Technologies to Add

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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 #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:

Contents

Unsorted

Technologies to be researched and then given dedicated sections.

Logo Name Info Formats
3DMLW Logo.png
3DMLW .3dmlw
ActiveVRML http://conal.net/papers/ActiveVRML/
  • .xaf
  • .avr
Animated Widgets https://web.archive.org/web/19961107040704/http://www.progtools.com/animplug.html .anm
Argus/Autodesk MapGuide
  • .class
  • .mwf
Assymetrix Neuron .tbk
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
Community Place VRML Another VRML viewer
Converse3D .c3d
Cortona VRML http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplugs/npcortona.zip
  • .vrl
  • .vrml
  • .wrz
DevalVR Logo.png
DevalVR https://web.archive.org/web/20080316030329/http://www.devalvr.com/ .dvl
Disney Game Player Discord mention: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/714335844940513342/934041215169593435
EarthTime .etc
Enliven Logo.png
Enliven http://web.archive.org/web/19961111211705/http://www.narrative.com/demo_ns.htm .nml
EMBLAZE Logo.gif
EMBLAZE .blz
Formula One NET Logo.gif
Formula One/NET .vts
GeoMedia Web Map
  • .gwt
  • .cgm
GLView home.snafu.de/~hg/
  • .wrl
  • .3dv
Harvard Webshow .pr4
HyperChem/Cow Viewer http://web.archive.org/web/19961106051247/http://www.hyper.com/product_desc.html .cow
HyperStudio .stk
MBed Logo.gif
mBed Examples: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/714335844940513342/833385248972341269 .mbd
Liquid Reality Logo.png
Liquid Reality
Lightning Strike Logo.png
Lightning Strike
Live Picture Viewer .ivr
Media Conveyor https://web.archive.org/web/19981212030900/http://www.mediaconveyor.com/ .mcs
mPire mfactory.com .mpl
mPen Clicktoons http://web.archive.org/web/19991127231202/http://mpen.com/Plugins/download.htm .clt
NCompass http://web.archive.org/web/19961112000450/http://www.ncompasslabs.com:80/
NoteWorthy Composer .nwc
OLiVR Viewer Logo.png
OLiVR Viewer .oli
Petz Player .ply
Sizzler Logo.png
Sizzler https://web.archive.org/web/19961213011122/http://totallyhip.com/sizzler/sizzler.html .sprite
Smooth Move Panorama https://web.archive.org/web/19961219083653/http://www.smoothmove.com/ .pan
Stagecast Creator (formerly Cocoa) .sim
SuperCard Roadster Discord mention: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/806604847700901890 .sca
TurnTool XPCOM turntool.com .tnt
VRealm
  • .vre
  • .vrw
VReam https://archive.org/details/moving-worlds
  • .vre
  • .vrw
VR-Platform
VR Scout Another VRML viewer
WorldView .wrl
WebFX Another VRML viewer
WebMax .n3d
WebXpresso Logo.gif
WebXpresso .xpg
Winds3D awingsoft.com .exe

Adobe SVG Viewer SVG Viewer Logo.png

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.

ASAP WebShow/ActivePresenter WebShow ASAP WebShow Logo.gif

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Plugin files (.asp, .ap) don't show anything, but are recognized by the plugin.
  • "Could not load the plug-in 'ASAP WebShow' for the MIME type 'application/x-asap'."

Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer Atomic3D Logo.png

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 Castle Game Engine Web Plugin Logo.png

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 Chime Logo.png

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Installer and demos (Archived)

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

D'Fusion @Home Web Plug-In D'Fusion Logo.png

Official Website

About

An augmented reality plugin developed by a now-defunct French company, Total Immersion. Utilized the webcam.

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Failed to start D'Fusion Web.
  • General problems with the D'Fusion installation
  • D'Fusion dropping files in App Data

Google Native Client Google Native Client Logo.png

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 Grail Logo.png

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 IgLoader Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

MrSID MrSID Logo.png

Wikipedia article

About

An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.

Downloads

O3D O3D Logo.gif

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 Opal Player Plugin Logo.png

Product info page (archived)

About

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

Downloads

Examples

Panda3D Plugin Panda3D Logo.png

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 QuickTime Logo.png

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 Scratch Logo.png

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 Sense8 WorldUp Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Tulip 3D Tulip 3D Logo.png

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).

TWF Viewer/TWF OpenGL Viewer

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Netscape crashes after loading the plugin.
  • Basilisk plays the file but shows a white screen.
  • There might be an issue with the OpenGL dlls, which are supposed to be located in c:\windows\system.

Visviva Animation Player Visviva Animation Player Logo.png

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 WildPockets Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

WildTangent Web Driver WildTangent Web Driver Logo.png

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

Downloads

Problems Encountered

  • 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.

Examples

X3D X3D Logo.png

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03.

XVR XVR Logo.png

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.