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Shockwave 11 is a newest version of Adobe Shockwave.

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Version: 11.x
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Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.34

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What works

Under wine 1.3.11, Shockwave (full or slim) 11.5.9.r615 installs and passes the Adobe test at  .

What does not

I am trying to get the game at to run under wine emulating Vista running Windows Firefox 3.6.13 on Ubuntu 10.04.  After installing wine 1.3.11, Firefox, and Shockwave 11.5.9.r615, the game tries to load and then I get a "Bad Format" error.  I have tried both the "Full" and "Slim" version of Shockwave.  I have tried both the Vista and the XP emulation modes of wine. 

One suggestion I read was to go to the Adobe test page, right click on the test shockwave file, choose properties, and uncheck the "Allow backward compatibility box".  This got things farther along, in that I no longer get a "Bad Format" exception.  This seemed to improve things, in that the game loaded to point of display a "Start" button, but when I click on the button the whole browser freezes up and I have to kill the process.  The game works fine on regular Windows Vista.


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 11 20111.3.34Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Jun 23 20111.3.22No, but has workaround Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20111.3.21No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20111.3.11Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 14 20111.2.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes


(updated 2011-6-23)

Make sure your Windows version is set to XP in winecfg (that is the default setting).  

Shockwave 11.6 works in Wine with Firefox 3.6.3 or older.  Newer versions are affected by bug 17273; there is a workaround mentioned in that bug report, but I have not tested it.

N­either the full nor slim exe Shockwave installers work in current Wine, and clicking a download installer on a Shockwave website spawns a (seemingly) endless list of crypt32 fixme messages. The msi file downloaded by winetricks, however, does work.

Winetricks 20110429 currently reports a sha1sum error and does not complete the install (a bug in winetricks), but the file that it downloads can be installed manually with the command

msiexec /i $HOME/.cache/winetricks/shockwave/sw_lic_full_installer.msi

After installing, go to the Shockwave test page at, right-click on the test image, select Properties, and uncheck "Allow backward compatibility."­


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