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Install Shockwave in Linux using Wine

Adobe Shockwave is an advanced platform for 3D applications on the Internet, and online games benefit the most out of it. But unfortunately, Adobe never released a version of Shockwave for the Linux platform.

If you are a Linux user, worry not. Using Wine, you can easily play for favorite games made using Shockwave. Wine is a software that allows running Windows applications on Linux. Wine is an open-source, free software, and is now available as a stable 1.0 version.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Install the latest version of Wine.
  2. Install the latest version of Shockwave for Windows using Wine. To do that, open command-line (Konsole/Terminal) and cd to the folder where Shockwave’s installer has been stored. Next, issue the command: wine Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe. This will install Shockwave as it does in Windows.
  3. Next, install the latest version of Mozilla Firefox for Windows using Wine, in the similar way as above.
  4. After it’s installation, open Firefox, go to the desired URL containing your favorite Shockwave application, and viola! The Shockwave application is ready to be used.

The screenshot in the beginning of this post shows Miniclip’s Table Tennis game being played in Google Chrome installed in Linux using Wine.

[ To installed Google Chrome using Wine on Linux, refer to this excellent tutorial ]

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  4. poo

    dude when i issue the comand it says it cant find the installer and i can t friken download it becasue shockwave says it dusnt support linux so it dusnt werk fr me at all

  5. Liza

    If you ever want to see a reader’s feedback :) , I rate this article for four from five. Decent info, but I have to go to that damn yahoo to find the missed pieces. Thanks, anyway!

  6. TamsinEmma

    I’m baffled D:
    I have firefox 3.5 and have downloaded Shockwave using Wine but when I tried to play any games on Miniclip it still told me I needed Shockwave to play.
    I then tried downloading Shockwave as a patch for Linux but that hasn’t worked either o.o

  7. Uri

    thanks alot for a great simple tutorial .. :) unfortunately some sites use the older Shockwave and it doesn’t work, but the mainstream sites work perfectly..

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  10. Rae

    Okay, I installed wine, but i always have problems with the cd command. if the file is in /home/my user name/download. what would I type. please tell me exactly where to put the spaces, if i should use a semicolon after cd, and what it should look like.

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  20. BrittanyD

    I’m trying to download shockwave for windows but the site never gives me the option to save the file. I checked in my downloads folder and the file isn’t there. When I click Submit and Download it refreshes the page but never gives me the file. I guess they got wind of people doing this who use linux and wont allow linux users to download the windows binary. Oh well. I guess I don’t really need shockwave anyway.

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