Flash games – Flwor Found http://flworfound.org/ Sun, 27 Mar 2022 19:43:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://flworfound.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/flwor.png Flash games – Flwor Found http://flworfound.org/ 32 32 How to download flash games to play offline https://flworfound.org/how-to-download-flash-games-to-play-offline/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 17:15:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/how-to-download-flash-games-to-play-offline/ Adobe and all major web browsers ended support for Flash Player at the end of 2020. Since almost nothing on the web uses Adobe Flash anymore, it wasn’t a huge loss other than the single type content that many people miss: Flash games. Flash games were once very popular because they allowed budding developers to […]]]>

Adobe and all major web browsers ended support for Flash Player at the end of 2020. Since almost nothing on the web uses Adobe Flash anymore, it wasn’t a huge loss other than the single type content that many people miss: Flash games.

Flash games were once very popular because they allowed budding developers to share their creations with others. Unfortunately, since Flash is no longer supported, these games have effectively disappeared from the Internet.

We’ll show you how to download Flash games so you can continue playing them offline.


Flash is no longer supported in Chrome and other browsers

Before 2021, you could still enable one-click execution for Flash in Chrome. This let you choose which Flash content to run, while Chrome prevented it from running by default otherwise.

This is no longer available following the discontinuation of Flash. So, if you visit a site containing a Flash game, you will see a message like the one below.


Flash not supported Chrome message

Since you can no longer run the Flash game in your browser, you will need to download and run the Flash game offline. We walk through that below.

How to download flash games

For the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll be downloading a Flash game called New Super Mario 63. Unfortunately, you’ll have to repeat these steps for each game you want to download. It doesn’t take too long, so you should have a small local Flash game collection built up before long.

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To get started, navigate to the page containing the Flash game you wish to download. Where the game was, you will see a puzzle piece icon with the Adobe Flash Player is no longer supported message mentioned above.

Luckily, disabling Flash won’t prevent you from downloading the game.

Step 1: View Flash Game Page Source

Next, you will need to open the source code of the page hosting the game. Right-click anywhere on the page (apart from the game box) and press Show page source. The keyboard shortcut for this is CTRL+U under Windows and Command + Option + U on macOS.

You will see a new page with the HTML source code for the page. Here press CTRL+F (Command + F on a Mac) to open the search box and type “.swf” to search for Flash files.


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This should find at least one result, although it may have more depending on the page. The file you are looking for usually contains the name of the game, so you can skip installation files like expressInstall.swf.

In our example, the full link was:

https://supermarioflash.co/wp-content/uploads/games/custom/S/sm63game.swf

If you can’t find a Flash game file on the current site, you’ll need to find it elsewhere first.

Some Flash games are not hosted on the website where you discovered them. If so, you won’t find the correct file in the source code and will have to look elsewhere.

In the past, you could sometimes find this information on the game’s splash screen or main menu, but since you can no longer play the Flash game in your browser, it won’t work. Instead, try searching for game credit on the page you are visiting.

If there isn’t, a quick Google search for the title of the game should bring up additional pages that host it. Take a look at these and you should eventually find one that contains the actual Flash file.


Find the origin of the Flash game

If all else fails, you can try File2HD, a tool that lists all files on a site and lets you download them. Enter the URL of the game page, accept the conditions and click on Get files. Here you can search for the SWF file using the CTRL+F menu again.

Step 2: Download the SWF file

You can now download the SWF file that contains the Flash game. Just right click on the link ending in “.swf” you found earlier and choose Save link as to download it to your computer.



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Make sure the save as type shows like Shockwave Flash Object, SWF file, or something similar. This confirms that the file is indeed a Flash document. If it’s displayed as an HTML or other page, either you right-clicked in the wrong place, or the URL doesn’t reach a Flash object.

If you plan to download multiple games, we recommend creating a new folder on your computer to keep them all together. You should consider backing up this directory so that you don’t lose the games if something happens.

Step 3: Play your Flash games locally

At this point, you might be wondering how you’re actually going to play Flash games since they’re not in a browser. It turns out that many media player apps can handle SWF files (which are Flash objects). This allows you to read them offline, bypassing the issue of Flash no longer working in web browsers.

On Windows, for example, Windows Media Player will open SWF files. However, in our tests, it had issues detecting keyboard inputs. So, if you plan to play Flash games offline, we recommend that you download the local version of Adobe Flash Player. This is a tool for developers to open Flash files outside of a browser, but it also works for personal use.

Visit Adobe’s debug downloads page and click the Download Flash Player Projector Content Debugger link under the Windows, macintosh, Where linux depending on the platform you are using. On Windows, you don’t even need to install it. Just launch the downloaded file and you will have a Flash Player window.

Go to File > Open or drag and drop your downloaded SWF file to the app to play it. From there, you’ll have an experience similar to playing a Flash game in a browser.


Offline Flash Game Download

Practically, you can resize the window to change the size of the game. Right click on the game or use the buttons on the toolbar at the top to change the zoom level or the quality of the game. If you have any problems , check out our tips for improving Flash game performance.

Try Flashpoint for easy Flash game download

While this method works well for grabbing a local copy of a few Flash games, it will take a long time if you want to build a large library. Thanks to the hard work of developers, however, other tools allow you to enjoy tons of Flash games offline without downloading them yourself.

If you love Flash games, we recommend checking out Flashpoint. It is a Flash preservation project that collects more than 100,000 titles in a single Flash game downloader, and is available in two versions.

Ultimate is over 800 GB and contains all of its Flash content in a single package. Meanwhile, the smaller version of Infinity downloads the games the first time you play it, then stores them for offline play afterwards.

Either way, Flashpoint makes downloading Flash games as easy as finding one and playing it. It’s an essential tool for any Flash fan and an important effort in the preservation of video games.

If you don’t like it for some reason, there are other ways to play Flash games without downloading them yourself.

Download and play your favorite flash games offline

Now you know how to download Flash games from the Internet and play them without a browser. Flash games are an important part of the history of video games and the Internet. And now, in just minutes, you can keep some of that tradition alive and keep your favorite games long after Flash’s end of life.

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A government campaign used flash games to deter people from entering Australia illegally https://flworfound.org/a-government-campaign-used-flash-games-to-deter-people-from-entering-australia-illegally/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/a-government-campaign-used-flash-games-to-deter-people-from-entering-australia-illegally/ A joint campaign between the Australian and Sri Lankan governments to deter would-be illegal migrants from attempting to enter Australia by sea has used a series of flash games to try to illustrate its point. The campaign, called Zero Chance, centers on a short film competition designed to educate Sri Lankans who are considering illegal […]]]>

A joint campaign between the Australian and Sri Lankan governments to deter would-be illegal migrants from attempting to enter Australia by sea has used a series of flash games to try to illustrate its point.

The campaign, called Zero Chance, centers on a short film competition designed to educate Sri Lankans who are considering illegal migration to Australia. The Australian border is closed to illegal immigration, and those who try to arrive by sea are sent to offshore detention centers like Nauru.

Australia’s Zero Chance campaign website is a forbidding page, draped in dark colors and strong language. The Sri Lankan version makes an attempt at sympathy, but still works with terrible catchphrases like “It’s going to ruin your life!”

This morning, however, what started to catch the eye was a series of educational flash games hosted on the website about trying to make the crossing to Australia.

The games were first rated by GetUp media advisor Alex McKinnon, who posted screenshots of each game on his Twitter page. The games included a Pac man clone in which Australian Border Force personnel replace familiar ghosts. There was also a route selection game, a random shuffle game where players had to select the boat they thought was most likely to take them to Australia, and finally a Wheel of Fortune spin-to-win style game of chance.

Crucially, none of the games can actually be won, as the government seeks to make a point instead on the nose.

It is unknown who developed the games. No developer is named on the site.

News of the game’s existence didn’t sit well on social media, with Twitter and Facebook users calling it “sickening”, “macabre” and “dark”. The Australian Greens tweeted McKinnon’s post asking “Are you kidding rn”.

Although the games appeared to disappear for a short time this morning, replaced by a 404 message, they are now back on the site at the time of writing.

Kotaku Australia has contacted Home Secretary Karen Andrews’ office and the Australian Border Force for comment, and we’ll update this article in due course.

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Flash games for PC: download, online, old https://flworfound.org/flash-games-for-pc-download-online-old/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/flash-games-for-pc-download-online-old/ Are you nostalgic for classic Flash games? We have very good news for you: it is possible to play them all on your PC with the Flashpoint application, which gives you access to no less than 38,000 great games! Originally developed by macromedia before being acquired by Adobe, Flash technology had its heyday in the […]]]>

Are you nostalgic for classic Flash games? We have very good news for you: it is possible to play them all on your PC with the Flashpoint application, which gives you access to no less than 38,000 great games!

Originally developed by macromedia before being acquired by Adobe, Flash technology had its heyday in the 2000s, when most popular online games and applications relied on Flash to run. Today, for security reasons among others, Flash technology is on the verge of being definitively abandoned. Adobe stopped supporting Flash at the end of 2020. Since then, all tech giants (Apple, Facebook, Google etc) and major browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox) are gradually moving to newer formats like HTML5 to replace Flash Once for all.

How to download old flash games?

Before a significant part of Internet history was gone forever, various initiatives were launched to try to preserve classic video games that were created in Flash. The objective is to allow nostalgics to continue playing games on their PC, locally and for free. This is how you can do it too!

How to install Flashpoint

The independent developer, BlueMaximahas compiled a catalog of 38,000 Flash games, accessible by installing the free Flashpoint software, compatible with all operating systems, starting with Windows 7.

1) Open your browser and go to the BlueMaxima page.

2) Click on the Download Flashpoint 7.1 link to access the downloads section.

3) You can now choose between Flashpoint 7.1 Ultimate version, which will install ALL Flash games on your PC (the file weighs 288 GB), or Flash point 7.1 Infinite, a much lighter version (296 MB) that will allow you to later choose the games you want to download. We recommend the latter.

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4) Click To download. When the download is complete, unzip the .zip file.

5) Now enter the Launcher folder and double-click the Breaking point file to run the application.

How to find and launch a flash game?

6) Flashpoint will then offer you different options to access the game catalog:

  • In the top menu, you can click on To research and directly enter the name of the Flash game you want to search.
  • In the Quick Start section, you can click the Hall of fame link to access a selection of the best games.
  • In the Supplements section, you will find a Favorites Playlistwhere you can organize your personal highlights.
  • Or, if you want to explore the entire catalog of games, just click Games in the top menu.
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7) When you have found a game you are interested in, double-click the game name to install it. Once the installation is complete, your game will be displayed in a separate window. Now is the time to play!

Can you play old flash games online?

Yes, it is still possible to find some of your favorite flash games online: just browse the Internet archives. Unfortunately, there are only a limited number of games, however, it’s easier than installing Flashpoint!

What are the other alternatives to Flashpoint?

If you can’t install Flashpoint for some reason, you can also use Ruffle, the Flash game archive and the Flash Player projector content debugger.

Looking for more game tips? Check out our forum!

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Here’s how you can play old flash games after Adobe Flash Player recently discontinued https://flworfound.org/heres-how-you-can-play-old-flash-games-after-adobe-flash-player-recently-discontinued/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/heres-how-you-can-play-old-flash-games-after-adobe-flash-player-recently-discontinued/ Most of us spent our teens playing computer games, be it cooking games, racing games, dress up games, or parking games. We have fond memories of spending hours sitting in front of the computer and getting lost in the virtual world. But Adobe killed Flash Player on December 31, 2020. Even web browsers have removed […]]]>

Most of us spent our teens playing computer games, be it cooking games, racing games, dress up games, or parking games. We have fond memories of spending hours sitting in front of the computer and getting lost in the virtual world.

But Adobe killed Flash Player on December 31, 2020. Even web browsers have removed support for Flash. That means you won’t be able to play your favorite Flash games online anymore, right? Wrong! We have a nifty way for you to play your favorite childhood games on your laptop or computer, even without Flash! Read on to find out how.

You can easily read your old Flash content with FlashPoint. It is a free program that has an archive of flash games and animations. It is best for those who have a Windows PC. (Experimental versions for Mac and Linux are also available).

FlashPoint runs a Flash “spotlight”. To use it, you will need to download one of the packages available on the website. Click the “download” button on the Flashpoint website. Then unzip it.

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Once unzipped, click on “start Flashpoint”. You can now search for your favorite game and start playing!

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10 most nostalgic flash games from the early 2000s https://flworfound.org/10-most-nostalgic-flash-games-from-the-early-2000s/ Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/10-most-nostalgic-flash-games-from-the-early-2000s/ An important part of the childhood of so many gamers, Flash games (games that ran off of Adobe Flash) were the most accessible video games one could find in the early 2000s. had a computer with an internet connection, Flash games were just a click or two away, and for the most part they were […]]]>

An important part of the childhood of so many gamers, Flash games (games that ran off of Adobe Flash) were the most accessible video games one could find in the early 2000s. had a computer with an internet connection, Flash games were just a click or two away, and for the most part they were completely free.

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Some games have been played so widely that they have become playground names that everyone has recognized. These classics have helped audiences learn to strategize, socialize, and just relax and have fun. Without many of these gems, many childhoods would have had a little less color.


ten Poptropica

Poptropica Classic Flash Game 2000

When the teacher was not looking during the time in the computer lab, children of all ages would click to Poptropica for a quick hit at one of its mini-games, or to run over one of the maps. The art style is lively and colorful, the characters simple and expressive, and the puzzles can be difficult for audiences of any age to solve.

After Adobe Flash was discontinued, many of the site’s games were lost for good, but many are still kept in one of the many Internet archives or, as is the case with Poptropica, ported to other platforms (such as smartphones and Nintendo DS) where it is still available.

9 Kingdom rush

Kingdom Rush Classic Flash Game Tower Defense 2000 Style Art

One of the best tower defense games of its time, Kingdom rush still holds up incredibly well to this day. Its crisp and lively art style, solid animations, and large field of view create a game that’s very enjoyable to watch, making it easy for players to immerse themselves in battle.

Each game session is also different from the last, thanks to the variety of upgrades and branching paths that towers can descend. Easily one of the most played games of the internet’s golden years, Kingdom rush will satisfy any player’s need for conquest.

8 Crush the castle

Crush The Castle Flash Game 2000 Classic Armor Games Nostalgia

A predecessor of angry Birds, Crush the castle is a game where you do exactly as the title suggests: knock down a castle. The catapult differs from the Angry Bird Slingshot, with the device’s arm feeling heavier than its toy-shaped counterpart.

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With the added extra weight, projectiles are more satisfying to shoot right, giving the player a feeling of sadistic pleasure when the building collapses with a hit or two. The more realistic look of the fortresses only adds to the idea that the player is really crushing a castle.

7 The hardest game in the world

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True to its name, the The hardest game in the world is extremely difficult, not to say long. Navigating a small red square through a seemingly endless barrage of blue circles that forces the player to instantly restart if hit, even going past the first level is too much for many aspiring players.

However, as this gives the player endless tries, the only thing stopping someone from completing the game is the will of whoever tries it. A simple game with simple rules that captured the hearts of children in the early 2000s, The hardest game in the world is still played to this day.

6 Boxhead: The Series

Boxhead Classic Shooter Flash Game Zombies Barrels Blood Explosions

Does pushing back hordes of enemy soldiers, invading demons and block zombies sound like an explosion? If so, the Box head games may have been in your repertoire by the early 2000s. In each game, the player wielded a variety of weapons, set traps, and detonated enemies in order to advance to the next wave.

The tactical aspect of the game, the setting of traps and barrels, made the game appealing to older players who loved to outsmart the AI. A classic shooter that can still be found in some corners of the web, the public would do well to give this game a try.

5 Bloons TD

Bloons Tower Defense 1 Classic Flash Game 2007

The balloons are invading. What can stop these raging rubber beasts from taking over the world? Why, the monkeys, of course. The crazy concept of Bloons Tower Defense, combined with satisfying and diverse gameplay resulted in the game spawning five sequels, each with more content and balloon-popping fun than the last.

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Sitting a few laps away from Bloons TD was a great way to play without spending the entire evening glued to the screen, and players still love to let their darts fly with reckless abandon today.

4 Monkey Kick / Burrito Bison

Monkey Kick Off Burrito Bison 2000s Classics Flash Game

One type of Flash game that played a lot was the “How far can you throw this?” variety. This included games like Throw the turtle, Learn to fly, and many more. Burrito Bison the players smashed their wrestler projectile into the ground and across the Candy Kingdom. Breaking down the vicious gummy bear dwellers was both grizzly and satisfying, and the leveling system gave the game a surprising amount of playtime.

Monkey kick off, although it is not as fun as Burrito Bison, was the one that started it all, the one that gamers clicked when they were kids to rush out and beat their friends’ high score. Nothing better than sending a coconut to the moon.

3 The racing trilogy

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Before there was Temple Race there was the To run series. This group of games had a simple concept: keep running until you complete the level, then start over with a more difficult platform. Tight controls made players feel like they were really in control of the little alien mascot, and the forward-facing perspective added a sense of tension and immersion.

A game that can be played for a few minutes or a few hours, Execute 2 was a favorite with gamers, young and old, back when the internet was still new.

2 Henri stickmin

Henry Stickmin Classic Collection Flash Game 2000s Nostalgia Childhood

Instead of picking up a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book from the library, many children have instead chosen to play one of the Henri stickmin series of games. With Quick Time events galore and hilarious death animations reminiscent of Crash Bandicoot, many young players fell in love with the unfortunate skinny.

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Unlike most other Flash games, Henri stickmin has found its way into the Steam Library, the collection of its games publicly available for generations to come.

1 Penguin Club

Club Penguin Last Day Goodbye Classic Flash Game Nostalgia

The crown jewel of online multiplayer Flash games, Penguin Club captivated kids of all ages when it launched in 2005. Kids who joined the club could chat with other people from across the country in a supervised, kid-friendly environment, play with their friends or just relax and play various mini-games.

Puffle collections have become something to brag about in the schoolyard, and the anticipation of coming home to a community you know has helped many children feel accepted. When Penguin Club Closed in 2017, thousands of players logged in for the final moments of the game, doing whatever they could in the game before it was gone forever. It was a celebration of childhood nostalgia and the friends that made before everyone else got on social media. Penguin Club is certainly an important part of the history of online gambling.

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Flash Games: How To Play Flash Games After Adobe “Kills” Them Forever In 2020 https://flworfound.org/flash-games-how-to-play-flash-games-after-adobe-kills-them-forever-in-2020/ Wed, 12 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/flash-games-how-to-play-flash-games-after-adobe-kills-them-forever-in-2020/ Adobe officially killed Flash player on December 31, 2020. All major browsers have also been removed Flash support either at the same time or in early 2021. With the end of Flash support, websites that offer Flash content like games and animation have no choice but to remove them as well. Wondering where this leaves […]]]>

Adobe officially killed Flash player on December 31, 2020. All major browsers have also been removed Flash support either at the same time or in early 2021. With the end of Flash support, websites that offer Flash content like games and animation have no choice but to remove them as well.
Wondering where this leaves some of the popular Flash games that you grew up playing? Don’t worry, here are some ways you can use to keep playing these games
Online method: archives website
The Internet Archives website is the new website for Flash content as the website has started collecting Flash games, applications and animations. Those interested can use / play them by emulation.
To play Flash games, users simply need to visit “https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_flash”, click on the game they want to play and start.
Offline method: contentious point of BlueMaxima
Another useful option is Flashpoint software from BlueMaxima. This is an online game preservation project launched in January 2018. Its database now includes more than 70,000 games and around 8,000 animations from 20 different platforms, including Flash.
Flashpoint is available in two versions: Flashpoint Ultimate 9.0 and Flashpoint Infinity 9.0. The Ultimate version weighs in at 478GB for download and drops to 532GB when checked out, while the Infinity version is much lighter with a download size of 500MB and expands to 2GB after installation.
Users can download the software from: https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/downloads. Once installed on their system, they can play all Flash games in the Flashpoint database offline.

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Here are 28 other Flash games that survived the Flash extinction https://flworfound.org/here-are-28-other-flash-games-that-survived-the-flash-extinction/ Mon, 03 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/here-are-28-other-flash-games-that-survived-the-flash-extinction/ Flash is dead but good bits of old Flash games have survived to the end thanks to preservation projects like Internet Archive or Flashpoint. Here are 28 other games you might remember that got re-released by their creator. The likes of Sugar Sugar, Factory Balls, Me And The Key and many more have been shined […]]]>

Flash is dead but good bits of old Flash games have survived to the end thanks to preservation projects like Internet Archive or Flashpoint. Here are 28 other games you might remember that got re-released by their creator. The likes of Sugar Sugar, Factory Balls, Me And The Key and many more have been shined and reissued today as The Bart Bonte Collection.

The Bart Bonte collection contains a good chunk of old Flash brain ticklers that you might have played back in the day. Sugar Sugar Up There (technically “Sugar, Sugar” style) is a physical puzzle about drawing lines to channel a pile of sugar that falls into different cups. Others may remember the Factory Balls logic puzzle series. You can take a look at several other Bonte promotions in the collection trailer here. It’s good old old stuff on the internet.

Are there any old Sugar Sugar fans who are dying to sort the beans? Granted, I wasn’t familiar with Bonte games at the time, but I spent several minutes playing the free HTML5 version of Sugar Sugar. This brings me back to the old CRT screen. It’s a good reminder that while technology ages, good puzzles usually don’t.

As part of the re-release, Bonte says the games in the collection have been remastered, which mostly seems to mean they have enough pixels to look pretty on your modern big screen. They also now have a handy selection screen and a bunch of achievements to earn.

It’s kind of funny that Achievements are a modern concept compared to the old Flash games. Come to think of it, a pop-up congratulating me for doing something looks like the energy of the old internet, not the current one.

You can find the Bart Bonte Collection on Steam and Itch where it’s 30% off for £ 5.03 / € 5.73 / $ 6.99 through May 10.

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BlueMaxima Brings New Life To Beloved Flash Games https://flworfound.org/bluemaxima-brings-new-life-to-beloved-flash-games/ Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/bluemaxima-brings-new-life-to-beloved-flash-games/ Question: One of my favorite online games – and a major waste of time – is the “Cat Bowling” webpage which has been a Halloween themed game for years (http://www.catbowling.net/) . Unfortunately, since Adobe Flash is now dead and buried, I can’t seem to play the game anymore. Do I have any workarounds or other […]]]>

Question: One of my favorite online games – and a major waste of time – is the “Cat Bowling” webpage which has been a Halloween themed game for years (http://www.catbowling.net/) . Unfortunately, since Adobe Flash is now dead and buried, I can’t seem to play the game anymore. Do I have any workarounds or other options to resume the game? Thank you.

Ed R., Fort Walton Beach

A: You may not know it, Ed, but since the screenshot you sent me was captured, the following message has been added to the home page of the “Cat Bowling” website:

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Our little game has had a great career, but the technology on which it is based has reached its own end. Adobe no longer supports Flash.

Thank you for your time and enthusiasm over the years.

We’ll leave the page here for the die-hards who find a way to get Flash to work on their computer.

– The cat bowling team

Thus, the very authors of your beloved game have admitted defeat in the face of technological advancements. If I were anyone other than me, I would suggest that you give up and go find yourself a new favorite waste of time. Lucky for you, I’m not someone else – I’m an Uber-Geek from Northwest Florida, and sure enough, I have ways for you to keep enjoying “Cat Bowling.”

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Ruffle keeps classic flash games alive (and safer) with an open source emulator https://flworfound.org/ruffle-keeps-classic-flash-games-alive-and-safer-with-an-open-source-emulator/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/ruffle-keeps-classic-flash-games-alive-and-safer-with-an-open-source-emulator/ The death of Adobe Flash was long overdue. While 25-year-old technology helped bring animation, games, and interactive content to the web when she was still young, it has always been something of a security nightmare, with Adobe struggling to fix more bugs. quickly that vulnerabilities were discovered and exploited. But now that Adobe has finally […]]]>

The death of Adobe Flash was long overdue. While 25-year-old technology helped bring animation, games, and interactive content to the web when she was still young, it has always been something of a security nightmare, with Adobe struggling to fix more bugs. quickly that vulnerabilities were discovered and exploited.

But now that Adobe has finally disconnected Flash, what happens to all the classic games and other content developed in Flash?

Some have been ported to newer web technologies like HTML5. Some live in the Internet Archive Flash Library. And there is BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint, a project to record over 70,000 Flash games and 8,000 animations and bundle them together with a “Flashpoint Secure Player”.

Now there is another option called ruffle. It is an open source Flash Play emulator designed to be more secure than the Adobe product, while still allowing you to run Flash games and animations on a wide range of devices.

Ruffle is written using the Rust programming language, which has built-in memory protection to help protect users from many vulnerabilities affecting Adobe’s Flash Player.

The Flash Player emulator is also cross-platform:

  • You can install desktop apps for Windows, Mac, or Linux and load any SWF files you might have.
  • Or you can install a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Safari to play web games (this also works with mobile devices that support the extension, which means you can use Flash on Android )
  • Or you can install Ruffle on your server to host flash games yourself in a sandbox environment on your own website.

Ruffle is still under development and a note on the project’s github page describes it as “in proof of concept”. But you can give it a try by visiting ruffle.rs/demo/ to play some sample games and animations in your browser.

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Berzerk Studio is still releasing Flash games in 2021 https://flworfound.org/berzerk-studio-is-still-releasing-flash-games-in-2021/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://flworfound.org/berzerk-studio-is-still-releasing-flash-games-in-2021/ Studio Berzerk, creators of the indie musical board game bullet-hell Just shapes and rhythms, are there to record Flash. Well… a little of. Today the studio announced Berzerk Flashback, an improved collection of their Flash games released in recent years to PC for Steam. The collection will be launched with 26 titles, including 8 new […]]]>

Studio Berzerk, creators of the indie musical board game bullet-hell Just shapes and rhythms, are there to record Flash. Well… a little of. Today the studio announced Berzerk Flashback, an improved collection of their Flash games released in recent years to PC for Steam. The collection will be launched with 26 titles, including 8 new games, like the never-before seen Frantic Frigates 2 and the prototype of Just Shapes & Beats; because why not.

Flash may no longer be able to help you play countless web games to pass the time, but Berzerk won’t let its roots go away that easily. Founded in 2008 by three friends, Berzerk Studio was a staple in the heyday of flash-based web games on sites like Newgrounds, Kongregate, Armor Games and more before moving on to the PC and console versions with Just Shapes & Beats. This collection brings together an assortment of Berzerk’s most popular games in one place, safe from those looking to end the reign of The Flash.

Berzerk Flashback also includes a story mode, presenting the games in the order they were developed, with trivia and facts about their development as well as custom challenges for each game.

Berzerk Flashback will be priced at $ 9.99 for PC on Steam with a launch date of February 9.

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