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 #development-chat channel in our Discord.

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

Problems Encountered

Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.

Further 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.

Basilisk disables QuickTime when detected by default.

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.

Burster 3D

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

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

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

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.

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/

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.

Google Native Client

https://developer.chrome.com/native-client https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client

Example Games

Bomberclone Bastion Demo

VRML

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

Download Links

A list of some VRML players, containing links to download them: 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 (you might need to scroll down to find the two links to VRML programs on this page): 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

Problems Encountered

Cortona3D works with many programs in VRML, but has a watermark on the bottom-right side of the running VRML program.

Grail

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

Download Links

Web browser: https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download Python (needed to run the web browser): https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe Tcl/Tk (also needed to run the web browser): ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe

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 (it's run from grail.py)