File Extension Library

.Z8 File Extension

  • Developer by: Infocom
  • Category: Game Files

What are .Z8 files and how to open them?

Can't open .Z8 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 .Z8 file.

What is a .Z8 file extension?

.Z8 file extension is created by Infocom. .Z8 has been classified as Game Files.

.Z8 is Z-machine Z-code Version 8 File

File used by the Z-machine, a game engine developed by Infocom and used for running text adventure games (originally used for the game Zork); stores source code for the game; can be run by a Z-machine interpreter, several of which have been maintained by community members since the original Z-machine was discontinued.

Z-code files use a programming language called the Zork Implementation Language. The file extensions use a numerical value for the version of the Z-machine that is used to run them. Since version 8 was the last Z-machine version, Z8 is the most popular of the extensions, although you may also see Z-code files with the .Z1, .Z2, .Z3, .Z4, .Z5, .Z6, and .Z7 extensions.

List of all softwares that can open the Z-machine Z-code Version 8 File
Windows Frotz
Onyxbits Text Fiction

How to fix problems with .Z8 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .Z8 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .Z8 file format
  2. You need to check the .Z8 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)