In this tutorial, we will see how to imstall the Adobe Shockwave Player in Linux operating systems using the Pipelight tool. Pipelight is simply a wrapper that allows users to use Windows plugins under Linux platforms.

Among the key features Pipelight has is Adobe Shockwave Player which we are going to see how to install and activate it under different Linux operating systems.

1. Pipelight in Fedora

Let's first install the Microsoft font with this command:

sudo yum install cabextract 
sudo rpm -i http://sourceforge.net/projects/mscorefonts2/files/rpms/msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch.rpm

Then add this repository according to the Fedora version you have:

Fedora 18:
sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Fedora_18/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/pipelight.repo
Fedora 19:
sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Fedora_19/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/pipelight.repo
Fedora 20:
sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Fedora_20/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/pipelight.repo
Fedora 21:
sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Fedora_21/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/pipelight.repo
Next, install Pipelight with this command:

sudo yum install pipelight

2. Pipelight in Arch Linux

To install Pipelight under Arch Linux, edit this file:

sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf

And add this entry:

Server = http://repos.fds-team.de/stable/arch/$arch

Save your file and exit, then start the installation of Pipelight using these commands:

sudo pacman-key -r E49CC0415DC2D5CA 
sudo pacman-key --lsign-key E49CC0415DC2D5CA 
sudo pacman -Sy pipelight 
sudo pipelight-plugin --update

3. Pipelight in OpenSUSE

For OpenSUSE, add first one of these repositories as root:

openSUSE 12.2:
zypper ar --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/openSUSE_12.2/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo
openSUSE 12.3:
zypper ar --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/openSUSE_12.3/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo
openSUSE 13.1:
zypper ar --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/openSUSE_13.1/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo
openSUSE 13.2:
zypper ar --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/openSUSE_13.2/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo
openSUSE Factory:
zypper ar --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/openSUSE_Factory/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo
openSUSE Tumbleweed:
zypper ar --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo
Install now Pipelight using these commands as root:

zypper ref 
zypper install pipelight

4. Pipelight in CentOS 6

Add first the repository using this command:

sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/CentOS_CentOS-6/home:DarkPlayer:Pipelight.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/pipelight.repo

Now install Pipelight using this command:

sudo yum install pipelight

Acitivating The Adobe Shockwave Player

To activate the Shockwave player in the above Linux operating systems, run these commands as root:

sudo pipelight-plugin --update 
sudo pipelight-plugin --unlock shockwave 
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable shockwave 
sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins

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  1. Maaan, thanks a lot, you really helped me ! I have started to used Linux just a few weeks ago, cuz I think that is the best OS, but at the start of using, I had a little problems with interface and installing app. But with time I started to understand how it all works, thanks to people who write guides like u! In return I would like to share with u this useful site https://yumdownload.com/adobe-shockwave-player when I always found only reliable and good-working versions of all application.