What is a .256 File And How To Open It – Interplay (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .256 extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .256 file extension and how to open it.

What is a .256 file?

The .256 file extension stands for Descent 2 Color Palette File. It was developed by Interplay. The format of this file is binary, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .256 file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .256 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .256 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .256 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .256 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Interplay Descent 2 software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .256 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Interplay Descent 2 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .256 file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .256 file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Interplay Descent 2 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .256 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Interplay Descent 2 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .256 file?

If you cannot open the .256 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .256 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .264 – Ripped Video Data File, .323 – H.323 Internet Telephony File, .360 – 360desktop, .386 – Microsoft, .411 – Sony. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .256 file with the Interplay Descent 2 program on Windows and Interplay Descent 2 program on Mac.