Adobe ShockWave Player is a program that allows you to play multimedia content included in web pages, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and other browsers.
Just as Flash Player (also Adobe) lets you view content made with Flash, such as animations or YouTube videos, ShockWave Player lets you view Director-made content such as three-dimensional games, presentations, and tutorials. This type of content often supports interaction with the user, such as to follow online courses. Shockwave Player can open Flash content but Flash Player can not open content made with Director.
In case you can not open this type of multimedia content, the browser will warn you that this plug-in is missing and will try to connect to the server to download and install it, but it is common for this process to fail and it is suggested to do it manually. In that case it is possible to use this installer.
Adobe ShockWave Player 12.2 (220.127.116.11) is the latest version, updated in February 2017, which can be downloaded for free.