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This site has been optimized for viewing in Netscape 2 using plug-in's for Shockwave and Quicktime movies. Unfortunately, the latest version of Netscape (3.0 or Atlas) does not yet support Shockwave movies. Irony of ironies, the latest version of Quicktime no longer supports Netscape 2.0 but instead requires Netscape 3.0. It might seem that you have to choose between seeing the Shockwave movies or hearing the Quicktime audio, but not both. But don't despair. If you're not one of the lucky ones who have just the right balance between Netscape, Quicktime, and Shockwave, there is a work around.

Navigator 2.02 To get the full benefit of all the plug-ins, you must be using Netscape Navigator 2.0.

Quicktime You must have version 2.1.1.

Download the MovieStar plug-in. Note: before you install MovieStar, MovieStar will want you to have a copy of the WinZip utility. (MovieStar provides a checklist on their download page).

Download the Shockwave plug-in. (At last.) If you want to save time, just download Shockwave for Director 4.04.

After you've installed MovieStar, if you're still having problems with getting Quicktime movies to play on the page, lookin the Plugins folder for Netscape. Remove the Quicktime plug-ins (either Npqtw32.dll or Npqtw16.dll). Make sure that you don't remove npstar32.dll, the MovieStar plug-in.

If you're having problems running Shockwave, you might check your Netscape Options. Look under Network Preferences and check the size of your disk cache. See if you can expand it to 10,000 Kilobytes.

Macromedia, the maker of Shockwave, has promised that there will soon be a version of Shockwave that will work with both Internet Explorer and the latest production version of Netscape. This new, improved Shockwave will incorporate compressed audio, so we'll no longer have to put the video in one plug in and the audio in another. If you want to check to see if Macromedia has gotten its act together, check their their weekly update

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