The file extension Z64 is associated with Nintendo 64, which is the third video game console in a line manufactured for the international market by Nintendo. Each version of the Nintendo gaming console comes with a selection of games specifically designed for use with the console. Nintendo 64 is used with N64 games which can be played on a device that contains an emulation application that is N64 compatible.
The Z64 file extension is a game file type that contains duplicate data which is stored on an N64 cartridge. The data is an exact game copy from the cartridge and can be used with a variety of emulation software.
How to Open Z64 Files
Since a Z64 file can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. Z64 files are compatible with a variety of emulation software, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
The most common emulation software that can be used to open the file extension Z64 is Mupen64, which is a multiplatform N64 emulator that works with a variety of Nintendo 64 games. Mupen64 is available as a free download on the Mupen64 website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, and the Linux operating system.
If you use Windows, you can open the Z64 file using Project 64, which is a Nintendo 64 Emulator available as a free download on the Project 64 website. You can also use Nemu64 to open Z64 files in Windows. Nemu64 is available as a free download on the Nemu website. Daedalus, which is an open source Nintendo 64 emulator available on the SourceForge website, will open Z64 files in Windows as well.
For Mac OS X, you can open the Z64 file extension using sixtyforce, which is a Nintendo 64 emulator designed for use with Mac PCs. The sixtyforce emulator translates gaming code into a code that can be interpreted by Mac OS X. You can download sixtyforce at no cost on the sixtyforce website.
If you use the Android operating system, you can open the file extension Z64 using N64oid, which is an extension of the Mupen64 emulator we described above. N64oid is an open source application available under the GNU General Public License and can be downloaded at no cost on the SourceForge website.