[OT] Shockwave on Linux

Ian Wood revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Fri Apr 24 17:08:34 EDT 2009

Are you sure that they were Shockwave files (usually .dcr), not  
regular Flash files ( usually .swf)?

As far as I know there's no way short of Crossover/Wine etc. to view  
actual Shockwave files on Linux.


On 24 Apr 2009, at 21:17, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> So, searched all over the internet for a shockwave player for Linux,  
> and in the words of
> Wikipedia:
>                "Unlike Flash, the Shockwave browser plugin is not  
> available for Linux or Solaris
>                  despite vocal lobbying efforts. However, the  
> Shockwave Player can be installed
>                  on Linux with CrossOver or by running a Windows  
> version of a supported browser
>                 in Wine (with varying degrees of success)."
> installed the first (as am only interested in playing a few EFL  
> content shockwave files on
> the Disk-drives of my PCs) and it worked PERFECTLY.

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