.Z2 File Extension

File Type:
Z-machine Z-code Version 2 File

Having trouble opening .z2 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what z2 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open z2 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a Z2 file?

Z2 file extension has Z-machine Z-code Version 2 file type, developed by Infocom, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Typically applied by the Z-machine, the file contains the game’s source code. Users may run it through a Z-machine interpreter since the original Z-machine has been discontinued.

Z-code files may use extensions with different numerical values corresponding to a specific Z-machine that runs them. Those include .Z1.Z3.Z4.Z5.Z6.Z7, and .Z8 extensions.

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

z2 file icon
File Type:
Z-machine Z-code Version 2 File
Game Files

How to open Z2 file?

Double click the z2 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 .z2 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 z2 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 z2 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 Z2 files

  • Windows Windows
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Spatterlight Spatterlight
    • Zoom Zoom
  • Linux Linux
    • Zoom Zoom
  • Web Web
    • Parchment Parchment
  • Android Android
    • Twisty Twisty

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 z2 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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