Which browser supports Flash gaming?

Lea Townsell April 5, 2011
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Looking for a browser that allows me to play games requiring Flash, which Safari does not support-

  1. logo maker
    April 15, 2011 at 5:43 am

    it is not browser's problem, but your flash plugin version is too low or is not compatible with your browser.

  2. Tina
    April 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Lea,

    did the above replies answer your question? Did you try to install the Flash plugin for Safari? Please let us know in case you need more help.

  3. Mohan
    April 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Google Chrome browser already includes Adobe® Flash® Player built-in. Google Chrome will automatically update when new versions of Flash Player are available.

  4. Alex
    April 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Are you using an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad? Apple said they don't plan on supporting Flash player. Using a different browser won't help. And even they do allow Flash support, it would not be very good for playing games, because they don't have keyboards. You could buy a keyboard that connects through bluetooth, they're not free, and don't work with older devices. And a real mouse would work way better than the touch screen. And the iPod Touch and iPhone screens are small enough that it would be almost impossible to have a good view on what you are doing.

    And if you're not using an iOS device, then you should definitely check if it's Shockwave that you need, rather than Flash. It should also be said that your computer probably didn't come with Flash player, and that you have to install it yourself. So you might have assumed that it came with your computer, but it really didn't. Installation is easy on Windows and Ubuntu, but I'm not sure about Macs or any other OS's, but I would assume it's just as easy. So don't worry if you aren't familiar with anything computer-related. Mike has the links to Shockwave and Flash player above, so you want to check those first.

    Based on your question, I would assume that you are on a Mac or iOS device because those come with Safari, and you would probably have already used Internet Explorer or Firefox already if you didn't have Safari when you bought your computer. And Internet Explorer and Firefox work just fine with Flash Player and Shockwave.

    And this response wouldn't be complete without listing some browsers that I know (from experience) work with the Flash player, in no specific order...
    Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera
    So that's 4 other browsers for you to try. Have fun playing!

  5. Mike
    April 6, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Flash is not only cross-platform but also cross-browser compatible.

    As long as you have the Flash Plugin for your browser installed there shouldn't be any problem, even when using Safari.

    The more likely scenario is that the game you are trying to play requires Shockwave. On the first look it doesn't seem any different from Flash however it is essential to have Shockwave installed to use these contents..

    I suggest to make sure you have the latest version of both installed:
    http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/
    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/