The File Extensions Database


.BLB File Extension

  • Developer by: Dreamworks Interactive
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .BLB file?

.BLB is Dreamworks Resource File

Archive that contains game data for Dreamworks games, such as "The Neverhood" (released in 1996); may include several different types of media, such as background images, music, sound effects, and videos.

BLB files are game data files and are not meant to be opened manually. However, you may be able to extract the contents of a BLB file using a third-party tool, such as BLB Extractor.

Programs that open Dreamworks Resource File
Windows
BLB Extractor
File Type 2 Interactive Fiction Package Game File
Developer by: Andrew Plotkin Category: Game Files

Game package file used by Interactive Fiction (IF) interpreters such as Zoom or Spatterlight; similar to a .BLORB file; contains the story and other files that enhance gameplay; includes resource files for sound effects, cover art, and music.

BLB files containing Glulx games will most likely appear with the .GLB or .GBLORB extension. BLB files containing Z-code games often appear with .ZBLORB or ZLB extensions.

NOTE: Most Glulx games are contained in BLB files, whereas a small amount of Z-machine games use the format.

Programs that open Interactive Fiction Package Game File
Windows
Windows Frotz
Mac
Zoom
Spatterlight
Linux
Zoom
File Type 3 Blob Data File
Category: Data Files

Collection of data stored in a binary format known as a "Binary Large Object" or "BLOB;" used by various database programs to store large amounts of data; often used as a data type for database fields that contain images or other multimedia data.

Blob files are also used to transfer large amounts of data from one database to another. This process is sometimes referred to as "blobbing" the data to another database.

How to solve problems with BLB files

  • Associate the BLB file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BLB file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BLB files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BLB 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 .BLB is Dreamworks Resource File. Because only the current version supports the latest BLB file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Dreamworks Interactive manufacturer website after an available .BLB is Dreamworks Resource File update.
  • To make sure that your BLB file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.