So you’ve heard that Adobe plans to end support for Flash games, and you’re shocked. We all were. There is an entire propagation of games based on .swf and with the end of Flash comes to a genocide of games! It’s just awful. However, fret not for thy has cometh with deliverance.
Developers are currently working on emulators to remedy this solution. Thanks, Devs! Unfortunately, the tech doesn’t exist.https://github.com/larsiusprime/FlashEmulator
Read up on this article about a browser-based EMU that has some promise, but the current discussions are not too optimistic on the website’s future as an emulator.
There is currently no true Flash Emulator; however; you can download Firefox and play offline! Isn’t that great news? I want to walk you through these steps and help preserve a whole era of gaming. However; first, I would like to explain what is going to happen before you start to worry about your largest companies who rely on Flash. Fortunately, Flash is no longer supported beginning 2020 as conditions are with HTML 5 Canvas, Canvas is so much simpler and effective to use. Don’t worry; Adobe has given everyone three years lead so that our favorite websites (HULU anyone?) had time to convert.
Now, without further adieu, I present to you a method to play Flash Games online in protest of the pending flash player’s demise.
First, you will need to download the FireFox web browser. To do this navigate to www.mozilla.com/firefox/
And then to make it more enjoyable download Adblock from this link: adblockplus.org
You will then need to get the FlashPlayer. Look for it from here:get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
And finally you need the flash projector:
Linux based OS
Lightspark a similar Emulator written entirely in C/C++. The project is in its infant stages of development but could be the one to carry flash games into the next era of gaming. Unfortunately, it is GPL 3, meaning the entire project has to be GPL, and that may become a problem with licensing.
With the new era of HTML 5 Canvas rolling forward, there’s no real reason to be worried about your favorite games. With HTML 5 there are numerous developers out there if the game were an exceptional game an HTML 5 Canvas 5 version the games would be created before long. Online web browser games are not going to vanish. Not the great ones, at least. It’s not a situation that is going to happen. The fear is out there, but it’s not a reasonable one. My prediction, the projects on the emulators will end as the discovery to recreate the game compatible with modern tech will give room for improvements as well.
We are looking ahead at faster load times, better animations, less data, quicker compilation times. Take your eyes off of Flash, and feast it on HTML 5.0 Canvas. And when the time comes to an end, move forth with progress. You’ll begin to notice that with advanced technology comes new games. However; if you’re like me and enjoy classical games (Metal Gear Solid: Tactical Espionage anyone?), Then please feel free to download the Firefox browser for your offline enjoyment.