Adobe Shockwave Player
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Adobe Shockwave Player is a Web standard for powerful multimedia playback. This player allows you to view both Shockwave and Flash interactions over the Web. The Shockwave player is compatible with the leading Web browsers.
What's New
Version 12.1.0r150:
  • Addresses a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.
  • Resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7 or later
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MacUpdate - Adobe Shockwave Player



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Virtualruffy commented on 18 Apr 2014
Per below, I had no problem installing 12.1.0r150 on OSX 10.6 on a 2012 Mac Pro -which is supposedly only able to run lion but the 2012 Pros run 10.6 just fine.
[Version 12.1.0r150]

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Scifi replied on 19 Apr 2014
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Hello Virtualruffy,

I am relegated to using 10.6, too, for other reasons.
Let's not go deeper than that with me here at MU (other sites, even M-i-T and its audience, have ignored my situation which forces me to stay here, but I will attempt a public statement at suitable places if I ever get a chance).

Suffice to say here that I have tried changing MU's mind on this plugin.  I, too, have successfully installed and run 12.1.0r150 on my 10.6 system, as for the earlier versions.

As earlier stipulated (below), the best test is to try it on your own system.

But, I might as well say this:  I am wishing MU would weigh such anomalies with "published" reports.  Then MU has a heavy weight it can use to approach this discrepancy to (even a huge) company's staff about the matter.  Right now, tho, MU only seems to be a "small cheap reporter" with no weight at all, IMO.

;)
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702p_expert commented on 10 Sep 2013
For the attention of MacUpdate managers:

version 12.0.3.r133 is not restricted to Mac OS X 10.7 and higher, but installs correctly on Mountain Lion (10.6)
[Version 12.0.3r133]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 13 Sep 2013
Thanks for letting us know that, 702p_expert, but we're just following the requirement info listed on Adobe's Web site:
http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer/tech-specs.html
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Bastard33 replied on 15 Sep 2013
Jess, this link might be outdated.

See also:
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/otherversions/

Adobe's Web site itself shows that v12 is suitable for versions of Mac OS X from 10.6 and above.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 15 Sep 2013
@Bastard333...

Thanks for the link! I visited it, and I see exactly what you're talking about. However, if you go to Adobe's primary page for Shockwave Player:

http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer.html

and then click on 'Tech specs' (third of the navigation items in the nav menu beneath the 'Adobe Shockwave Player' heading), you'll see that Adobe has specified 'Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 with Intel processors.' The link isn't outdated, it just disagrees. :-)

Rather than have you guys try installing software on an older operating system and find that it works but is unstable, we try to follow the guidelines provided by the developer. When they deviate, as these do, we usually go with the most recently provided, or the most prominent: those in the primary page(s) of the developer's site.

That said, you've probably given hope to a lot of Mac users who still use OS X 10.6, but who feel largely abandoned by the development community. I hope you guys can keep it runnin'!
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Scifi replied on 09 Nov 2013
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Hi,

I just sent an email to updates@macupdate.com with some proof that the current 12.0.5r146 (as I write this) is for "10.6 and above".

HTH

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 09 Nov 2013
Despite the discrepancy between Adobe's own pages, I have changed the minimum OS requirement for this listing to OS X 10.6 or later. Bastard33 and Scifi are correct in pointing out that the download page itself indicates that the latest version, version 12.x, is suitable for OS X 10.6 or later.

Although Scifi refers to a screenshot he sent as "proof," I'll point out to all of you that any screenshot--*any* screenshot--can be said to be proof. Once you start submitting conflicting screenshots from either the same site or different sites, you have conflicting "proofs," leading to conflicting "truths." And then what do you have, but more confusion?

If you're able to run the Shockwave Player on OS X 10.6.x, I suppose that is all the proof you need. Unfortunately, Adobe is so vast that contacting them for confirmation or correction is problematic, at best.
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rosswinn reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
This piece of crap crashes all the time.
[Version 12.0.2r122]


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rosswinn reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
This piece of crap crashes all the time.
[Version 12.0.2r122]


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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 15 Feb 2013
Classic Adobe. Part of their site says it requires 10.7-10.8 another part says 10.6 and up. Installed on a 10.6 machine seems to work fine.
[Version 12.0.0r112]


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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 27 Mar 2012
For those asking about sites using Shockwave. Visit
explorelearning.com which also makes use of the extras included in the full version rather then the slim.
[Version 11.6.4r634]


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BobsBurgers reviewed on 21 Oct 2011
I have this installed just because some old games on popular games sites uses Shockwave, but i have never heard of a NEW game made in Shockwave. Maybe it's time they stop updating Shockwave, since all the Shockwave games will work anyway, since nobody has made a Shockwave game in 5 yrs or more.
[Version 11.6.1r629]

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Mysticalos replied on 14 Feb 2012
I don't think they are updating functionality, just maintaining support, IE updating to support newer OS X versions, fix newly discovered security concerns, etc. They are maintenance revision updates, which are merited until the web truely is free of it.
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Cowicide reviewed on 29 Sep 2011
I'm surprised Adobe keeps updating Shockwave at all. Pretty much dead now that Flash does so much and now with HTML 5 and more taking hold... it's deader than ever, isn't it?

This won't even install at all in Firefox anymore that I can tell.
[Version 11.6.1r629]


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Kid-Sun commented on 16 Jun 2011
 
 
Do I really need it?
[Version 11.6.0.626]

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Thresher-The-Shark replied on 06 Jul 2011
You just answered your own question.
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Ronadam commented on 11 Feb 2011
I have not had Shockwave Player (and the internet plug-in) installed for over three years now and all that time I never encoutered any web content that needed it.
[Version 11.5.9r620]

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MisterE replied on 25 Oct 2012
Exact same experience here.
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drewx0r had trouble on 27 Mar 2008
Well, I've been waiting for this for a long time so I can play iSketch again. Alas, it looks like the new version doesn't interpret others' sketches properly. all lines are at a 45'' angle and make no sense. when I sketch it's all hunky-dory. Suspect it has something to do with the new APIs for 11 and the lack of inclusion of the APIs from 10.

Sigh.

PS: I have the full version, so I don't think that's the issue...
[Version 11.0.0.429]

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decypher44 commented on 27 Mar 2008
I'm also having problems with iSketch, and the symptoms you describe are spot on. At least my daughter can play games now on Noggin and other kids' sites.
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Yudonomi had trouble on 27 Mar 2008
Getting the same error, 10.5.2 on a MacBook Pro. I'm looking forward to the next update for this product.
[Version 11.0.0.429]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 27 Mar 2008
New installer (full installer) now available, please re-download. Should fix the problems.
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Roro01 had trouble on 26 Mar 2008
When attempting to view a Shockwave movie an error is displayed - "Missing Shockwave Decompression XTRA". iMac Intel 10.4.11
[Version 11.0.0.429]

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rickey939 replied on 26 Mar 2008
Ditto, exact same issue. Lovely!

Intel iMac, v10.5.2
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Tom_X replied on 27 Mar 2008
rickey939 wrote: Ditto, exact same issue. Lovely!
Intel iMac, v10.5.2 (3/26/2008, Version: 11.0.0.429).

You can say that again! It's a NO GO on a PPC too.
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Tom_X replied on 27 Mar 2008
roro01 wrote: When attempting to view a Shockwave movie an error is displayed - "Missing Shockwave Decompression XTRA". iMac Intel 10.4.11 (3/26/2008, Version: 11.0.0.429)

I get the same error on a PPC 10.4.11

Tom X
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~s replied on 27 Mar 2008
Same xtra-error here, Mac Mini Intel OS X 10.5.2.

Works for some movies, not for others... --> but, IIRC, that was the default behaviour in the past (!)
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 27 Mar 2008
New installer (full installer) now available, please re-download. Should fix the problems.

CarlosCambra6779 rated on 03 Feb 2014

[Version 12.0.7r148]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 12.0.3r133]



Code4delta rated on 26 Mar 2013

[Version 12.0.0r112]



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WisdomL0RD rated on 23 Oct 2012

[Version 11.6.8r638]



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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 11.6.1r633]



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richardtoo rated on 06 Nov 2011

[Version 11.6.1r629]



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Prologos rated on 09 Aug 2011

[Version 11.6.1r629]



Llama rated on 17 Mar 2011

[Version 11.5.9r620]



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rosswinn rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 11.5.9r620]


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Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Free
Date:18 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Adobe Shockwave Player is a Web standard for powerful multimedia playback. This player allows you to view both Shockwave and Flash interactions over the Web. The Shockwave player is compatible with the leading Web browsers.


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