The purpose of this document is to provide information to the Shockwave developer community about changes made to new versions of Adobe Shockwave Player, whether those changes involve modifications to the Shockwave Player itself or to the Shockwave installer. A brief summary of these changes is included for each version. Links are provided to other documents that list the changes in further detail.

Note: This document is intended to help developers keep current with changes to Shockwave Player and is not designed to document the entire history of Shockwave. Consequently, it starts with the last major version of Shockwave Player (Shockwave Player 8.0) that was released as of the date this TechNote was first written.

Shockwave Version Release Date Player Changes
10.2.0.023 (Win) August 22nd, 2007

NO

Change Notes: Update release of the Shockwave Player that includes changes to the installer only. For more information see "Bug fixes for Shockwave versions 10.2.x". (TechNote kb402316).

10.2.0.022 (Win) May 7th, 2007

YES

Change Notes: Update release of the Shockwave Player that includes fixes for Keyboard issues and update from 8.5 issues. For more information see "Bug fixes for Shockwave versions 10.2.x" (TechNote kb402316).

10.2.0.021 (Win) April 15th, 2007 YES

Change Notes: Update release of the Shockwave Player that includes Windows Vista (32-bit) compatibility and installation, additional 3D rendering options, registration at Shockwave.com appears after installation instead of during, and fixes a number of restart after install issues. "Bug fixes for Shockwave versions 10.2.x" (TechNote kb402316).

10.1.4.020 (Win) September 29th, 2006 YES

Change Notes: This is an update release of the Shockwave Player that includes fixes for the auto update issues. With 10.1.4.020, users would be offered to upgrade from Shockwave 8.x or higher. It may be noted that no feature has been removed and no function is deprecated in this release.

10.1.1.016 (Mac)
10.1.1.016
(Win)
March 14th, 2006 YES

Change Notes: This is an update release of the Shockwave Player that includes fixes for some known issues as well as a new Flash Asset Xtra. For more information see "Bug fixes for Director and Shockwave versions 10.x.x" (TechNote 19353).

10.1.0.011 (Mac)
10.1.0.011
(Win)
September 10th, 2004 YES

Change Notes: This is an update release of the Shockwave Player that includes fixes for a number of issues found since the release of version 10.1. 

10.0.1.004 (Mac)
10.0.1.004
(Win)
June 1st, 2004 YES

Change Notes: This is an update release of the Shockwave Player that includes fixes for a number of issues found since the initial release of version 10. In addition to those bug fixes this update also includes changes to the installation process on Windows that include offering the user the Yahoo! Companion Toolbar. 

10.0.0.210 (Mac)
10.0.0.210
(Win)
March 25th, 2004 YES

Change Notes: This is the initial release of the Shockwave Player version 10 that now supports DVD-Video playback, Windows Media playback (Windows only) and the use of JavaScript syntax within Shockwave content. For a full listing of the new features found in this player version please see the Director MX 2004 product page.

9.0.432 (Mac)
8.5.1.106
(Win)
February 24th, 2003 NO
Change Notes: Update to theFlash Asset and NetLingo Xtras, including these fixes: browser freezing, Flash sound control, eliminate a 4 byte memory leak, fixes for several Japanese text issues, netDone() Function returning False and a "URL not found" error resolution.
9.0.383 (Mac)
8.5.1.106
(Win)
December 17th, 2002 YES
Change Notes: Updated player for Macintosh OS X. New Xtras include Speech and Flash Asset Xtras. QuickTime support has been updated to QuickTime 6 using the QT6 Asset Xtra.
8.5.1.106 (Win)
December 17th, 2002 NO
Change Notes: New Xtras include Speech and Flash Asset Xtras. QuickTime support has been updated to QuickTime 6 using the QT6 Asset Xtra.
8.5.1.106
8.5.1.105
(Mac)
October 31st, 2002 NO
Change Notes: Updates to the The NetFile and NetLingo xtras. Resolving issues preventing access of local files stored safely within dswMedia folders from being accessed by movies playing in the browser. Resolving issue with the netDone() and netStatus() methods to falsely indicate that successfully completed downloads were still in progress. Updated Xtras are for Windows and Macintosh OS9.x only.
8.5.1.106
8.5.1.105
(Mac)
September 9th, 2002 YES
Change Notes: Includes fixes that address security issues related to the Flash Asset Xtra as well as to Net Lingo. In addition the update includes changes to the types of Shockwave installers being delivered. Those downloading the installer while using Internet Explorer on Windows will continue to receive the ultra-shim installer whereas all other users will now receive a full, stand-alone installer.
8.5.1.103 March 26th, 2002 YES
Change Notes: Includes a fix for openGL causing a system freeze on Macintosh Titanium, iBooks and some desktop computers.
8.5.1.100 January 16th, 2002 YES
Change Notes: Support for Windows XP and Macintosh OS X. New anti-aliasing feature. Bug fixes.
8.5.325 May 31st, 2001 YES
Change Notes: A few bug fixes have been made to the sound feature and these fixes are being released in an updated Sound Control Xtra. The details on these fixes will become available shortly and will be linked to from this document. Additionally, the auto-update process has been activated for all users with Shockwave player versions of 8.0 and prior.
8.5.323 (Mac)
8.5.324
(Win)
May 21st, 2001 NONE
Change Notes: Installer-only change. The installer was revised to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This Act restricts companies from collecting personal information from children under 13. Other aesthetic changes were made to the download experience as well.
8.5.321 April 25th, 2001 YES
Change Notes: This is the initial Shockwave Player 8.5, which incorporates great new functionality including interactive 3D, support for Real Media streaming and Flash 5 and Multi-user Server enhancements (UDP messaging and server-side scripting). 

8.0.205

December 5th, 2000 (Win), December 13th, 2000 (Mac) NONE
Change Notes: Installer-only change. Updated Flash control and Flash Plug-in has been folded into the installer. Additionally, a minor change to the installer has been made to help track where referrals to the download page are coming from.

8.0.204

September 28th, 2000 NONE
Change Notes: Installer-only change. The installer was revised to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This Act restricts companies from collecting personal information from children under 13.
8.0.196a

June 12th, 2000

YES
Change Notes: This new version involves a Shockwave Player update. 
8.0.196 March 17th, 2000 YES
Change Notes: This is the initial Shockwave Player 8.0.

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