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11 May 2015

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Adobe Shockwave Player

This is not the latest version of Adobe Shockwave Player available. | Updated: 11 May 2015



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Software Author(s):

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Adobe Shockwave Player

This is not the latest version of Adobe Shockwave Player available.

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To install Adobe Shockwave Player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Adobe Shockwave Player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Adobe Shockwave Player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade adobeshockwaveplayer -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure adobeshockwaveplayer installed
    name: adobeshockwaveplayer
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'adobeshockwaveplayer' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: adobeshockwaveplayer,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller adobeshockwaveplayer
   Name     = 'adobeshockwaveplayer'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'adobeshockwaveplayer':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install adobeshockwaveplayer version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 03 Jun 2015.


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".

SetTitleMatchMode, 1  ;begins
DetectHiddenText, off
DetectHiddenWindows, off

WinWait, Installing Adobe Shockwave Player ahk_class #32770, Optional offers, 300
ControlClick, Button1, ahk_class #32770, ,
ControlClick, Button2, ahk_class #32770, ,
ControlClick, Button4, ahk_class #32770, Next >,
$packageName = 'adobeshockwaveplayer'
$installerType = 'exe'
$checksum = '272c608e1294fa18f520e070f7691fde9ba11d41'
$checksumType = 'sha1'
$silentArgs = '/S /NCRC'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$pwdPath = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$ahkFile = Join-Path "$pwdPath" 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'

Import-Module (Join-Path "$pwdPath" 'Get-FilenameFromRegex.psm1')
$url1 = Get-FilenameFromRegex '' '(?smi)download_shockwave/(\d+)?/?"[^>]+>.?Shockwave Player' '$1/'
if (! $url1) {
  $lastPage = Get-FilenameFromRegex '' '(?smi)class="pager-page-link">.*class="pager-page-link">(\d+)' '$1'
  Write-Host "Found archived pages: $lastPage"
  $page = 1
  Write-Host "Please wait. Looking for previous version URL in archived pages..."
  while (! $url1 -and $page -le $lastPage) {
    $url1 = Get-FilenameFromRegex "$page/" '(?smi)download_shockwave/(\d+)?/?"[^>]+>.?Shockwave Player' '$1/'
  if (! $url1) {
    Write-Error "Could not get download URL 1.`n* Please notify maintainer at`n "
Write-Host "Found URL which contains the download URL 1: $url1"
$url2 = Get-FilenameFromRegex "$url1" 'download_shockwave/download/([\w\d]+)/' '$1/'
Write-Host "Found URL which contains the download URL 2: $url2"
$url3 = Get-FilenameFromRegex "$url2" '/download/file/([\w\d]+)/' '$1/'
Write-Host "Found download URL: $url3"

Start-Process 'AutoHotKey' $ahkFile
Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url3" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
$packageName = 'adobeshockwaveplayer'
$packageSearch = "Adobe Shockwave Player"
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
try {
  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)" `
                                                 -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
} catch {
  throw $_.Exception
# Usage: Get-FilenameFromRegex download_page find replace
# Examples:
# Get-FilenameFromRegex "" '/cms/file.php\?f=userupload/8/files/[\w\d]+)' '$1/userupload/8/files/'
# Remember to escape regex characters, like the question mark in the querystring
function Get-FilenameFromRegex {

        ## Example # $source_url = ""
        ## Example # $find = '/cms/file.php\?f=userupload/8/files/[\w\d]+)'
        ## Example # $replace = '$1/userupload/8/files/'

        # Download and open download page
        $tempfile = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey_temp_download.html"
        $wc = new-object
        $wc.UseDefaultCredentials = $true
        $wc.downloadfile($source_url, $tempfile)
        $source = Get-Content $tempfile

        $nothing = ''+$source -cmatch $find # Get the matches, prevent output
        if ($matches.Count -eq 0) {
          Remove-Item $tempfile
        # Replace Match-references with previous matches: $1 $2 -> $matches[1] $matches[2]
        #$download_url = $replace -creplace "\$`(\d+)",$matches[$1]
        # This one is not working :(
        # I have a temporary fix that only allows ONE match. However, in most cases we only need one match.
        $download_url = $replace -creplace "\$`(\d+)",$matches[1]
        Remove-Item $tempfile
        return $download_url

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Adobe Shockwave Player 822296 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 50488 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 385981 Thursday, June 16, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 376 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 8404 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 8854 Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Approved
Adobe Shockwave Player 6776 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Approved



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