256 file format description

256 file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with 256 files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the 256 file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing 256 files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Descent Palette Data

The 256 file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Descent, serving as 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. Visit the website of Descent for a detailed description of the 256 format.

Category:Game Data files
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Descent Palette Data related extensions

  • aut Descent Manager Data
  • blk Descent Mission Builder Block
  • hmp Descent MIDI Audio Data
  • hog Descent Mission File

#2 Commodore Amiga Interchange File Format Bitmap

The IFF file is categorized under Graphic. It is associated with Recoil, serving as 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. Visit the website of Recoil for a detailed description of the IFF format.

Category:Graphic files
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Commodore Amiga Interchange File Format Bitmap related extensions

  • 64c Commodore 64 8x8 Font Data
  • a Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image
  • a4r Atari 8-bit Anime 4ever Image
  • abk Commodore Amiga AMOS Bitmap

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The 256 filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your 256 file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this 256 file.

To set the 256 file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set 256 file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle 256 files with care

Exercise caution when handling 256 files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar 256 files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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