No native MacTel Flash 9 player but a solution…

Adobe have got a short term solution for all of us Intel based Mac users. As John Dowdell noted on my last post about no universal binary for player 9, we will have to wait a while for that to materialize. In the meantime though there is a way to get the PowerPC version to install and run.

The full steps are here, but as an overview here are the steps:

  1. Quit out of the browser.
  2. Go to your Applications folder and control-click on the browser application bundle.
  3. In the context menu that appears select Get Info.
  4. Under the General heading of the Info dialog select “Open using Rosetta”.
  5. Close the Info dialog box.

Now actually install the plugin:

  1. Relaunch your browser in Rosetta emulation mode.
  2. Go to the Shockwave Player Download Center and download the Shockwave Player installer.
  3. Quit out of the browser.
  4. Run the installer.

Remember though (as the technote points out)

Once the Shockwave Player has been installed it is available for use in any browser running in Rosetta emulation mode.

So no switching back to non-emulated mode :(. My only gripe will be if this is the only way to view FP9 content for a prolonged period of time. As a stop gap this will do for testing, now all we need is a Mac version of Flex Builder 2 :(

Mike Jones