Well this one came as a little bit of a suprise, almost completely silent. The new Shockwave player comes in a “slim” size. (The installer via browser plug-in detection is actually called “Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe”). Macromedia has managed to shave over 2mb off the player size making it just under 2.5mb that’s a pretty mean feat and will no doubt help the spread of the Shockwave player by some amount. Great work MM! 😀
I must note this is only when downloaded via a browser’s auto-install feature. If you visit the player page on MM’s site you still only have a 4.6mb option. All of us Firefox 1.0 users will probably find the slim install doesn’t appear to work when the “confirmation page” is launched post-install. It just requires you close all Firefox windows first of all.