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Adobe Shockwave Player (Final Version - EOL)

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Adobe Shockwave Player (Final Version - EOL), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Adobe Shockwave Player (Final Version - EOL), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Adobe Shockwave Player (Final Version - EOL), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade adobeshockwaveplayer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade adobeshockwaveplayer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install adobeshockwaveplayer
    name: adobeshockwaveplayer
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'adobeshockwaveplayer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller adobeshockwaveplayer
    Name     = "adobeshockwaveplayer"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'adobeshockwaveplayer':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 05 Aug 2019.


Adobe Shockwave (formerly Macromedia Shockwave) is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. It allows Adobe Director applications to be published on the Internet and viewed in a web browser on any computer which has the Shockwave plug-in installed. It was first developed by Macromedia, and released in 1995 and was later acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.

Unlike the Adobe Flash Player, the Adobe Shockwave Player is not commonly bundled with web browsers; if needed it must be downloaded.

Shockwave movies are authored in the Adobe Director environment. While there is support for including Flash movies inside Shockwave files, authors often choose the Shockwave Director combination over Flash because it offers more features and more powerful tools. Features not replicated by Flash include a much faster rendering engine, and support for various network protocols, including Internet Relay Chat. Also, Shockwave's functionality can be extended with "Xtras".

NOTE: Adobe Shockwave is now End Of Life and as such this is the final version.

DetectHiddenText, off
DetectHiddenWindows, off
SetTitleMatchMode, 1  ;begins

winTitle = Installing Adobe Shockwave Player ahk_class #32770

WinWait, %winTitle%, , 120

ControlGet, varChecked, Checked, , Button1, %winTitle%
if (varChecked = 1) {
  ControlClick, Button1, %winTitle%
ControlGet, varChecked, Checked, , Button2, %winTitle%
if (varChecked = 1) {
  ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%

NextButton = Next >
WinGet, List, ControlList, %winTitle%
Loop, Parse, List, `n
	ControlGetText, Text, %A_LoopField%, %winTitle%
	If (Text = NextButton)
		 ControlClick, %A_LoopField%, %winTitle%

$packageName = 'adobeshockwaveplayer'
$checksum = 'BB5A21A38919483E25F8C84F51E5FD426CA96F061060FA096CD9520687E73B7E'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/S /NCRC'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
$installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "$($packageName).exe"
Import-Module (Join-Path "$toolsDir" 'Get-HtmlFromRegex.psm1')

$urlAppId = ''
$search = 'download_shockwave/download/([\w\d]+)/'
$replace = '$1/'
$urlTemp = Get-HtmlFromRegex $urlAppId $search $replace
$search = '/download/file/([\w\d]+)/'
$replace = '$1/'
$url = Get-HtmlFromRegex $urlTemp $search $replace

Start-Process 'AutoHotKey' $ahkFile
Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
$packageName = 'adobeshockwaveplayer'
$packageSearch = "Adobe Shockwave Player"
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                          'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
| Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
| ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                               -FileType "$installerType" `
                                               -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                               -File "$($_.UninstallString.Replace('"',''))" `
                                               -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
# Usage: Get-HtmlFromRegex $url $search $replace
# Examples:
# Get-HtmlFromRegex "" '/cms/file.php\?f=userupload/8/files/[\w\d]+)' '$1/userupload/8/files/'

function Get-HtmlFromRegex {

  # Retrieve content of $sourceUrl
  $tempfile = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey_temp_download.html"
  $wc = new-object
  $wc.UseDefaultCredentials = $true
  $wc.downloadfile($sourceUrl, $tempfile)
  $source = Get-Content $tempfile

  $nothing = ''+$source -cmatch $search # Get the matches, prevent output
  if ($matches.Count -eq 0) {
    Remove-Item $tempfile
  # Replace Match-references with previous matches: $1 $2 -> $matches[1] $matches[2]
  #$url = $replace -creplace "\$`(\d+)",$matches[$1]
  # Return only first match
  $url = $replace -creplace "\$`(\d+)",$matches[1]
  Remove-Item $tempfile
  Write-Debug "Found URL: $url"
  return $url

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Adobe Shockwave Player 822381 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 50567 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 386045 Thursday, June 16, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 448 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 8467 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 8930 Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 6850 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Approved
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