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256 file format description

Many people share .256 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .256 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .256 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.256 - Descent Palette Data

256 file is a Descent Palette Data. Descent is a 3D first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Entertainment Corp. in 1995.

.256 file format description:
256 format
Game Data files
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Descent Palette Data related links:
Descent Palette Data related extensions:
Descent Mission Builder Block
Descent Mission File
Descent Mission Data
Descent Data
Descent Model Data
Descent Archive

Naturally, other applications may also use the .256 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .256 files. Be especially cautious with .256 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .256 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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HEVC/H.265 HM-10 Video

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