March 5th, 2006
With the recent introduction of new Intel-based Macs, the upcoming Flash Xtra, the permanently under development Windows Vista (and its six versions), the multiple versions of the Shockwave plug-in, and the myriad of browsers out there, I was thinking it would really be nice to have a Shockwave benchmark test out there somewhere.
Does anyone already have one or know of one?
Finding/creating one that tests a wealth of the features in Director would be very useful. Much of the work I do is not a real stress on most computers, and the things I most worry about are vectorShapes and the speed of lingo when dealing with lists and various math functions. Others have to deal with the much more demanding 3D stuff and imaging lingo. But testing on new systems is always needed.
It would also be great if the test could send the results back to a database with some basic system info just so you get an idea if your computer is out of the ordinary.
I dug around and found a few tests out there:
I’ll put a simple one together for my own testing in the next few days (and put that up here), since I recently got a new Intel-based iMac at work for compatibility checks and such. It will be interesting to see how it does when running under Rosetta in Safari.
If anyone knows of any other tests out there, drop me a line at multimediaguy at gmail.
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