.SKEIN File Extension
What is an SKEIN file?
An SKEIN file is data file created by text adventure machines, such as Zoom, and Inform, an IDE for creating Interactive Fiction (IF) games. It contains a recording and transcript of the players' actions during the game in XML format. SKEIN files are saved by the user and sent to the author of the game as a bug report so the issue can be fixed.
To create an SKEIN file in Zoom, select File → Save Skein..., name the file, choose the save location, and click Save.
How to open an SKEIN file
You can open an SKEIN file in Zoom. To do so, select Story → Skein.
Since SKEIN files are saved in XML format, they can also be opened with various XML and plain text editors, such as Microsoft XML Notepad (Windows), XMLBlueprint XML Editor (Windows), JAPISoft EditiX (macOS), Bare Bones BBEdit (macOS), and SCREEM (Linux).