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What are GBLORB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GBLORB file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the GBLORB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GBLORB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: September 29, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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