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For Immediate Release


Shockwave Multiuser Server Provides Rich Media Solution For Up To
1,000 Simultaneous Users

San Francisco, CA - April 12, 1999 - Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR)
today announced the availability of its Shockwave Multiuser Server
licensing program, so that up to 1,000 users can simultaneously
connect to the same engaging, rich media Shockwave experience on the
Web. Multiplayer games, multiuser presentations, shared whiteboards,
multimedia chat, connected entertainment, auctions, and many other
people-to-people applications can now be shared by interactive online

"Everyone on the web is interested in community. By adding
multimedia, Shockwave player delivers the richest multiuser
experience available," said Ron Short, president and creative
director of Gizmo Gypsies Inc. "With Macromedia's Shockwave Multiuser
Server, users can share those experiences in real-time in a whole new

The Shockwave Multiuser Server not only connects multiple users, it
also provides synchronous communication of the various media types
supported by Shockwave. By linking to standard databases, media
exchanged between clients can be seamlessly managed, scores can be
tracked, and users' accounts can be updated.

"Macromedia's Shockwave Multiuser Server manages connections between
multiple Shockwave Player clients for real time communication of
animation, sound, graphics, XML and text," said Douglas Wyrick,
Macromedia's director of Director product management. "Now, Web
publishers can create and deliver engaging, interactive applications
for media-rich multiuser communities. With the Shockwave Multiuser
Server, the world's most lively and successful Web sites will enjoy
more visitors, and those visitors will be able to communicate easily
with each other."

The Shockwave Multiuser Server is available today from
www.macromedia.com/software/director. It can be purchased for $1,000
per 100 simultaneous clients, and is available in 100-, 500-, and up
to 1,000-client configurations. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
and MacOS servers are supported. A 50-client version of the Shockwave
Multiuser Server is included in the Director 7 Shockwave Internet
Studio for no additional charge.

Internet Studio is the standard for creating and delivering powerful
multimedia for the Internet. The studio features a major new release
of Director, which has been re-architected for the Web. Director 7
brings Internet-native design and delivery as well as sophisticated
effects for immersive content creation, enabling developers to create
compelling experiences that marry the production values and visceral
appeal of television with the interactivity of the Internet. The
studio also delivers Shockwave 7 Player, a brand new version of the
popular player that allows consumers to view Director content over
the Internet. With more than 69 million successful downloads and
installs to date, Shockwave 7 Player is the de facto standard for
interactive Web multimedia. Most Web users have Shockwave 7 Player
because it is delivered with Microsoft Windows 98, MacOS 8.5, and AOL
4. For more information on the Director 7 Shockwave Internet Studio
go to: http://www.director.com/.

Macromedia's mission is to add life to the Web. By providing its
award winning Web Publishing, Web Traffic, and Web Learning solutions
to Web designers, consumers, and the enterprise, Macromedia is
delivering a completely new generation of Internet tools and
technologies designed to transform the Web experience. Headquartered
in San Francisco, Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) has more than 500
employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
http://www.macromedia.com. Macromedia also hosts one of the most
engaging entertainment sites on the Web at http://www.shockrave.com.
Editorial contact:
Lynn Stadler
(415) 252-2234


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