File Extension Library

.Z2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Infocom
  • Category: Game Files

What are .Z2 files and how to open them?

Can't open .Z2 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .Z2 file.

What is a .Z2 file extension?

.Z2 file extension is created by Infocom. .Z2 has been classified as Game Files.

.Z2 is Z-machine Z-code Version 2 File

File used by Z-machine, a game engine used for running text adventure games in the late 1970s and 80s; contains source code for games developed for the Apple II and TRS-80 Model I computers; only run by a Z-machine interpreter presently, several of which have been maintained by community members since the Z-machine was discontinued.

Z-code files use a programming language called the Zork Implementation Language (Zork was Infocom's first game). The file extensions use a numerical value for the version of the Z-machine that is used to run them. Examples include the .Z1, .Z3, .Z4, .Z5, .Z6, .Z7, and .Z8 extensions. Since version 8 was the last Z-machine version, Z8 is the most popular of the extensions.

NOTE: Z2 and Z1 files are extremely rare, since very few games were released in the first and second versions of the Z-machine.

List of all softwares that can open the Z-machine Z-code Version 2 File
Windows Frotz

How to fix problems with .Z2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .Z2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .Z2 file format
  2. You need to check the .Z2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)