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* https://web.archive.org/web/20040414180129/http://www.biovirtual.com/xplayer/xplayer.cab
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20011014114611id_/http://www.biovirtual.com/bios/soldier.bio
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20010618120243/http://www.biovirtual.com:80/bioPlayer/downloads/bioPlayer.exe
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*Download link: https://download.blender.org/release/plugin/
 
*Download link: https://download.blender.org/release/plugin/
 
| .blend
 
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| [[File:DevalVR Logo.png|center|20px]]
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| DevalVR
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| https://web.archive.org/web/20080316030329/http://www.devalvr.com/
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* .djvu
 
* .djvu
 
* .djv
 
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| [[File:DX Studio Player Logo.png|center|20px]]
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| DX Studio Player
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20130614082456if_/http://www.dxstudio.com/downloads/dxstudioplayersetup.exe
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* https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.dxstudio.com*
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* .dxstudio
 
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| [[File:EVA Logo.png|center|20px]]
 
| [[File:EVA Logo.png|center|20px]]
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| * Example: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/714335844940513342/815253134976745514
 
| * Example: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/714335844940513342/815253134976745514
 
| .pxd
 
| .pxd
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| [[File:RealiView Logo.png|center|20px]]
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| RealiView
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* https://web.archive.org/web/*/realimation.com*
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* http://discmaster.textfiles.com/browse/1481/Plug-In%20Power%20Pack%20for%20Netscape%20Communicator.iso/plugins/demos/real
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* .rbs
 
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| [[File:Scorch Logo.png|center|20px]]
 
| [[File:Scorch Logo.png|center|20px]]
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| https://web.archive.org/web/19961219083653/http://www.smoothmove.com/
 
| https://web.archive.org/web/19961219083653/http://www.smoothmove.com/
 
| .pan
 
| .pan
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| [[File:TurnTool Logo.png|center|20px]]
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| TurnTool XPCOM
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* turntool.com
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* .tnt
 
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| [[File:VReam Logo.png|center|20px]]
 
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* .vre
 
* .vre
 
* .vrw
 
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* http://web.archive.org/web/19970626181245/http://www.dvcorp.com/webxpresso/index.html
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* https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/968591627952209930/webxprs.exe
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| [[File:Winds3D Logo.png|center|20px]]
 
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* DirectPlay is required.
 
* DirectPlay is required.
  
=== TWF Viewer/TWF OpenGL Viewer [[File:TWF Viewer Logo.png|40px]] ===
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=== TWF Viewer/TWF OpenGL Viewer [[File:TWF Logo.png|40px]] ===
  
 
==== Downloads ====
 
==== Downloads ====
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* Looking internally, the <code>OriginalFilename</code> is <code>npblz16.DLL</code>; perhaps it needs 16 bit? ''Yes, it needed to be run in 16-bit Netscape due to the aforementioned ini change''
 
* Looking internally, the <code>OriginalFilename</code> is <code>npblz16.DLL</code>; perhaps it needs 16 bit? ''Yes, it needed to be run in 16-bit Netscape due to the aforementioned ini change''
 
* Needs a change in flashpointvm to work once imported
 
* Needs a change in flashpointvm to work once imported
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===Astound Web Player [[File:Astound Web Player Logo.png|40px]]===
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====Downloads====
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* [http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/archive/ftp.sunet.se/pub/pc/windows/winsock-indstate/Windows95/WWW-Browsers/Plug-In/webplay95.exe 1.0 installer]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://astoundinc.com:80/programs/* installers]
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====Examples====
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* https://www.heartlight.org/worshipslides/index.html
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* <s>http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/oldconfer/html/pbl/cr.html</s>
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970617103533/http://www2.gol.com/users/oyamada/multim.html#AP2 Large list at oyamada]
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==== Problems Encountered ====
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* <s>White screen when embedded in Basilisk and Netscape.</s>
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* <s>Examples link to the file directly without an embed, and when clicked in Basilisk and Netscape show text instead of playing the file using the plugin.</s>
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* <s>Probably relies on the installed files in <code>C:\gdapps\awp</code></s>
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* Requires 16-bit Netscape and the latest build of Winevdm to work.
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* <code>application/astound asn</code> needs to be added to Apache's <code>mime.types</code> file.

Latest revision as of 21:39, 1 December 2022

For technologies which are still to be added, see Technologies to Add.

It may also be worth including the versions older plugins like Java were added in for completion's sake.

Contents

Unsorted

Technologies that were added but not given dedicated sections due to minimal research.

Note: This section is incomplete.

Logo Name Info Formats
Animated Widgets Logo.png
Animated Widgets .anm
MapGuide Logo.png
Argus/Autodesk MapGuide
  • .class
  • .mwf
BioPlayer Logo.png
BioPlayer
  • .bio
Blender Logo.png
Blender .blend
DevalVR Logo.png
DevalVR https://web.archive.org/web/20080316030329/http://www.devalvr.com/ .dvl
DjVu Logo.png
DjVu
  • .djvu
  • .djv
DX Studio Player Logo.png
DX Studio Player
  • .dxstudio
EVA Logo.png
Extended Vector Animation .eva
FastBid Logo.png
FastBid .fbs
Harvard WebShow Logo.png
Harvard WebShow .pr4
Lightning Strike Logo.png
Lightning Strike .cod
Live Picture Viewer Logo.png
Live Picture Viewer .ivr
NoteWorthy Composer Logo.png
NoteWorthy Composer .nwc
Petz Player Logo.png
Petz Player .ply
Pixound Logo.png
Pixound * Example: https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/714335844940513342/815253134976745514 .pxd
RealiView Logo.png
RealiView
  • .rbs
Scorch Logo.png
Scorch .sib
SmoothMove Panorama Logo.png
Smooth Move Panorama https://web.archive.org/web/19961219083653/http://www.smoothmove.com/ .pan
TurnTool Logo.png
TurnTool XPCOM
  • turntool.com
  • .tnt
VReam Logo.png
VReam https://archive.org/details/moving-worlds
  • .vre
  • .vrw
WebXpresso Logo.png
WebXpresso
  • .xpg
Winds3D Logo.png
Winds3D awingsoft.com .aw3

Added in Flashpoint 8.1

Pulse3D Pulse Logo.png

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

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

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

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 VRML Logo.png

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.

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 Tcl Logo.png

Downloads

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:

  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 Burster Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

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 Atmosphere Logo.png

Wikipedia page Logo Discussion

Downloads

Examples

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.

Alambik Player Alambik Logo.png

Player

Alambik website

Examples

The-Demo

Problems Encountered

  • It doesn't work with the proxy, loading from the live web. This was fixed by adding FlashpointProxy.dll (twice).
  • It requests data —‌ specifically, a version number — from the registry. It gives a popup, but clicking "No" allows the application to play. Fixed by using FSP in Basilisk.
  • 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. Fixed with a config file tweak.
  • It requests some tracking files. We will use dummy files.
    • It doesn't recognize the dummy files www.alambik.com/cgi-bin/checking and check.ipcheck.com/cgi-bin/checking. Not really that important.

Support Pack

Details on how to add the Support Pack are in this Discord message.

Curation Tutorial

The tutorial is located at Alambik Curation.

AXEL Player AXEL Player Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

LiveMath LiveMath Plugin Logo.png

Plugin page

Examples

Rebol REBOL Logo.png

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

Examples

Support pack

Xara Plugin Xara Plugin Logo.png

Downloads

Plugin downloads (archived)

Examples

Added in Flashpoint 10.1

BitPlayer (BitMagic) BitPlayer Logo.png

bitmagic.com (archived)

About

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.

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.

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

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.

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 (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.

Curation Tutorial

The curation tutorial is available at BitPlayer Curation.

Added in Flashpoint 11.0

o2c O2c-Player Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Notes

OCX files are used, but trying to run these as an ActiveX Control gives a "Registry Failed".

HotSauce HotSauce Logo.png

About

A 3D viewer for MCF files, which are similar to sitemaps.

Downloads

Examples

FreeHand FreeHand Logo.png

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

Examples

All the sites with the icon FreeHand on Macromedia.gif here. Please note you have to click on the categories. These examples have been saved:

Problems Encountered

Sometimes throws this error:

FreeHand Error.png

All three buttons make the plugin stop working.

ThingViewer ThingViewer Logo.png

  • 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

Examples

Flatland Rover Flatland Rover Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Squeak Squeak Logo.png

Downloads

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. Curation-specific problem
  • General problems with the D'Fusion installation Turns out a higher plugin version was needed
  • D'Fusion dropping files in App Data Not a problem

Formula One/NET Formula One NET Logo.gif

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Formula One will sometimes say Invalid File, will only work with http://localhost in the launch command

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'."
  • Netscape stops responding.

X3D X3D Logo.png

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03.

Upcoming

MrSID MrSID Logo.png

Wikipedia article

About

An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.

Downloads

mBed MBed Logo.gif

.mbd

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Apparently didn't work in Basilisk nor Netscape; possibly missing DLLs?

Sizzler Sizzler Logo.png

.sprite

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Puts files in System32

Visviva Animation Player Visviva 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.

TWF Viewer/TWF OpenGL Viewer TWF Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Netscape crashes after loading the plugin.
  • Basilisk plays the file but shows nothing.
  • There might be an issue with the OpenGL dlls, which are supposed to be located in c:\windows\system.

EMBLAZE EMBLAZE Logo.png

The error spam that EMBLAZE causes when audio is attempted to be played

.blz

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Apparently doesn't like existing in a directory containing spaces Still broken even without spaces
  • Files using audio cause a spam of error messages (see right side) Fixed using an ini change
  • Crashes Netscape Wrong plugin version used
  • Looking internally, the OriginalFilename is npblz16.DLL; perhaps it needs 16 bit? Yes, it needed to be run in 16-bit Netscape due to the aforementioned ini change
  • Needs a change in flashpointvm to work once imported

Astound Web Player Astound Web Player Logo.png

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • White screen when embedded in Basilisk and Netscape.
  • Examples link to the file directly without an embed, and when clicked in Basilisk and Netscape show text instead of playing the file using the plugin.
  • Probably relies on the installed files in C:\gdapps\awp
  • Requires 16-bit Netscape and the latest build of Winevdm to work.
  • application/astound asn needs to be added to Apache's mime.types file.