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[Mini-Guide] How To STILL play Flash Games on Neopets in 2021! [PC & Mac]


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#1 Opana

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 03:07 PM

Let's Be Real:

Neopets lost most of it's value at the Beta conversion & Loss of Flash support!

 

Do not fret! I'm still playing Flash Games legitimately well into 2021!

[Tested & Working Method(s) Last Checked: 4/4/21]

 

Method #1) Pale Moon Browser [Windows PC]

https://www.palemoon.../download.shtml

IMPORTANT: After downloading & before installation, DISABLE INTERNET CONNECTION.

Once it's disabled, run the downloader but make sure to select: "Never check for updates" within the installer!!! (CRUCIAL)

Once it's completely installed, you may turn back on your internet connection, and this browser (Version 27 or Older) should have Flash Player automatically embedded within the browser. I didn't have to do any extra stuff besides what I just told you to get Flash Player to work for me. It's a tiny bit buggy sometimes but works like a freakin charm 90%+ of the time!

 

Method #2) Old Firefox, Flash & Shockwave!! [Mac Computers Only]

Old Flash:    https://mac.filehors...h-player/11182/

Old Shockwave:    https://www.macupdat...hockwave-player

Old Firefox:     https://ftp.mozilla..../52.1.0esr/mac/

 

Just like the first method, you're going to download all three items then disable internet connection before installing!

Once all 3 things have been installed, unlike M#1, you're going to go into the settings of your newfound old version of FF and:

Preferences --> Advanced Settings --> Update tab --> FF Update --> Press "Never check for updates"

Then:

MacOS Sys. Preferences --> Flash Player  --> Updates --> Never check for updates!

Once you do both of these things after installation, then you may re-enable your internet connection!

 

Currently looking for a way to get Shockwave working nicely on Windows PC, if anyone knows anything, comment or PM me an I'll add it to this post.

 

Sources: Countless hours on many different Sub-Reddits I was able to piece this together for Neopets usage! <3

Bonus: Array of Bytes still works nicely in Pale Moon ^__^

Guide to that coming up shortly!


Edited by Opana, 04 April 2021 - 03:08 PM.


#2 Adam

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:29 PM

Woohoo!! Thank you for sharing :]



#3 Opana

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 05:57 PM

Woohoo!! Thank you for sharing :]

 

You are so very welcome, I was so freakin HYPED when I found out I could still enjoy mindlessly playing Turmac Roll, Faerie Bubbles, Etc. for 16 hours a day ^___^ I really hope this knowledge brings joy and hope to more people bc it sure helped me not just /remacct.phtml lol



#4 hnq1284

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:02 PM

Can you still submit for NP as well? 



#5 Spectral

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 12:35 AM

Can you still submit for NP as well? 

Can confirm: yes. You can also get avatars, trophies, and so on. Even old Shockwave/3DVIA games work, if you can somehow get them functioning on your computer. No luck of 3DVIA with PaleMoon, and I haven't tried setting up Shockwave. Will let you know how that goes.



#6 hnq1284

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 03:08 AM

Awesome! Thanks Spectral, Im terrible with computers but my husband is a whiz. With his help maybe i can get my games back. 



#7 senjougahara

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 06:32 AM

I’m on MacOS 11 and I’ve been able to get normal flash games running on both Firefox (barely, if any sort of dialogue box opens the entire browser crashes) and Pale Moon, however I cannot get shockwave games to run. Pale Moon still gives me the outdated version error and it doesn’t load anything at all on Firefox. Does anyone have any insight on what may be the problem? I’ve tried the version of Firefox OP linked and some older/newer ones and nothing seems to work. I want my Gourmet Bowls back :(

Edited by senjougahara, 22 May 2021 - 06:40 AM.


#8 sparklesunshine

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Posted 23 May 2021 - 10:12 AM

I have heard accounts of players getting frozen for playing the flash games, especially on the first of the month. Is this safe?



#9 sugarsnaptea

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 01:58 AM

I've been submitting flash scores on Pale Moon with no problems. Even after having my score for Eliv Thade reviewed when I went for the trophy. No cheating other than the legit cheat codes, so I can't imagine why it would be a problem.



#10 rammasks

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Posted 26 May 2021 - 05:48 PM

Hello! I just tried to install pale moon, but it didn't give me an option to never check for updates in the installer. Any idea? Thanks so much!



#11 themetagame

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Posted 29 May 2021 - 12:18 PM

So the link for Pale Moon you've provided currently takes you to version 29 of the browser and when I check that site for archived versions I only see a previous v29 build and a v28.  

 

Do you (does anyone) know a place were a pre-v27 copy of Pale Moon can be found? 

Could somebody who successfully installed an old version upload their copy?



#12 Pavlovian

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 06:32 AM

I'm so relieved that it's still possible to use the old, Flash-y parts of the website. Was super bummed to come back and find the site decimated.



#13 wartortle

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Posted 04 July 2021 - 06:12 PM

Same! I was just looking for a way to play the games, purely out of nostalgia. From a UI standpoint, though, it’s kind of insane that most of the site is so unusable. Also, like, barely mobile-friendly? Idk…I hope something will inspire them to breathe some life into it.

#14 soft

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 11:02 AM

This honestly helped me out so much!! thank you!! ♥



#15 imperialdarknes

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:51 AM

Thank you for sharing this.  I really wanted to feel the nostalgia of the old games, sadly they didn't work anymore.




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