.CDZ File Extension

A .CDZ file is a Compressed CD Image File, created by N/A.

Open with pSX emulator. Available for Linux and Windows.

What is a .CDZ file?

The file extension .CDZ represents a Compressed CD Image File. This type of file is essentially a copy of a CD disc, specifically designed to be used with the pSX emulator. The pSX emulator is a software application that allows users to play games originally made for the Sony PlayStation 1 on their computers.

The .CDZ files are unique because they are compressed using zlib compression. This compression method is also utilized by gaming consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. By compressing the CD image files, they take up less space on your computer's hard drive and consume less cache memory, which can help your computer run more efficiently.

While many CD image formats exist, such as .BIN, .IMG, and .NRG, nearly all of them, except for .ISO files, can be converted into the .CDZ format. This conversion can be beneficial for saving storage space and improving loading times when using the pSX emulator.

To open a .CDZ file, you will need to use the pSX emulator. This program is specifically designed to recognize and run .CDZ files, allowing you to play PlayStation 1 games on your computer. Simply install the pSX emulator, load the .CDZ file, and you can start playing.


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