Z5 File

What are Z5 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a Z5 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a Z5 file?

A .Z5 file is a Z-Code V5 Adventure For Infocom Z-Machine file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open Z5 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the Z5 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your Z5 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 Z5 openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 21, 2014

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of Z5 files. Remember, different programs may use Z5 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
Windows FrotzWindows FrotzUser submitted

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