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first of all, whats the difference between shockwave and flash ?
when i go to a site that needs somthing i get a message
need a pluggin application/x-shockwave-flash
i click ok, and it directs me to a site where i download anf install a flashplayer plugin, all the pluggins go the the correct directory fine.
BUT, i go back to the site that needs it, and i get that same message and same re-direction to the same file i already downlaoded and installed.
so, i lookup shockwave, aparently, there is no shockwave pluggin for linux, so whats the point in telling me to install flash ? when even if i have it im gonna fail to get the shockwave which it also needs.
is there any ways to get these sites working ????
becuase shockwave / flash graphics are becoming quite common, and although i hate MSIE, in its defence, it did support All webiste technologies.
There is a difference between Flash and the shockwave player. We have no support for Shockwave Player. For instance, if you want to play the daily jigsaw at http://www.shockwave.com you are out of luck.
the problem i keep having when looking for help, is i keep saying, i HAVE installed the latest FLASH, and FLASH works fine, but i need SHOCKWAVE, and yet people keep directing me to the FLASH download site..... and i dont mean to snap at people trying to help me, but AGH.... SHOCKWAVE and FLASH are NOT the same thing....
so you saying its not possible to view shockwave under linux ?
found an interesting product that makes it possible to use shockwave in linux using wine, if you don't mind paying $35 (though there is a free trial that i downloaded to test...and indeed it works...just did the daily jigsaw at shockwave.com) the product is called crossover plugin distributed by codeweavers, inc. and also supports powerpoint, word, and excel viewers. here is the link
NOTE: if you try this and install the shockwave plugin, make sure that you enable the dll for shockwave (use one of the tabs in the setup/control center) or it won't work.
p.s. i'm sure there is someone out there more familiar with wine than i am that could figure out how to do this without the third party non-open source rigamarole....if so, lemme know how it turns out.