D3C File Extension

D3C file icon
  • Developer
    Interplay Entertainment Corporation
  • Popularity
    2.8 (5 votes)

What is D3C file?

D3C filename suffix is mostly used for Descent files. Descent format was developed by Interplay Entertainment Corporation. D3C file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. D3C file format, along with 1248 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. The most popular program for handling D3C files is ZipZag, but users can choose among 3 different programs that support this file format. ZipZag software was developed by Gabriel Valentin Cristescu, and on its official website you may find more information about D3C files or the ZipZag software program.

Programs which support D3C file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support D3C files. Files with D3C suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support D3C file

How to open file with D3C extension?

Being unable to open files with D3C extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with D3C extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install ZipZag software

Problems with opening and working with D3C files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with D3C files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing ZipZag or different compatible program, such as Descent 2, Descent, Descent 3. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ZipZag website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of ZipZag and update if needed

If the problems with opening D3C files still occur even after installing ZipZag, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ZipZag is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of ZipZag installed, it may not support D3C format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ZipZag.

Step 3. Set the default application to open D3C files to ZipZag

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate D3C files with latest version of ZipZag you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the D3C with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where ZipZag is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open D3C files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected D3C file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with D3C extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the D3C is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the D3C file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The D3C may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the D3C file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the D3C file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with D3C extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the D3C file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the D3C file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ZipZag

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with D3C extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Descent file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle D3C files.

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