So I am trying to play some very old flash games, from the 2010's. My current flash player version is too new, so I uninstalled it and tried to install a much older version, from about 2014. Once downloaded, I got some instructions about installation, that didn't make sense. Something about moving a file called libflashplayer.so to my browser's plug-in directory. The browser that I am using is Firefox. Also I'm not sure if I installed the right version, as all the articles I've looked at to find a solution are talking about Linux. Can anybody help me here?
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.so files are for Linux and Unix systems only. Adobe have now blocked downloads of all old versions as part of preparing to turn it off completely in a few months.
What version of Flash would work with Windows then? I want one from about 2013.
Your only safe choice is the current version. Downloading random things claiming to be Flash from non-Adobe archives is inviting malware into your home. Do you know Flash is going away completely in a few months anyway? Maybe easiest to just abandon the old stuff now.
I do understand your concern for my safety with downloading flash. However I can assure you that I am downloading the software directly from adobe, so it is highly unlikely that there will be any malware. Could you please tell me a version of Flash Player from 2013 that would be compatible with a windows device. Thank you!
No, I can't because Adobe have closed the archive. Only current versions are available.
I trust that you have never heard of a website called the Wayback Machine?
"However I can assure you that I am downloading the software directly from adobe"
Old versions of Flash Player have been removed. From where, exactly, are you downloading Flash Player directly from Adobe?