. Because only the current version supports the latest 256 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Interplay manufacturer website after an available .256 is Descent 2 Color Palette File update.
  • To make sure that your 256 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.