SARS Adobe Flash Player Solution
Since Adobe Flash Player was banned from use because of its flaws, websites depending on its use have crumbled to use HTML5, we have come with a safe and effective solution to view the SWF content at ease.
Abode Flash Player Being Banned & Solution
Starting in January 2021, Flash will no longer work. Flash versions after June 2020 (220.127.116.117 and higher) have included a timer that will disable Flash on January 12, 2021.
Furthermore, most browsers like Chrome or Firefox will physically remove Flash in their next version updates in January anyways. The solution is simple: use a browser that does not take out Flash with an older version of Flash without the disabling timer.
Before you begin to take the steps below to get Flash working again, make sure:
- You have permission to install programs on the computer you’re using.
- You understand the inherent risks that using out-of-date software entails. You can decrease that risk by using antivirus software like the free Avast.
- You have Windows 7/8.1/10.
- Download and install the Pale Moon browser (32-bit).
- Remove Adobe Flash Player NPAPI 32 if higher than 18.104.22.1681.
- Download and install the last version of Flash (22.214.171.1241) without the disabling timer. Feel free to select “Never check for updates” during the installation process. Restart Pale Moon.
There are two easy solutions. The “SECURITY CONSCIOUS WALKTHROUGH” shows where these files come from. Please read it all.
Easy Steps to follow
1. Download and Install Pale Moon Browser
2. Download Flash Player Uninstaller
Remove Adobe Flash Player NPAPI 32 if higher than 126.96.36.1991.
3. Install Last Version of Flash Player
Download and install the last version of Flash (188.8.131.521) without the disabling timer. Feel free to select “Never check for updates” during the installation process. Restart Pale Moon.
Enabling Flash (184.108.40.2061) In Pale Moon
You may be worried about downloading random exe and dll files, even from your favorite Flash game site. That’s understandable. Go through these steps to verify that they are legit:
- Pale Moon is an open source fork of Firefox that is still updated. It preserves the addon/extension system that Firefox used to have. More importantly, Pale Moon also preserves the plugin system for Flash, Shockwave, and Java. Visit palemoon.org for more information.
- Go to https://www.neowin.net/news/adobe-flash-player-3200371/ to find Neowin’s page on the last version of Flash without the disabling timer.
- Hover over and copy the link for “Download for Firefox, Safari, Opera: Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.111”: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/18.104.22.1681/install_flash_player.exe
- That’s the official Adobe link though it’s 404/Not Found now.
- Paste that Adobe link into archive.org’s Wayback Machine.
- On archive.org’s page for the Adobe link, select the “May 23, 2020” version.
- Once you install that (remove Adobe Flash Player NPAPI 32 if higher than 22.214.171.1241 first), go to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash and copy NPSWF64_32_0_0_371.dll for the portable version.
- You can use Virus Total, Jotti, and Kaspersky TIP to upload and scan individual files. If you have Avast or other antivirus install, you can right-click on a file and scan manually.
Technical notes, To-Do List:
- The 32-bit version of Pale Moon for desktop/laptop is necessary if you want to use Java, see below. (Most Windows is 64-bit but 32-bit programs are reverse compatible.)
- The 64-bit version of Pale Moon portable must be installed since NPSWF64_32_0_0_371.dll is not compatible with the 32-bit version of Pale Moon portable.
- BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint is a webgame preservation project with more than 70,000 games saved (not just Flash and not just Andkon Arcade). While Flashpoint Ultimate is a massive 532GB when extracted, Flashpoint Infinity is just 2GB but needs an Internet connection to download games as you open them. Apart from the instructions above, it’s the only solution that works well.
- Ruffle is a Flash Player emulator. It can either be installed server-side (like andkon.com) or individually as a browser addon/extension. Currently, it does not support a lot of the latest Flash games.
- The Internet Archive (archive.org) has a project to preserve Flash content.
- I have seen an Internet Archive (archive.org) download of BlueMaxima’s archive for just the Andkon Arcade. I will have to test and verify that further.
- The free Puffin Web Browser for Android offers Flash support on the fly. Without an accurate mouse or a good keyboard, a lot of games may not be that playable but it’s worth a try.
- The makers of Puffin also offer for Chrome-based browsers Flash emulation on the fly. It looks like this is a cost-prohibitive long-term solutions but they have provided a free two week trial for the Andkon Arcade.
- These instructions above apply to Windows 7/8.1/10. Mac/Safari/Apple or Linux, no clue. If you know of videos that have detailed walk-throughs for non-Windows OS, contact me below.