We've assembled the information below to help ensure that you have the best Shockwave 3D experience possible. If you encounter a problem with the Shockwave player, you may find the solution below. We also encourage you to submit a bug report.
The following system requirements pertain to viewing 3D content with the Shockwave Player. Keep in mind that these are minimum system requirements. Lower-end systems that still meet these requirements will likely perform significantly slower than higher-end systems.
Note: the term "current" as applied to hardware-accelerated 3D video adapters refers to products released during 1998 or later. Performance varies among video adapters . These products are often referred to as "second-generation 3D video adapters." The latest 3D video adapters use features like 32-bit rendering, multi-texturing, alpha-blending (transparency), anti-aliasing, and so on.
Shockwave 3D performs best on the newest software drivers available for any given video adapter . It is important to update all drivers on a regular basis, perhaps every six to nine months if possible. Support for DirectX (version 5 or newer) is critical for Windows PCs. Support for OpenGL (version 1.1.2 or newer) is critical for Macintosh.
Try using the currently installed drivers. If you experience poor rendering performance or quality, then obtain the latest drivers from the card or chipset manufacturer.
Updating core components of an operating system can often generate performance improvements.
Updating core components of an operating system can often generate performance improvements. Macintosh users should keep their operating system updated.