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Missing Shockwave Decompression XTRA

Jan 7, 2008 2:00 PM

A client is trying to use the British Museum website:

http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/geography/challenge/cha_set.html

The shockwave applet halfway down gives the following error:
Missing shockwave decompression XTRA.
I have installed the latest version of Shockwave from the Adobe website.
Adobe website doesn't seem to have anything helpful in this regard.
Can anyone advise?

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    Jan 14, 2008 5:15 PM   in reply to Grinning Fool
    You need to make sure that you download the Shockwave Player FULL, not SLIM, because slim doesn't download the XTRA. Try this website:

    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/

    Pick the one for your browser and computer. Uninstall the Shockwave Player that you have right now, and re-install a FULL version. I did this because I had the same problem, and it worked.

    God bless!
     
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    Jan 27, 2008 7:23 PM   in reply to Grinning Fool
    thanks kereva32! much appreciated
     
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    Sep 17, 2008 7:51 PM   in reply to karova32
    I am having the same problem and have tried downloading the full version of Player with 36 included xtras. I am still getting the missing shockwave decompression xtra at the site given by Grinning Fool. I also get the message at
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/mystery/game.html when I select one of the mysteries to play.

    I'm using a WinXP Home SP2 system and tried both I.E.6 and SeaMonkey 1.1.10 as browsers with Shockwave Player 11.0.0.465. On WinXP, installation of Player puts the xtra info in Window\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras but I have also copied the information to
    Documents and Settings\"user name"\Application Data\Adobe\Shockwave Player 11\Xtras
    to no avail.

    So, what is left to try? Adobe support is useless unless you buy a product or purchase service. There are no solutions on the Internet that work. Adobe knowledge base just suggests getting the current version of player and that clearly does not work.
     
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    Oct 9, 2008 8:21 PM   in reply to RobertGault
    download SWADCMPR.X32 @ http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr03-193/cd_files/Xtras/?C=S;O=D
    then copy the file and paste to C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Shockwave 10\Xtras
    note: must have shockwave installed
     
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    Oct 29, 2008 9:46 AM   in reply to kix_ko
    quote:

    Originally posted by: kix_ko
    download SWADCMPR.X32 @ http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr03-193/cd_files/Xtras/?C=S;O=D
    then copy the file and paste to C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Shockwave 10\Xtras
    note: must have shockwave installed


    i tried that, but got an error code and debug-information. do you know why?

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    Mar 20, 2009 6:33 PM   in reply to blogono

    well there is no audio rendering!
    What..,?
     
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    Mar 21, 2009 3:06 PM   in reply to biko5a
    Alternates link above gives slim version regardless. Get Shockwave full 9.2M install not slim one from adobe as found here: http://tiny.pl/bktg ;

    then all the nice Xtras are installed into system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras ; copy them all to system32\Macromed\Shockwave 10\Xtras do not overwrite existing six files. restart. sorted.

    this is also nice shockwave audio test: http://www.do-not-zzz.com/powerd/index.html

    cheers!
     
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    Mar 28, 2009 2:38 PM   in reply to pszczolamorska
    When you go to download; pick the link referring to "different browser"; you'll get the opportunity to pick the full version there after detailing your OS and language, though I haven't tried all combinations of listbox selections. It solved my problem. Be aware for Win2k users that there's a disclaimer about this version being unsupported, but it's working fine for me so far.
     
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    Jun 16, 2012 8:30 PM   in reply to Grinning Fool

    For All The Unlucky Chrome Users Happens To Them This File...

    Step 1 : Go To Internet Explorer

    Step 2 : Enter Any Game Uses ABOBE SHOCWAVE.

    Step 3 : Wait In IE (Internet Explorer) Tell It Says Down At The Left Corner : Download Xtra File ...

    Step 4 : After It Finishes Download ... Go To Google Chrome  ...

    Step 5 : Now Go To Any Game That Had The Same Error ...

    Step 6 : Have Fun And Tell Me If Any Proplems .

     
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    Jun 17, 2012 11:06 PM   in reply to Abobe Error Fixer

    What is the point of resurrecting a topic that is 4½ years old...?

     
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    Jun 21, 2012 10:10 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Well, to be frank, I've just encountered this error!

     
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    Jun 21, 2012 10:13 PM   in reply to Abobe Error Fixer

    Thanks for the advice. I had been frustrated with this problem (using Chrome). So, I went to IE as you suggested and still no luck (i.e. - pun intended here - no "download xtra file" message came up). Any thoughts? Thanks once again.

     
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    Jun 21, 2012 10:34 PM   in reply to afold

    Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer/shwv_distribution3.html

     

    Download & run the full installer; it should install all XTRA components.

     
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    Jun 22, 2012 3:37 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I'm still getting the same error

    message, even though (with all the full versions of Shockwave I've

    installed) the Swadcmpr.x32 file is contained in the Xtras folder. Can not

    figure it out! I'm wondering if it could be an error with their website?

     
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    Jun 23, 2012 11:34 PM   in reply to afold

    I had a look at some of the sites mentioned earlier in this topic.  It seems that some of the sites go and install an older Shockwave Player version.

     

    Do you have any Shockwave or Director folder

    • in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed ?
    • or C:\Windows\syswow64\Macromed ?

     

    Shockwave Player should be installed in C:\Windows\system32\Adobe\Shockwave11 (or C:\Windows\syswow64\Adobe\Shockwave11) only.

     
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    Jun 27, 2012 9:27 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Sorry, I was visiting relatives with no internet. Thanks a lot for the help

    BTW! As a matter of fact ... there IS an older version of Shockwave (v 10)

    in the Macromedia folder. I installed 11 in the Adobe folder. However, I

    just went to the site with which I was having problems (

    http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/time/challenge/cha_set.html ) and, oddly

    enough, it is now working - and I have no clue why (I'm sure I would have

    restarted the comp in my efforts the other day). It's really odd! But, I'm

    not going to look a gift horse in the mouth! Thanks once again Pat!

     
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