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Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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With Flash dying on Jan. 12, I was wondering if the Adobe Flash Projector will still work after the EOL date, since I have some SWF files of games that haven't been coverted to html5.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020
If you are talking about the Flash Player, as has been mentioned, that may be timebombed. If you are talking about projectors made with Flash Pro/Adobe Animate, they should work. I have written the following in other posts asking similar questions around viewing SWF content after the Flash EOL (from 2021). Something to note, the Flash EOL relates the removal of the Flash Plugin and blocking of content playing in modern browsers. If you have have an old browser and the Flash plugin retained, F...

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Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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i think the projector is time bombed and will be blocked at the end of the year but if u already have an older version of it you might be alright

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If you are talking about the Flash Player, as has been mentioned, that may be timebombed. If you are talking about projectors made with Flash Pro/Adobe Animate, they should work.

 

I have written the following in other posts asking similar questions around viewing SWF content after the Flash EOL (from 2021).


Something to note, the Flash EOL relates the removal of the Flash Plugin and blocking of content playing in modern browsers. If you have have an old browser and the Flash plugin retained, Flash content should still play in the browser. The reccomendation is to use current browsers and updates for security reasons. Standalone exectuables that have embedded Flash content will not be impacted.  

 

I have found a tool called Ruffle (https://ruffle.rs/#what-is-ruffle) that claims to be a Flash Player emulator. I haven't tried it myself. According to the site, Ruffle can be downloaded as a standalone application on your computer that can open local SWFs. The site states that Ruffle was developed specifically to preserve access to Flash content.


Another site I have found is BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint ( https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/faq/) .
"BlueMaxima's Flashpoint is a webgame preservation project. Internet history and culture is important, and content made on web platforms including, but not limited to Adobe Flash, make up a significant portion of that culture."
"We support games and animations using Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Shockwave Player, HTML, Java Plug-in, Unity Web Player, Microsoft Silverlight, 3DVIA Player, 3D Groove GX, PopCap Plugin, ActiveX, Authorware Web Player..."
https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/faq/ 

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