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Old 11-05-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
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Shockwave for Linux?


Does anyone have or know where I can get shockwave for Linux? I have flash installed, but there is a site I need to go to that uses shockwave, and it tells me I don't have it installed. I would like it for Firefox, but geting it for Konqueror would work also. Thanks.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 07:48 PM   #2
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As far as I am aware, there is no Shockwave for Linux.

You need to install a Windows browser under Wine (Firefox works perfectly under Wine last time I tried), and install Shockwave in that.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 02:53 PM   #3
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What is Wine? How do I get it?
 
Old 11-06-2006, 04:12 PM   #4
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you can find it on winehq.org

If you're totally new to wine you might have real hard times, even if wine is very simple. The most annoying thing when you're new to this is that when a program works incorrectly or when wine just fails running it, wine won't tell you "oops it's not allright", it will run incorrectly or simply refuse to run, or close without asking a confirmation.

WineTools (linked on winehq.org) is perfect to configure wine without taking time, it does all for you, you just have to click every of the steps you need.

I'll make a suggestion for shockwave, here, to help :
First, install wine. Then install winetools, and its first menus let winetools perform for you the basic windows installation.
And then find "ies4linux" (google it, you'll find it at once), this is a small program that install Internet Explorer on your machine, it only requires that Wine is already installed. And that's not all : ies4linux also installs flash and shockwave for that internet explorer, and a shortcut for that IE on your desktop, cool, huh ?
 
Old 11-07-2006, 10:50 AM   #5
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How do I install the .rpm of WineTools?
 
Old 11-07-2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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The simplest way to get Shockwave working is to install Crossover Office. That way you can use a Linux browser and not have to mess with installing a windows browser.

Installed Plugins: (12)
- Adobe Reader 7.0
- Default Plugin
- DivX Browser Plug-In
- Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
- Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_08-b03
- MozPlugger 1.7.3 handles QuickTime Windows Media Player Plugin
- mplayerplug-in 3.31
- QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7
- RealPlayer 9
- Shockwave Flash 9
- Shockwave for Director(Crossover Office)
- Windows Media Player Plugin
 
Old 11-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #7
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Sorry for the wait, I was busy upgrading to Edgy.

How would I get Crossover Office?
 
Old 11-11-2006, 04:19 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFoot13
How would I get Crossover Office?

http://www.google.com/search?q=get+Crossover+Office

Last edited by Sabinou; 11-11-2006 at 04:22 AM.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #9
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You don't need crossover just to run shochwave. Crossover supports some applications, usually office type, and you have to pay. For shockwave and flash, you can install wine, firefox, then shockwave and flash.
http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb

Good Luck.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 01:50 AM   #10
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Er, does the firefox installer work for you, with wine ?

As for me, with firefox 2.0 installer and wine 0.9.25, that keeps telling me there's not enough free disk space :/
 
Old 11-13-2006, 02:18 PM   #11
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How do I install Winetools? The instructions don't seem to work. I keep getting "command not found" for the rpm and the .tar.gz.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 01:17 AM   #12
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How about the "please" and "thanks" commands ? They work in all environments, unix, linux, windows, bsd

Anyway.
To install software, in linux and mandriva, you can either compile the program, or install a package (rpm).

I suggest you install the package, that's for the better.
Download the package for winetools, double-click it after, doesn't that open a dialog asking your root password ? Give it, that will be installed, and then run "wt" in a terminal and wt will load.
 
  


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