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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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For plugins which have been successfully added to Flashpoint, see [[Technologies to Add/Added Technologies]].
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''Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.''
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Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:
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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)]
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* [http://www.medtrng.com/plugins.htm Plug-in Gallery]
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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
 
! style="font-weight:bold;" | Name
 
! style="font-weight:bold;" | Name
! style="font-weight:bold;" | Download Link
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Links
! style="font-weight:bold;" | General Info
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Formats
! style="font-weight:bold;" | Example Games/Applications
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Problems Encountered
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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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| QuickTime VR
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| https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime <br> http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/
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| Astound Web Player
| https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
 
 
|  
 
|  
| Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.
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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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| Appears to be lost media. Archived site: https://web.archive.org/web/20000526030919/http://www.zicht.nl:80/eng/intro.htm
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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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| D'Fusion
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|
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* http://web.archive.org/web/20130323200125if_/http://www.iamironman2.com/plugin/DFusionHomeWebPlugIn.Installer.exe
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* http://web.archive.org/web/20101114030032if_/http://www.iamironman2.com/Scenario_5/project.dpd
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| .dpd
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|-
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| [[File:Enliven Logo.png|center|20px]]
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| Enliven
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| http://web.archive.org/web/19961111211705/http://www.narrative.com/demo_ns.htm
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| .nml
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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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| Formula One/NET
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|
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| Burster 3D
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| https://web.archive.org/web/20150209071910/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=18 <br> https://web.archive.org/web/20160421163457/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=18
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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:mBed Logo.gif|center|20px]]
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| mBed
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| * Examples: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/714335844940513342/833385248972341269
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|
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|-
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|
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| Lightning Strike
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| Media Conveyor
 
|  
 
|  
| http://3d8bits.orgfree.com/pong/pong.htm <br> https://web.archive.org/web/20111208123049/http://deadcyborg.com/index.html
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| .mcs
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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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| NCompass
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|
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|
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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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| RealAudio
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| Discord mention: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/585276436932460549/880068249339985931
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|
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|-
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|
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| Sizzler
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| https://web.archive.org/web/19961213011122/http://totallyhip.com/sizzler/sizzler.html
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| .sprite
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|-
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|
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| Stagecast Creator (formerly Cocoa)
 
|  
 
|  
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagecast_Creator
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* Discord mention: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/806604847700901890
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|.sim
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|-
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|
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| SuperCard Roadster
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| Discord mention: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/806604847700901890
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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
 
|-
 
|-
| Pulse3D
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| [[File:VHSB Logo.png|center|20px]]
| https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pulse3d.com:80/players/english/PulsePlayerNsWin.exe <br> Available from <code>MICD2001_11_NR2.iso</code> here: http://archive.org/details/MICD200111/ <br> https://bluepload.unstable.life/p3d.zip
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| VHSB/MHSV
| https://www.sandyressler.com/about/library/weekly/aa122000a.htm <br> https://lostmediawiki.com/Pulse_3D_(lost_3D_web_plugin_content;_1999-2001)
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| http://web.archive.org/web/19970616135450/http://www.paragraph.com/vhsb/mhsv/download/
| http://www.learningfriends.com/download.htm <br> https://web.archive.org/web/20030705212152/http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/protozoa.htm <br> https://web.archive.org/web/20040204091717/http://launch.pulse3d.com/harvard/index.htm <br> https://archive.org/details/www_02_2002 <br> [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] [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] <br> [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] <br> [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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|
|
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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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| Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer
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|
| https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/*
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| VR Scout
| https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html
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| possibly just another VRML viewer
| [https://web.archive.org/web/20001013114053/http://www2.enecho.go.jp:80/atom/3d/index.htm lost 3D model of a nuclear power plant] <br>
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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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|}
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== Adobe SVG Viewer ==
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* [https://adobe.fandom.com/wiki/Adobe_SVG_Viewer Adobe Wiki article (stub)]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20081025093656/http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/ Archival website]
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/876727921748885534/SVGView.exe SVG Viewer Installer] (taken from Wayback Machine)
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* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/876727975654068284/SVGICC.exe Add-on support for ICC colors] (taken from Wayback Machine)
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=== Examples ===
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20071022111816/http://www.adobe.com:80/svg/svgfiles/svgtest.svgz SVG Test] (archived)
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20011117180435/http://www.adobe.com:80/svg/demos/chart.svgz Chart] (archived)
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20011207142436/http://www.adobe.com:80/svg/demos/svgfiles/hollywood.svgz Hollywood] (archived)
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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* The plugin does not load when it is not installed to the Program Files folder.
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* The plugin in Basilisk loads, but some functions do not work.
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=== Notes ===
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* Works with Windows 98 to XP, but may require compatibility mode in newer Windows.
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* 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.
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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]
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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]
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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* This plugin crashes in the Basilisk browser.
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* When attempting to play animations at the Neutron Viewer, it asks to download files from the Atomic3D website, which no longer works.
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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]
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=== Downloads ===
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* https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z Prebuilt binary and example]
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=== Examples ===
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The download in Downloads contains an example.
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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* Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
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* Exception "Exception":
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windres failed, cannot create Windows resource
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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]
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== Chime ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime Wikipedia article]
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=== Downloads ===
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[https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html Installer and demos]
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=== Examples ===
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The installer page links to demos.
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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
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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]
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===Examples===
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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?]
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== Google Native Client ==
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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]
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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)
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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]
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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)
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== Grail ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser) Wikipedia page]
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=== Downloads ===
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[https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download SourceForge]
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=== Examples ===
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[http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/ Official demos]
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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.
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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]
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== HTML+TIME / XHTML+SMIL ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML%2BTIME Wikipedia page]
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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.
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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?
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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]
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=== Registry entry ===
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<pre>
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default Behaviors]
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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"
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# C:\Windows\system32\datime.dll
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"TIME"="CLSID:476c391c-3e0d-11d2-b948-00c04fa32195"
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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]
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/0id_/http://igloader.com/download/igLoader_setup.exe Installer] (archived)
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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)
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== MrSID ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MrSID Wikipedia article]
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=== About ===
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An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.
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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]
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== O3D ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O3D Wikipedia article]
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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
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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.
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=== Examples ===
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* [https://code.google.com/archive/p/o3d/downloads Sample packs]
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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)
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=== About ===
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Appears to be for interactives. Potentially doesn't support Vista.
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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)
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=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030502110837/http://www.usmsc.edu/opal/Bowie/Bowie_web/publish/BOA_opal.htm Bowie example] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100706175625/http://opal.pascocountyfl.net/permit/bccpasco_opal.htm opal.pascocountyfl.net] (archived)
 +
 +
== Panda3D Plugin ==
 +
=== About ===
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda3D Wikipedia article]
 +
 +
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/plugin/install_plugin.html Installer and demos]
 +
* [https://www.panda3d.org/download/runtime-1-0-4/ Latest runtime]
 +
 +
=== 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)
 +
 +
=== 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://fpfss.unstable.life/web/flashfreeze/files?file-id=686 Flashfreeze (request login)])
 +
 +
== 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 [https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Linux_Support#Pipelight here] for more information.
 +
 +
== QuickTime VR ==
 +
=== About ===
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR Wikipedia page]
 +
 +
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime Apple - Support]
 +
* [http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/ OldVersion.com]
 +
 +
=== 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)
 +
 +
=== 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: [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.
 +
 +
== Scratch ==
 +
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/ Website]
 +
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scratch_(programming_language) Wikipedia article]
 +
 +
=== 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 ===
 +
* 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]
 +
 +
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/23012/ Wodunne's World]
 +
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/91723110/ Snail Platformer v1.4]
 +
 +
=== 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 ===
 +
* [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://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/785218816711983104 Files from the Wayback Machine]
 +
 +
=== Examples ===
 +
* [http://www.cityarts.com/metaverse/ Metaverse]
 +
 +
== Squeak ==
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20060831053239/http://weblogs.media.mit.edu/llk/scratch/faq.html Old Scratch FAQ]
 +
 +
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [http://files.squeak.org/2.8/BrowserPlugins/ Squeak 2.8 browser plugin downloads]
 +
 +
== 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)
 +
 +
=== 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).
 +
 +
== Visviva Animation Player ==
 +
An interactive animation player, available as a web plugin and a standalone player.
 +
 +
=== 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]
 +
 +
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030421092726/http://www.visviva.com/gallery/index.html Official gallery]
 +
 +
=== 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 ==
 +
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20110210153645/http://www.wildpockets.com/ Official Website] (archived)
 +
* [https://wildpockets.fandom.com/wiki/Wildpockets_Wiki Wildpockets Wiki]
 +
 +
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://launchpad.net/wildpockets Source code]
 +
 +
=== 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])
 +
 +
== 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 ===
 +
* [https://www.cs.vu.nl/~eliens/hush/archive/wt/sdk/ SDK samples]
 +
* [https://do2learn.com/games/safetygames/streetsafety/ StreetSafety Lesson]
 +
 +
== X3D ==
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D Wikipedia article]
 +
 +
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html List of players]
 +
 +
=== Examples ===
 +
* [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 ===
 +
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03.
 +
 +
== XVR ==
 +
=== Downloads ===
 +
* https://web.archive.org/web/20160513043225/http://client.vrmedia.it/XVRPlayer.cab
 +
 +
=== Examples ===
 +
* [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]
 +
 +
=== 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.

Latest revision as of 05:17, 3 October 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.

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:

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 Appears to be lost media. Archived site: https://web.archive.org/web/20000526030919/http://www.zicht.nl:80/eng/intro.htm
CambridgeSoft ChemDraw .cdx
DevalVR .dvl
D'Fusion .dpd
Enliven Logo.png
Enliven http://web.archive.org/web/19961111211705/http://www.narrative.com/demo_ns.htm .nml
EMBLAZE
Formula One/NET
GLView home.snafu.de/~hg/
  • .wrl
  • .3dv
HyperStudio .stk
MBed Logo.gif
mBed * Examples: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/714335844940513342/833385248972341269
Lightning Strike
Media Conveyor .mcs
mPire mfactory.com .mpl
NCompass
NoteWorthy Composer .nwc
RealAudio Discord mention: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/585276436932460549/880068249339985931
Sizzler https://web.archive.org/web/19961213011122/http://totallyhip.com/sizzler/sizzler.html .sprite
Stagecast Creator (formerly Cocoa) .sim
SuperCard Roadster Discord mention: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/806604847700901890
TurnTool turntool.com .tnt
VHSB Logo.png
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
VR Scout possibly just another VRML viewer
Winds3D awingsoft.com .exe

Adobe SVG Viewer

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

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

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


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

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

Tulip 3D

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).

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.