On the 31st of December Adobe will be finally pulling the plug and formally making Adobe Flash Player End Of Life (EOL).
Going into 2021 and beyond many major browsers like Google Chrome and FireFox will also start removing support for Flash marking the end of an era.
A bit of background
For more than a decade Flash was a de-facto choice for many games and multimedia content embedded across thousands of websites including many arcade game websites.
After the advent of the iPhone and rise of mobile Flash slowly lost ground to web-based opensource technologies like HTML5 which didn’t have the overhead and security vulnerabilities that plagued Flash for many years.
With the software gone many old games and multimedia content will stop working so this post will go over some ways to keep playing games after support is gone completely.
Playing Flash games after the software disappears
Option 1: Use a Flash Archive on an old machine
One solution is to simply use a copy of the official Flash software on an older computer, despite been discontinued AGR Technology has published a Flash Archive which contains the last version of Flash which can be downloaded for use on another computer.
Option 2: Use the online tool from archive.org
If you don’t have an older computer lying around and you just want to play some games then this next option from the official archive.org site will help.
To get started head on over to this page:
We hope you found this post to be useful and can still enjoy some of the classic games and older content made from times gone by.
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Alessio Rigoli is the founder of AGR Technology and got his start working in the IT space originally in Education and then in the private sector helping businesses in various industries. Alessio maintains the blog and is interested in a number of different topics emerging and current such as Digital marketing, Software development, Cryptocurrency/Blockchain, Cyber security, Linux and more.
Alessio Rigoli, AGR Technology