Netscape Navigator for OS/2 Warp - plug-ins hints and tips

When Netscape Navigator 2.02 for OS/2 was delivered, it shipped with a Windows 3.1 plug-in component designed to allow OS/2 users to run Windows 3.1 Netscape Navigator plug-ins. However, like many other OS/2 users I experienced problems installing several windows 3.1 plug-ins. I started this list of hints and tips about OS/2 and Windows 3.1 plug-ins, along with any experiences people have had installing and using them.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of Netscape plug-ins. If that is what you are looking for then you should visit the Netscape Browser Plug-ins page. For other resources about Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator for OS/2, as well as other newer browsers available for OS/2, visit these links.

OS/2 Plug-ins

  • Digital Sound & Music Interface
  • VRML/2
  • QuickFlick
  • MainActor
  • OpenDoc WebPak PartPak
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • PNG plugin
  • Bamba
  • mp123
  • Voyager VRML Viewer

Win3.1 Plug-ins under Win-OS/2

  • RealAudio / RealPlayer
  • ShockWave
  • VDOLive Video Player
  • VivoActive Video Player
  • Citrix WinFrame Plug-in
  • PointCast
  • StreamWorks
  • Live3D
  • MDL Chemscape ChimeTM

Other Plug-in Issues

  • Windows plug-ins not appearing in About Plug-ins
  • Windows seamless sessions cause system hangs
  • WSAAsynchSelect() unable to locate CB for this socket
  • Could not load the plug-in
  • About Plug-ins screen is blank
  • Problems accessing audio device in WINOS2
  • Cannot find WINSOCK.DLL
  • Message saying you need fixpak 26 or later
  • Notes on reporting problems