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Adobe Shockwave Player

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/17/2019.

Adobe Shockwave (formerly Macromedia Shockwave) is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. It allows Adobe Director applications to be published on the Internet and viewed in a web browser on any computer which has the Shockwave plug-in installed. It was first developed by Macromedia, and released in 1995 and was later acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.

Unlike the Adobe Flash Player, the Adobe Shockwave Player is not commonly bundled with web browsers; if needed it must be downloaded.

Shockwave movies are authored in the Adobe Director environment. While there is support for including Flash movies inside Shockwave files, authors often choose the Shockwave Director combination over Flash because it offers more features and more powerful tools. Features not replicated by Flash include a much faster rendering engine, and support for various network protocols, including Internet Relay Chat. Also, Shockwave's functionality can be extended with "Xtras".

To install Adobe Shockwave Player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install adobeshockwaveplayer

To upgrade Adobe Shockwave Player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade adobeshockwaveplayer


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ahk Show
    DetectHiddenText, off
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1  ;begins
    winTitle = Installing Adobe Shockwave Player ahk_class #32770
    WinWait, %winTitle%, , 120
    ControlGet, varChecked, Checked, , Button1, %winTitle%
    if (varChecked = 1) {
      ControlClick, Button1, %winTitle%
    ControlGet, varChecked, Checked, , Button2, %winTitle%
    if (varChecked = 1) {
      ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%
    NextButton = Next >
    WinGet, List, ControlList, %winTitle%
    Loop, Parse, List, `n
    	ControlGetText, Text, %A_LoopField%, %winTitle%
    	If (Text = NextButton)
    		 ControlClick, %A_LoopField%, %winTitle%
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'adobeshockwaveplayer'
    $checksum = '2f77d564cb040baefdf7705652f00b6000563b7ccad4333f6d4149dd291487ab'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S /NCRC'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
    $installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "$($packageName).exe"
    Import-Module (Join-Path "$toolsDir" 'Get-HtmlFromRegex.psm1')
    $urlAppId = ''
    $search = 'download_shockwave/download/([\w\d]+)/'
    $replace = '$1/'
    $urlTemp = Get-HtmlFromRegex $urlAppId $search $replace
    $search = '/download/file/([\w\d]+)/'
    $replace = '$1/'
    $url = Get-HtmlFromRegex $urlTemp $search $replace
    Start-Process 'AutoHotKey' $ahkFile
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'adobeshockwaveplayer'
    $packageSearch = "Adobe Shockwave Player"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString.Replace('"',''))" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
  • tools\Get-HtmlFromRegex.psm1 Show
    # Usage: Get-HtmlFromRegex $url $search $replace
    # Examples:
    # Get-HtmlFromRegex "" '/cms/file.php\?f=userupload/8/files/[\w\d]+)' '$1/userupload/8/files/'
    function Get-HtmlFromRegex {
      # Retrieve content of $sourceUrl
      $tempfile = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey_temp_download.html"
      $wc = new-object
      $wc.UseDefaultCredentials = $true
      $wc.downloadfile($sourceUrl, $tempfile)
      $source = Get-Content $tempfile
      $nothing = ''+$source -cmatch $search # Get the matches, prevent output
      if ($matches.Count -eq 0) {
        Remove-Item $tempfile
      # Replace Match-references with previous matches: $1 $2 -> $matches[1] $matches[2]
      #$url = $replace -creplace "\$`(\d+)",$matches[$1]
      # Return only first match
      $url = $replace -creplace "\$`(\d+)",$matches[1]
      Remove-Item $tempfile
      Write-Debug "Found URL: $url"
      return $url

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Adobe




Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Adobe Shockwave Player 50345 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 385874 Thursday, June 16, 2016 approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 270 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 8290 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 8754 Tuesday, January 12, 2016 approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 6650 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 6195 Tuesday, October 27, 2015 approved
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