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There are a lot of free flash games on the internet. However, sometimes it’s nice if you’re able to access these games offline — on your desktop, or on a USB stick.

For most sites, you can just use some of the many online tools and tricks available. Aibek wrote an article on it last year — How To Download and Play Flash Games Offline How To Download and Play Flash Games Offline How To Download and Play Flash Games Offline Read More . Sadly, isn’t what we’d consider ‘most sites’.

If you want to download a flash game, MiniClip can be a real hard-ass. They do their best to ensure that the games keep being played on their site. That’s were the nerds come in.

Today, we’ll show you how to download free flash MiniClip games to enjoy on your computer or on a USB stick. The process seems a little bit difficult at first, but if you follow the instructions, you’ll do it in no-time.

Downloading Free Flash MiniClip Games

If you are to download a game from, you must be willing to get your hands dirty. Where fancy tools do not work, we go in the old-fashioned way.

First off, we’ll be looking for the location of the flash file (a separate file in which the game is contained). To do this, we’re going to take a look at the source code. For those of you who are not that technologically skilled, it is a document filled with code. These lines define how the webpage is built, how it looks and – most importantly for us – what files are embedded.

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Open the source code with Ctrl+U (Firefox on Windows), or right-click on the page and click View Source. This ought to work in any current-day browser, even though the phrasing might differ slightly.

Next, press Ctrl+F to initiate a search, and use .swf as a query (including the dot will filter out unnecessary results). Your first result should be something of the kind you see below: value=”doodle2.swf”. The exact name depends on which file you’re trying to download. Write your value (the name between the quotation marks) down, or copy it to your clipboard.

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Now we know the file’s name, getting it to your desktop is easy. Just put the value behind the game’s original browser address, and you’ve got your download link. Now all you have to do is download the file.

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However, if you haven’t got a download manager, downloading with the URL from a browser can be tricky. Because of their support for flash files, your browser will probably try to open the file, not save it. This can be avoided using a simple workaround.

Go to an online HTML code tester, like the one on and enter your link in the following way: <a href=”YourLinkComesHere“>text</a>. Just press the button and you’ve got a clickable link waiting for you!

free flash miniclip gamesTrue, this is more work than we’re used to when downloading flash files — probably MiniClip wants to assure web-traffic by disallowing users to download the file. However, if you really want the file and know the drill, this won’t take more than a minute.

Putting the files on Your USB stick

Right now you can just put the files on your USB, if you want. From there, you can carry it to a friend’s, or enjoy yourself at school or work. However, not all computers can just open these free flash MiniClip games. There are two possible ways of going about this.

First of all, you could simply use your web browser. All browsers (Firefox, IE, etc.) with the flash plug-in installed, can also play these files from your desktop. However, you’ll need to point your computer in the right direction with right-click -> Open with…

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Alternatively, you can install one of the many desktop flash players out there. One free solution that worked pretty well for me is the Swiff Player, but there are plenty of alternatives.

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We hope you’ve learned something useful from this MakeUseOf tutorial. If you’ve got any remarks, suggestions or questions about the article, feel free to write something in the comments section below. If you are aware of easier way to download Miniclip flash games for free share it comments as well.

  1. alcyonezesti
    May 10, 2016 at 1:34 am

    It seems swaviman request is not answered yet.
    Simon Slangen maybe has no solution for the game of winter bow master or there is no solution generally for that game. Or Simon Slagen stopped to pay attention for games.

  2. swaviman
    April 5, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Can you help me downloading the winter bow master game from miniclip? i tried your trick but it didn't work.
    here is the link
    please let me know if you can help.
    thank you.

  3. johnlth93
    February 13, 2010 at 4:30 am

    They have the new system now
    not working anymore

    Its been like this

    I just tried just dont work, its stuck in one page and said full version of commando2 is in lol

  4. Raf
    January 27, 2010 at 3:14 am

    You can also use the firefox add-on Video Download Helper. Change the extensiopn from FLV to SWF.

  5. inkxa
    December 10, 2009 at 11:20 am

    for simon slangen
    is that ur real photo? just askin.
    its about trust.

    i thimk some swf files verify the place(data storage i.e.) from where u play the file. their code checks whether it is played from the website server otherwise gives a black screen.
    just before black screen it says 'u r not authorised to play from that location' (i.e the hard disk of ur comp)
    should try downloading adobe flash and try to change this "security" feature of these files.

    • Simon Slangen
      December 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      Yes, that's me. Had it taken for my site.

      Sounds possible, but not many people will do something like that - too much trouble. Do you have a specific example in mind or are you talking hypothetical?

      • inkxa
        December 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

        i have tried it out!!!
        try this link on
        download the .swf and try opening it.
        i used the software 'SWF Maestro' to make an exe of the swf file. its a good,small freeware that converts swf files to an exe in a jiffy.

  6. Anonamous
    November 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    This does not work there is no doodle.swf of anysort and you cannot download anything!!!

  7. Jacob
    September 19, 2009 at 6:47 am

    it works on my dads laptop but not mine why?

    • Simon Slangen
      September 19, 2009 at 7:03 am

      The technique or the swf file?

  8. minni
    September 17, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Hey thanks!! It really worked out for me!!

  9. Pedro
    September 17, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Hi, does anybody know how to download the swf file from the link below?

    Is it possible to play it offline?


  10. eren
    September 16, 2009 at 11:59 am

    reisler çok süper yaaaaaaaaaaaa

  11. Jacob
    September 13, 2009 at 7:55 am

    yeah but still the doesnt have a make a link option

  12. Jacob
    September 13, 2009 at 6:04 am

    but how do u add doodle 2 if it goes as black screen? and that draacs dot com doesnt have a make a link option

    • Simon Slangen
      September 13, 2009 at 7:27 am

      Doodle 2 works in an SWF player (e.g Swiff player). You can make a link yourself with some text

      • Simon Slangen
        September 13, 2009 at 7:28 am

        with the a href tag, that is

  13. Brian
    September 7, 2009 at 9:40 am

    It depends most of the games even though you download the swf file, it has its content in a server through the flash file. That is, you need to be online.

  14. Mithun John Jacob
    September 7, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I tried to download Doodle2.swf and it got downloaded. But when I tried to play it, it's showing a black screen !

    File Size : 1.28 MB

    • Simon Slangen
      September 7, 2009 at 6:30 am

      Some MiniClip games (especially the more recent ones) give this result. An extra counter-download-measure? Try opening it in a flash player.

  15. Mr On Line
    September 6, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I use Opera ..

    I'll try your way right now

    Thanks ..

  16. MIke
    September 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Dude, Miniclip makes it very easy to put many games on USB. Go to this Miniclip link and download them.
    You just download onto your USB and they work!

  17. MIke
    September 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Dude, You are wrong, Miniclip makes it very easy to put many games on USB. Go to this Miniclip link and download them.
    You just download onto your USB and they work!

    • Simon Slangen
      September 7, 2009 at 6:30 am

      Those are special 'downloadable games'. This tutorial shows you how to download 'any of the flash games'.

  18. will
    September 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    easy as cake if you've got a mac with safari:
    hit command-A
    find the .swf file
    you're done.

  19. Alex
    September 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    If I use firefox you see the black screen

    • Simon Slangen
      September 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

      Some MiniClip games (especially the more recent ones) give this result. An extra counter-download-measure?

      • Alex
        September 7, 2009 at 3:00 am

        Hi! but normally see with Swiff player, but in Firefox black screen

  20. Nail Moncef
    September 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

    It can be really tricky, near impossible when the Flash Game downloads a content from another website!! Is there an application that can read the source file of the .swf file? I don't think that Flash can read it.

    • Simon Slangen
      September 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm

      An swf file is designated for playback, a derivative of the original fla file.

      You can - if they're unprotected - open swf files in Adobe Flash and access the different layers, objects and images, but (to the extent of my knowledge) you can't access the code.

  21. Funk Doctor
    September 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Thanks! never thought about it but will try it right now.

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