How To Download Flash Games To Play Offline

Hardly anything on the website uses Adobe Flash anymore, which is why Adobe & all major browsers are killing off Flash after December 31, 2020. For the most part, this won"t be a huge loss. But there"s one type of content that many people will miss: Flash games.

Flash games were once wildly popular, as they let budding developers chia sẻ their creations with others. Unfortunately, once Flash is no longer supported, these games will effectively disappear from the mạng internet.

If you have sầu any favorite Flash games you still enjoy playing, you should download them now so you can continue to lớn play them offline.

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First, Enable Flash in Chrome

We"ll demonstrate how khổng lồ download Flash games using Google Chrome. If you haven"t already, you"ll need to enable click-to-run for Flash because by mặc định, Chrome blocks sites from running Flash.

To do this, clichồng the three-dot Menu button in the top-right of Chrome và choose Settings. Scroll down a bit lớn find the Privacy & security section, then cliông xã the Site Settings entry.

This will open a danh sách of Chrome"s trang web permissions that let you change what websites can vì with your browser. Select Flash and make sure the slider at the top is enabled và shows Ask first.

Chrome Enable Flash

How lớn Download Flash Games

For the purposes of this tutorial, we"ll tải về a Flash game called New Super Mario 63. Unfortunately, you"ll need to lớn repeat these steps for each game you want to lớn download. It doesn"t take too long, so you should have a little Flash game collection built up before long.

Step 1: Load the trò chơi in Chrome

Navigate to lớn the page containing the Flash game you want to tải về. Where the game should be, you"ll see a puzzle piece & Click lớn enable Adobe Flash Player message.

Select this and hit Allow in the top-left corner of your browser to lớn let that site use Flash. Allow the game khổng lồ fully load before moving onkhổng lồ the next step.

Chrome Allow Flash to Run

Step 2: View the Page Source

Next, you"ll need lớn open the source code for the page hosting the game. Right-cliông xã anywhere on the page (aside from the game) & hit View page source. The keyboard shortcut for this is Ctrl + U on Windows và Cmd + Option + U on macOS.

You"ll see a new page with the HTML source code of the page. Here, press Ctrl + F (Cmd + F on a Mac) to lớn open the tìm kiếm box, và enter ".swf" khổng lồ tìm kiếm for Flash files.

Chrome Find SWF File on Page
This should find at least one result, though it may have sầu more depending on the page. The tệp tin you"re looking for typically contains the name of the game, so you can ignore installer files like expressInstall.swf.

In our example, the full liên kết was the following:

If you can"t find a Flash game tệp tin on the site, you"ll have sầu to lớn traông chồng it down first.

If You Can"t Find the Right Link

Some Flash games aren"t actually hosted on the website where you play them. If that"s the case, you won"t find the right file in the source code & will need lớn look elsewhere.

Thankfully, it"s pretty easy lớn bởi vì this. On the game startup screen or main thực đơn, you"ll often see an "Originally hosted on" message along with the source page for the game. You can also try right-clicking on the game; many developers place a liên kết to their trang web in that thực đơn.

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Find Flash Game Origin
If there"s nothing there, a quick Google search for the game should bring up additional pages that host it. Take a look at those and you should eventually find one that has the actual Flash file.

In case all else fails, you can try File2HD, which lists all the files on a site & allows you to lớn download them. Enter the game page"s URL, agree lớn the terms, và hit Get Files. Here you can tìm kiếm for the SWF tệp tin using the Ctrl + F thực đơn again.

Step 3: Download the SWF File

Now you can tải về the SWF file that contains the game. Simply right-clichồng the blue links ending in ".swf" that you found earlier và choose Save links as khổng lồ tải về it to your computer.

Windows Download Flash Game
Make sure that the Save sầu as type shows as Shockwave sầu Flash Object or something similar. This confirms that the tệp tin is actually a Flash document. If it shows as an HTML page or something else, you either right-clicked in the wrong place or the URL doesn"t go to a Flash object.

If you plan to lớn tải về several games, we recommend creating a new folder on your computer khổng lồ keep them all together. You should consider backing up this directory so you don"t đại bại the games if something ever happens.

Step 4: Play Your Flash Games Locally

At this point, you might be wondering how you"ll actually play the Flash games when they"re not in a browser. As it turns out, many media player apps can handle SWF files (which are Flash objects). This lets you play them offline without worrying about the security of enabling Flash in your browser.

On Windows, for instance, Windows Media Player will open SWF files. However, in our testing, it had issues detecting keyboard inputs. Thus if you plan lớn play Flash games offline, we recommover downloading Adobe"s local version of Flash Player. This is a tool intended for developers lớn open Flash files without a browser, but it works for personal use, too.

Visit Adobe"s Debug Downloads page và clichồng the Download the Flash Player projector nội dung debugger text under Windows, Macintosh, or Linux depending on what platform you use. On Windows, you don"t even have sầu lớn install it---just launch the downloaded tệp tin and you"ll have a Flash Player window.

Go to File > Open or drag and drop your downloaded SWF tệp tin onlớn the ứng dụng to lớn play it. From there, you"ll have sầu an experience just lượt thích playing in the browser.

Handily, you can rekích thước the window lớn change the form size of the game. Right-click or use the toolbar buttons lớn change the zoom màn chơi or game chất lượng. If you have sầu any issues, check out our tips lớn improve the performance of Flash games.

Now You Can Play Your Favorite Flash Games Offline, Forever

Now you know how to lớn download Flash games from the internet và play them offline. Flash games are an important part of the history of gaming. And now, in just a few minutes, you can preserve sầu some of that lore & keep your favorite games around long past 20trăng tròn.

And while Flash games might be gone soon, there are plenty of other browser games that use HTML5 that you can enjoy too.

12 HTML5 Browser Games That Don"t Need Adobe Flash Here"s a các mục of không tính tiền HTML5 browser games you can play without Flash. You never need lớn be bored at work ever again.