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Shockwave 11 brings compatibility to Intel-based Macs

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what is the point

    Does anybody still produce ShockWave content anymore?

    I can't remember the time I came across a web page that used it.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: what is the point

    Yes, some of the games in Nick Jr. website uses Shockwave because of its 3D capabilities (such as Diego, Dora...etc). Also many other current online car racing games (Speed Racer, Hot Wheels, NASCAR...etc) use Shockwave because of its 3D engine also. These online games really keep Adobe Director alive.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Shockwave 11 was UPDATED

    Shockwave 11, with native support for Intel Macs, was actually launched in march 2008. And today they released the 3rd update to Shockwave 11.

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