Technologies to Add

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This is a list of web game technologies that we hope to support in the future. If you'd like to help us add one of these technologies to Flashpoint, please join the #plugin-chat channel in our Discord.

For plugins which have been successfully added to Flashpoint, see Technologies to Add/Added Technologies.

Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.

Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:

*Because this website does not support TLS 1.2, it cannot be opened in modern browsers. It can still be opened in browsers such as Pale Moon.

This page lists two kinds of plugins: platforms, as well as other technologies such as alternate VRML viewers and compatibility assistants such as Pipelight.

Contents

Unsorted

Technologies to be researched and then given dedicated sections.

Logo Name Info Formats
3DMLW Logo.png
3DMLW
  • .3dmlw
3Di Logo.png
3Di OpenViewer
ActiveVRML Logo.png
ActiveVRML
  • .xaf
  • .avr
BSContact Logo.png
BS Contact
  • .wrl
  • .bswrl
  • .bxwrl
  • .x3d
  • .x3dz
  • .x3dv
  • .x3dvz
  • .x3db
Babyz Player Logo.png
Babyz Player
  • .bly
Blink3D Logo.png
Blink3D
  • .env
  • .bb
Brilliant 3D Logo.png
Brilliant 3D
  • .b3d
Buro Zicht Logo.png
buro Zicht Appears to be lost media. Archived site: https://web.archive.org/web/20000526030919/http://www.zicht.nl:80/eng/intro.htm
Caligari Logo.png
Caligari
  • .scn
  • .wrl
Community Place VRML Logo.png
Community Place VRML
  • .wrl
Concerto Logo.png
Concerto
  • .frm
Cortona VRML Logo.png
Cortona VRML
  • .wrl
  • .vrml
  • .wrz
Curl Logo.png
Curl
  • .curl
Cyber Theatre
  • .paf
  • .tdm
Cyberworld Logo.png
Cyberworld Browser (Pokémon 2000 Player)
  • .flr
Disney Game Player Logo.png
Disney Game Player
  • .dsq
Day timer Logo.png
Day-Timer
  • .dto
DigitalSpace Traveler Logo.png
DigitalSpace Traveler
  • .olv
  • .sds
  • .olh
  • .wrl
EarthTime Logo.png
EarthTime
  • .etc
Electrifier Logo.png
Electrifier
  • .elec
EonX Logo.png
EonX (Vimtek-EON)
  • .eoz
ERMapper Logo.png
ERMapper
  • .ecw
Enliven Logo.png
Enliven
  • .nml
  • .nms
ExitReality Logo.png
ExitReality
  • .wrl
  • .bxplx
Famous3d Logo.png
Famous3d
  • .f3d
  • .fst
Fusionetics Player Logo.png
Fusionetics Player
  • .wrl
Flying Carpet Logo.png
Flying Carpet
  • .rtb
GeoMedia Web Map Logo.png
GeoMedia Web Map
  • .gwt
  • .cgm
GLView Logo.png
GLView
  • home.snafu.de/~hg/
  • .wrl
  • .3dv
Haptek VirtualFriend Logo.png
Haptek VirtualFriend
  • .hap
  • .hax
  • .fak
  • .vfe
Hollywood3d Logo.png
Hollywood3D
  • .dll
  • .cab
HD View Logo.png
HD View
  • .hds
HyperStudio Logo.png
HyperStudio
  • .stk
HyperWire Logo.png
HyperWire
IconAuthor Logo.jpg
IconAuthor
  • .iwm
  • .iw
Kit-show Logo.png
Kit-show
  • .vem
Liquid Reality Logo.png
Liquid Reality
  • .wrl
Meme Viewer Logo.png
Meme Viewer
  • .mm
Media Conveyor Logo.png
Media Conveyor
  • .mcs
Microsoft Virtual Worlds Logo.png
Microsoft Virtual Worlds
  • .wrl
Mirage Logo.png
Mirage
  • .mfg
MozaWeb 3D Viewer Logo.png
MozaWeb 3D Viewer
  • .m3d
MPire Logo.png
mPire
  • mfactory.com
  • .mpl
  • .mpire
NCompass Logo.png
NCompass
  • .lpk
NetMC Logo.gif
NetMC
  • .mcp
OLiVR Viewer Logo.png
OLiVR Viewer
  • .oli
PlayCom Logo.png
PlayCom Player
  • .nbw
QuickDraw 3D Logo.jpg
QuickDraw 3D
  • .3dmf
  • .3dm
  • .qd3d
  • .qd3
QuickSliver Logo.png
QuickSliver
  • .drw
  • .ds4
  • .dsf
Rapid Logo.png
Rapid
  • .zrp
RadMedia Logo.png
RadMedia
  • .rad
Rubik's Games Plugin Logo.png
Rubik's Games Plugin
  • .rep
Slingshot Logo.png
Slingshot
  • .sls
Scream Logo.png
Scream
  • .nmz
SparkPlug Logo.png
SparkPlug
  • .tvm
Stagecast Logo.png
Stagecast (formerly Cocoa)
  • .cco
  • .sim
  • .world
SuperCard Roadster Logo.png
SuperCard Roadster
  • .sca
Topper Logo.gif
Topper
  • .wrl
  • .3ds
Triplex Logo.png
Triplex
ViolaWWW
  • .v
VRealm Logo.png
VRealm
  • .wrl
VR-Platform Logo.png
VR-Platform
  • .vrp
VR Scout Logo.png
VR Scout
  • .wrl
Web-Active Logo.gif
Web-Active
  • .wvr
WorldView Logo.png
WorldView
  • .wrl
WebAddon3D Logo.png
WebAddon3D
  • .ive
  • .path
WebFX Logo.png
WebFX
  • .wrl
WebMax Logo.png
WebMax
  • .n3d
WebGlide Logo.png
WebGlide
  • .wgs
  • .exe
WorldsPlayer Logo.png
WorldsPlayer
  • .world
XVL Player Logo.png
XVL Player
  • .xv2
  • .wvx
  • .xvl
  • .xv3
  • .xsl

Platforms

Adobe SVG Viewer SVG Viewer Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • The plugin does not load when it is not installed to the Program Files folder.
  • The plugin in Basilisk loads, but some functions do not work.

Notes

  • Works with Windows 98 to XP, but may require compatibility mode in newer Windows.
  • Some of the .svg files that are in the Adobe examples can be easily opened in Inkscape without any distortion, but not in the browser.

Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer Atomic3D Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • This plugin crashes in the Basilisk browser.
  • When attempting to play animations at the Neutron Viewer, it asks to download files from the Atomic3D website, which no longer works.


Castle Game Engine Web Plugin Castle Game Engine Web Plugin Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

The download in Downloads contains an example.

Problems Encountered

  • Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
  • Exception "Exception":

windres failed, cannot create Windows resource

Further notes

No precompiled builds are available yet. As such, you may have to download any of the following files to compile the plugin:

Chime Chime Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

The installer page links to demos.

Problems Encountered

  • Crashes a majority of the time. The Basilisk and Flashpoint cache must be cleared.
  • .pdb files do not show in Netscape

Converse3D Converse3D Logo.png

.c3d

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Something about a missing cab file?

Google Native Client Google Native Client Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • "[6708:11872:0517/190417:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(215)] DuplicateHandle() failed" on Chromium 40
  • .nexe and .pexe files get downloaded by the browser, but don't start.
  • Slimjet 10 can't see the PNaCl compiler plugin when running through a proxy. (See chrome://components) (That was because the compiler was not in the user folder)

Grail Grail Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • "TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:" error when trying to run Grail Solved.
  • "An exception occurred during applet loading : exceptions.TypeError: compile, argument 1: expected string without null bytes, string found" error on all official Grail demo applets, except for Clocks, Play A Sound File, Demos Similar to Common Java Demos, Show Grail's Applet Exception Handling, Calendar and A Little Joke. Grail can't decrypt gzipped HTTP packets.
  • "An error occurred in a callback function : audiodev.error : no audio device" error if trying to play a sound in Play A Sound File. It's possible the audio files don't exist where they originally existed.

Notes

Old versions of Python and Tcl/Tk are required. These may work:

HTML+TIME / XHTML+SMIL

About

HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions) was a proposal by Microsoft for including animation and interactivity in HTML.

Downloads

No independent download, added to Internet Explorer in IE 5.5 and removed in IE 9. X-UA-Compatible does not appear to work

  • DLLs from Windows XP + Internet Explorer 6 are installable: mstime.dll for time2, datime.dll for time
  • IE11 on Windows 10 with DLLs installed and registry entry seems to have issues with transparency.
  • IE6 via Utilu on Windows 10 bolds some stuff weirdly.
  • Ad demos are apparently older HTML+TIME syntax and only seem to run on IE5.5. Can datime.dll be unblocked on Win10 and syntax added to ensure its inclusion into the page? How large would a rewrite into XHTML+SMIL be?

Examples

Registry entry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default Behaviors]

# C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll
"VML"="CLSID:10072CEC-8CC1-11D1-986E-00A0C955B42E"

# C:\Windows\system32\datime.dll
"TIME"="CLSID:476c391c-3e0d-11d2-b948-00c04fa32195"

# C:\Windows\system32\mstime.dll
"TIME2"="CLSID:17237A20-3ADB-48ec-B182-35291F115790"

# C:\Windows\system32\lmrt.dll
"ANIM"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
"DA"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"

igLoader IgLoader Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

mPen Clicktoons MPen Clicktoons Logo.png

.clt

Downloads

Problems Encountered

  • Needed .pag files, which the Wayback Machine did not seem to have archived

O3D O3D Logo.gif

About

A proposal by Google for a standard 3D API for the Web. WebGL supplanted it. Google eventually wrote a WebGL version of O3D, but conversion is not automatic and the Beach demo was not converted

Downloads

There are no known found trustworthy downloads, although source code exists. https://www.zhaodll.co/n/20130417/158957.html has been tested and works, but the website is sketchy.

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • "We are terribly sorry but it appears your graphics card is not able to run o3d. We are working on a solution." Error seems to depend on the computer. O3D requests DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) installed to run, because it requires the d3dx9_36.dll file, which is not included with Windows.

Opal Player Plugin Opal Player Plugin Logo.png

Product info page (archived)

About

Appears to be for interactives. Potentially doesn't support Vista.

Downloads

Problems Encountered

Missing assets

Examples

OpenSimulator OpenSimulator Logo.png

About

Open-source server for hosting virtual worlds. Official page.

Downloads

Examples

Notes

  • External server is required to work, but can be configurated to work offline.
  • Viewer is required to fully experience of OpenSimulator. For example Singularity Viewer.

Panda3D Plugin Panda3D Logo.png

About

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Examples

Problems

QuickTime VR QuickTime Logo.png

About

Wikipedia page

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.

Notes

  • The latest version available on apple.com requires Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Service Pack 1 MFC.
  • Both Apple Application Support and QuickTime are required. Registry entries point to their locations.
  • Registry files: apple.reg, quicktime.reg
  • Not all data in quicktime.reg is likely needed.
  • In Flashpoint, Basilisk is currently configured to disable QuickTime by default to avoid conflicts.
  • Some of the npqtplugin.dll files may interfere with other video/audio plugins or built-in behavior. It may make sense to have the QuickTime plugin available only when viewing a QuickTime curation. Basilisk's built-in MIME type configuration dialog can also be used to choose what plugins are used for different types of content.

Scratch Scratch Logo.png

About

An online block-based virtual language, currently based upon Blockly, then previously Flash, and before that, Java (Squeak 2.8 for the offline editor). While it is possible to curate Scratch games in Flashpoint using converters and packagers, they are not in their original form.

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Scratch 2 and 3 do not have Linux versions. However, it may be possible to run their respective Windows versions in Wine or use a web version.

Sense8 WorldUp Sense8 WorldUp Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Problems

multiasset .wup files not working

Tulip 3D Tulip 3D Logo.png

Problems

It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name.

  • Exstream: 3D does not play unless the proper codec is available for the (usually? always?) .asf file. The codec in use appears to be 0x75 VoxWare Metasound. The downloads available for this codec do not appear to work directly. ffmpeg can process it but it sounds terrible. MPlayer, when given its binary codecs and the -ac voxware option, sounds excellent. However, the binary requires a file to be present in SysWOW64. We may need to reencode the .asf files via MPlayer (and then ffmpeg if MPlayer cannot output an .asf file).

WildPockets WildPockets Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

WildTangent Web Driver WildTangent Web Driver Logo.png

  • The SDK is usable from Java, JavaScript or VBScript.
  • Pages typically launch wthost.exe, which itself uses an ActiveX plugin
  • When producing a combined webdriver+Java config, be sure to only have one classpath entry.

Downloads

Problems Encountered

  • FlashpointProxy.dll needs to be attached to wthost.exe. (it's currently attached to webdriver.dll)
  • A newer version, recommended by WildTangent Discord, doesn't seem to support WinInet.
  • Most games will need MS Java.
  • Antiviruses hate anything WildTangent related.

Examples

Other technologies

Pipelight Pipelight Logo.png

About

A browser plugin that allows Windows-only NPAPI plugins to run on Linux.

See Linux Support/Outdated Packages#Pipelight for more information.