3 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2008 5:51 AM by jr57k

    Shockwave 11 ActiveX crashes when referenced

    Joe_Russell
      When you try to add an ActiveX control to the cast and select the Shockwave ActiveX control (Two are listed both create the same result) then Director terminates immidiately. This only occurs if Shockwave 11 is installed. I've tested this on Director 11, Director MX 2004, and Authorware 7.02. All of them crash when trying to reference the Shockwave 11 ActiveX. Previous versions of Shockwave do not exhibit this issue.

      Can someone tell me as to how to resolve this issue? Or at the very least confirm that it isn't just a fluke of my curent machine?

      Thanks in advance,
      Joe
        • 1. Re: Shockwave 11 ActiveX crashes when referenced
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          "Joe Russell" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:ft0jc9$k4s$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > When you try to add an ActiveX control to the cast and select the
          > Shockwave
          > ActiveX control (Two are listed both create the same result) then
          > Director
          > terminates immidiately. This only occurs if Shockwave 11 is
          > installed. I've
          > tested this on Director 11, Director MX 2004, and Authorware 7.02.
          > All of them
          > crash when trying to reference the Shockwave 11 ActiveX. Previous
          > versions of
          > Shockwave do not exhibit this issue.
          >
          > Can someone tell me as to how to resolve this issue? Or at the very
          > least
          > confirm that it isn't just a fluke of my curent machine?
          >
          > Thanks in advance,
          > Joe

          Jey Joe,

          as long as I remember that combo would crash.

          Also with all previous shockwave versions I tested. I dont remember
          which versions those were, but my first attempt must have been at
          least 5 years ago.
          The last time I tried was a few months ago, when I thought of it as a
          last attempt to try to make something work.

          Its obviously something you should not do.

          Can you not just link the movie instead?

          Richard.


          • 2. Re: Shockwave 11 ActiveX crashes when referenced
            Joe_Russell Level 1
            Hey Richard,

            Thanks for the response. Unfortunately the applications in question require this type of functionality. I am not sure why it never worked for you but it should work with Shockwave 10.3.0.24 and several versions before that. (You can find the old Shockwave players at http://www.filehippo.com/download_shockwave/3732/). I believe it's an issue with how this version of Shockwave was constructed but I am not sure.

            Hoping for a solution,
            Joe
            • 3. Re: Shockwave 11 ActiveX crashes when referenced
              jr57k
              We are seeing a similar problem. There doesn't seem to be a work around. It looks like we are stuck waiting and hoping that a future version of Shockwave resolves this. Aside from that, we are looking at other engines to provide the same functionality.