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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 #plugins-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]].
  
 
''Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.''
 
''Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.''
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* [http://mcs.csueastbay.edu/~grewe/CS3520/HTML/WWWBrowsing/htmlapps.htm Another list]
 
* [http://mcs.csueastbay.edu/~grewe/CS3520/HTML/WWWBrowsing/htmlapps.htm Another list]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030212070130/http://www2.gol.com/users/oyamada/ Plug-in Gallery & Demo Links (oyamada)]
 
* [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
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Name
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Links
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Formats
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|-
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|
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| 3DMLW
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| 3dmlw.com
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| .3dmlw
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|-
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|
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| ActiveVRML
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| Animated Widgets
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| https://web.archive.org/web/19961107040704/http://www.progtools.com/animplug.html
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|
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|-
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|
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| Astound Web Player
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|
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* golddisk.com
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* astoundinc.com
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* https://www.heartlight.org/worshipslides/index.html
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* http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/oldconfer/html/pbl/cr.html
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| .asn
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|-
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|
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| buro Zicht
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| 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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|
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|-
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|
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| GLView
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| home.snafu.de/~hg/
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|
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* .wrl
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* .3dv
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|-
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|
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| HyperStudio
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|
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* hyperstudio.com
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* http://web.archive.org/web/20001117175800/http://hyperstudio.com/resource/hsplugin/samples.html
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| .stk
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|-
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| [[File: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
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|
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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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| Petz Player
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|
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|
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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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|
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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
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|-
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|
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| VReam
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| https://archive.org/details/moving-worlds
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|
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* .vre
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* .vrw
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|-
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|
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| VR Scout
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| possibly just another VRML viewer
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|
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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]
  
== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
 
 
=== Downloads ===
 
=== Downloads ===
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html Download page] (archived)
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* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/876727921748885534/SVGView.exe SVG Viewer Installer] (taken from Wayback Machine)
* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/* Different versions]
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* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/876727975654068284/SVGICC.exe Add-on support for ICC colors] (taken from Wayback Machine)
  
 
=== Examples ===
 
=== Examples ===
* [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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* [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)
  
== BitPlayer (BitMagic) ==
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=== Problems Encountered ===
[https://web.archive.org/web/20000408230648/http://bitmagic.com/ bitmagic.com] (archived)
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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.
  
===About===
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=== Notes ===
BitPlayer is a standalone player able to play BitMagic content, which is based on Flash or Shockwave. It downloaded games (BitGames) or BitFlicks (animations) from the internet on a daily basis. Advertisements were downloaded as well. All of these were stored in BM files, which contain an SWF for Flash-based content, or a DCR for Shockwave-based content.
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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.
There were around 2000 BitMagic files in its short life, of which we have only been able to save a little less than 500.
 
 
 
=== History ===
 
bitmagic.com.au, bitmagic.org, content.ao.bitmagic.com, download.ao.bitmagic.com, download.us.bitmagic.com, www.bitmagic.com
 
 
 
You might have to search for BitMagic for most of these links.
 
 
 
[https://www.netkwesties.nl/documenten/Michiel%20Frackers%20interview.pdf Michiel Frackers Interview - Co-founder], [https://fvjole.home.xs4all.nl/bio.html Co-founder flash website], [http://vanderwaa.com/about/ animators website], [https://retro.nrc.nl/W2/Lab/Profiel/Netherlands/young.html more info], [https://ca.linkedin.com/in/vadim-kapridov-42184925 linkedin profile], [http://rohypnol.nl/boek-van-frackers-bitmagic-beschadigend/#more-2727 about book by cofounder], [https://horl.yolasite.com/bitmagic.php more info 2], [http://www.neosoft.ru/internet/dialog3.htm#bitmagic website were player could be downloaded], [http://ivvva.ru/america.htm blog talking about various inside happenings]
 
  
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== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
 
=== Downloads ===
 
=== Downloads ===
BitMagic should be good for the next release. However, items currently cannot be fully curated in the Curate Tab, since they can't be played directly, so no screen shots, etc. via the Curate Tab.
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html Download page] (archived)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/* Different versions]
  
* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/779800983814799421/-BitMagic_Support-.7z Current support build]
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=== Examples ===
* [https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/778547303110672393 Discord post]
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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]
  
Examples are included in the download.
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=== Problems Encountered ===
 
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* This plugin crashes in the Basilisk browser.
=== Tools ===
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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.
* [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 (usually a date, presumably the date it was published)
 
* [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.
 
 
 
=== Curation Tutorial ===
 
The curation tutorial is available at [[BitPlayer Curation]].
 
  
 
== Castle Game Engine Web Plugin ==
 
== Castle Game Engine Web Plugin ==
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=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
* Crashes a majority of the time. The Basilisk and Flashpoint cache must be cleared.
 
* 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
  
 
==Flatland Rover==
 
==Flatland Rover==
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* [http://zonalandeducation.com/canYou3DML/one.html Can You 3DML?]
 
* [http://zonalandeducation.com/canYou3DML/one.html Can You 3DML?]
  
== FreeHand ==
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_FreeHand (please note the article makes no mention of the plugin, but it appears to arise from that)
 
 
Also called '''Shockwave Graphics Player''', or, like the other Shockwave plugins, just Shockwave.
 
 
=== Downloads ===
 
* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/813963169440989214/np32fsw.dll DLL]
 
 
=== Examples ===
 
All the sites with the icon [[File:FreeHand on Macromedia.gif]] [http://web.archive.org/web/19961026210317/http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/epicenter/ here]. Please note you have to click on the categories. These examples have been saved:
 
** https://web.archive.org/web/19970727140308/http://www.inlink.com/~terryl/fairgounds.html
 
** https://web.archive.org/web/19990209093802/http://www.woodmagazine.com/cusserv/shockwave/horsehok.html
 
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
Sometimes throws this error:
 
 
[[File:FreeHand Error.png]]
 
 
All three buttons make the plugin stop working.
 
  
 
== Google Native Client ==
 
== Google Native Client ==
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"DA"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
 
"DA"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
 
== HotSauce ==
 
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HotSauce
 
 
=== About ===
 
A 3D viewer for MCF files, which are similar to sitemaps.
 
 
=== Downloads ===
 
* [https://www.macintoshrepository.org/866-apple-s-hotsauce-technology-project-x- Plugin and viewer ] (viewer MacOS 68k or PPC only)
 
* [https://urbigenous.net/library/MCF/ Alternate download]
 
 
=== Examples ===
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970527121925fw_/http://www.hdcity.com/sample_index.html www.hdcity.com] (archived, requires a multitude of plugins)
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970703020221/http://mcf.research.apple.com/hs/sites.html mcf.research.apple.com] (archived
 
* [https://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=xspace.net&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%3A%5B45%5D&fl=original xspace.net CDX search]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=mcf.research.apple.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%3A%5B45%5D&fl=original mcf.research.apple.com CDX search]
 
  
 
== igLoader ==
 
== igLoader ==
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=== Downloads ===
 
=== Downloads ===
 
* [https://archive.org/details/bnsc-wouk Window on the UK, Window on the Universe (Volumes 1 & 2) and the plugin installer]
 
* [https://archive.org/details/bnsc-wouk Window on the UK, Window on the Universe (Volumes 1 & 2) and the plugin installer]
 
== o2c ==
 
=== Downloads ===
 
* [http://www.o2c.de/en/download/o2c-download.html Official download page]
 
* [https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/767757315423207484 o2c files and installer package]
 
* [https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/768027913080930345 Package with another player]
 
 
=== Examples ===
 
* [http://staircon.pl/uslugiprojektowe.htm Projektowanie schodów]
 
* [http://staircon.pl/galeria.htm StairCon promocja]
 
 
=== Notes ===
 
OCX files are used, but trying to run these as an ActiveX Control gives a "Registry Failed".
 
  
 
== O3D ==
 
== O3D ==
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=== Problems ===
 
=== Problems ===
* There is a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed  
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* 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)])
[http://runtime.panda3d.org/contents.xml here], and are available from [http://runtime.panda3d.org/ this open directory]. (backed up at [https://flashfreeze.submissions.unstable.life/runtimepanda3dorg.7z Flashfreeze])
 
  
 
== Pipelight ==
 
== Pipelight ==
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=== Downloads ===
 
=== Downloads ===
 
* [http://files.squeak.org/2.8/BrowserPlugins/ Squeak 2.8 browser plugin downloads]
 
* [http://files.squeak.org/2.8/BrowserPlugins/ Squeak 2.8 browser plugin downloads]
 
== ThingWorld ThingViewer ==
 
* Looks like they're intended to be single-asset
 
* Some Javascript mentions possible sitelocks
 
* The installer installs plugins (ActiveX and NPAPI) and a standalone viewer
 
 
=== Downloads ===
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20020128084644if_/http://www.thingworld.com:80/download/ThingViewer_Install.exe Latest version]
 
* ThingMaker may be on [https://archive.org/details/computerbuyercd-1998-09 this CD]
 
 
=== Examples ===
 
* [http://www.junkyardjake.com/Games/thingworld.htm ThingWorld Football Games]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.thingworld.com/* Wayback Machine www.thingworld.com search (filter by .tms)
 
  
 
== Tulip 3D ==
 
== Tulip 3D ==
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=== Problems ===
 
=== Problems ===
 
It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name.
 
It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name.
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* 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 ==
 
== Visviva Animation Player ==
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== Wildpockets ==
 
== Wildpockets ==
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20110210153645/http://www.wildpockets.com/ Official Website] (archived)
 
* [https://wildpockets.fandom.com/wiki/Wildpockets_Wiki Wildpockets Wiki]
 
* [https://wildpockets.fandom.com/wiki/Wildpockets_Wiki Wildpockets Wiki]
  
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=== Notes ===
 
=== 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.
 
[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.
 
== 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."
 
 
===== Downloads =====
 
*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
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
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===
 
==== VRML ====
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML
 
 
===== Downloads =====
 
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/
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
'''*'''; Also contains links to other places containing VRML content.
 
*''Internet Archive Search: subject:"VRML"'': https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22VRML%22
 
*A list of chat worlds and games at VR Internal (on the left sidebar): https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
 
*A Little Bit About Me: http://members.bex.net/jtcullen515/AboutMe.htm
 
*All VRML worlds from Archive Team's Geocities scrape (1,985 .wrl files total) https://flashfreeze.submissions.unstable.life/geocities.7z
 
*Andrew's VRML Games and Puzzles: http://www.soc.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/vrml/
 
*Floops archive, contains episodes 7, 10, 20, 24, 28, 29, 31, 35, 36, 38, 41, 42, 46, 47, 52, 53 and a special: https://github.com/Sgeo/floopsArchive
 
*FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
 
*Google search for VRML, limited to'''*''': [https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aac.uk .ac.uk addresses], [https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aaltervista.org altervista.org addresses], [https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site:edu .edu addresses], [https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fgainos.org gainos.org addresses], [https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+archive VRML archives]
 
*Lots and Lots of VRML 1: https://bluepload.unstable.life/lotsandlotsofvrml1.7z
 
*The Haunted House (created by Nekochan member nongrato): http://web.archive.org/web/20190704003702/http://sgizone.co.nf/haunted/
 
*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
 
*VRML GAME'''*''': http://web.archive.org/web/20191016182344/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/3d/game/game.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
 
 
===== Problems Encountered =====
 
*Flux Player 2.1 is stuck loading under TheWorld 3.5.03
 
*Too many players with variations: Which ones should get included?
 
*<del>Live3D: Crashes on page navigation</del> 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
 
*[http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.467.7944 academic paper]
 
*[https://www.slideshare.net/nyaocat/tcltk-12234163 Japanese presentation]
 
 
===== Downloads =====
 
*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
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
See https://bluepload.unstable.life/tcl-info.txt for many examples.
 
 
===== Problems Encountered =====
 
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.
 
 
==== Burster ====
 
===== Downloads =====
 
*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
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
*[http://3d8bits.orgfree.com/pong/pong.htm Pong Remake]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20111208123049/http://deadcyborg.com/index.html Dead Cyborg]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://geta3d.com* geta3d.com]
 
 
<noinclude>[[Category:Technologies]]</noinclude>
 
 
===Added in Flashpoint 10.0===
 
There were multiple other plugins added to 10.0 that are not listed here, as they never were added to this page.
 
==== Adobe Atmosphere ====
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Atmosphere Wikipedia page]
 
[https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/779035668205928458 Logo Discussion]
 
 
===== Downloads =====
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/2.x/AtmospherePlayer216.exe Latest version]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/sa_player/atmosphere_saplayer.exe Standalone player]
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
* http://www.1ec5.org/3d/worlds.html
 
* http://www.1ec5.org/3d/mingerworld/
 
* http://www.wedding2004.net/photography/
 
* http://amasci.com/atmos.html
 
* http://www.trucker2000.net/directory.html
 
* http://www.it-quadrat.de/atmosphere/
 
* https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.canoma.com/*
 
 
===== Problems Encountered =====
 
* <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.
 
* 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 <code>.aer</code> file, an <code><object></code> 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.
 
 
 
==== Alambik Player ====
 
===== Player =====
 
[http://light.alambik.com/ Alambik website]
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
[http://www.the-demo.com/ The-Demo]
 
 
===== Problems Encountered =====
 
* <s>It doesn't work with the proxy, loading from the live web.</s> This was fixed by adding FlashpointProxy.dll (twice).
 
* <s>It requests data —‌ specifically, a version number — from the registry. It gives a popup, but clicking "No" allows the application to play.</s> Fixed by using FSP in Basilisk.
 
* <s>Using FSP with the standalone player gives "The process failed to start" as a popup, and "An error occured while activating the Mode." in the logs.</s> Fixed with a config file tweak.
 
* <s>It requests some tracking files.</s> We will use dummy files.
 
** <s>It doesn't recognize the dummy files <code>www.alambik.com/cgi-bin/checking</code> and <code>check.ipcheck.com/cgi-bin/checking</code>.</s> Not really that important.
 
 
===== Support Pack =====
 
Details on how to add the Support Pack are in [https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/596548932373577750/816476773336219658 this Discord message].
 
 
===== Curation Tutorial =====
 
The tutorial is located at [[Alambik Curation]].
 
 
==== AXEL Player ====
 
===== Downloads =====
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070222181629/http://www.mindavenue.com:80/downloads/AXELPlayer.exe Browser plugin]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20061127002450/http://www.mindavenue.com/DB/en/download/updates/AXELStandAlonePlayer.exe Standalone player]
 
* [https://archive.org/details/mindavenue-axel-player Download links for all known versions]
 
* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/777357663985205248/AXELPlayer.7z Plugin files and modified Basilisk-Portable.ini package]
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
* [http://pages.infinit.net/glsmith/Arrow/arrow_main.htm Arrow]
 
* [https://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com/injury/anatomy.php Anatomy]
 
* [http://kaitischler.de/AxelPlayerAcceptanceTest/ Axel Player Acceptance Test]
 
* [http://www.muranon.com/w3d/gallery/ Gallery]
 
 
==== LiveMath ====
 
[https://www.livemath.com/lmplugin/ Plugin page]
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
* [https://ae.msstate.edu/vlsm/forcesys/concurrent_force_systems/livemath_examples/ Concurrent Force Systems examples]
 
* [http://www.distancemath.com/preview/unit1/mvgrapher.htm distancemath.com example]
 
 
==== Rebol ====
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebol Wikipedia article]
 
 
A plugin for Rebol, a cross-platform programming language. The plugin exists for both Internet Explorer and Netscape-based browsers, but may be better tested in the former. It seems like most embeds have been written expecting one or the other.
 
 
===== Downloads =====
 
* [http://www.rebol.com/plugin/rebolb6.cab Internet Explorer plugin]
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
* [http://www.rebol.net/plugin/demos/ Official demos]
 
 
===== Support pack =====
 
* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/785357102863482940/rebol_pack.7z Internet Explorer version package, no logo)
 
 
==== Xara Plugin ====
 
===== Downloads =====
 
[https://web.archive.org/web/20010626161633/http://www.xara.com/downloads/plugin/ Plugin downloads] (archived)
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970606184251/http://www.xara.com/webformat/gallery/index.html Official gallery]
 

Latest revision as of 21:44, 16 November 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
Petz Player
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
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.