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Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Onideus Mad Hatter 26-07-2007
 Re: Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Chaddy2222 Reply Send to a Friend   Print
 
SpaceGirl wrote:
> Chaddy2222 wrote:
> > On Jul 26, 5:56 pm, SpaceGirl <nothespacegirls...@subhuman.net> wrote:
> >> Onideus Mad Hatter wrote:
> >>> Check it out:
> >>> http://www.neopets.com/games/play.phtml?game_id=877
> >>> It uses an ActiveX plugin called 3D Life Player by Virtools.  Pretty
> >>> slick stuff.  I'm wondering if and when Flash will take the leap into
> >>> 3D content.
> >>> The interesting thing is that since Neopets is starting to use it for
> >>> their games...well that basically equates to MILLIONS of users
> >>> worldwide who will install the plugin, making it a fairly viable
> >>> option as far as web content.
> >> There's a really good 3D api we're playing with right now for Flash
> >> (PaperVision3D) that doens't require a plug in. You should check it out.
> >>
> >> I can't runthe neopets thing as it requires ActiveX, and I'm one of the
> >> 10% of people on an Apple. And don't forget the 50% of people in Europe
> >> who don't use IE any more... plus Neopets is not actually that popular.
> >> 1 million is a tiny drop in the ocean when it comes to the 800 million
> >> web users out there... If they're serious, they need to come up with a
> >> FireFox version as people are becoming more cautious about downloading
> >> "new" plugins.
> >>
> >> Neopets isn't that popular (it's so yesterday!) :)
> >>
> >> I will try it at the studio where we have a PC!
> >>
> > I tend to agree with you about the fact that people are not as willing
> > to install plug-ins anymore. I am not sure on the 50% figgure for non
> > IE users, but I would not be shocked by that as many people are not
>
> Given between 5-10% of European users are using Opera or Safari, and
> then this:
>
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,134615-pg,1/article.html
>
> I think 40-50% isn't far off the mark for Europe. Our own stats on our
> EU servers suggest around 35% non-IE, and growing.
>
>
> > happy with IE7 and want what it has to offer but need a better browser
> > (they notice that FF have been doing what IE now does for years and
> > have swiched).
>
> I dislike Fx's sluggish rendering, but generally it is faster than IE in
> my experience. But then, I don't have a PC, so don't get to use it THAT
> often :)
>
>
I don't think FF would render stuff much differently on a Mac or a PC.
Hmmm but yes you do notice Firefox rendering stuff such as Flash video
quite slowly (but then again) I am sure that broadband speed would
make a difference. But that's probably stateing the obvious.
--
Regards Chad. http://freewebdesign.awardspace.biz



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