updated 06:10 pm EST, Sun November 9, 2008
Shockwave 11 ships
Adobe has released Shockwave 11, adding support for Intel-based Macintosh computers. Previous Shockwave versions required running Rosetta emulation and accepting the requisite performance hit it entailed. Now the web player is fully compatible with the chips that have been shipping in all Macs for the past three years. Shockwave v10 is still available for PowerPC-based Macs.
Shockwave allows users to play multimedia games, use learning applications and view product demonstrations, all within web browsers like Safari and Firefox. It also offers 3D support, playing back content created by Adobe (Macromedia) Director. It also supports streaming video. Shockwave is a free download that supports Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.