I have discovered a way to get Shockwave working under Linux. I am using Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake), Wine 0.99.22, Firefox 18.104.22.168, and Shockwave 10.1.4.020.
- Install Wine. For those who don't know, this is a program which will allow you to run Windows-based programs from within Linux. Wine will automatically associate .exe files with itself. More information on Wine is available at http://www.winehq.com .
- Download the Windows version of Firefox and install. Wine will ensure the installer functions correctly.
- Install the Windows version of Shockwave for Mozilla. I downloaded and installed it manually (slim install).
After these steps, I had a working Shockwave player from within Firefox. Note that to use the Shockwave player, you must start the Windows version of Firefox, which will be running under Wine support.