.TPZ File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .TPZ file extension:

  1. Kindle Topaz eBook File
  2. Godot Engine Export Template Archive

1. Kindle Topaz eBook File

Kindle Topaz eBook File

eBook file used by Amazon Kindle devices and the Amazon Kindle desktop software; contains an eBook that has been saved from an Internet download to the computer; supports advanced embedded fonts as well as auxiliary information such as bookmarks and annotations, which are store in separate metadata files.

TPZ files are saved in a proprietary format but can still be opened by Calibre. However, if they contain DRM protection, then Calibre may not open them.

Software's name License Platforms
Amazon Kindle for Mac Amazon Kindle for Mac Free+ Mac
Amazon Kindle for PC Amazon Kindle for PC Free+ Windows
Calibre Calibre Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: June 15, 2013

2. Godot Engine Export Template Archive

Godot Engine Export Template Archive

A TPZ file is a Zip-compressed archive used by Godot Engine, a free and open source game engine. It is used to distribute export templates that, once installed in Godot Engine, allow developers to export their project as a package that can be run on other platforms without Godot Engine installed.

When Godot Engine was originally released, it did not come with any export features so developers would have to manually build and compile the appropriate binaries for their target platforms. As a fix to the solution, developers using Godot Engine must download the export templates before they can export their projects to the appropriate package format for the Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and HTML5 platforms.

The export templates are optimized versions of the game engine without the pre-compiled editing tools for each platform. They consist of folders and files in a TPZ archive that is simply a renamed .ZIP file.

The TPZ file can be downloaded in a web browser by clicking the "EXPORT TEMPLATES" link from the "Download" page on the Godot website. To install the TPZ file in Godot Engine, select Settings → Install Export Templates, then select the TPZ file. The archive can also be downloaded directly to Godot Engine by selecting Editor → Manage Export Templates, then clicking Download.

Since TPZ files are renamed ZIP files, you can extract and view the contents in the file by renaming the .tpz extension to .zip. Then, extract the contents using a ZIP decompression program, such as Microsoft File Explorer, Apple Archive Utility, or Corel WinZip.

Software's name License Platforms
Godot Engine Godot Engine Free LinuxMacWindows

Updated: October 2, 2019

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