Shockwave + Snow Leopard = Finally

August 24th, 2010

We’ve waited awhile, but Shockwave was updated today. It now runs on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with the 64-bit version of Safari. It is version and you can grab it from the Shockwave download page.

It seems to work nicely with Safari in either 64 or 32 bit mode, as well as Firefox 3.6+. On the Mac version of Firefox 4.0b3 it is still having many problems with the transparent region bug. Hopefully they fix this before 4.0 is released. This same bug keeps coming and going with various releases of Firefox.

So far the only thing I’ve seen is with the updateStage call. It doesn’t seem to be working when running in 64-bit mode, but it does in 32-bit.

My Mac is much happier now 🙂 and will survive without updateStage.

Update: There were many security fixes in this Shockwave update. More information is here.

Entry Filed under: Apple,Shockwave,Snow Leopard

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  • 1. Trixter  |  September 6th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    In my opinion this is much more than just an upgrade of Shockwave. It’s also an indication that Adobe (apparently) hasn’t given up yet. I tried to run a few things i had created some time ago and it it is noticably faster in the new shockwave version. I thought the only new thing was the 64-bit compatibility!
    I updated my iMac but left the macbook with an older version. My macbook is faster than my iMac but the shockwave movies i ran on the iMac is running a bit faster and also loads faster. I can’t explain why, maybe it’s just my mind making my hopes real 😉

    I am happy but also a bit surprised. I have some huge projects running on Director-power (not for the web, but as standalone projectors) and i simply can’t find another program that does what Director can do. Of course other software ‘can’ do the same just like a bicycle will take you from A to B like an airplane can. But i really havn’t found anything that can control image and pixel elements like Director. I have created som user interfaces in Director that would seem nearly impossible in other languages, and had success with selling them to customers. AS3 is a nice language. I tried it and really like it; i still don’t know if i liked AS2 better.. But Flash has a lot of limitations because it was built with the purpose to bring interactivity to a webbrowser and wasn’t meant for use outside the browser. You never see flash running as stand-alone software.

    So all in all i am very happy to see that they havn’t given up and i hope that this release of shockwave is somehow connected to the rumors of a Director 12. And all this talking about Director being dead – i simply can’t believe it. I might be living in denial, but i can see around the web forums that there are newcomers to Director showing up. Not by the thousands but a few is still a step forward compared to a few years ago before Director 11! And even if director was announced ‘dead’ as i believed back in 2007, i can still go on for a long time with Director before it becomes obsolete. 🙂

  • 2. Michael James  |  September 8th, 2010 at 3:11 am

    So glad to see this. I’m still crossing my fingers that 12 will be a reality. If not so be it, but I’m very happy to see this support added for 10.6’s 64 bit Safari. Awesome!

    Thanks for keeping your site alive! Thanks for the post! 🙂

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