GBLORB File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a GBLORB file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open GBLORB files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension GBLORB for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different GBLORB openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GBLORB

While we know of one file format using the .GBLORB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GBLORB file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of GBLORB files. Remember, different programs may use GBLORB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

GargoyleGargoyleUser submitted
Play Flexible SurvivalPlay Flexible SurvivalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GBLORB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with GBLORB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!