Adobe Shockwave

Adobe has finally produced a version of its Shockwave player that works on 64 bit windows machines! Until very recently this company which is worth many hundreds of millions of US dollars apparently thought that 64 bit computing wasn’t worth investing in. It looks to me like this giant software company though making software for new computers was too expensive.
However this version of the Shockwave player (10.3) doesn’t quite work the same way as the 32 bit version. 3d models do not always light the same way for example. The new 64bit-compatible version seems to bleach out anything with a direct white light falling on it unless the light is specifically given a darker hue. Still we must be grateful for small mercies and at least Adobe now thinks the growing number of users with up to date hardware should be able to see Director Shockwave interactions.

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