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- 1 Untitled
- 2 Linux Support for Plugin
- 3 the name
- 4 Version
- 5 History
- 6 Oops?
- 7 Deprecated? Information needed for article
- 8 Unable to Install Macromedia Shockwaver Player: Error while installing Shockwave Player
- 9 Possible spam
- 10 Link fix
- 11 shockwave
- 12 Requested move to "Adobe Shockwave"
- 13 References
- 14 Bundling?
Wouldn't the correct name now be Adobe Shockwave? Monkeypillow 01:26, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Hm. Where are those statistics from? Shockwave on 50 percent of ALL browsers? --184.108.40.206 23:52, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
I believe Macromedia publishes these numbers as well. If memory serves, they claim 60%. Jbetak 09:24, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
Linux Support for Plugin
The bullet point under Additional Information that discusses demand for a Linux plugin for Shockwave. Here is some evidence: (http://www.petitioDELETETHISnonline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?linuxswp ZeroVerse
- I'm afraid I have had to alter that URL since the damned thing won't save. It's some sort of blacklisted URL --220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:37, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
update: I am using 'Shockwave Flash 7.0 r63' under linux.
Does anything important actually use this format? I'm not aware of missing anything. If the format is actually important and useful, then a proper Open Source viewer could be written. AlbertCahalan 17:41, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
- The Adobe website now makes mention of Adobe Shockwave and I have now moved the page accordingly --Colonel Cow 22:37, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
It appears that the current version is Shockwave 10.2.0.021. That is what it just updated me to, however I can not find any documentation about this version. Can anyone verify this —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:30, 23 April 2007 (UTC).
Current version does not match the 22.214.171.124 I see on http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/otherversions/ , Adobe seems to have hidden the change log for Shockwave Player — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chas4 (talk • contribs) 19:12, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
I just played with the options and it's show me red bar... I'm sorry, how i'm can fix it? 126.96.36.199 07:28, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Deprecated? Information needed for article
I'm no web developer, but it seems to me that the use of Shockwave has now been deprecated. (Especially considering no version has been created for Intel-based Macs). Has all of its functionality been implemented in the current versions of Flash? The article could probably benefit from some information along these lines. JMD (talk) 21:09, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
Far from dead, and now will revive even on the Mac
I am sure that the last two years have seen a dearth of new Shockwave Director development due to the Intel Mac shutout. The major development on this front is that [Shockwave 11 is released with support for Intel Macs]!!! But to answer your question:
- No, Flash still does not implement all the functionality of Director
- in part due to the different development models
- in part due to better 3d and physics tools
- in part due to the availability of certain Xtras
- Shockwave is still used for reasons which are the usual suspects:
- existing software - all the stuff done with Director is still around and people want to use it
- existing experts - all the people who know how to do cool useful things in Director
- existing users - people use and like the stuff that is in Director... whether they are end-users or the companies that hire the experts
- general inertia - apparently, it takes more than several years of incompatibility with what at best is 10-percent of computers (and I am a long-devoted Mac fan) to take down a programming environment - for examples see .net, Access, ASP, Internet Explorer, [ActiveX]], Visual Basic and even more extreme examples like HyperCard (ahhh... sweet Hypercard!)
From my personal experience, I work in Online Learning and have a long-time project which 4 years ago decided to do some really cool things in Shockwave Director to help student visualize scientific problems. I put a lot of work into making everything work flawlessly on the Mac, only to watch that go down the drain with the Intel Macs.... in response to the lack of Intel Mac Shockwave, the product dropped support for Intel Macs. So I have been on tenterhooks hoping and wishing that Adobe does the right thing. --Marcinjeske (talk) 00:13, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Unable to Install Macromedia Shockwaver Player: Error while installing Shockwave Player
The following is taken from Adobe's Shockwave forum, for reference, visit 
01/11/2008 01:42:43 PM
I have installed Macromedia Shockwaver Player before without any problems. However, when I tried to install it on my laptop computer with Windows 2000 Professional, it got an error while it was installing. The error states "Could not load the DLL library C:\WINNT\system32\Kernel32.dll (GetSystemWow64DirectoryA). The specified procedure could not be found." Now, I have just installed Shockwave the day before on this very same computer with everything the same on it. I had to reformat my hardrive and reinstall Windows, but again, I did the reformat and reinstall couple times before and installed Shockwave Player without having run into this problem. I'd like anyone to suggest what the problem might be and help me resolve it.
01/11/2008 03:22:01 PM Reply | Quote | Top | Bottom | Edit
Now I just found an interest thing. I went to my desktop computer, which has the same OS and has Shockwave Player installed on it. I tried to install Shockwave Player on there, and got the SAME error. Now, on this computer, I have an old installer of Shockwave Player for Mozilla Firefox, I tried to install Shockwave with it, it was successful. Then I went to the "Test Macromedia Web Players page" (http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/) to check if Shockwave is really installed. It was confirmed with "10.2r23 Installation Complete". Afterwards, I went back to the Shockwave install page and downloaded the installer, and when I tried to open this new installer, I get that original DLL error. Now this really suggests to me that there is a definite problem on Adobe's behalf. I hope someone from Adobe would look into this.
01/12/2008 04:32:20 PM Reply | Quote | Top | Bottom
Windows 2000 Pro Install message like above.
Re-installed after noticing *r24* on a new Windows XP 32-bit box.
What's up Adobe?
01/13/2008 12:47:07 AM Reply | Quote | Top | Bottom
I can concur the same on Windows 2000 All updates. I belive is added support for 64 bit systems that need to be skipped for Windows 2K.
01/13/2008 02:40:34 AM Reply | Quote | Top | Bottom
I went with the previous version 10.2.0.022 versys 10.2.0.023
And was succesfull, All the best, phil
01/13/2008 12:26:41 PM Reply | Quote | Top | Bottom | Edit
Since the download from Shockwave's page causes the dll error, I downloaded 10.2.0.023 from filehippo and was successful in installing it, but when I went to any shockwave page, it then say currently installing, and then the dll error again. I believe you are right in saying Shockwave player has added support for 64-bit systems like WinXP and Vista. However, it certainly looks like it has stopped support for older systems like Win98, WinME, and Win2k. This is quite unfortunate since many people still prefer using Windows 2000 Professional. I hope Adobe will reverse their decision and continue have support for older systems.
I don't understand why the link under "Platform Support" 2nd paragraph, called "Apple Intel transition" - links to the page "Macs" - I looked back and found the date/edit when that link was first put on the page, and then checked the contents of the page "Macs" on that specific date, and it still didn't make sense... since there is a specific page called "Apple Intel transition" that seems to be the logical place for a link with that name to go. So I will brave a change, and hope not to err.
computer novice- playing pogo and it keeps coming up- shockwave not responding, cancel? what do I do, let it run itself out? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:27, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Requested move to "Adobe Shockwave"
It would be interesting to get historical info as to when (if ever) the Shockwave player shipped bundled with any web browsers. The current crop of IE 11, FF 31 and Chrome 36 don't include it. Adobe boasts some 400 million installations for their Shockwave player, but I doubt that many users downloaded it themselves. JMP EAX (talk)