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Old 07-19-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
mfeat
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using shockwave with ie/wine


i've got wine 20040309 and i just installed internet explorer according to the instructions at frankscorner.org and also installed shockwave. everything is working except that when i try to do the jumble at jumble.com (which is shockwave) it brings up the puzzle but after entering a few letters it appears to hang. but there are thousands of messages being displayed from the terminal where wine was started, the following set of messages just loops over and over until i kill it. how do i fix this?

fixme:gdi:GetCharABCWidthsFloatA GetCharABCWidthsFloatA, stub
fixme:font:GetKerningPairsW (0x1320,0,(nil)): almost empty stub!
fixme:font:GetKerningPairsW (0x1320,0,(nil)): almost empty stub!
fixme:font:GetKerningPairsW (0x1320,0,(nil)): almost empty stub!
fixme:font:GetKerningPairsW (0x1320,0,(nil)): almost empty stub!
fixme:font:GetKerningPairsW (0x1320,0,(nil)): almost empty stub!
fixme:font:GetKerningPairsW (0x1318,0,(nil)): almost empty stub!
 
Old 07-19-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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lol.. here is a better way to emulate IE in linux...

[joke]
http://mozilla.org
download and install firefox.
then install the java and flash/shockwave pluggins.

then write a script called runFirefox like so..

Code:
#!/bin/bash

#waste cpu cycles
wastecpu &

#run firefox
/path/to/firefox

#when firefox stops, stop wasting cpu's
killall wastecpu
and anouther script called wastecpu
Code:
do
cat /dev/random > /dev/nul &
cat /dev/hda1 > /dev/nul 
loop
now, set telnet servers and ssh servers to run.
snd set the connection greeting message to "my root password is [your root password]"

and there you have it...
all the features of MS IE all linux native
[/joke]



nut seriously.... why run internet exploiter ?
firefox has all the features, without the security holes.

plus, IE will run very slow.

but if you are not insane... and have a real reason to do that ? (aparet from a laugh)
try wineX 4..0 (cedeger)

it is a much more advanced win32 emulator.

Last edited by qwijibow; 07-19-2004 at 04:03 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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yes, i'd much rather run shockwave with mozilla but it's not available as far as i can tell (after extensive searching). if i've somehow missed it, please provide a link to the shockwave player/plugin for linux mozilla (or firefox)
 
Old 07-20-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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just browse onto a showckwave site, and a popup tells you you need a pluggin to view shockwave, and asks if you want to install it now... click yes..

well, it does in firefox, ive never used mozilla.

it will download a script... run the script as root.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 11:03 AM   #5
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navigating to http://www.jumble.com/play.html yields:

This page contains information of a type (application/x-director) that can only be viewed with the appropriate plugin. Click ok to download Plugin.

clicking ok takes it to the macromedia web-site where it says:

" We are unable to locate a Web player that matches your platform and browser."

i've already got the flashplayer installed, in mozilla the help->plugins screen shows:

Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 6.0 r79

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes
 
Old 08-06-2004, 09:38 AM   #6
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There is a shockwave plugin for Mozilla, but no shockwave plugin for Linux. I've spent many hours searching myself, to no avail. There is, however, a product called CrossOver that allows Windows apps to run in Linux. MS Office, Shockwave, Quicktime, and many others are supposed to run. I've tried it, and the Shockwave runs, but a little slowly. CrossOver uses a special implementation of Wine to do its thing. The thing I don't like is that it is $30 or $40 to buy. I wonder if it's possible to use Wine myself and get Shockwave working; I don't want to shell out $40 for something I can do in Windows...
 
Old 08-08-2004, 04:54 PM   #7
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Quote:
There is a shockwave plugin for Mozilla, but no shockwave plugin for Linux
one of us is conused.....
shockwave is somthing used to show animations in a web browser window.
there is no plugin 'for linux' because linux is nto a web browser.

however, there is a plugin for mozilla, and mozilla is a web browser which runs in linux.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:57 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by qwijibow
one of us is conused.....
shockwave is somthing used to show animations in a web browser window.
there is no plugin 'for linux' because linux is nto a web browser.

however, there is a plugin for mozilla, and mozilla is a web browser which runs in linux.
Let me rephrase what I said. Shockwave, of course, is a plugin, and it is available in Mozilla. However, the plugin is not written to run in the linux system environment. After all, that's what most plugins are - executable programs within a web page (although that is a more simplified explanation). Take the Flash plugin, for example. It was originally written for a Windows system environment, but the executable code (the plugin) has since been ported to linux. Shockwave, on the other hand, has not been ported, so there is no "linux-compatible plugin", although I hope that someday someone makes one....
 
Old 08-08-2004, 11:15 PM   #9
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To reitterate. You can get flash for mozilla on linux as a native plugin.

If you want shockwave (director) on linux the easiest way is to get crossover office which will allow you to install the windows shockwave (director) plugin and use with mozilla (or firefox) on linux. This is very easy to do, but costs $40.

Crossover also allows you to run IE and MS office if you really need them.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:35 AM   #10
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I suspect that jumble website wouldn't work in Crossover either, it sounds like it needs those functions to be implemented for some reason.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 09:16 AM   #11
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There is no Shockwave plugin that runs in linux. There is a Mozilla for windows plugin, but not one for mozilla for linux.

Shockwave and Flash are different things.

There is a Flash plugin for linux.

However, the only easy way to have a Shockwave plugin in Linux is to use crossover office.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 05:50 PM   #12
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Yes crossover does it!
 
  


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