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I uninstalled my Shockwave/Flash Plugin using the Macromedia uninstaller to test the reaction of not having the plugin installed.

I get :

This application requires the Shockwave 8 Player, which is not installed. Click OK to download it

It's normal that i get a popup since something is missing, but if you press OK, you are taken to the Macromedia download website.

But i do not want to send the user to the web site, the Full install is on the CDROM i created, is there a way to link this popup to the local file (present on CDROM)instead of the internet??

Hope you can help or give me some information on how to proceed....

Thankx

NJ
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The answer is to provide a batch file or executable that installs the shockwave player upon (or prior to) installation of your application.  It can be a batch file that executes upon inserting the disc (if they have it set to autoplay). Otherwise, the default for Macromedia is to send the user to their own website.

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by:njacques
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That is what i finaly did, i created a vb app that detects the presence of Shockwave..

if shockwave present, start movie

if shockwave absent, start install
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I guess great minds think alike.
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