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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 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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''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:
  
[http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows-all.html mozdev.org - Windows PluginDoc]
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[https://web.archive.org/web/20200702/http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows-all.html mozdev.org - Windows PluginDoc]
  
 
[https://gist.github.com/afiestas/135cc16b2ec7a6cca4a7185b3bb38e2d GitHub Gist - a list of over 10,000 plugins]
 
[https://gist.github.com/afiestas/135cc16b2ec7a6cca4a7185b3bb38e2d GitHub Gist - a list of over 10,000 plugins]
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[http://omolini.steptail.com/mirror/win95/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html Windows95.com - Web Browser Plugins]
 
[http://omolini.steptail.com/mirror/win95/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html Windows95.com - Web Browser Plugins]
  
== QuickTime VR ==
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== Adobe Atmosphere ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Atmosphere
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[[https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/779035668205928458 Logo Discussion]]
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=== Download links ===
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Latest plugin: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/2.x/AtmospherePlayer216.exe
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Standalone version: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/sa_player/atmosphere_saplayer.exe
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=== Example Games/Applications ===
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* http://www.1ec5.org/3d/worlds.html
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* http://www.1ec5.org/3d/mingerworld/
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* http://www.wedding2004.net/photography/
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* http://amasci.com/atmos.html
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* http://www.trucker2000.net/directory.html
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* http://www.it-quadrat.de/atmosphere/
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* https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.canoma.com/*
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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* <del>The Javascript used by Galleries doesn't seem to work in newer IE. Curation guide might need to specify replacing the gallery's Javascript with code to create the <code><object></code> tag. This appears to because of a use of VBScript. VBScript can be reenabled via registry, or it might be cleaner to replace the JS.</del> VBScript and galleries work fine as-is in Flashpoint Secure Player.
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* Some older Atmosphere worlds don't work in the plugin. Newer worlds (including galleries) won't work fully in the standalone player.
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* Low FPS. Can seemingly be fixed by changing "Throttle when not active". Hardware acceleration can be added by editing a text file, but it results in oddities in the tic tac toe world (http://www.it-quadrat.de/ttt/ttt3d/ttt.aer)
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* Cannot point plugin directly at an <code>.aer</code> file, an <code><object></code> tag must be used. (This is an original Adobe Atmosphere limitation)
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* Some worlds automatically close chat. Some other worlds put useful information in the chat. The chat open/closed preference is saved, so worlds with chat should probably have some code to open chat embedded.
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* Excessive caching may be a possibility.
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* Stairs are tricky to climb. Could be related to missing avatars? Might want to include default avatar in htdocs.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
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== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
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https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html
  
 
=== Download Links ===
 
=== Download Links ===
https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime
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https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/*
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=== Example Games/Applications ===
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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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== AXEL Player ==
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=== Download ===
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Browser Plugin: https://web.archive.org/web/20070222181629/http://www.mindavenue.com:80/downloads/AXELPlayer.exe
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Standalone Player: https://web.archive.org/web/20061127002450/http://www.mindavenue.com/DB/en/download/updates/AXELStandAlonePlayer.exe
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'''Download links for all known versions:''' https://archive.org/details/mindavenue-axel-player
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=== Examples ===
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* http://pages.infinit.net/glsmith/Arrow/arrow_main.htm
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* https://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com/injury/anatomy.php
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* http://kaitischler.de/AxelPlayerAcceptanceTest/
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* http://www.muranon.com/w3d/gallery/
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== BitPlayer (BitMagic) ==
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===About===
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Is a standalone player built with Flash and Shockwave, playing both contents.
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it downloaded files from the internet on a daily basis. things called BitGames or BitFlicks there was also ads.
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The file extension is .bm which just contains a .swf or .dcr
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There were around 2000's various files in its short life, we have only been able to save a little less then 500.
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https://web.archive.org/web/20000408230648/http://bitmagic.com/
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=== History ===
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[[bitmagic.com.au, bitmagic.org, content.ao.bitmagic.com, download.ao.bitmagic.com, download.us.bitmagic.com, www.bitmagic.com]]
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(most of these you might have to search for bitmagic)
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[[https://www.netkwesties.nl/documenten/Michiel%20Frackers%20interview.pdf Michiel Frackers Interview - Co-founder]]
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[[https://fvjole.home.xs4all.nl/bio.html Co-founder flash website]]
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[[http://vanderwaa.com/about/ animators website]]
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[[https://retro.nrc.nl/W2/Lab/Profiel/Netherlands/young.html more info]]
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[[https://www.linkedin.com/authwall?trk=gf&trkInfo=AQEMBt8J4bv7BAAAAXXd-4n4AWm4HP_cwDwAZu-0yxBxcj12HK5hG7ol6-F6BE_KuVuR3-8XFx0X7h5p0bZPj6EbGu1-8A1PescSAdWKjcI1Dpe-z4Y83eRl_Wyzr-_UfvX-VmE=&originalReferer=https://www.google.com/&sessionRedirect=https%3A%2F%2Fca.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fvadim-kapridov-42184925 linkedin profile]]
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[[http://rohypnol.nl/boek-van-frackers-bitmagic-beschadigend/#more-2727 about book by cofounder]]
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[[https://horl.yolasite.com/bitmagic.php more info 2]]
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[[http://www.neosoft.ru/internet/dialog3.htm#bitmagic website were player could be downloaded]]
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[[http://ivvva.ru/america.htm blog talking about various inside happenings]]
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=== Download ===
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BitMagic should be good for the next release
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Items can not be fully curated in the Curate Tab though, items will not directly play so no screen shots etc.
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[[https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/779800983814799421/-BitMagic_Support-.7z Current support build]]
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[[https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/778547303110672393 Recent Discord Post]]
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Examples are included in the download
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=== Tools ===
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* [https://github.com/Sgeo/bitmagic_converter/releases/latest bitmagic_converter] extracts the Flash or Shockwave file embedded in a BitMagic file and shows metadata such as name, creator/note, and edition (which is usually a date, presumably the date it was published)
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* [https://github.com/Sgeo/minimagic_extractor/releases/latest minimagic_extractor] extracts BitMagic .bm files from Minimagic .exes. Minimagic was a way of packaging up a BitMagic animation as a standalone executable.
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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
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
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=== Download Links ===
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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z
  
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
https://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZvSeIxFqURTrIKUDkLjAFyA.html
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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
  
http://www.middlestreet.org/cabinet/sebacub.htm
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Exception "Exception":
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
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windres failed, cannot create Windows resource
Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.
 
  
 
=== Further notes ===
 
=== 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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Lazarus: https://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Windows%2032%20bits/ (it might be best to download the version with the highest version number)
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Free Pascal (included with Lazarus, but also linked to separately in case that helps get the plugin compiled): https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Win32/
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Castle Game Engine: https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/releases/tag/snapshot
  
The latest version available on apple.com requires Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Service Pack 1 MFC.
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==Flatland Rover==
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===Player===
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* http://original.flatland.com
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* http://www.flatland.com
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* http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplugs/nprover.zip
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===Examples===
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* http://xuriel.com/spots/
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* http://spots.flatland.com/
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* https://www.xml.com/pub/a/1999/01/3dml/xcube.3dml
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* https://www.sean.co.uk/a/webdesign/3d/3dmlworld.shtm
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* http://xuriel.com/spots/
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* http://zonalandeducation.com/canYou3DML/one.html
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== Google Native Client ==
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https://developer.chrome.com/native-client
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client
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Slimjet 10, Used by oshaboy for testing: https://bluepload.unstable.life/slimjet10.exe
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=== Example Games ===
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[https://www.crx4chrome.com/crx/39554/ Bomberclone]
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<s>[https://mega.nz/folder/n5B2GQxZ#dACElxPS66W3ZYJRLECLHA Bastion Demo]</s> (Some Assets lost)
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[https://supertux.datacivilization.com/ Super Tux]
  
Both Apple Application Support and QuickTime are required. Registry entries point to their locations.
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[https://doom.pdox.net/doom.html Doom]
  
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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=== Problems Encountered ===
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"[6708:11872:0517/190417:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(215)] DuplicateHandle() failed" on Chromium 40
  
Not all data in quicktime.reg is likely needed.
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.nexe <s>and .pexe</s> files get downloaded by the browser, but don't start.
  
In Flashpoint, Basilisk is currently configured to disable QuickTime by default to avoid conflicts.
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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)
  
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.
 
  
== Burster 3D ==
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== Grail ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser)
  
 
=== Download Links ===
 
=== Download Links ===
https://web.archive.org/web/20150209071910/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=18
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https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download
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=== Example Games/Applications ===
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http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/
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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> (That's because 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/20160421163457/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=18
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=== Notes ===
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Old versions of Python and Tcl/Tk are required. These may work:
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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Python 1.5.2: https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe
http://3d8bits.orgfree.com/pong/pong.htm
 
  
https://web.archive.org/web/20111208123049/http://deadcyborg.com/index.html
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Tcl/Tk: ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe
  
== Pulse3D ==
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Alternatively, an all-in-one package can be used instead.
  
https://www.sandyressler.com/about/library/weekly/aa122000a.htm
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All-in-one packages: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711328321819902083/Grail.7z, https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711588211222118450/Grail_but_More_Portable.7z (more portable version)
  
https://lostmediawiki.com/Pulse_3D_(lost_3D_web_plugin_content;_1999-2001)
 
  
Pulse3D was previously called "Platinum VRML."
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== HTML+TIME / XHTML+SMIL ==
  
=== Download Links ===
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* A proposal for Microsoft for including animation and interactivity in HTML: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML%2BTIME
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pulse3d.com:80/players/english/PulsePlayerNsWin.exe
 
  
Available from <code>MICD2001_11_NR2.iso</code> here: http://archive.org/details/MICD200111/
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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
  
https://bluepload.unstable.life/p3d.zip
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* DLLs from Windows XP + Internet Explorer 6 are installable: mstime.dll for time2, datime.dll for time
  
Installer: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705092816220717086/PulseStuff.zip
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* IE11 on Windows 10 with DLLs installed and registry entry seems to have issues with transparency.
  
Netscape version: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705175471926673468/PulseNetscape.zip
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* IE6 via Utilu on Windows 10 bolds some stuff weirdly.
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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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://www.learningfriends.com/download.htm
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=== Examples ===
  
https://web.archive.org/web/20030705212152/http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/protozoa.htm
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* http://www.ludicrum.org/demos/
  
https://web.archive.org/web/20040204091717/http://launch.pulse3d.com/harvard/index.htm  
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* https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/demos/XHTML-SMIL/Animate.htm
  
https://archive.org/details/Pulse3DPWSPWCPW3Files
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* https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/#demos
  
https://archive.org/details/www_02_2002
 
  
[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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=== Registry entry ===
  
[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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<pre>
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  
[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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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default Behaviors]
  
[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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# C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll
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"VML"="CLSID:10072CEC-8CC1-11D1-986E-00A0C955B42E"
  
=== Notes ===
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# C:\Windows\system32\datime.dll
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"TIME"="CLSID:476c391c-3e0d-11d2-b948-00c04fa32195"
  
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\mstime.dll
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"TIME2"="CLSID:17237A20-3ADB-48ec-B182-35291F115790"
  
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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# ???
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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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== HotSauce ==
  
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Some kind of 3D viewer for .mcf files, which are things like sitemaps
  
== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
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https://www.macintoshrepository.org/866-apple-s-hotsauce-technology-project-x-
  
https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HotSauce
  
=== Download Links ===
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https://urbigenous.net/library/MCF/
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/*
 
  
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
[https://web.archive.org/web/20001013114053/http://www2.enecho.go.jp:80/atom/3d/index.htm lost 3D model of a nuclear power plant]
 
  
== Tcl Plugin ==
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https://web.archive.org/web/19970527121925fw_/http://www.hdcity.com/sample_index.html (requires a multitude of plugins)
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https://web.archive.org/web/19970703020221/http://mcf.research.apple.com/hs/sites.html
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https://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=xspace.net&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%3A%5B45%5D&fl=original
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https://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=mcf.research.apple.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%3A%5B45%5D&fl=original
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==LIVEMATH==
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https://www.livemath.com/lmplugin/
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===Example Games/Applications===
  
https://people.apache.org/~jim/NewArchitect/webtech/1997/12/junk/index.html
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* https://ae.msstate.edu/vlsm/forcesys/concurrent_force_systems/livemath_examples/livemath_ex2.htm
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* http://www.distancemath.com/preview/unit1/mvgrapher.htm
  
[http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.467.7944 academic paper]
 
  
[https://www.slideshare.net/nyaocat/tcltk-12234163 Japanese presentation]
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== MDL Chime ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime
  
 
=== Download Links ===
 
=== Download Links ===
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Install and demos: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html
  
http://www.tcl.tk/software/plugin/download.html  
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=== Problems Encountered ===
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When the plugin is installed, navigating to a page that uses the plugin immediately crashes K-Meleon.
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== MrSID ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MrSID
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An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.
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=== Download links ===
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Window on the UK, Window on the Universe (Volumes 1 & 2) and the plugin installer: https://archive.org/details/bnsc-wouk
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== o2c ==
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=== Download Link ===
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http://www.o2c.de/en/download/o2c-download.html
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=== Examples ===
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* http://staircon.pl/uslugiprojektowe.htm
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* http://staircon.pl/galeria.htm
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* Package contains o2c files and installer: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/767757315423207484
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* Second package with another player: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/768027913080930345
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=== Notes ===
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Player using ocx files, but when trying run as ActiveX Control giving error "Registry Failed".
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== O3D ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O3D
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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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=== Download links ===
  
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/tree?ci=tip
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No known trustworthy downloads, although source code exists.
  
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/raw/installers/msi/Tclplugin-4.0.msi?name=5daace0ca3aa9cf7b3a52fde29d5b18923c46e3d
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https://www.zhaodll.co/n/20130417/158957.html was tested and works, but the site is sketchy.
  
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
See https://bluepload.unstable.life/tcl-info.txt for many examples.
 
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
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* https://code.google.com/archive/p/o3d/downloads
  
The Tcl plugin may not load unless these conditions are met:
 
# The page with the Tcl embed has to be the first page loaded by the browser (not counting about:home).
 
# The page must be allowed to complete loading without scrolling the page or moving the mouse over the embed area.
 
Tested in latest K-Meleon (non-Goanna) version on 2019-08-17.
 
  
 
== Panda3D Plugin ==
 
== Panda3D Plugin ==
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http://runtime.panda3d.org/
 
http://runtime.panda3d.org/
  
== MDL Chime ==
 
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime
+
== Pipelight ==
 +
 
 +
See https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Linux_Support#Pipelight
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== QuickTime VR ==
 +
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
  
 
=== Download Links ===
 
=== Download Links ===
Install and demos: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html
+
https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime
 +
 
 +
http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/
 +
 
 +
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
 +
 
 +
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 +
https://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZvSeIxFqURTrIKUDkLjAFyA.html
 +
 
 +
http://www.middlestreet.org/cabinet/sebacub.htm
 +
 
 +
http://www.rewind.ac.uk/expanded/Narrative/BFI_422%22.html
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
When the plugin is installed, navigating to a page that uses the plugin immediately crashes K-Meleon.
+
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.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== Rebol ==
 +
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebol
 +
 
 +
Plugin for a cross-platform programming language. Unfortunately the plugin only works in Internet Explorer.
 +
 
 +
=== Download Links ===
 +
 
 +
http://www.rebol.com/plugin/rebolb6.cab
 +
 
 +
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 +
 
 +
http://www.rebol.net/plugin/demos/
 +
 
 +
== Scratch ==
 +
 
 +
https://scratch.mit.edu/
 +
 
 +
An online block-based virtual language, currently based upon Blockly, and flash before that and Squeak 2.8 before that. While it is possible through converters and packagers to curate scratch games in flashpoint, they are not in their original form.
 +
 
 +
1.4 Editor: https://download.scratch.mit.edu/ScratchInstaller1.4.exe
 +
2.0 Editor: https://scratch.mit.edu/scratchr2/static/sa/Scratch-461.exe
 +
3.x Editor: https://downloads.scratch.mit.edu/desktop/Scratch%20Setup.exe
 +
 
 +
Issues: Scratch 2 and 3 do not have linux versions.
 +
== Sense8 WorldUp ==
 +
Player http://www.terasoft.com/about/products.html
 +
https://web.archive.org/web/20010622064503/http://www.sense8.com/products/download.html
 +
 
 +
Example http://www.cityarts.com/metaverse/
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== Tulip 3D ==
 +
 
 +
http://web.archive.org/web/20021002220716/http://www.exstream.to/
 +
 
 +
https://web.archive.org/web/20020928152956/http://www.tulip-software.org/
  
== Google Native Client ==
+
(Note: It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name)
  
https://developer.chrome.com/native-client
 
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client
+
== X3D ==
 +
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D
  
=== Example Games ===
+
=== Download Links ===
 +
A list of some X3D players: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html
  
[https://www.crx4chrome.com/crx/39554/ Bomberclone]
+
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 +
''Examples: Scene Archives for X3D'': https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html#Examples
  
[https://mega.nz/folder/n5B2GQxZ#dACElxPS66W3ZYJRLECLHA Bastion Demo]
+
FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
"[6708:11872:0517/190417:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(215)] DuplicateHandle() failed" on Chromium 40
+
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== XVR ==
 +
 
 +
=== Information ===
 +
 
 +
Could potentially be considered just another ActiveX control?
 +
 
 +
* http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/teaching/VE/Slides/2006-2007/week07/week07-xvr-framework.pdf
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/Gabryxx7/TheTower
 +
 
 +
=== Download Link ===
 +
 
 +
* https://web.archive.org/web/20160513043225/http://client.vrmedia.it/XVRPlayer.cab
 +
 
 +
=== Examples ===
 +
 
 +
* http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Tecchia/XVR/personalprojects.htm
 +
 
 +
* http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Tecchia/XVR/publicprojects.htm
 +
 
 +
* http://www.vrmedia.eu/demos/
 +
 
 +
=== Notes ===
 +
 
 +
The sample at https://web.archive.org/web/20051223071519/http://www.pureform.org/virtualGallery.htm (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.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
= Technologies Already Included =
 +
 
 +
== Added in Flashpoint 8.1 ==
 +
 
 +
=== Pulse3D ===
 +
 
 +
https://www.sandyressler.com/about/library/weekly/aa122000a.htm
 +
 
 +
https://lostmediawiki.com/Pulse_3D_(lost_3D_web_plugin_content;_1999-2001)
 +
 
 +
Pulse3D was previously called "Platinum VRML."
 +
 
 +
==== Download Links ====
 +
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pulse3d.com:80/players/english/PulsePlayerNsWin.exe
 +
 
 +
Available from <code>MICD2001_11_NR2.iso</code> here: http://archive.org/details/MICD200111/
 +
 
 +
https://bluepload.unstable.life/p3d.zip
 +
 
 +
Installer: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705092816220717086/PulseStuff.zip
 +
 
 +
Netscape version: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705175471926673468/PulseNetscape.zip
 +
 
 +
==== Example Games/Applications ====
 +
http://www.learningfriends.com/download.htm
 +
 
 +
https://web.archive.org/web/20030705212152/http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/protozoa.htm
 +
 
 +
https://web.archive.org/web/20040204091717/http://launch.pulse3d.com/harvard/index.htm
 +
 
 +
https://archive.org/details/Pulse3DPWSPWCPW3Files
 +
 
 +
https://archive.org/details/www_02_2002
 +
 
 +
[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]
 +
 
 +
[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]
 +
 
 +
[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]
 +
 
 +
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=barbie.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original barbie.com CDX search]
 +
 
 +
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=nutrisystem.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original Nutrisystem.com CDX search]
 +
 
 +
==== Notes ====
 +
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).
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
== Added in Flashpoint 8.2 ==
  
.nexe and .pexe files get downloaded by the browser, but don't start.
 
  
== VRML ==
+
=== VRML ===
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML
  
=== Download Links ===
+
==== Download Links ====
 
A list of some VRML players: https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
 
A list of some VRML players: https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
  
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OpenVRML: https://sourceforge.net/projects/openvrml/files/
 
OpenVRML: https://sourceforge.net/projects/openvrml/files/
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
==== Example Games/Applications ====
&#42; Also contains links to other places containing VRML content.
+
'''*'''; Also contains links to other places containing VRML content.
  
 
Andrew's VRML Games and Puzzles: http://www.soc.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/vrml/
 
Andrew's VRML Games and Puzzles: http://www.soc.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/vrml/
  
VRML GAME: http://web.archive.org/web/20191016182344/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/3d/game/game.htm
+
VRML GAME'''*''': http://web.archive.org/web/20191016182344/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/3d/game/game.htm
  
 
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
 
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
  
A Little Bit About Me (two VRML programs are linked to): http://members.bex.net/jtcullen515/AboutMe.htm
+
A Little Bit About Me: http://members.bex.net/jtcullen515/AboutMe.htm
  
 
VRML resources for the 3E15 lecture - 14 October 1998'''*''': http://www2.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~jrk/wwwvrml.dir/public-vrml/VRMLLECTURE/
 
VRML resources for the 3E15 lecture - 14 October 1998'''*''': http://www2.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~jrk/wwwvrml.dir/public-vrml/VRMLLECTURE/
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''Internet Archive Search: subject:"VRML"'': https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22VRML%22
 
''Internet Archive Search: subject:"VRML"'': https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22VRML%22
  
: https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aac.uk
+
Google search for VRML, limited to .ac.uk addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aac.uk
 +
 
 +
Floops episodes 7, 10, 24, 28, 29, 31, 36, 38 and 46 from Floops' Greatest Hits, a CD-ROM published in 1997 by Silicon Graphics: https://github.com/Sgeo/floopsArchive/tree/master/floops
 +
 
 +
Google search for VRML, limited to altervista.org addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aaltervista.org
 +
 
 +
The Haunted House (created by Nekochan member nongrato): http://web.archive.org/web/20190704003702/http://sgizone.co.nf/haunted/
 +
 
 +
Google search for VRML, limited to VRML archives'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+archive
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
Google search for VRML, limited to gainos.org addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fgainos.org
 +
 
 +
Google search for VRML, limited to .edu addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site:edu
 +
 
 +
Lots and Lots of VRML 1: https://bluepload.unstable.life/lotsandlotsofvrml1.7z
 +
 
 +
All VRML worlds from Archive Team's Geocities scrape (1,985 .wrl files total) https://flashfreeze.submissions.unstable.life/geocities.7z
 +
 
 +
==== Problems Encountered ====
 
Flux Player 2.1 is stuck loading under TheWorld 3.5.03
 
Flux Player 2.1 is stuck loading under TheWorld 3.5.03
  
 
Too many players with variations: Which ones should get included?
 
Too many players with variations: Which ones should get included?
  
Live3D: Crashes on page navigation
+
<del>Live3D: Crashes on page navigation</del> resolvable by using in Netscape 4
  
Cosmo Player: Struggles with large worlds
+
Cosmo Player: Struggles with large worlds. Direct3D renderer (the default) seems to cause dropped polygons (in Mod Gun and Beat Monk Bash at least) and drifting cameras (in Mod Dance Party) and wrongly rendering textures (in Dilbert animation I Think Therefore I Am). Have been unable to get software renderer to work. OpenGL renderer (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\CosmoSoftware\CosmoPlayer\2.1.1\renderer = OPENGL) seems to work fine on one system, needs testing before any decision to hardcode.
  
 
Blaxxun Contact 4.4: If a world has sounds but a sound has not played yet, low FPS. This seems to occur in a full install too.
 
Blaxxun Contact 4.4: If a world has sounds but a sound has not played yet, low FPS. This seems to occur in a full install too.
  
== Grail ==
+
Blaxxun Contact 4.4: Some worlds rely on RealPlayer G2. Include in Blaxxun config? Example world: http://www.e-spaces.com/portfolio/ssg/vrml/main.wrl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser)
+
 
 +
=== Tcl Plugin ===
 +
https://people.apache.org/~jim/NewArchitect/webtech/1997/12/junk/index.html
  
=== Download Links ===
+
[http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.467.7944 academic paper]
Web browser: https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download
 
  
Python (needed to run Grail): https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe
+
[https://www.slideshare.net/nyaocat/tcltk-12234163 Japanese presentation]
  
Tcl/Tk (also needed to run Grail): ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe
+
==== Download Links ====
 +
http://www.tcl.tk/software/plugin/download.html
  
All-in-one package: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711328321819902083/Grail.7z
+
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/tree?ci=tip
  
All-in-one package, but more portable: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711588211222118450/Grail_but_More_Portable.7z
+
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/raw/installers/msi/Tclplugin-4.0.msi?name=5daace0ca3aa9cf7b3a52fde29d5b18923c46e3d
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
==== Example Games/Applications ====
http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/
+
See https://bluepload.unstable.life/tcl-info.txt for many examples.
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
==== Problems Encountered ====
<s> "TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:" error when trying to run Grail </s> (Solved)
+
The Tcl plugin may not load unless these conditions are met:
 +
# The page with the Tcl embed has to be the first page loaded by the browser (not counting about:home).
 +
# The page must be allowed to complete loading without scrolling the page or moving the mouse over the embed area.
 +
Tested in latest K-Meleon (non-Goanna) version on 2019-08-17.
  
"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.
 
  
"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.
+
=== Burster ===
 +
==== Download Links ====
 +
https://web.archive.org/web/20150209071910/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=18
  
== X3D ==
+
https://web.archive.org/web/20160421163457/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=18
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D
 
  
=== Download Links ===
+
==== Example Games/Applications ====
A list of some X3D players: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html
+
http://3d8bits.orgfree.com/pong/pong.htm
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
https://web.archive.org/web/20111208123049/http://deadcyborg.com/index.html
HelloWorld.x3d: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/HelloWorld.x3d
 
  
FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
+
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://geta3d.com*
  
X3D for Web Authors (X3D4WA) Examples Archive: http://www.x3dbook.com/examples/X3dForWebAuthors/index.html
+
= Technologies that we can not add right now =
  
''VRML 2 Sourcebook: X3D Examples Archive'': https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/Vrml2.0Sourcebook/ (alternate link: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/Vrml2Sourcebook)
+
== Wild Tangent ==
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
Currently no way to run on current computers
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03
 

Latest revision as of 16:15, 26 November 2020

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.

Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.

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

mozdev.org - Windows PluginDoc

GitHub Gist - a list of over 10,000 plugins

K-Meleon Extensions Central

Windows95.com - Web Browser Plugins

Contents

Adobe Atmosphere

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Atmosphere

[Logo Discussion]

Download links

Latest plugin: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/2.x/AtmospherePlayer216.exe

Standalone version: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/sa_player/atmosphere_saplayer.exe

Example Games/Applications

Problems Encountered

  • The Javascript used by Galleries doesn't seem to work in newer IE. Curation guide might need to specify replacing the gallery's Javascript with code to create the <object> tag. This appears to because of a use of VBScript. VBScript can be reenabled via registry, or it might be cleaner to replace the JS. VBScript and galleries work fine as-is in Flashpoint Secure Player.
  • Some older Atmosphere worlds don't work in the plugin. Newer worlds (including galleries) won't work fully in the standalone player.
  • Low FPS. Can seemingly be fixed by changing "Throttle when not active". Hardware acceleration can be added by editing a text file, but it results in oddities in the tic tac toe world (http://www.it-quadrat.de/ttt/ttt3d/ttt.aer)
  • Cannot point plugin directly at an .aer file, an <object> tag must be used. (This is an original Adobe Atmosphere limitation)
  • Some worlds automatically close chat. Some other worlds put useful information in the chat. The chat open/closed preference is saved, so worlds with chat should probably have some code to open chat embedded.
  • Excessive caching may be a possibility.
  • Stairs are tricky to climb. Could be related to missing avatars? Might want to include default avatar in htdocs.


Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer

https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html

Download Links

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/*

Example Games/Applications

lost 3D model of a nuclear power plant


AXEL Player

Download

Browser Plugin: https://web.archive.org/web/20070222181629/http://www.mindavenue.com:80/downloads/AXELPlayer.exe

Standalone Player: https://web.archive.org/web/20061127002450/http://www.mindavenue.com/DB/en/download/updates/AXELStandAlonePlayer.exe

Download links for all known versions: https://archive.org/details/mindavenue-axel-player

Examples


BitPlayer (BitMagic)

About

Is a standalone player built with Flash and Shockwave, playing both contents.

it downloaded files from the internet on a daily basis. things called BitGames or BitFlicks there was also ads.

The file extension is .bm which just contains a .swf or .dcr

There were around 2000's various files in its short life, we have only been able to save a little less then 500.

https://web.archive.org/web/20000408230648/http://bitmagic.com/

History

bitmagic.com.au, bitmagic.org, content.ao.bitmagic.com, download.ao.bitmagic.com, download.us.bitmagic.com, www.bitmagic.com

(most of these you might have to search for bitmagic) [Michiel Frackers Interview - Co-founder] [Co-founder flash website] [animators website] [more info] [linkedin profile] [about book by cofounder] [more info 2] [website were player could be downloaded] [blog talking about various inside happenings]

Download

BitMagic should be good for the next release

Items can not be fully curated in the Curate Tab though, items will not directly play so no screen shots etc.

[Current support build] [Recent Discord Post]

Examples are included in the download

Tools

  • bitmagic_converter extracts the Flash or Shockwave file embedded in a BitMagic file and shows metadata such as name, creator/note, and edition (which is usually a date, presumably the date it was published)
  • minimagic_extractor extracts BitMagic .bm files from Minimagic .exes. Minimagic was a way of packaging up a BitMagic animation as a standalone executable.


Castle Game Engine Web Plugin

https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/wiki/Web-Plugin

Download Links

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z

Example Games/Applications

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z

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:

Lazarus: https://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Windows%2032%20bits/ (it might be best to download the version with the highest version number)

Free Pascal (included with Lazarus, but also linked to separately in case that helps get the plugin compiled): https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Win32/

Castle Game Engine: https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/releases/tag/snapshot

Flatland Rover

Player

Examples

Google Native Client

https://developer.chrome.com/native-client

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client

Slimjet 10, Used by oshaboy for testing: https://bluepload.unstable.life/slimjet10.exe

Example Games

Bomberclone

Bastion Demo (Some Assets lost)

Super Tux

Doom

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser)

Download Links

https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download

Example Games/Applications

http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/

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. (That's because 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:

Python 1.5.2: https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe

Tcl/Tk: ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe

Alternatively, an all-in-one package can be used instead.

All-in-one packages: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711328321819902083/Grail.7z, https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711588211222118450/Grail_but_More_Portable.7z (more portable version)


HTML+TIME / XHTML+SMIL

  • 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"

HotSauce

Some kind of 3D viewer for .mcf files, which are things like sitemaps

https://www.macintoshrepository.org/866-apple-s-hotsauce-technology-project-x-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HotSauce

https://urbigenous.net/library/MCF/

Example Games/Applications

https://web.archive.org/web/19970527121925fw_/http://www.hdcity.com/sample_index.html (requires a multitude of plugins)

https://web.archive.org/web/19970703020221/http://mcf.research.apple.com/hs/sites.html

https://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=xspace.net&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%3A%5B45%5D&fl=original

https://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=mcf.research.apple.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%3A%5B45%5D&fl=original

LIVEMATH

https://www.livemath.com/lmplugin/

Example Games/Applications


MDL Chime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime

Download Links

Install and demos: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html

Problems Encountered

When the plugin is installed, navigating to a page that uses the plugin immediately crashes K-Meleon.


MrSID

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MrSID

An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.

Download links

Window on the UK, Window on the Universe (Volumes 1 & 2) and the plugin installer: https://archive.org/details/bnsc-wouk


o2c

Download Link

http://www.o2c.de/en/download/o2c-download.html

Examples

Notes

Player using ocx files, but when trying run as ActiveX Control giving error "Registry Failed".


O3D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O3D

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

Download links

No known trustworthy downloads, although source code exists.

https://www.zhaodll.co/n/20130417/158957.html was tested and works, but the site is sketchy.

Example Games/Applications


Panda3D Plugin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda3D

Download Links

Install and demos: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/plugin/install_plugin.html

Latest runtime: https://www.panda3d.org/download/runtime-1-0-4/

Example Games/Applications

Open directory of Panda3D stuff: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/p3d_7/

Pac-Bat - tested and working on 2019-07-21

Dice in a Stone Box

A3P - Acquire, Attack, Asplode, Pwn! - tries to install Python and crashes

Problems Encountered

Has a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed here: http://runtime.panda3d.org/contents.xml

The runtime components are all available from this open directory: http://runtime.panda3d.org/


Pipelight

See https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Linux_Support#Pipelight


QuickTime VR

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR

Download Links

https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR

Example Games/Applications

https://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZvSeIxFqURTrIKUDkLjAFyA.html

http://www.middlestreet.org/cabinet/sebacub.htm

http://www.rewind.ac.uk/expanded/Narrative/BFI_422%22.html

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.


Rebol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebol

Plugin for a cross-platform programming language. Unfortunately the plugin only works in Internet Explorer.

Download Links

http://www.rebol.com/plugin/rebolb6.cab

Example Games/Applications

http://www.rebol.net/plugin/demos/

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

An online block-based virtual language, currently based upon Blockly, and flash before that and Squeak 2.8 before that. While it is possible through converters and packagers to curate scratch games in flashpoint, they are not in their original form.

1.4 Editor: https://download.scratch.mit.edu/ScratchInstaller1.4.exe 2.0 Editor: https://scratch.mit.edu/scratchr2/static/sa/Scratch-461.exe 3.x Editor: https://downloads.scratch.mit.edu/desktop/Scratch%20Setup.exe

Issues: Scratch 2 and 3 do not have linux versions.

Sense8 WorldUp

Player http://www.terasoft.com/about/products.html https://web.archive.org/web/20010622064503/http://www.sense8.com/products/download.html

Example http://www.cityarts.com/metaverse/


Tulip 3D

http://web.archive.org/web/20021002220716/http://www.exstream.to/

https://web.archive.org/web/20020928152956/http://www.tulip-software.org/

(Note: It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name)


X3D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D

Download Links

A list of some X3D players: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html

Example Games/Applications

Examples: Scene Archives for X3D: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html#Examples

FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html

Problems Encountered

Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03


XVR

Information

Could potentially be considered just another ActiveX control?

Download Link

Examples

Notes

The sample at https://web.archive.org/web/20051223071519/http://www.pureform.org/virtualGallery.htm (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.


Technologies Already Included

Added in Flashpoint 8.1

Pulse3D

https://www.sandyressler.com/about/library/weekly/aa122000a.htm

https://lostmediawiki.com/Pulse_3D_(lost_3D_web_plugin_content;_1999-2001)

Pulse3D was previously called "Platinum VRML."

Download Links

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pulse3d.com:80/players/english/PulsePlayerNsWin.exe

Available from MICD2001_11_NR2.iso here: http://archive.org/details/MICD200111/

https://bluepload.unstable.life/p3d.zip

Installer: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705092816220717086/PulseStuff.zip

Netscape version: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705175471926673468/PulseNetscape.zip

Example Games/Applications

http://www.learningfriends.com/download.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20030705212152/http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/protozoa.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20040204091717/http://launch.pulse3d.com/harvard/index.htm

https://archive.org/details/Pulse3DPWSPWCPW3Files

https://archive.org/details/www_02_2002

pulse3d.com CDX search

pulsenetwork.com CDX search

dotcomix.com CDX search

muppetworld.com CDX search

barbie.com CDX search

Nutrisystem.com CDX search

Notes

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).

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.

Added in Flashpoint 8.2

VRML

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML

Download Links

A list of some VRML players: https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html

Cosmo Player: https://cosmo-player.en.softonic.com/download

OpenVRML: https://sourceforge.net/projects/openvrml/files/

Example Games/Applications

*; Also contains links to other places containing VRML content.

Andrew's VRML Games and Puzzles: http://www.soc.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/vrml/

VRML GAME*: http://web.archive.org/web/20191016182344/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/3d/game/game.htm

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

A Little Bit About Me: http://members.bex.net/jtcullen515/AboutMe.htm

VRML resources for the 3E15 lecture - 14 October 1998*: http://www2.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~jrk/wwwvrml.dir/public-vrml/VRMLLECTURE/

vrml.sgi.com: http://web.archive.org/web/19980113075629/http://vrml.sgi.com/intro.html

A list of chat worlds and games at VR Internal (on the left sidebar): https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html

FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html

Internet Archive Search: subject:"VRML": https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22VRML%22

Google search for VRML, limited to .ac.uk addresses*: https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aac.uk

Floops episodes 7, 10, 24, 28, 29, 31, 36, 38 and 46 from Floops' Greatest Hits, a CD-ROM published in 1997 by Silicon Graphics: https://github.com/Sgeo/floopsArchive/tree/master/floops

Google search for VRML, limited to altervista.org addresses*: https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aaltervista.org

The Haunted House (created by Nekochan member nongrato): http://web.archive.org/web/20190704003702/http://sgizone.co.nf/haunted/

Google search for VRML, limited to VRML archives*: https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+archive

Google search for VRML, limited to gainos.org addresses*: https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fgainos.org

Google search for VRML, limited to .edu addresses*: https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site:edu

Lots and Lots of VRML 1: https://bluepload.unstable.life/lotsandlotsofvrml1.7z

All VRML worlds from Archive Team's Geocities scrape (1,985 .wrl files total) https://flashfreeze.submissions.unstable.life/geocities.7z

Problems Encountered

Flux Player 2.1 is stuck loading under TheWorld 3.5.03

Too many players with variations: Which ones should get included?

Live3D: Crashes on page navigation resolvable by using in Netscape 4

Cosmo Player: Struggles with large worlds. Direct3D renderer (the default) seems to cause dropped polygons (in Mod Gun and Beat Monk Bash at least) and drifting cameras (in Mod Dance Party) and wrongly rendering textures (in Dilbert animation I Think Therefore I Am). Have been unable to get software renderer to work. OpenGL renderer (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\CosmoSoftware\CosmoPlayer\2.1.1\renderer = OPENGL) seems to work fine on one system, needs testing before any decision to hardcode.

Blaxxun Contact 4.4: If a world has sounds but a sound has not played yet, low FPS. This seems to occur in a full install too.

Blaxxun Contact 4.4: Some worlds rely on RealPlayer G2. Include in Blaxxun config? Example world: http://www.e-spaces.com/portfolio/ssg/vrml/main.wrl

Tcl Plugin

https://people.apache.org/~jim/NewArchitect/webtech/1997/12/junk/index.html

academic paper

Japanese presentation

Download Links

http://www.tcl.tk/software/plugin/download.html

https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/tree?ci=tip

https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/raw/installers/msi/Tclplugin-4.0.msi?name=5daace0ca3aa9cf7b3a52fde29d5b18923c46e3d

Example Games/Applications

See https://bluepload.unstable.life/tcl-info.txt for many examples.

Problems Encountered

The Tcl plugin may not load unless these conditions are met:

  1. The page with the Tcl embed has to be the first page loaded by the browser (not counting about:home).
  2. The page must be allowed to complete loading without scrolling the page or moving the mouse over the embed area.

Tested in latest K-Meleon (non-Goanna) version on 2019-08-17.


Burster

Download Links

https://web.archive.org/web/20150209071910/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=18

https://web.archive.org/web/20160421163457/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=18

Example Games/Applications

http://3d8bits.orgfree.com/pong/pong.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20111208123049/http://deadcyborg.com/index.html

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://geta3d.com*

Technologies that we can not add right now

Wild Tangent

Currently no way to run on current computers