How to play old Flash games in 2021
Flash was an important part of the internet and helped www in becoming interactive in late 90s and 2000s. In initial days, YouTube also relied on Adobe Flash. With the time, Adobe Flash lost the popularity after the HTML 5 and CSS 3 saw surge un usage. Adobe announced to end support for Flash back in 2017 and all majors browsers also removed the support for Flash entirely by 2020. So, you can no longer play old Flash games even if you have those files on your system. But there are still some ways you can play those old Flash games.
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Play old Flash games
1. Use Flashpoint to play old flash games
Soon after Adobe announced to retire Flash, Flashpoint project was announced. BlueMaxima created Flashpoint projected in 2018 and has more than 100 contributors who preserved most of the Flash games. It boasts to have over 90,000 games and thousands of Flash animations you can download and enjoy even after the shut down of Adobe Flash.
Flashpoint is available for Windows, Linux and macOS. The company claims that macOS support is still experimental. It works fine on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Many people could think about security but you don’t need to worry. Flashpoint runs Flash games using Apache, BlueMaxima’s own software and a custom software. This tool doesn’t carry security flaws of Flash. It is safe to use because.
Flashpoint has two versions: Flashpoint Ultimate and Flashpoint Infinity. Flashpoint Infinity comes with 90,000+ games and thousands of animations. So, it needs considerable disk space (600GB). Flashpoint Infinity is a smaller package with basic software. You can pick what Flash game you want to play and then install that specific game. So, I also recommend you to download Flashpoint Infinity. It is just 750MB in size. So download and Install Flashpoint Infinity on your system.
After the installation, run Flashpoint Infinity. This is the snapshot of the main screen of Flashpoint Infinity
See the top menu bar and click on Games to get the list of all Flash games available to download. You can also search by name if you know the name of your favourite old flash game.
You can click on any game and the play button will apear at the right side bar. Click on it and the game will be open in a new Flash Player window.
This is how you can still play old Flash games on your PC.
If you don’t want to install anything, you can use web emulators to play old flash games.
2. Play Flash games online
There are a few good websites that offers emulated Flash web games. You don’t need to use Flash for playing these emulated flash games.
Crazygames is a popular website that offers Flash games from the golden era of flash games. This website used Ruffle for Flash game emulation. The website has also categorized all the games, so you can easily find out the games you want to play. There is also a search function for quick search of the game by name.
b) Flash Games Player
Flash Games Player is another online platform that hosts several games including old flash games. It boasts to have on of the biggest collection of flash games in the world. This website hosts all kinds of games. SO, use the menu to filter just Flash games.
Now you know how you can still play old flash games. You can either install a dedicated emulator of flash games on your system or use online platforms. If you plan to play regularly, installing Flashpoint is recommended. Otherwise, you can bookmark a good online platform and visit it whenever you plan to play old Flash game.
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