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Adobe Shockwave Player
FREE / Windows / macOS
View interactive web content like games and multimedia applications

Overview

After a long day at school or work, you might want to use the Internet for some quality entertainment. And as it turns out, a good share of entertainment media available online requires Adobe Flash Player or Shockwave Player plugins to be rendered.

The Shockwave Player by Adobe is a free tool that showcases multimedia content made with Adobe Director. It is currently installed on millions of devices worldwide. With Shockwave Player, you can showcase advanced Web content like videos and games, advertising, presentations, and interactive materials. The latest version of this free plugin is now compatible with all major web browsers.

Upon Installing Adobe’s Shockwave Player, you'll have instant access to the best content the Internet has to offer— this includes dazzling 3D titles and entertainment, online learning applications, interactive product demonstrations, and so on. Shockwave Player showcases web content that’s been designed by Adobe Director, which includes content created with older versions and Director MX 2004.

An interesting fact about Shockwave Player is that unlike the Adobe Flash Player, it seamlessly showcases destination web content like interactive multimedia product training and demos, rich-media multi-user games, and e-merchandising applications, among many other things.

The tool gives you the option to experience top-notch 3D graphics of interactive presentations and applications comprising a great amount of calculating or charting. However, Shockwave Player is mostly preferred for its e-gaming deployment functionalities.

It also offers playback support for apps developed via Adobe Director, which is, as you are probably aware, a powerful tool used for its hardware-accelerated 3D, as well as support for several crucial network protocols.

The latest version of Shockwave Player allows Shockwave support in both Firefox and IE browsers.

Key Features

  • Stereoscopy. This nifty tool personifies content via supporting Anaglyph Stereoscopy.
  • Post-processing effects. It incorporates character to content with the support for filter effects like Convolution filter, Depth of Field, Adjusts Color filter, Night Vision, Bloom Effect, and so on..
  • New and improved shaders and textures. Shockwave Player makes viewing your content in a visual treat through supporting shaders like Fresnel Shader and textures like CubeMap Render and PerlinNoise Texture.

All things considered, you can pretty much guess why Adobe’s Shockwave Player is such a necessary tool, especially for those who have an active Internet connection. It’s easily one of the fundamental components enabling most forms of entertainment online to successfully provide intended content so you can enjoy it as it was intended.

Changelog

Windows version 12.3.5.205:

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version 12.3.5.205 of Adobe Shockwave Player for Windows. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.


macOS version 12.2:

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version 12.2 of Adobe Shockwave Player for macOS. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.