9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2010 3:08 PM by robgreenlee RSS

    Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra

    _booth_
      Downloaded the Full Installer Mac OSX 10.4 Shockwave Player 11.
      Clicked on a application which requires Havok xtra, the error says
      "This application requires an Xtra (Havok Physics Scene) that either does not exist or failed to initialize properly. Please make sure the appropriate Xtras are in the Xtras folder(s)."
      So couple of questions, where do I get the xtra?
      Where do I put it on the Mac? I'm a new Mac user!
      Is there a remedy for this situation?
        • 1. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
          Hi. I have the same problem. Have you solved it yet? Thanks
          • 2. Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
            macfriken
            the xtras folder is located in
            Macintosh HD>Library>Application Support>Adobe>Shockwave 11>Xtras

            I don't know where you'll find the xtra, I don't think Havok is made for Macintels yet. So we'll just have to wait and see. I read in another forum that the new shockwave 11 uses the new Aegis physics xtra.
            ( http://developerdispatch.com/shockwave-11-for-intel-mac-released.html)
            • 3. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
              Gory4d
              Hi:

              I've also had this problem, along with a site needing the MoveCursor xtra -- I installed a version of that in the Xtra folder (baMoveCursor.xtra), to no avail. Any thoughts? Thanks.
              • 4. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
                Keyif
                hi;

                I have the same problem.

                the xtras folder is located in
                Macintosh HD>Library>Application Support>Adobe>Shockwave 11>Xtras
                • 5. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra

                  Hey, I think they didn't make havok for mac OS X, and they probably never will.

                  I hope they do eventually make it, because shockwave is completely pointless without havok, but I don't think they'll ever make it, because they made a new Xtra that will be used in most new games instead of havok, but mac OS X will still never be able to play the old games

                  I hate adobe so much for doing this

                  • 6. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
                    renzoss

                    how i adobe it

                    • 7. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
                      Bobbyndd Community Member

                      Hi guys,

                       

                      In Mac OS X you can find the folder under Library > Application Support > Macromedia> Xtras.

                       

                      In order for an Xtra to be downloaded by a movie, the Xtra package must be made available for download at a URL. Once a movie has downloaded Xtras into the Shockwave Xtras folder, the Xtras will reside there permanently (newer versions can be downloaded to overwrite older versions, however).

                      A number of the most commonly used Macromedia Xtras are included in the default Shockwave Player installation. This allows most content authored in Director to be viewable in a default Shockwave installation without requiring any additional Xtras to be downloaded.

                       

                       

                      Steps to enable Xtras downloading:

                       

                      1. In a text editor, open the file named xtrainfo.txt located in the root of the Director 8 application folder. This file instructs the movie which Xtras are available for download and from which URL those Xtras can be downloaded.
                        • If you are using an Xtra that is not listed inxtrainfo.txt, contact the Xtra devloper Xtra to ask if the Xtra is available as a downloadable package. If the Xtra is to be used in a Shockwave movie, the package must include a 'safe for Shockwave' version of the Xtra.
                        • If a downloadable package is not available for the Xtra, it will not be a candidate for the Xtras downloading feature.
                        • If the Xtra developer has made a downloadable Xtra package, you will need to insert the necessary information (provided by the Xtra developer) into xtrainfo.txt.

                          Note: please see the documentation provided inxtrainfo.txt for more information on this step.
                      2. Launch Director and open the movie that uses the Xtra.
                      3. Open the Movie Xtras dialog by choosing Modify > Movie > Xtras.
                      4. Select the Xtra in the list which needs to be downloaded and select the Download if Needed option.

                        Note: A connection to the Internet is required for this step to function. The URL where the downloadable Xtra package resides is verified at this point and stored in the movie file.
                      5. Save the movie.

                      When the movie is run, either in the Shockwave Player or as a projector, it will check the user's Shockwave installation to verify what Xtras are installed and will prompt the user if an Xtra will be downloaded.

                       

                       

                      Hope this helps.

                      • 8. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
                        SeanWilson CommunityMVP

                        Havok was dropped in D11 and replaced by Ageia. Havok still works in Shockwave on a PC via the special backward-compatibility version of SW10. There is no such thing for Mac SW11+, thereby killing off Havok content for Shockwave on the Mac.

                        • 9. Re: Shockwave 11, looking for havok xtra
                          robgreenlee

                          Thanks Bobby for sharing the solution it really helped me although to  large extent