- For Shockwave Flash, see SWF.
Shockwave is a platform and format for multimedia applications, video games, etc. It was owned by Macromedia during most of its formative years, and is now owned by Adobe. It has many names, most of which involve permutations of the words "Macromedia", "Adobe", "Shockwave", and "Director". Director is the application usually used to develop it. It is distinct from SWF (Flash).
The format is based on the RIFF metaformat, but with data stored as big endian, (so the magic bytes are RIFX instead of RIFF)
This format has three related extensions: DIR is uncompressed, DCR is compressed, and DXR is encrypted.
- Wikipedia:Adobe Shockwave
- Wikipedia:Adobe Director
- Wikipedia:Adobe Shockwave Player
- Schockabsorber - Has some very rudimentary reverse engineering of the Director format.
- Adobe Shockwave - A case study on memory disclosure - This contains some useful specifics on the format, specifically for the purposes of building a security exploit.