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Help with plug-ins

There are a number of ways of getting the plug-ins you need.

1.  Use the 'Get Shockwave' button to visit the Macromedia Shockwave site and download the plug-in for free. Their site offers plenty of advice and answers to common queries about plug-ins.

Get Shockwave

2.  Many Internet magazines have the plug-ins on free CD ROMs they attach to each issue.

3.  There is detailed information about Shockwave on the BBC's help page.

4.  If you've never downloaded anything from the internet before, a good place to start would be Downloading for fun and profit on our beginner's internet service BBC Webwise.

5.  Your final option would be to install the latest version of your Internet browser which has the plug-ins built in. Visit the home pages of Microsoft for Internet Explorer or Netscape.

NB The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Minimum system requirements

486 66MHz processor or faster
Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0
(Windows 3.1 not supported)
16 MB RAM or more (NT needs 24MB+)
SuperVGA monitor
256 colours (16 bit colour recommended)
640 x 480 screen size (800 x 600 recommended)
Sound card (16 bit recommended)

68040 66MHz processor or faster
Mac OS 7.x or 8.x
16 MB RAM or more
Colour screen
256 colours (thousands of colours recommended)
640 x 480 screen size (800 x 600 recommended)


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