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Old 11-04-2003, 02:00 PM   #1
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Can you get shockwave for linux?

Whenever i go to a website that uses shockwave technology (i know i know) it displays a message telling me i dont have it, would i like to download it. Well when i go to the page to download it, it says it can load it with my current browser which is konqueror. Does any one know how to get around this? I also have Mozilla, but konqueror looks better.

Old 11-04-2003, 02:03 PM   #2
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I know you can get flash player from macromedia. I do not think shockwave is available for linux. I could be wrong, see what someone else says.
Old 11-04-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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I've installed a file called install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz that makes mozilla tell me it has shockwave flash plugins installed. It calls the plugin "application/x-shockwave-flash" Sorry I don't remember where I got it, but the file name should let you google it.
Old 11-04-2003, 02:26 PM   #4
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flash works but shockwave is not available [as yet]. So you can see flash animations etc but you cannot play any of those shockwave games.
Old 11-04-2003, 03:02 PM   #5
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There is a company called CodeWeavers that puts out a product called "CrossOver Plugin for Linux." It uses a customized version of wine to run Windoze applications like Shockwave Director 8.5 or Windoze Media 6.4 whenever you visit a webpage with that content. It supports (at least) Mozilla and Konqueror, and it can even change how Konqueror handles certain mime types when you are just browsing files on your own machine.

It's not free, although they have a full-featured "trial" version that nags you with popups every time you use it. It's also not perfect. Once in a while, Windoze processes that run under it have gone "ballistic," but they provide you with a way to kill and restart the wine server from your menu (Gnome or KDE), which also kills those processes. They also do come out with regular updates and bug fixes.

If you want to try it out, download it from I am not an employee of theirs, just a customer.


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