Technologies to Add
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.
Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:
- 1 QuickTime VR
- 2 Burster 3D
- 3 Pulse3D
- 4 Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer
- 5 Tcl Plugin
- 6 Panda3D Plugin
- 7 MDL Chime
- 8 Google Native Client
- 9 VRML
- 10 Grail
- 11 X3D
Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.
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.
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.
Pulse3D was previously called "Platinum VRML."
MICD2001_11_NR2.iso here: http://archive.org/details/MICD200111/
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.
Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer
See https://bluepload.unstable.life/tcl-info.txt for many examples.
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.
Install and demos: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/plugin/install_plugin.html
Latest runtime: https://www.panda3d.org/download/runtime-1-0-4/
Open directory of Panda3D stuff: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/p3d_7/
Pac-Bat - tested and working on 2019-07-21
A3P - Acquire, Attack, Asplode, Pwn! - tries to install Python and crashes
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/
Install and demos: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html
When the plugin is installed, navigating to a page that uses the plugin immediately crashes K-Meleon.
Google Native Client
"[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.
A list of some VRML players: https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
Cosmo Player: https://cosmo-player.en.softonic.com/download
* Also contains links to other places containing VRML content.
Andrew's VRML Games and Puzzles: http://www.soc.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/vrml/
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/
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
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
Cosmo Player: Struggles with large worlds
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.
Python (needed to run Grail): https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe
Tcl/Tk (also needed to run Grail): ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe
All-in-one package, but more portable: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711588211222118450/Grail_but_More_Portable.7z
"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.
A list of some X3D players: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html
FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
X3D for Web Authors (X3D4WA) Examples Archive: http://www.x3dbook.com/examples/X3dForWebAuthors/index.html
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)
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03