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Old 07-26-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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sockwave player for linux


hi,

is there a shockwave player for linux, if yes can you please give me the guide of how to install it.

thank you
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:52 AM   #3
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There isn't a Shockwave player for Linux. I don't think it's the same as Flash, is it?
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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use IE4Linux, with this you can install microsoft shockwave player

Use google to find it, i can't post url, because there is my first post
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:11 PM   #5
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Since when has there been a Microsoft Shockwave player?
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:22 PM   #6
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sorry, for microsoft windows
 
Old 07-26-2006, 04:14 PM   #7
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sockwave player for linux
I saw Sockwave and couldn't stop myself from chuckling...

Anyway...Flash is a program from Macromedia that creates .swf(shockwave) files. Firefox does have a plugin for macromedia shockwave. However, after having some problems with a website I had created, I discovered that I need to put in some extra code to get it to display correctly in Firefox, Netscape, and some others. Not quite sure if that's the answer you're looking for but I hope it helps.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:15 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by rickh
or even better
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/

Which distribution are you using? You can install it with apt on ubuntu. But the above link should work fine for any distribution.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:37 PM   #9
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hi,

thanks everyone for the replies, i am using suse 10.0 distribution.

naujokas: how do you run this ie4linux, the installation finished but i dont see a shortucut in menue

thanks
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:42 PM   #10
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try: alt-f2
and type "ie4linux"

10.0 is a bit outdated. If you are just setting up, consider installing 10.1

Oh, and in 10.1 flash is installed as default

Last edited by oskar; 07-26-2006 at 06:43 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 07:15 PM   #11
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hi,

is there a way to upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 without burning them onto cd and clean reinstall?

thank you
 
Old 07-26-2006, 08:05 PM   #12
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It should be, but I don't think it's a good idea. I remember reading that some people had trouble doing it. Anyway it would be a big download, most packages have been replaced. If you have a good connection, I would definitely recommend to do a reinstall.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:33 AM   #13
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Again, that link suggests that the Flash and Shockwave players are two different pieces of software. That link shows that there's not a Shockwave player for Linux..
 
Old 07-27-2006, 08:47 AM   #14
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nono, it's the same thing.
This is macromedias fault. They named the program flash, and the format "shockwave".
Technically there is no "flash" player. The flash files are named *.fla and contain only raw data. Like *.psd for photoshop. But they cannot be played.

---edit---

arr, there is a difference.
the shockwave player is specifically for shockwave files made with macromedia-director. Which is even more confusing.
So more complex flash-games might not work with the flash-player (which really is a shockwave-player)...
Just try it. I use only the flash player, and I never came across something It couldn't handle. If you play alot of flash games, you might need the shockwave-player though.

Last edited by oskar; 07-27-2006 at 09:14 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 08:49 AM   #15
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Why do they have two players then?
 
  


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