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Adobe Flash Death, any plans for the future WGT?

Thu, Aug 15 2019 4:40 PM by TopShelf2010. 67 replies.
  • BogeyOne United States
    1,111 Posts
    Mon, Aug 12 2019 5:34 PM

    DoctorLarry:

     

    And Flash will go unsupported, but it will not go away.  I will likely switch to Linux/similar anyway.

    I kicked Windoze to the curb several years ago, Larry.  Not on my PC anywhere.  I made the smart choice then went to Linux.  If I may suggest that when you do go to Linux, go after the Linux Mint distro.  Looks just like Windoze. 

    It may take a while for those new to Linux to figure out how to set it up, etc., but once done, few turn back.

     

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  • DoctorLarry United States
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    Mon, Aug 12 2019 8:34 PM

    BogeyOne:

    DoctorLarry:

     

    And Flash will go unsupported, but it will not go away.  I will likely switch to Linux/similar anyway.

    I kicked Windoze to the curb several years ago, Larry.  Not on my PC anywhere.  I made the smart choice then went to Linux.  If I may suggest that when you do go to Linux, go after the Linux Mint distro.  Looks just like Windoze. 

    It may take a while for those new to Linux to figure out how to set it up, etc., but once done, few turn back.

     

    Did not know any of the flavors, so this is a place to start.  Since I started with Apple DOS and the CP/M OS on the Apple ][+, and ran several different minicomputers later, I think I can figure Linux out!  Can't be worse than MS/DOS, GEM, or every version of WIN!

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  • BogeyOne United States
    1,111 Posts
    Mon, Aug 12 2019 8:40 PM

    DoctorLarry:

     

    Did not know any of the flavors, so this is a place to start.  Since I started with Apple DOS and the CP/M OS on the Apple ][+, and ran several different minicomputers later, I think I can figure Linux out!  Can't be worse than MS/DOS, GEM, or every version of WIN!

    Go to linuxmint dot com   and check out the cinnamon edition

     

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  • SamSpayed United States
    1,334 Posts
    Mon, Aug 12 2019 9:03 PM

    JDGHOST:
    We will remove Flash completely from Chrome toward the end of 2020.

    JDGHOST:
    So my question is what EXACTLY does this mean for Chrome users and the ability to continue playing WGT after Dec 2020?

    It depends on whether or not WGT redevelops the PC version of the game to use some technology other than Flash.  WGT has not said what they will do.  They continue to be conspicuously silent on the subject.  All they have said is that "WGT will outlive Flash", which does not answer the question at all.

    If WGT does redevelop the PC version game, and it remains browser-based, you should be able to play it using Chrome.

    If WGT does not redevelop the PC version of the game, your choices are (1) move to the mobile version of the game, or (2) try to play it on a PC with an OS and browser that supports it.  

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  • ScottHope United Kingdom
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    Tue, Aug 13 2019 12:26 AM

    You don't have to get rid of Windows. You can install more than one operating system on a computer. Install Linux alongside Windows and when your computer boots up, you will be given a choice of which operating system you want to use.

    Example boot screens

    Windows 7 & Linux

    Windows 10 & Ubuntu (Linux derivative)

    It just requires a separate partition on your hard drive (or another hard drive) onto which you can install Linux.

    This is something you can do now to try out how WGT runs on Linux. Why wait until 2020.

    WARNING : Please back up any important files to an external drive/DVD/flash drive before attempting this. It is possible to destroy/overwrite your current operating system if you get it wrong.

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  • callaghan159 Canada
    3,820 Posts
    Tue, Aug 13 2019 3:04 AM

    MZinnow:
    since a couple'a days WGT doesn't run on Chrome anymore,

    MZinnow:
    I'm running Win10 and am using Chrome


    I am using the same setup and everything is working fine for me.

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  • Nicole161106 United Kingdom
    201 Posts
    Tue, Aug 13 2019 3:57 AM

    Hi Scott, i had the dual boot with linux on my old laptop and quite liked it but the meter just kept skipping through on wgt, so i couldn't use it.

    I now use maxthon, which is great for me, my question is, would i be able to use maxthon for the game if using linux?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Jimbog1964 Guernsey
    8,344 Posts
    Tue, Aug 13 2019 4:44 AM

    Well,

    Oh for crystal balls that don't make me walk like John Wayne fresh of his horse and drinking milk.  I doubt milk would aid my recovery as much as it did for the Duke.

    Logging in throgh Mozilla was interesting as I never usually use it.  Loads of ads that seemed to already guess I was a guy v pornography from my usual Chrome if I ever disabled ad block (:.................

    On an extended hiatus from a great game at the mo, but check in say twice a week and looked for this discussion as same FLASH issues as anyone else.  Mozilla is where Chrome was last week as I type - allow this anus horribilis plug in or not  v the ever longer PC side workarounds elsewhere.

    The future is not ours to see (per that lovely song IMO)..........

    The Apocalypse is still as big a business as ever; the last bus gave way to all night buses whilst the high street lady was the most correct.  The high street is now a shadow of its former self even if the internet shop was more than a few days hence.

    Champ should be running for power somewhere:)..............Wish you well Champ and may have $5 each way on that prediction as it looks a dead cert v a life support stage 4 patient.

    The PC side is long since riding the not too fancied All Over Red Rover three legger.  Something needs to change to prevent the game being just another AppStore option aimed a 5 minutes superchageing here or there that's loosely based on a super ancient game to those who ever played that version.

    Samsung is collaborating (or was) with several for it's DEX option.  Maybe something useful in the near future??  In all honesty me playing any form of this game this game on a phone or a tablet is zero chance but I am 55.........................And non windows Tablets are niche in any business I do (I don't have a need nor see one for an extra and this game is not currently bif enough for it, IMO).

    Some thoughts........................Game on:)

     

     

     

     

     

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  • rtstro77 United States
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    Tue, Aug 13 2019 6:34 AM

    In the right hand corner of your screen click on the puzzle piece to the left of the star,

    click manage,

    make sure the switch on right side is on = blue & opposite side says ask first, you will be able to allow flash to run.

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  • ScottHope United Kingdom
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    Tue, Aug 13 2019 8:51 AM
    Nicole161106:
    Hi Scott, [would i be able to use maxthon for the game if using linux?

    Hi Nicole, although I have never used Linux, I would be very surprised if there were any restrictions as to what browser you were allowed to use on it.

    Give it a go and let us know how it goes.

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