.ZBLORB File Extension

Andrew Plotkin
File Type:
Z-machine Package Game File

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

What is a ZBLORB file?

Zblorb file extension has Z-machine Package Game file type, developed by Andrew Plotkin, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Commonly used by Interactive Fiction interpreters, the file saves contents of the story, using a Blorb wrapper. This allows including other game-related files like .MOD and .AIFF files.
ZBLORB files may also use the .ZLB extension. Unlike .BLORB files, ZBLORB files are suitable for Z-machines only. Those BLORB files that store Glulx games usually come with either .GLB or .GBLORB file extensions.

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

zblorb file icon
Andrew Plotkin
File Type:
Z-machine Package Game File
Game Files

How to open ZBLORB file?

Double click the zblorb 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 .zblorb 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 zblorb 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 zblorb 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 ZBLORB files

  • Windows Windows
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Zoom Zoom
    • Spatterlight Spatterlight
  • Linux Linux
    • Zoom Zoom
  • Android Android
    • Onyxbits Text Fiction Onyxbits Text Fiction

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

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