Flash EOL scheduled for 2020

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barbaz
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Flash EOL scheduled for 2020

Post by barbaz » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:00 am

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... d-of-2020/

Yay, Flash to be gone from the Web!!!!!! But how will I play my local .swf games 5 years from now?
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Re: Flash EOL scheduled for 2020

Post by PLD » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:41 pm

You have me thinking I should try to rediscover some of the flash games I enjoyed, and grab the files. What are a few of your favorites?
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Re: Flash EOL scheduled for 2020

Post by barbaz » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:45 pm

PLD wrote:What are a few of your favorites?
Epic Coaster, Cubefield, and most of the Free Room Escape games. Also the Submachine series (some of them, IIRC not all are free downloads) and Covert Front series, but I forget where I got those.
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Re: Flash EOL scheduled for 2020

Post by PLD » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:11 pm

Thank you, I'll check those out. I found two of the ones I enjoyed:

Robokill: http://www.rocksolidarcade.com/
Minions: http://old.casualcollective.com/#games/Minions (some single player versions elsewhere)
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Re: Flash EOL scheduled for 2020

Post by barbaz » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:57 pm

So I currently have myself set up with a VM containing a standalone Adobe Flash player as well as an old browser with Flash plugin, and it works well for playing my local SWF's.

Today I happened upon this - https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/16/how-t ... e-desktop/

Would this software provide any significant advantage over what I currently have?
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Re: Flash EOL scheduled for 2020

Post by therube » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:56 pm

(I'll only say, give how pervasive "fake flash" exists in [at minimum] the Mozilla world, I would highly scrutinize any "flash" that is not [Adobe] Flash.)
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