Shockwave

Platform/Software
Year initiated: 
1995
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Description: 

Adobe Shockwave (formerly Macromedia Shockwave) is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. It allows Adobe Director applications to be published on the Internet and viewed in a web browser on any computer which has the Shockwave plug-in installed. It was first developed by Macromedia, and released in 1995 and was later acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.

Unlike the Adobe Flash Player, the Adobe Shockwave Player is not commonly bundled with web browsers; if needed it must be downloaded.

Unlike Flash, the Shockwave browser plugin is not at all available for Linux or Solaris despite intense 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). It is also possible to use Shockwave in the native Linux version of FireFox by using the Pipelight plugin, which is based on a modified version of Wine.

Shockwave was available as a plug-in for both Mac OS and Windows for most of its history. However, there was a notable break in support for the Macintosh between January 2006 (when Apple Inc. released Apple–Intel transition based on the Intel Core Duo) and March 2008 (when Adobe Systems released Shockwave 11, the first version to run natively on Intel Macs).

Although Shockwave was designed for making a wide variety of online movies and animations, its actual use has become concentrated in the area of game development. It is often used in online applications which require a very rich graphical environment. Online Learning tools which simulate real-world physics or involve significant graphing, charting, or calculation sometimes use Shockwave.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Works Developed in this Platform:

Work titlesort descending Author Language Year
"a crisis in se_Mantics: gendered symbols and notion" in computer graphics imaging Claudia Herbst English 2002
Arteroids Jim Andrews English, Portuguese 2003
Babel Simon Biggs English 2001
carrier (becoming symborg) Damien Everett, Melinda Rackham English 1999
Chroma Erik Loyer English 2001
Clone-ing God & Ange-Lz Mez Breeze English 2000
Dans la gueule du loup Nicolas Clauss, Jean-Jacques Birgé French 2003
Echelon Simon Biggs English 2001
Egypt: The Book of Going Forth by Day M. D. Coverley English 2006
Enigma n2 Jim Andrews English 2002
F8MW9 Jim Andrews, margareta waterman 2008
Fórmula do mar Marcelo Tápia Portuguese 2007
Generative Poetry Geniwate, Brian Kim Stefans English 2005
Give Me Your Light David Jhave Johnston English 2011
Hermenetka Lucia Leão English, Portuguese 2005
Jig-Sound Jim Andrews English 2007
Lace (Dentelle) Pierre Albert-Birot, F.J. Bergmann English, French 2002
Le Livre des Morts Gerard Dalmon, Xavier Malbreil French 2003
Le Rabot poète Philippe Bootz French 2005
Les amis sur le seuil Philippe Bootz, Marcel Frémiot French 2011
Les Descendants Alexandre Gherban French 2007
Leste o Leste? (Did You Read the East?) Giselle Beiguelman English, Portuguese 2002
Love is in the air (first performance) Sonja Thomsen Danish, English 2010
Mozaic Simon Biggs English 1999
New Digital Emblems William Poundstone English 2001
Nio Jim Andrews English 2001
NobodyHere Jogchem Niemandsverdriet Dutch, English, Japanese 1998
non-LOSS'y Translator Simon Biggs English 2004
Online Caroline Tim Wright, Rob Bevan English 2000
Oppen Do Down Jim Andrews 2001
Oratorio - Encantação pelo Rio André Vallias Portuguese 2003
Pain & Vice Versa / Dolor y Viceversa Blaz Valdez English, Spanish (Castilian) 2002
parlør Christian Yde Frostholm, Karen Wagner, Charlotte Hansen, Tinne Borgland Danish 2002
Precession of the Equinoxes Simon Biggs English 2001
Predictor Simon Biggs English 2010
Q.Q.A.3 Luc Dall Armellina French 2004
Ré veille d’artiste Philippe Bootz English 2007
Skakbræt Sonja Thomsen Danish 2002
Slamming the Sonnet Jayne Fenton Keane, David Keane English 2002
Stream Simon Biggs English 2003
synonymovie Eugenio Tisselli English 2004
The Idea of Order at Key West Reordered Jim Andrews English 2004
The Intruder Natalie Bookchin English, French 1999
The Mandrake Vehicles Oni Buchanan English 2006
The murmur of i n t e r s t i c e s Zahra Safavian English 2000
The Pen Jim Andrews English 1999
The Set of U / La Série des U Philippe Bootz, Marcel Frémiot English, French 2004
This is Not a Hypertext Simon Biggs English 2003
Training Missions Joe Amato English 2001
V: Vniverse Stephanie Strickland, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo English 2002

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Version history (text): 

Shockwave Player 12.1.6.156 Released: 14 Jan 2015

Shockwave Player 12.1.5.155 Released: 10 Dec 2014

Shockwave Player 12.1.4.154 Released: 11 Nov 2014

Shockwave Player 12.1.3.153 Released: 01 Jul 2014

Shockwave Player 12.1.2.152 Released: 03 Jun 2014

Shockwave Player 12.1.1.151 Released: 22 Apr 2014

Shockwave Player 12.1.0.150 Released: 13 Mar 2014

Shockwave Player 12.0.9.149 Released: 11 Feb 2014

Shockwave Player 12.0.7.148 Released: 10 Dec 2013

Shockwave Player 12.0.6.147 Released: 28 Nov 2013

Shockwave Player 12.0.6.147 Released: 28 Nov 2013

Shockwave Player 12.0.5.146 Released: 30 Oct 2013

Shockwave Player 12.0.4.144 Released: 11 Sep 2013

Shockwave Player 12.0.3.133 Released: 09 Jul 2013

Shockwave Player 12.0.2.122 Released: 09 Apr 2013

Shockwave Player 12.0.0.112 Released: 12 Feb 2013

Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638 Released: 23 Oct 2012

Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 Released: 18 Sep 2012

Shockwave Player 11.6.6.636 Released: 14 Aug 2012

Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 Released: 08 May 2012

Shockwave Player 11.6.4.634 Released: 14 Feb 2012

Shockwave Player 11.6.4.634 Released: 14 Feb 2012

Shockwave Player 11.6.3.633 Released: 09 Nov 2011

Shockwave Player 11.6.1.629 Released: 10 Aug 2011

Shockwave Player 11.6.0.626 Released: 14 Jun 2011

Shockwave Player 11.5.9.620 Released: 09 Feb 2011

Shockwave Player 11.5.9.615 Released: 29 Oct 2010

Shockwave Player 11.5.8.612 Released: 25 Aug 2010

Shockwave Player 11.5.7.609 Released: 12 May 2010

Shockwave Player 11.5.6.606 Released: 19 Jan 2010

Shockwave Player 11.5.2.602 Released: 04 Nov 2009

Shockwave Player 11.5.1.601 Released: 24 Jul 2009

Shockwave Player 11.5.1.601 Released: 24 Jul 2009

Shockwave Player 11.5.0.600 Released: 17 Jun 2009

Shockwave Player 11.5.0.596 Released: 01 May 2009

Shockwave Player 11.5.0.595 Released: 24 Mar 2009

Shockwave Player 11.0.3.472 Released: 28 Jan 2009

Shockwave Player 11.0.3.471 Released: 02 Dec 2008

Shockwave Player 11.0.3.470 Released: 08 Nov 2008

Shockwave Player 11.0.0.465 Released: 07 Aug 2008

Shockwave Player 11.0.0.458 Released: 20 Jun 2008

Shockwave Player 11.0.0.429 Released: 26 Mar 2008  

Shockwave Player 10.3.0.24 Released: 28 Jan 2008

Shockwave Player 10.3.0.24 Released: 28 Jan 2008

Shockwave Player 10.2.0.023 Released: 23 Aug 2007

Shockwave Player 10.2.0.022 Released: 08 May 2007

  Shockwave Player 10.2.0.021 Released: 24 Apr 2007

Shockwave Player 10.1.4.020 Released: 30 Sep 2006   

Shockwave Player 10.1.3.018 Released: 23 Jun 2006  

Shockwave Player 10.1.0.11 Released: 18 Apr 2006

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