.256 File Extension

File Type:
Descent 2 Color Palette File

Having trouble opening .256 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what 256 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open 256 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a 256 file?

256 file extension has Descent 2 Color Palette file type, developed by Interplay, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Typically used by a Descent 2 shooter game, the file stores a color palette with RGB values. Palette files as well describe colors that are used by .PIG texture files.

All the .256 filenames are also associated with corresponding .PIG files. For instance, a .256 file named “example.256” corresponds with a .PIG file named “example.PIG.”

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

256 file icon
File Type:
Descent 2 Color Palette File
Settings Files

How to open 256 file?

Double click the 256 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .256 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the 256 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the 256 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open 256 files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the 256 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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