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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.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.256 - Descent Palette Data

The 256 game data files are related to Descent. The 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.

Game Data files
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Descent Palette Data related extensions:
Descent Manager Data
Descent Mission Builder Block
Descent MIDI Audio Data
Descent Mission File
Descent Mission Data
Descent Data

.iff - Commodore Amiga Interchange File Format Bitmap

The IFF graphic files are related to Recoil. The IFF file is a Commodore Amiga Interchange File Format Bitmap. The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985. Hold-And-Modify (HAM) is a screenmode of the Commodore Amiga computer with 4096 colors.

Graphic files
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Commodore Amiga Interchange File Format Bitmap related extensions:
Commodore 64 8x8 Font Data
Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image
Atari 8-bit Anime 4ever Image
Commodore Amiga AMOS Bitmap
Commodore Amiga Continuous Bitmap Image
Commodore 64 AFLI-editor Image

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.

The .256 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

HEVC/H.265 HM-10 Video

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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