Z64 File Extension

Have a problem opening a .Z64 file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what Z64 files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .Z64 file type?

The extension .z64 specifically denotes the Nintendo 64 ROM image (.z64) file type. Nintendo 64 was a once-popular game console that required hardware game cartridges to play and was successfully emulated in software on different host platforms. To run an emulator, a verbatim copy, or image, of an original game cartridge is required. By convention, such ROM images are assigned a generic .rom extension or an extension associated with the name of the target console.

A .z64 file is a binary blob that contains a Read-Only Memory (ROM) dump of an original Nintendo 64 game cartridge. Z64 files are typically 8 Mb in size. Being digital equivalents of game cartridges, such .z64 files are intended to be used with a dedicated Nintendo 64 software emulator, several independent implementations of which exist. Besides .z64, other extensions (.n64, the generic .rom) occur with Nintendo 64 ROM image files. Although creating and distributing ROM images such as .z64 may be controversial from the legal point of view, many sources of Nintendo 64 ROM images (.z64, .n64) are readily available on the Internet.


Software to open or convert Z64 files

You can open Z64 files with the following programs:
PowerArchiver by ConeXware, Inc.
UltraZip by UltraZip
Ashampoo ZIP Pro
Ashampoo ZIP Pro by Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG
Project64 versión
Project64 versión by Henryxs87

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