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Old 02-01-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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Macromedia Shockwave Plugin for Opera

Does anyone know where I can get the latest Shockwave plugin for Opera and how to install it?
Old 02-01-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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There isn't a Shockwave plugin availiable for Linux. I have no idea why, but it doesn't look like Macromedia has any plans of releasing one either.
Old 02-01-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
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The link in my sig will lead you to the plugin. ;>
Old 02-01-2004, 05:44 PM   #4
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You do realize that Flash and Shockwave are 2 different things right?
From the Macromedia website:

The Macromedia Flash Player and the Shockwave Player are both free web players from Macromedia. Each has a distinct purpose:

* The Macromedia Flash Player displays content created with Macromedia Flash such as web application front-ends, high-impact website user interfaces, interactive online advertising, and short-form to long-form animation.
* The Shockwave Player displays content created with Macromedia Director such as high-performance multi-user games, interactive 3D product simulations, online entertainment, and training applications. By using Xtra extensions, developers can extend the capabilities of the Shockwave Player to play back custom-built applications.

If there is a Shockwave/Linux plugin I am not aware of one. There is always posts here of people looking for one, and a few petitions to get Macromedia to develop one.
Old 02-01-2004, 06:18 PM   #5
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The only way I know of is to use the CrossOver Plugin, shown here although I haven't tried it, its the only way I know of getting Shockwave working on Linux.


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