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The MicroWorlds Web Players for Macintosh


The MicroWorlds Web Players allow you to view "Web-enabled" MicroWorlds projects inside the most popular Internet browsers, whether or not you own a copy of MicroWorlds.

There are two Web Players for the Macintosh platform: one for Mac OS 8.5 to 9.2 and one for Safari on OS X.

The
Web Player for Mac OS 8.5 to 9.2 can be used to view Web projects created using MicroWorlds 2 or MicroWorlds Pro for Macintosh or Windows in several languages, but not those created using MicroWorlds EX for Macintosh or Windows.

Use the Web Player for Safari on Mac OS X to view Web projects created using MicroWorlds 2, MicroWorlds Pro and MicroWorlds EX for Macintosh and Windows, in several languages. You can also use it to read projects created with MicroWorlds JR for Mac OS X (but not those created in MicroWorlds JR for Windows).

The following table indicates the compatibility between versions of MicroWorlds and the Players for the different Operating Systems. Select the appropriate MicroWorlds Web Player based on your Operating System. If you need both Players, repeat the operation twice, once under Macintosh OS 8.5 to 9.2, and once under OS X. Download and install the appropriate Player in each case.

Your Operating System: Use the following Web Player: You will be able to see projects created using: Inside the following Web browsers:
Macintosh OS 8.5 to 9.2 MicroWorlds Web Player for OS 8.5 to 9.2 MicroWorlds 2 (Win and Mac)
MicroWorlds Pro (Win and Mac)
Internet Explorer 4.0 (or higher)
Netscape Navigator 4.0 (or higher)
Macintosh OS X MicroWorlds Web Player for OS X MicroWorlds 2 (Win and Mac)
MicroWorlds Pro (Win and Mac)
MicroWorlds EX (Win and Mac)
MicroWorlds JR (Mac only)
Safari

The MicroWorlds WebPlayer cannot be included on a commercially distributed CD or diskette, or another web site.
 

Downloading and Installing the MicroWorlds Web Player for Mac OS 8.5 to 9.2

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hqx: mwplugin.sit.hqx
bin: mwplugin.sit.bin

System Requirements

MAC OS 8.5 or higher
32 MB of RAM, with virtual memory set to at least 40 MB
100 MHz PowerPC or faster
QuickTime 4.0 or higher

Other Requirements

Internet Explorer 4.0 (or higher) or
Netscape Navigator 4.0 (or higher)

Follow these steps:

1. Click on the download button to begin the downloading process. You will be asked where you want the file to be located on your hard disk. Remember to take note of the location.

The file you are downloading is a compressed file with the extension ".hqx." Its size is about 3.4MB while the ".bin" is 2.5MB. Before starting the download process, bookmark this site so you can come back here once the download is complete.

2. Quit the Browser. Go to the Finder and decompress the mwplugin.sit.hqx (or mwplugin.sit.bin) file. Usually, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer automatically decompress the file. If you do not have the necessary helper application to decompress software downloads, get Stuffit Expander from the StuffIt Expander page.

3.Run the installer by double clicking on the installer file. The WebPlayer will be automatically installed inside Internet Explorer (if installed on your computer) when the Easy option is activated. For networking, use the special section of the custom installer to control which browser the WebPlayer will be installed to. Then by using the Custom option you can install the WebPlayer inside Netscape if you prefer. You may also install the WebPlayer in both browsers using the Custom option.

4. Increase the application size for your Browser by 20 MB. Click on the application icon of your Browser, and choose Get Info from the File Menu. Increase the number for Preferred Size by 20000 KB. For example, if the preferred size is 8000, increase it to 28000.

5. Re-start your Browser and come back to this site. If you are not sure if the Web Player works, look at a project in our Projects Library. If you do not see the MicroWorlds project, refer to the tips in troubleshooting.

 

Downloading and Installing the MicroWorlds Web Player for Safari and Macintosh OS X

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WebPlayer OS X.dmg

System Requirements

Macintosh OS X, version 10.3.9 or higher
Safari Internet Browser, Firefox or Camino

Follow these steps:

1. Click on the download button to begin the downloading process. The file you are downloading is about 3.7 MB.

2. Quit the Browser. Go to the Finder and mount the WebPlayerOSX.dmg file. Normally, the operating system automatically does that for you. If it doesn't, double-click on the downloaded file to mount the disk image.

3. In the resulting disk image, you will find three files: the End-User License, the Installation Instructions, and the Web Player itself. Read both documents and copy the Web Player as indicated in the Installation Instructions.

4. Re-start your Browser and come back to this site. If you are not sure if the Web Player works, look at a project in our Projects Library. If you do not see the MicroWorlds project, refer to the tips in troubleshooting.

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Here's how you can view or make your own projects on the Web.

Once you have downloaded the Web Player file and installed it, you can view the projects in several sections of our extensive Project Library and even download them to your hard disk to experiment with them.

If you do not own a copy of MicroWorlds, and would like to try a demo version, go back to our main page and choose the appropriate demo based on your platform and Operating System. Use the library to find ideas for your own projects.

The WEB PLAYERS ARE FREE and can be downloaded from our web site. These are the most recent versions but you should visit our web site frequently to see if any newer versions have been released, and, if so, replace your current version with the most recent one.