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Shockwave pretends to start, but never actually starts



Plugins Graveyard
Shockwave (Adobe)
16 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Robert C. Sheets, Assigned: serge (gone))






16 years ago
Overview Description:
At the referenced URL (http://homokaasu.org/killeveryone/kill.gas), there is a
shockwave game called the Kill Everyone Project.  The majority of the page loads
ok, but the statusbar text "Starting Plugin for type
application/x-shockwave-flash" never goes away, and the game never appears.
I'm using mozilla 2002042008 (from BRANCH_1_0_0) and shockwave flash at
/usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so version "Shockwave Flash 5.0 r48".

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Shockwave plugin
2. Go to http://homokaasu.org/killeveryone/kill.gasd

Actual Results:
The page renders incompletely (no shockwave game), and the text "Starting Plugin
for type application/x-shockwave-flash" remains in the status bar indefinitely.

Expected Results:
The game should appear.

Build Date & Platform:
I've been experiencing this through several builds now...sorry I don't know
exactly when it was introduced, but the game did work at some point in the past
month or so.  I'm currently using 2002042008 on Linux.

Additional Builds and Platforms:
If I can get a chance to test on my roommate's win32 box, I'll add an additional

Additional Information:
The document specifies DOCTYPE of HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
Transitional//EN, but when validator.w3.org, the document does not pass
validation.  (see

Comment 1

16 years ago
Oops. Typo in the steps to reproduce...should read:

2. Go to http://homokaasu.org/killeveryone/kill.gas

Comment 2

16 years ago
the issue with the plug-in text in the status bar is a known problem - please 
see bug 106411.

The plug-in seems to load fine, the chat session is active, clicking the kill 
zone seems to increase the count. I experience the same functionality in Opera. 
Other games on that site work as well.

Shrir -- can you try this out on Linux

Comment 3

16 years ago
weird, i see this on linux, "movie not loaded" appears when i right click inside 
the black blank screen. marking NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

16 years ago
handing over to Serge since this seem linux only
Assignee: beppe → serge
Priority: -- → P4
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.2beta

Comment 5

16 years ago
As an extra note, the rest of the games on that site work fine for me.

Comment 6

16 years ago
no w2k I can see content of http://homokaasu.org/killeveryone/kill.gas
only with flash player 6.0, no content with early versions of flash,
BTW: there is no flash 6.0 player on linux yet.
If there is no objection, I'm going to resoled this as invalid.

Comment 7

16 years ago
resolved as INVALID
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 8

16 years ago


8 years ago
Component: Plug-ins → Shockwave (Adobe)
Product: Core → Plugins
QA Contact: shrir → adobe-shockwave
Target Milestone: mozilla1.2beta → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Product: Plugins → Plugins Graveyard
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