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VRML Browsers for principle end-user platforms
- version 1.2
* Cortona (*Mac, CE)
* Contact
* Viscape
* Cosmo Player (*Mac)
* WebDimensions
* Other Platforms
Cortona 3.1- Parallel Graphics
A stable browser with nice, explicit, graphic navigationals as well as key-commands. Cortona has robust scripting support, as well as NURBS, Splines, RealAudio/RealVideo & Flash movie texture support. Also: ProgressiveFaceSet support. Can integrate with a number of presentation applications (PowerPoint, Word) through its Automation Interface (ActiveX). They also have a new Multi-User server called 'Islands'!

MAC version released!
- Windows, WinCE, Mac
- 1.9 megs
- Active Setup
- Internet Explorer 4.0+
- Navigator 4.0+
Contact 5.0- Blaxxun
A stable browser with compact navigationals as well as key-commands.  Contact has decent scripting support, as well as NURBS, Splines, and RealAudio/RealVideo support. The best thing is the support for blaxxun Multi-User worlds and online communities such as Cybertown.
- OpenGL (3.8 megs)
- Direct3D (3.5 meg)
- Internet Explorer 4.0+
- Navigator 4.0+
OpenWorlds Horizons - DRaW Computing
A very powerful tool especially for application developers:  The Extensible version allows you to write your own C++ functionalities. The SGI platform has support for CrystalEyes Stereo Eyewear
- Windows
- Irix
- Sun
Viscape 5.6x - Superscape
Gives you access to VRML97 content and content in their proprietary SVG format which has some cool features. Easy, explicit, graphic navigationals. NB: It seems that Superscape has shifted its product focus to SeV a plug-in-less Web3D software render.
- Windows (4.3 meg)
- Active Setup
- Internet Explorer 4.0+
- Navigator 4.0+
Cosmo Player 2.1.1 - Computer Associates
One of original VRML Browsers developed by SGI and then by Platinum (briefly). It is relatively stable and easy to install, has explicit graphic directionals and works well with a 3-button mouse. Good scripting support. Unfortunately, it is not being actively developed.
- BETA Mac (4.4 megs, works only w/ Navigator 4+)
- Windows (3.5 megs)
- Irix
WorldView - Computer Associates
Intervista's VRML browser is difficult to find online, though it has been shipped in recent years with Windows98 OS, giving it a rightful place here.
Shipped with Windows 98.
There was a Mac version back in the day.
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