.SDZ File Extension

Spring Content Package

Developer Spring
4.0  |  2 Votes

What is an SDZ file?

File used by games developed with Spring, a real-time strategy (RTS) game engine; saves game files in a compressed .ZIP format, but uses the ".sdz" extension; used for maps, graphics, computer artificial intelligence (AI) scripts (.LUA files), and other game content.

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NOTE: Because SDZ files use a Zip format, you can open them with any Zip decompression utility.

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NCI Compressed Database

Developer National Cancer Institute
2.0  |  1 Vote

Compressed .SDF (Structure Data File) that uses Gzip (.GZ files) compression to reduce the SDF file size; contains a database of NCI Open Database Compounds, which are molecular structure datasets used in cancer research.

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To open an SDZ file, you can rename the file extension to ".sdf.gz" and open it with any Gzip compatible decompression program.

NOTE: SDZ files are available on the following NCI webpage: Downloadable Structure Files of NCI Open Database Compounds.

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FANTOM Sound Pack

Developer Roland
2.0  |  1 Vote

An SDZ file may also be a sound pack used by a Roland FANTOM digital audio workstation (DAW). It contains a collection of related audio tones (.SVZ files). Roland provides SDZ files to users' via an online tone library.

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Composers, musicians, and audio engineers use FANTOM series DAWs to create and edit music. These DAWs include an electronic keyboard, a mixing console, and a menu that allows users to select from and use many tones, effects, and other features.

Users who want to add more tones to their FANTOMs can download additional tones or tone packages from Roland's online tone library. Tone packages, which usually contain about 30 tones related to a specific music genre or theme, are saved as SDZ files. After downloading an SDZ file, users must place it on a USB drive and use that drive to import the file into their FANTOM.

NOTE: In 2020, Roland released an update for JUPITER-X, RD-88, MC-101, and MC-707 devices that allows those devices to also use SDZ files.

How to open an SDZ file

You can open an SDZ file by importing it into a Roland FANTOM workstation (or other compatible Roland device). To do so:

  1. Place the file on a USB drive and insert the drive into your FANTOM's USB MEMORY port.
  2. Press your FANTOM's MENU button.
  3. From the MENU screen, select UTILITY → IMPORT → IMPORT TONE.
  4. Navigate to and select your SDZ file.
  5. Select NEXT and follow the prompts to finish importing your SDZ file.

You can then select and play the tones your SDZ file contains.

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