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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 #development-chat channel in our Discord.
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This is a list of web game technologies that we hope to '''[[Platforms|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.
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''Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.''
  
 
Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:
 
Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:
  
[https://gist.github.com/afiestas/135cc16b2ec7a6cca4a7185b3bb38e2d GitHub Gist - a list of over 10,000 plugins]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20200702/http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows-all.html mozdev.org - Windows PluginDoc]
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* [https://gist.github.com/afiestas/135cc16b2ec7a6cca4a7185b3bb38e2d GitHub Gist - a list of almost 4000 plugins]
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* [http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplug.htm K-Meleon Extensions Central]
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* [http://win95.retropc.se/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html Windows95.com - Web Browser Plugins] (backup [http://omolini.steptail.com/mirror/win95/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html here])
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/19990117022323/http://browserwatch.internet.com/plug-in.html Plug-in Plaza]
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* [https://web.hallym.ac.kr/~physics/resource/plugins/3d_animation.html Inline Plug-ins]
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* [http://mcs.csueastbay.edu/~grewe/CS3520/HTML/WWWBrowsing/htmlapps.htm Another list]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030212070130/http://www2.gol.com/users/oyamada/ Plug-in Gallery & Demo Links (oyamada)]
  
[http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplug.htm K-Meleon Extensions Central]
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For plugins which have been successfully added to Flashpoint, see [[Technologies to Add/Added Technologies]].
  
[http://omolini.steptail.com/mirror/win95/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html Windows95.com - Web Browser Plugins]
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== Unsorted ==
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Technologies to be researched and then given dedicated sections.
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{| class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed wikitable sortable"
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|-
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! class="unsortable" style="font-weight:bold;" | Logo
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Name
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Links
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Formats
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|-
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|
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| 3DMLW
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| 3dmlw.com
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| .3dmlw
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|-
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|
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| ActiveVRML
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| Animated Widgets
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| https://web.archive.org/web/19961107040704/http://www.progtools.com/animplug.html
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|
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|-
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|
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| Astound Web Player
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|
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* golddisk.com
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* astoundinc.com
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* https://www.heartlight.org/worshipslides/index.html
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* http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/oldconfer/html/pbl/cr.html
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| .asn
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|-
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|
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| buro Zicht
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| CambridgeSoft ChemDraw
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|
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* cambridgesoft.com
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChemDraw
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| .cdx
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|-
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|
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| DevalVR
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|
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* devalvr.com
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20080316030329/http://www.devalvr.com/
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| .dvl
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|-
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|
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| Enliven
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| EMBLAZE
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| GLView
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| home.snafu.de/~hg/
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|
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* .wrl
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* .3dv
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|-
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|
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| HyperStudio
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|
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* hyperstudio.com
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* http://web.archive.org/web/20001117175800/http://hyperstudio.com/resource/hsplugin/samples.html
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| .stk
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|-
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| [[File:Hyperwave logo.png|center|20px]]
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| Hyperwave
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|
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|
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|-
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| [[File:mBed logo.gif|center|20px]]
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| mBed
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| mPire
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| mfactory.com
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| .mpl
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|-
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|
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|  NoteWorthy Composer
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|
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* noteworthysoftware.com
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoteWorthy_Composer
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| .nwc
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|-
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|
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| Pixound
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| TurnTool
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| turntool.com
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| .tnt
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|-
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| [[File:VHSB logo.png|center|20px]]
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| VHSB/MHSV
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| http://web.archive.org/web/19970616135450/http://www.paragraph.com/vhsb/mhsv/download/
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|
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* .wrl
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* .mus
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* .d96[?]
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|-
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|
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| VReam
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| https://archive.org/details/moving-worlds
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|
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* .vre
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* .vrw
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|-
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|
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| Winds3D
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| awingsoft.com
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| .exe
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|}
  
== QuickTime VR ==
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== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html Download page] (archived)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/* Different versions]
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
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=== Examples ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20001013114053/http://www2.enecho.go.jp:80/atom/3d/index.htm Lost 3D model of a nuclear power plant]
  
=== Download Links ===
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=== Problems Encountered ===
https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime
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* "Error creating target directory" in Netscape 4 and Mozilla 1.0.2 on compatibility mode.
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* This plugin crashes in the Basilisk browser.
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* This plugin does not runs without compatibility mode.
  
http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/
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== Castle Game Engine Web Plugin ==
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[https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/wiki/Web-Plugin GitHub page]
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
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=== Downloads ===
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* https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z Prebuilt binary and example]
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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=== Examples ===
https://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZvSeIxFqURTrIKUDkLjAFyA.html
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The download in Downloads contains an example.
 
 
http://www.middlestreet.org/cabinet/sebacub.htm
 
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.
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* Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
  
=== Further notes ===
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* Exception "Exception":
  
The latest version available on apple.com requires Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Service Pack 1 MFC.
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windres failed, cannot create Windows resource
  
Both Apple Application Support and QuickTime are required. Registry entries point to their locations.
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=== Further notes ===
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No precompiled builds are available yet. As such, you may have to download any of the following files to compile the plugin:
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* [https://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Windows%2032%20bits/ Lazarus] (it may be best to download the version with the highest version number)
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* [https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Win32/ Free Pascal] (included with Lazarus, but linked to separately just in case)
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* [https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/releases/tag/snapshot Castle Game Engine]
  
Registry files: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149898729488414/apple.reg apple.reg] [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149900696617070/quicktime.reg quicktime.reg]
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== Chime ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime Wikipedia article]
  
Not all data in quicktime.reg is likely needed.
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=== Downloads ===
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[https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html Installer and demos]
  
Basilisk disables QuickTime when detected by default.
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=== Examples ===
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The installer page links to demos.
  
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.
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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* Crashes a majority of the time. The Basilisk and Flashpoint cache must be cleared.
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* .pdb files do not show in Netscape
  
== Burster 3D ==
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==Flatland Rover==
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===Downloads===
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* [http://www.flatland.com Website]
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* [http://original.flatland.com Original website]
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* [http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplugs/nprover.zip DLL]
  
=== Download Links ===
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===Examples===
https://web.archive.org/web/20150209071910/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=18
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* [http://xuriel.com/spots/ xuriel]
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* [http://spots.flatland.com/ Open directory]
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* [https://www.xml.com/pub/a/1999/01/3dml/xcube.3dml xml.com example]
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* [https://www.sean.co.uk/a/webdesign/3d/3dmlworld.shtm Sean's 3DML world]
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* [http://zonalandeducation.com/canYou3DML/one.html Can You 3DML?]
  
https://web.archive.org/web/20160421163457/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=18
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== FreeHand ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_FreeHand (please note the article makes no mention of the plugin, but it appears to arise from that)
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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Also called '''Shockwave Graphics Player''', or, like the other Shockwave plugins, just Shockwave.
http://3d8bits.orgfree.com/pong/pong.htm
 
  
https://web.archive.org/web/20111208123049/http://deadcyborg.com/index.html
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/813963169440989214/np32fsw.dll DLL]
  
== Pulse3D ==
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=== Examples ===
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All the sites with the icon [[File:FreeHand on Macromedia.gif]] [http://web.archive.org/web/19961026210317/http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/epicenter/ here]. Please note you have to click on the categories. These examples have been saved:
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** https://web.archive.org/web/19970727140308/http://www.inlink.com/~terryl/fairgounds.html
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** https://web.archive.org/web/19990209093802/http://www.woodmagazine.com/cusserv/shockwave/horsehok.html
  
https://www.sandyressler.com/about/library/weekly/aa122000a.htm
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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Sometimes throws this error:
  
https://lostmediawiki.com/Pulse_3D_(lost_3D_web_plugin_content;_1999-2001)
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[[File:FreeHand Error.png]]
  
Pulse3D was previously called "Platinum VRML."
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All three buttons make the plugin stop working.
  
=== Download Links ===
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== Google Native Client ==
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pulse3d.com:80/players/english/PulsePlayerNsWin.exe
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* [https://developer.chrome.com/native-client Chrome Developers page]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client Wikipedia page]
  
Available from <code>MICD2001_11_NR2.iso</code> here: http://archive.org/details/MICD200111/  
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===Downloads===
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* [https://bluepload.unstable.life/slimjet10.exe Slimjet 10], Used by oshaboy for testing
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* [https://chromium.googlesource.com/?format=HTML GCC and Clang toolchains for Google Native Client] (should be useful because some NaCl have been lost in binary form but still exist in source code form)
  
https://bluepload.unstable.life/p3d.zip
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=== Examples ===
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* [https://www.crx4chrome.com/crx/39554/ Bomberclone]
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* [https://mega.nz/folder/n5B2GQxZ#dACElxPS66W3ZYJRLECLHA Bastion Demo]</s> (some assets are lost)
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* [https://supertux.datacivilization.com/ SuperTux]
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* [https://doom.pdox.net/doom.html Doom]
  
Installer: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705092816220717086/PulseStuff.zip
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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* "[6708:11872:0517/190417:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(215)] DuplicateHandle() failed" on Chromium 40
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*.nexe <s>and .pexe</s> files get downloaded by the browser, but don't start.
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*<s>Slimjet 10 can't see the PNaCl compiler plugin when running through a proxy. (See chrome://components)</s> (That was because the compiler was not in the user folder)
  
Netscape version: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705175471926673468/PulseNetscape.zip
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== Grail ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser) Wikipedia page]
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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=== Downloads ===
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[https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download SourceForge]
  
http://www.learningfriends.com/download.htm
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=== Examples ===
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[http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/ Official demos]
  
https://web.archive.org/web/20030705212152/http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/protozoa.htm
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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* <s>"TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:" error when trying to run Grail</s> Solved.
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* <s>"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.</s> Grail can't decrypt gzipped HTTP packets.
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* "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.
  
https://web.archive.org/web/20040204091717/http://launch.pulse3d.com/harvard/index.htm
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=== Notes ===
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Old versions of Python and Tcl/Tk are required. These may work:
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* [https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe Python 1.5.2]
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* [ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe Old version of Tcl/Tk]
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* All-in-one packages: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711328321819902083/Grail.7z Grail.7z], [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711588211222118450/Grail_but_More_Portable.7z Grail but More Portable]
  
https://archive.org/details/Pulse3DPWSPWCPW3Files
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== HTML+TIME / XHTML+SMIL ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML%2BTIME Wikipedia page]
  
https://archive.org/details/www_02_2002
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===About===
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HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions) was a proposal by Microsoft for including animation and interactivity in HTML.
  
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.pulse3d.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original pulse3d.com CDX search]
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===Downloads===
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No independent download, added to Internet Explorer in IE 5.5 and removed in IE 9. X-UA-Compatible does not appear to work
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* DLLs from Windows XP + Internet Explorer 6 are installable: mstime.dll for time2, datime.dll for time
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* IE11 on Windows 10 with DLLs installed and registry entry seems to have issues with transparency.
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* IE6 via Utilu on Windows 10 bolds some stuff weirdly.
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* 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?
  
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.pulsenetwork.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original pulsenetwork.com CDX search]  
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=== Examples ===
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* [http://www.ludicrum.org/demos/ Ludicrum demos]
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* [https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/demos/XHTML-SMIL/Animate.htm Animation demo]
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* [https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/#demos Audio and video demos]
  
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.dotcomix.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original dotcomix.com CDX search]
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=== Registry entry ===
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<pre>
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.muppetworld.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original muppetworld.com CDX search]
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default Behaviors]
  
=== Notes ===
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# C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll
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"VML"="CLSID:10072CEC-8CC1-11D1-986E-00A0C955B42E"
  
Browser plugins (at least the NPAPI one, didn't check ActiveX) seem to look for Pulse by using ShGetFolderPathA to find CSIDL_FLAG_CREATE | CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES if that function exists (and if not, looking at a Registry entry).
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# C:\Windows\system32\datime.dll
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"TIME"="CLSID:476c391c-3e0d-11d2-b948-00c04fa32195"
  
Some files seem to need a command sent to the plugin (for example, Fozzie needs "play obj=Dummy01 pkg=assets/fozzie/Package2.pws transition=0.30 heading=yes behave=joke"). The NPAPI version of the plugin looks like it relies on LiveConnect, which might not be supported in Basilisk.
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# C:\Windows\system32\mstime.dll
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"TIME2"="CLSID:17237A20-3ADB-48ec-B182-35291F115790"
  
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# ???
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"ANIM"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
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"DA"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
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</pre>
  
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== igLoader ==
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070913003821/http://www.igloader.com/ Website] (archived)
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* [https://www.mygamer.com/igloader-looks-to-help-indie-developers-2/ myGamer article]
  
== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/0id_/http://igloader.com/download/igLoader_setup.exe Installer] (archived)
  
https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html
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=== Examples ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20071212124018/http://www.miniclip.com/games/platypus/en/ Platypus] (archived)
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* [https://www.managames.com/onlinetennisgame.html Tennis Elbow 2006]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20051211062901/http://cloverleafgames.com/webbed.php Webbed] (archived)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070828050251/http://www.binarysun.co.uk/online-games/bubble-blitz/ Bubble Blitz] (archived)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20060306190952/http://igloader.com/examples/igshowcase.php Official showcase] (archived)
  
=== Download Links ===
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== MrSID ==
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/*
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MrSID Wikipedia article]
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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=== About ===
[https://web.archive.org/web/20001013114053/http://www2.enecho.go.jp:80/atom/3d/index.htm lost 3D model of a nuclear power plant]
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An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.
  
== Tcl Plugin ==
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://archive.org/details/bnsc-wouk Window on the UK, Window on the Universe (Volumes 1 & 2) and the plugin installer]
  
https://people.apache.org/~jim/NewArchitect/webtech/1997/12/junk/index.html
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== O3D ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O3D Wikipedia article]
  
[http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.467.7944 academic paper]
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=== About ===
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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
  
[https://www.slideshare.net/nyaocat/tcltk-12234163 Japanese presentation]
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=== Downloads ===
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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.
  
=== Download Links ===
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=== Examples ===
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* [https://code.google.com/archive/p/o3d/downloads Sample packs]
  
http://www.tcl.tk/software/plugin/download.html
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== Opal Player Plugin ==
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[https://web.archive.org/web/20001207154700/http://www.cai.com/products/opal/prodinfo.htm Product info page] (archived)
  
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/tree?ci=tip
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=== About ===
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Appears to be for interactives. Potentially doesn't support Vista.
  
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/raw/installers/msi/Tclplugin-4.0.msi?name=5daace0ca3aa9cf7b3a52fde29d5b18923c46e3d
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20010210212223/http://www.cai.com/products/opal/plugins.htm cal.com] (archived, doesn't work, FTP)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20090227134935/http://opal.pascocountyfl.net/opal/download.htm opal.pascocountyfl.net] (archived)
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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=== Examples ===
See https://bluepload.unstable.life/tcl-info.txt for many examples.
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030502110837/http://www.usmsc.edu/opal/Bowie/Bowie_web/publish/BOA_opal.htm Bowie example] (archived)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100706175625/http://opal.pascocountyfl.net/permit/bccpasco_opal.htm opal.pascocountyfl.net] (archived)
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
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== Panda3D Plugin ==
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=== About ===
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda3D Wikipedia article]
  
The Tcl plugin may not load unless these conditions are met:
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=== Downloads ===
# The page with the Tcl embed has to be the first page loaded by the browser (not counting about:home).
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* [http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/plugin/install_plugin.html Installer and demos]
# The page must be allowed to complete loading without scrolling the page or moving the mouse over the embed area.
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* [https://www.panda3d.org/download/runtime-1-0-4/ Latest runtime]
Tested in latest K-Meleon (non-Goanna) version on 2019-08-17.
 
  
== Panda3D Plugin ==
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/p3d_7/ Open directory]
 +
* [http://www.ddrose.com/pacbat/pacbat.html Pac-Bat] (tested and working on 2019-07-21)
 +
* [http://martinsant.net/games/dice/ Dice in a Stone Box]
 +
* [http://a3p.sourceforge.net/play/ A3P - Acquire, Attack, Asplode, Pwn!] (tries to install Python and crashes)
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda3D
+
=== Problems ===
 +
* There is a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed
 +
[http://runtime.panda3d.org/contents.xml here], and are available from [http://runtime.panda3d.org/ this open directory]. (backed up at [https://flashfreeze.submissions.unstable.life/runtimepanda3dorg.7z Flashfreeze])
  
=== Download Links ===
+
== Pipelight ==
Install and demos: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/plugin/install_plugin.html
+
=== About ===
 +
Unlike the other technologies on this list, this is not a distinct software platform. Instead, it is a browser plugin that allows Windows-only NPAPI plugins to run on Linux.
  
Latest runtime: https://www.panda3d.org/download/runtime-1-0-4/
+
See [https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Linux_Support#Pipelight here] for more information.
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
== QuickTime VR ==
Open directory of Panda3D stuff: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/p3d_7/
+
=== About ===
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR Wikipedia page]
  
[http://www.ddrose.com/pacbat/pacbat.html Pac-Bat] - tested and working on 2019-07-21
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime Apple - Support]
 +
* [http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/ OldVersion.com]
  
[http://martinsant.net/games/dice/ Dice in a Stone Box]
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZvSeIxFqURTrIKUDkLjAFyA.html Panorama of Lake Louise Boathouse nr1]
 +
* [http://www.middlestreet.org/cabinet/sebacub.htm Cabinets & Pods]
 +
* [http://www.rewind.ac.uk/expanded/Narrative/BFI_422%22.html Rewind example]
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221234030/http://www.babylon5.com/cmp/qtvrmed.htm Babylon 5 example] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221231046/http://www.babylon5.com/cmp/qtvrzoc.htm Another Babylon 5 example] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221234014/http://www.babylon5.com/cmp/qtvrob.htm Yet another Babylon 5 example] (archived)
  
[http://a3p.sourceforge.net/play/ A3P - Acquire, Attack, Asplode, Pwn!] - tries to install Python and crashes
+
=== Problems Encountered ===
 +
* Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
=== Notes ===
Has a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed here:  
+
* The latest version available on apple.com requires Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Service Pack 1 MFC.
http://runtime.panda3d.org/contents.xml
+
* Both Apple Application Support and QuickTime are required. Registry entries point to their locations.
 +
* Registry files: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149898729488414/apple.reg apple.reg], [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149900696617070/quicktime.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.
  
The runtime components are all available from this open directory:  
+
== Scratch ==
http://runtime.panda3d.org/
+
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/ Website]
 +
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scratch_(programming_language) Wikipedia article]
  
== MDL Chime ==
+
=== 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.
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* 1.4 Offline Editor: [https://download.scratch.mit.edu/ScratchInstaller1.4.exe Windows], [https://download.scratch.mit.edu/MacScratch1.4.dmg Mac], [http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu//pool/universe/s/scratch/scratch_1.4.0.6~dfsg1-5~ubuntu12.04.1_all.deb Linux]
 +
* 2.0 Offline Editor: [https://scratch.mit.edu/scratchr2/static/sa/Scratch-461.exe Windows], [https://scratch.mit.edu/scratchr2/static/sa/Scratch-461.dmg Mac]
 +
* 3 Offline Editor: [https://downloads.scratch.mit.edu/desktop/Scratch%20Setup.exe Windows], [https://downloads.scratch.mit.edu/desktop/Scratch.dmg Mac]
  
=== Download Links ===
+
=== Examples ===
Install and demos: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html
+
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/23012/ Wodunne's World]
 +
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/91723110/ Snail Platformer v1.4]
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
When the plugin is installed, navigating to a page that uses the plugin immediately crashes K-Meleon.
+
* 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 ==
 +
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [http://www.terasoft.com/about/products.html Terasoft website]
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20010622064503/http://www.sense8.com/products/download.html Sense 8 website] (archived)
 +
* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/785218815679529030/Sense8_exe.7z Files from the Wayback Machine], [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/785219344064970772/Sense8_zip_tar.7z 2 link]
  
== Google Native Client ==
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [http://www.cityarts.com/metaverse/ Metaverse]
  
https://developer.chrome.com/native-client
+
== Squeak ==
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20060831053239/http://weblogs.media.mit.edu/llk/scratch/faq.html Old Scratch FAQ]
  
=== Example Games ===
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [http://files.squeak.org/2.8/BrowserPlugins/ Squeak 2.8 browser plugin downloads]
  
[https://www.crx4chrome.com/crx/39554/ Bomberclone]
+
== ThingWorld ThingViewer ==
[https://mega.nz/folder/n5B2GQxZ#dACElxPS66W3ZYJRLECLHA Bastion Demo]
+
* Looks like they're intended to be single-asset
 +
* Some Javascript mentions possible sitelocks
 +
* The installer installs plugins (ActiveX and NPAPI) and a standalone viewer
  
== VRML ==
+
=== Downloads ===
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20020128084644if_/http://www.thingworld.com:80/download/ThingViewer_Install.exe Latest version]
 +
* ThingMaker may be on [https://archive.org/details/computerbuyercd-1998-09 this CD]
  
=== Download Links ===
+
=== Examples ===
A list of some VRML players: https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
+
* [http://www.junkyardjake.com/Games/thingworld.htm ThingWorld Football Games]
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.thingworld.com/* Wayback Machine www.thingworld.com search (filter by .tms)
  
Cosmo Player: https://cosmo-player.en.softonic.com/download
+
=== Problems Encountered ===
 +
* When loading .tms files, ThingViewer gives an Invalid File error
  
OpenVRML: https://sourceforge.net/projects/openvrml/files/
+
== Tulip 3D ==
 +
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20021002220716/http://www.exstream.to/ Exstream website] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20020928152956/http://www.tulip-software.org/ Tulip Software website] (archived)
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
=== Problems ===
&#42; Also contains links to other places containing VRML content.
+
It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name.
  
Andrew's VRML Games and Puzzles: http://www.soc.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/vrml/
+
== Visviva Animation Player ==
 +
An interactive animation player, available as a web plugin and a standalone player.
  
VRML GAME: http://web.archive.org/web/20191016182344/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/3d/game/game.htm
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* http://web.archive.org/web/20070214114303/http://www.visviva.com:80/download/webplug/VaeCtrl.CAB Internet Explorer plugin]
 +
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20091201043805/http://www.visviva.com/download/webplug/npvaemsw.jar Netscape plugin]
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030421090321/http://www.visviva.com/download/vae2_56.exe Standalone player]
  
Web3D Amusements'''*''' (The English version of VRML GAME. It has VRML programs not in the other version, which is in Japanese): http://web.archive.org/web/20191017225236/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/index.html
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030421092726/http://www.visviva.com/gallery/index.html Official gallery]
  
A Little Bit About Me (two VRML programs are linked to): http://members.bex.net/jtcullen515/AboutMe.htm
+
=== Problems Encountered ===
 +
* vaengine.dll seems to use both WSOCK32 and WININIT, but the primary download is via WSOCK32. Flashpoint currently does not support proxying WinSock.
 +
* DirectPlay is required.
  
VRML resources for the 3E15 lecture - 14 October 1998'''*''': http://www2.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~jrk/wwwvrml.dir/public-vrml/VRMLLECTURE/
+
== Wildpockets ==
 +
* [https://wildpockets.fandom.com/wiki/Wildpockets_Wiki Wildpockets Wiki]
  
vrml.sgi.com: http://web.archive.org/web/19980113075629/http://vrml.sgi.com/intro.html
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://launchpad.net/wildpockets Source code]
  
A list of chat worlds and games at VR Internal (on the left sidebar): https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20100526110154/http://www.ninjakiwi.com/Games/Action/Play/SAS_Zombie_Assault_3D.html SAS: Zombie Assault 3D] ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1DBrpE8XIc Trailer])
  
FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
+
== WildTangent Web Driver ==
 +
* The SDK is usable from Java, JavaScript or VBScript.
 +
* Pages typically launch wthost.exe, which itself uses an ActiveX plugin
 +
* 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.
 +
* When producing a combined webdriver+Java config, be sure to only have one classpath entry.
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
=== Examples ===
Flux Player 2.1 is stuck loading under TheWorld 3.5.03
+
* [https://www.cs.vu.nl/~eliens/hush/archive/wt/sdk/ SDK samples]
 +
* [https://do2learn.com/games/safetygames/streetsafety/ StreetSafety Lesson]
  
== Grail ==
+
== X3D ==
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser)
+
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D Wikipedia article]
  
=== Download Links ===
+
=== Downloads ===
Web browser: https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download
+
* [https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html List of players]
Python (needed to run Grail): https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe
 
Tcl/Tk (also needed to run Grail): ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe
 
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
=== Examples ===
http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/
+
* [https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html#Examples Examples: Scene Archives for X3D]
 +
* [http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html FreeWRL examples]
 +
* [http://doc.instantreality.org/media//uploads/downloads/2.8.0/instantReality-testset-2.8.0.zip instantreality examples]
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
"TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:" error when trying to run Grail
+
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03.
 
 
== X3D ==
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D
 
  
=== Download Links ===
+
== XVR ==
A list of some X3D players: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* https://web.archive.org/web/20160513043225/http://client.vrmedia.it/XVRPlayer.cab
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
=== Examples ===
HelloWorld.x3d: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/HelloWorld.x3d
+
* [http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/teaching/VE/Slides/2006-2007/week07/week07-xvr-framework.pdf Introduction to the XVR technology: the basic framework]
 +
* [https://github.com/Gabryxx7/TheTower The Tower]
 +
* [http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Tecchia/XVR/personalprojects.htm Franco Tecchia's personal projects page]
 +
* [http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Tecchia/XVR/publicprojects.htm Franco Tecchia's public projects page]
 +
* [http://www.vrmedia.eu/demos/ Demos]
  
FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
+
=== Notes ===
 
+
[https://web.archive.org/web/20051223071519/http://www.pureform.org/virtualGallery.htm This sample], linked from personal projects, reportedly has Flash <-> XVR interaction. This might not be supportable in Flashpoint unless Flash can be added to Flashpoint Secure Player or an NPAPI version of XVR is found.
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03
 

Revision as of 21:50, 1 August 2021

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.

Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.

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

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

Contents

Unsorted

Technologies to be researched and then given dedicated sections.

Logo Name Links Formats
3DMLW 3dmlw.com .3dmlw
ActiveVRML
Animated Widgets https://web.archive.org/web/19961107040704/http://www.progtools.com/animplug.html
Astound Web Player .asn
buro Zicht
CambridgeSoft ChemDraw .cdx
DevalVR .dvl
Enliven
EMBLAZE
GLView home.snafu.de/~hg/
  • .wrl
  • .3dv
HyperStudio .stk
Hyperwave logo.png
Hyperwave
mBed
mPire mfactory.com .mpl
NoteWorthy Composer .nwc
Pixound
TurnTool turntool.com .tnt
VHSB/MHSV http://web.archive.org/web/19970616135450/http://www.paragraph.com/vhsb/mhsv/download/
  • .wrl
  • .mus
  • .d96[?]
VReam https://archive.org/details/moving-worlds
  • .vre
  • .vrw
Winds3D awingsoft.com .exe

Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • "Error creating target directory" in Netscape 4 and Mozilla 1.0.2 on compatibility mode.
  • This plugin crashes in the Basilisk browser.
  • This plugin does not runs without compatibility mode.

Castle Game Engine Web Plugin

GitHub page

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

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Installer and demos

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

Flatland Rover

Downloads

Examples

FreeHand

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_FreeHand (please note the article makes no mention of the plugin, but it appears to arise from that)

Also called Shockwave Graphics Player, or, like the other Shockwave plugins, just Shockwave.

Downloads

Examples

All the sites with the icon FreeHand on Macromedia.gif here. Please note you have to click on the categories. These examples have been saved:

Problems Encountered

Sometimes throws this error:

FreeHand Error.png

All three buttons make the plugin stop working.

Google Native Client

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

Wikipedia page

Downloads

SourceForge

Examples

Official demos

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

Wikipedia page

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"

# ???
"ANIM"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
"DA"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"

igLoader

Downloads

Examples

MrSID

Wikipedia article

About

An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.

Downloads

O3D

Wikipedia article

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

Opal Player Plugin

Product info page (archived)

About

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

Downloads

Examples

Panda3D Plugin

About

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Examples

Problems

  • There is a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed

here, and are available from this open directory. (backed up at Flashfreeze)

Pipelight

About

Unlike the other technologies on this list, this is not a distinct software platform. Instead, it is a browser plugin that allows Windows-only NPAPI plugins to run on Linux.

See here for more information.

QuickTime VR

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

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

Downloads

Examples

Squeak

Downloads

ThingWorld ThingViewer

  • Looks like they're intended to be single-asset
  • Some Javascript mentions possible sitelocks
  • The installer installs plugins (ActiveX and NPAPI) and a standalone viewer

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • When loading .tms files, ThingViewer gives an Invalid File error

Tulip 3D

Problems

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

Visviva Animation Player

An interactive animation player, available as a web plugin and a standalone player.

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • vaengine.dll seems to use both WSOCK32 and WININIT, but the primary download is via WSOCK32. Flashpoint currently does not support proxying WinSock.
  • DirectPlay is required.

Wildpockets

Downloads

Examples

WildTangent Web Driver

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

Examples

X3D

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03.

XVR

Downloads

Examples

Notes

This sample, linked from personal projects, reportedly has Flash <-> XVR interaction. This might not be supportable in Flashpoint unless Flash can be added to Flashpoint Secure Player or an NPAPI version of XVR is found.