Opening GBLORB files

Did your computer fail to open a GBLORB file? We explain what GBLORB files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your GBLORB files.

What is a GBLORB file?

The .gblorb file extension is used for a text file format that was developed by Andrew Plotkin for Windows Glulxe. This software is an interactive fiction game interpreter for Windows PCs. Also known as interactive fiction files, these GBLORB files are used by Windows Glulxe to generate text output, which is part of an interactive game supported by this software.

These GBLORB files may be opened using Notepad and other standard text editing programs because these .gblorb files are encoded in plain text format and contain game-related text details. Windows Frotz and other interactive game interpreters also have support for these .gblorb files.

It's recommended to leave these .gblorb files alone. This is so Windows Glulxe can continue to use it properly. This will also ensure that Windows Frotz among other interactive game interpreters for Windows PCs can use these GBLORB files without issues.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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