Install Shockwave Player for Standalone Firefox

I am using optimized Firefox build by Moox. It gives very much performance improvement above official builds. The optimized build is standalone Firefox. No installation required, only extract to a folder and run.

However, there is a problem with standalone build. The installer of Macromedia Shockwave Player could not find the browser installation folder to copy library file into plugin folder. Therefore, the plugin does not work. 😕

Here is the solution:

  1. Download and install Macromedia Shockwave Player
  2. Download( Shockwave Player plugin library and unzip it.
    *I pull the plugin library from shockwave player installation
  3. In the zip file are “np32dsw.dll” and readme.txt files. Copy “np32dsw.dll” into your Firefox plugin folder.
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Firefox\Plugin
  4. Done!
    To test your installation, visit Macromedia Shockwave trigger page. You should see “Installation Complete.” shockwave movie.

For user who install Firefox using official build, the Macromedia Shockwave player installation will detect your Firefox plugin folder.

Updated: Removed local download link due to legal issue.
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