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Shockwave alternate Full download link downloads Slim version!

Jan 14, 2012 6:46 PM

Tags: #crashing #installation #shockwave #stopped_working

I have been having trouble with Shockwave downloads on three different machines running three different versions of Windows.  In every case older programs stopped working when I updated to 11.  In XP error boxes started appearing that said Shockwave was not installed and messages that Shockwave was trying to download Xtras.  In Win7, it just started trying to re-download Shockwave without any notice.  Obviously something was missing.


Looking into this I find that Shockwave downloads are now supposed to be available in either a standard "Slim" version with a lot old things left out or a "Full" version that has all the old "Xtras" included. 


The new standard link that Adobe sends you to get Shockwave is .  There your only choice is to download a "Slim" 6.32 MB version. 


You are supposed to be able to download a "Full" version from the page.


When you go there you find two links:

Slim: hockwave&P2_Platform=Win32&P3_Browser_Version=MSIE and

Full: hockwaveFull&P2_Platform=Win32&P3_Browser_Version=MSIE .


HOWEVER, when executed, BOTH links take you !!!!  This is the standard link that downloads the Slim version!!!


No wonder many old programs are screwed up by the new version. 


Where can I get the Full version?


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