Last Shockwave Player version I was able to install in Windows 98 SE (even with KernelEx) is 10.2.0.23.
That's true but look when I've asked that question - that was well before KernelEX 4.5 family.
So, I was wrong! My try was with an older version of KernelEx.
I have made new tests, with last 4.5 RC5.
As loblo said, install of version 188.8.131.525 is crashing, but the plugin is working.
The program automatically downloaded a few files in %WINDIR%\Application Data\Macromedia\Shockwave Player\xtras\download\MacromediaInc
at the first try with a game I have on my HD, and gave me a 2nd similar crash at the end of download!
Everything seems fine afterward.
No registry trick used. KernelEx 4.5 RC5 with default settings.
Those crashes are related to SCC.dll
which is the Symantec Criteria Checker
Last version not crashing during the install process is 184.108.40.2069, but he has the same 2nd crash.
The 'Symantec Criteria Checker' is called there SYMCCHECKER.DLL .
I have checked that the files and folders installed are similar with the 2 versions (despite of the install crash with 220.127.116.115).
BTW (and this is safe, I'm doing that already for years with the version 10):
* In the '%WINDIR%\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11' and '%WINDIR%\SYSTEM\Macromed\Shockwave 10' folders, I have renamed
gi.dll, gt.exe & gtapi.dll to gi_dll, gt_exe & gtapi_dll
because they are part of the Google Toolbar
and are useless!
* The file '%WINDIR%\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Shockwave Log' can also be deleted, but it is recreated everytime you use Shockwave!
* In the registry
, some keys can also be changed, like for instance
from @="y" to @="n" to block some annoying behaviors
Edited by CharlesF, 07 December 2010 - 02:51 PM.